Spring is Coming – Building a Potting Bench

One of the many things I admire about my Mom is her green thumb.¬† Her front porch is beautifully dressed with flowers that she pots each Spring.¬† This winter, I had the idea to build her a potting bench so that she could stand comfortably¬†while she¬†plants her flowers instead of¬†spending hours bent over her pots.¬† I searched online for a great design but couldn’t find quite what I was looking for so I contacted the talented Rogue Engineer, Jamison Rantz to convert my vision into plans. Find them here: http://rogueengineer.com/diy-potting-bench-plans/. Continue reading

Rustic Media Center

Last Christmas I built my husband’s parents a coffee table for Christmas.¬† It was the first real piece of furniture I had ever built.¬† This year, I decided to make them a media center that would coordinate with the coffee table¬†and came across an inspiration piece (click to view the original post and download a printable PDF) from Rogue Engineer.¬† The original plan dimensions made the piece 35″ tall, which was a bit too tall for their space, so I decided to eliminate the upper shelf and use 2×8’s for the top instead of 1×8’s for a thicker, more substantial look.

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