In this post I show how to make a large thin-walled colored cement bowl and how to create imprints in cement decor.
In this post I’ll show you how to make colorful paint-tinted cement tealight candle holders, an easy afternoon project.
The wood for stump tables is affordable (usually free!). In this post I’ll show you some low-cost, easy-to-make DIY furniture leg options for your stump table. Of course, the legs can be used in other furniture projects, too!
I don’t have that much carpentry experience, and I’ll tell you a secret–I’m not sure I want too much. What I mean is, if a furniture piece involves a compound miter saw and a table saw, lots of angled cuts, a long cut list (or any cut list), a pneumatic nailer, or generally something complex, it probably isn’t the project for me. I admire fellow bloggers who can whip out a big farmhouse table or something similar. But for many types of furniture builds, I like looking but not doing. Are any of you in this situation?
The top of this side table is made of ordinary cedar wood shims, and the legs are customized Mid-Century Modern tapered Waddell brand legs.
The “wood shim wall art” project started as a “table top for a small side table” project. But, a couple of things happened along the way. I made the wood shim table top and had DIY legs in mind, but after I got the legs made I decided 1) the legs were very difficult to make, and 2) the legs didn’t look great with the table top. So I scrapped the legs and set the table top against a wall and decided to wait for inspiration on the legs. Over the next few months, I tried several leg styles, but wasn’t happy with any of them. No, it’s not all butterflies, bunny rabbits, and rainbows in the DIY Furniture Studio! (more…)