Wood Buffet Table

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Pam from Our Adventures in Home Improvement has been blessed with a husband who can build just about anything. Each Christmas he likes to make her a piece of furniture, and 2012 found them in need of table for behind the couch. Pam and her handy hubs modified the design for a buffet from Pottery Barn that provides plenty of storage for extra dishes and such. I can only dream of being able to build a piece of furniture like this!

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Baby Co-Sleeper

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With baby number five on the way, Courtney from Ordinary Happily Ever After found herself for the first time without an extra crib on hand. After a little searching online, she stumbled upon the idea to use a co-sleeper. The hefty price tag only put Courtney off for a moment before she decided she could easily construct her own. Very little expense went into the build since Courtney already had the wood and legs on hand for this cozy little baby bed.

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Garage Cubby Lockers

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After the holidays, I know one thing I am always in need of is more organization.  Michelle from Chalkboard Blue built this set of lockers to tame the masses of coats, backpacks, and sports equipment that were taking over her garage. I love that they are just as pretty as they are functional!

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Printer’s Media Console

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Beth from Make Me Pretty Again was inspired by the immensely talented Ana White and Jen from House of Wood to build her own printer’s style cabinet for storing media components. Beth offers some helpful suggestions help you build your own without a hitch, so make sure to check it out!

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Storage Bookcases

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic added a set of bookcases to the list of furniture items she has constructed for her daughters’ shared bedroom. Whitney followed plans by Ana White but built on the functionality by creating a cubby storage space on the bottom. The simple addition of the boards will keep toys contained on the shelves and is cheaper and easier than hunting down baskets that fit perfectly.

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Shoe Storage Cabinet

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Larissa from The House on Harrison was over shoes strewn about the floor in her entryway, and Ana White equipped her with the project plans to tame the mess with a shoe cabinet. Have you seen one of these before? A beautiful console on the outside and shoe storage galore on the inside! You’ve got to check out the tilt out compartments to truly appreciate how cool this piece is!

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Upholstered “X” Ottoman

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Has the beauty of “x” design furniture caught your eye like it did Beth’s from Home Stories A to Z? All the tables, consoles, and benches swirling around propelled Beth into the action of building her own lovely ottoman with an upholstered top and nailhead trim. Beth says, “I love how it turned out! It’s a little farmhouse and a little glam–just the way I like it!”

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Library Coffee Table

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The girls from Shanty 2 Chic are such an inspiration when it comes to knockoff furniture pieces and totally make me want to hone my woodworking skills! Just check out this awesome library-style coffee table Ashley built with plans from Ana White. The generous tabletop and drawer storage makes it ideal for both decorating and daily use.

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