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Welcome To The New Site

Welcome To The New Site

If you haven't already visited TDC today, you will be greeted with a pleasant surprise my dear friends! We are now all cozy in our new home and the new site is live! And it's beautiful...         ... Read More

Reader Showcase: Steves Dawson Dresser

Reader Showcase: Steves Dawson Dresser

Steves Dawson Dresser

This was my first time to attempt any type of furniture building. The plans were clear and easy to follow!

Built From These Plans:  Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Dawson Extra Wide Dresser

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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Juliette Twin Bed

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Juliette Twin Bed

Cher-Ann Texter Designs by Studio C Juliette Twin Bed Project Details

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Dimensions Tools

  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 

Lumber

  • 2 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 7 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 2 – 1x6 at 8’
  • 3 – 1x8 at 8’
  • 2 – 2x2 at 6’

Materials

  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws

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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Steppe 6 Drawer Dresser

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Steppe 6 Drawer Dresser

The Design Confidential DIY Steppe 6 Drawer Dresser Project Details

We have such a special treat today my lovely fellow builders! I've teamed up with one of my favorite sweet friends, Lindsay of Makely Home to bring you a gorgeous set of plans! She has worked so very hard on this beauty so I hope you will head over to visit her and gush over her build! She will be sharing more beautiful images and details there! 

Tools

  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, Miter
  • Drill
  • Brad Nailer or Nail Gun
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 

Lumber

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Garden Adventures

Garden Adventures

The Conservatory's website has a great history detailed on it, and I realize in writing this that many of the dates coincide with my parents and grandparents lives.

Garden Umbrellas!

Garden Umbrellas!

We're going into the winter umbrella season ... ... but I can't help looking back (and forward) to the other season, the one in my Sacramento hometown, that's known as August!

A Pilgrimage to Annie's Annuals

A Pilgrimage to Annie's Annuals

One of our "field trips" on the recent Garden Bloggers Fling (SF, 2013), was to Annie's Annuals in Richmond. The first time I heard about Annie's it was described as a "Gardener's Mecca".  Visiting there is like the antithesis of the big box store nurseries ... they have everything!