DIY Window Cabinet

Welcome back to Craftsman Drive, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and the New Year is going well. LMB and myself finally had a chance to fully enjoy the Christmas time without the rush of coming into town on vacation and squeezing four families in a week before heading back. We got to take our time and it was really nice not worrying about the trip back to NC. Now that we are rooted in MI and slowly getting settled in, I finally had an opportunity to build a DIY window cabinet, and here it is. How To. 1. Measure the dimensions for your window. You will be building a box around the perimeter of this window with an 1/16th gap all the way around. The size of the boards I used for the bottom, sides, and top were 1x8. I left a half of an inch overhang on the top board just for esthetic appeal. 2. Fit in the shelves. All I did was place the shelf at the level where the horizontal muntin, or strip of wood that separates the window panes met. The shelves are 1x8 as well but … [Read more...]

DIY Bathroom Floating Shelves

Floating shelves are a look I always enjoy, it's clean and practically seamless. I wanted to install them in our house, but I did not know where a good fit would be. After a few weeks of deliberating with LMB, we choose to put them in our bathroom to add storage, you can never have enough storage in the bathroom, and this is how they turned out.  The Materials 2x1 Boards (the mounted boards to the walls). MDF Board (for the top and bottom faces). MDF Trim (for the front face). 8 - 75lb rated drywall anchors Wood Glue (make sure it works with MDF) Staples & Nails ++Beer of choice The Tools Level Drill Hammer Stud Finder Staple Gun 5/16 Drill Bit ++Bottle Opener The Construction I measured from the floor to where I wanted the top of my shelf to be (keeping in mind of the 3/4 " thickness of the MDF top board). I Marked the line using the board I will be attaching to the wall. With a level sitting on top I drilled a pilot holes through the board and through the … [Read more...]

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