Easy Woodworking Projects
Who else enjoys hearing about carpentry projects and other home renovations that make a difference in people's lives?
As much as I appreciate hearing about large-scale renovations like kitchen remodels, I have a soft place for small modifications that make life easier, cleaner, and more pleasant in your house. Carpentry duties appear to be near the top of the list.
Here's an excellent example: For years, my friend had been plagued by a dining table that was way too small to accommodate her extended family. The supersize table of her fantasies, on the other hand, was out of her price range. Finally, she enlisted the help of a local carpenter to devise a solution.
Here's one example: For years, my acquaintance had been disturbed by a dining table that was way too small to accommodate her extended family. The supersize table of her fantasies, on the other hand, was out of her price range. Finally, she enlisted the help of a local carpenter to find a solution. Her house was filled with a sense of serenity - and, yes, joy - as a result of her innovative solution.
This article discusses her journey as well as four additional carpentry projects. They will be completed whether you do it yourself or employ an experienced carpenter, like my friend did.
Making a mudroom is a great way to start taming the clutter monster that plagues so many American homes. However, you'll need to figure out how to keep everything organized after that. Create beautiful wooden lockers for your mudroom or entryway. Make a separate storage area for each family member to stow outerwear, bags, and boots.
Keep little children and pets safe on your deck without sacrificing style. Install a custom-designed latched safety gate to match your deck railings at the top of your deck steps. (If the crossbars are spaced far enough apart, this style of gate can also keep stray cats and raccoons out.)
Okay, there are numerous online storage choices, but let's talk about counters that are too small. While adding an island is an option, it will not work in a small room. Create a drop-down counter (using foldable shelf brackets) to provide more surface for holiday feasts, sorting clean laundry, or setting up a modest work-from-home office. When not in use, fold back against the wall.
There's no need to spend a fortune on a new dining table when a new top that fits exactly over your current table may be made for a fraction of the price. This low-cost, tough multitasker will give you more room to seat dinner guests, cut yards of cloth (any other sewing fanatics out there?) or create massive multi-piece jigsaw puzzles.