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Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Indoor Outdoor Slab Round Dining Table

Free DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build an Indoor Outdoor Slab Round Dining Table

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Free DIY Furniture Plans and instructions on How to Build an Indoor Outdoor Slab Round Dining Table. This beauty can be adapted to suit your needs, with modifications to make this build that much more unique. This table is suitable for indoor or outdoor use depending on what you choose to construct it out of and how you finish it (hence the mods). Yahoo!

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By The Numbers – Elk Grove’s 2013 Housing, Commercial Building Permits

By The Numbers – Elk Grove’s 2013 Housing, Commercial Building Permits

At last Wednesday night’s Elk Grove City Council meeting, the consent calendar contained the city’s 2013 annual growth report. Although the item was not discussed by the council, the matter was put forward during the Silveraldo project hearing. As was pointed out, the report shows the city’s residential building continues to outpace commercial building.  ... Read More

The Taming of the Screw // 3 Tips To Help You Avoid Stripping Your Screws

The Taming of the Screw / 3 Tips To Help You Avoid Stripping Your Screws

From the sound of things on the comments from our giveaway post, I'm not alone when it comes to the struggle I have with screws and drills. To be perfectly honest, I figured a great deal of the problem was user error on my part, and over the years have learned a few tricks to make my jobs easier. Reading through your comments this week tells me otherwise, and that perhaps there is a general need out there for a better solution. It would be lovely not to have to try so hard, and it would be even more lovely if we could avoid countless costly mistakes and and especially the dreaded screw head tear out, which of course is a whole level beyond simply stripping your screw. 

 

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Room Envy // The Jetset Outdoors + 5 Things

Room Envy / The Jetset Outdoors + 5 Things

I clearly have dreamy resort spaces on my mind, there can be no doubt at this point. You can see that proof in our last Room Envy installment. This isn't really a surprise given how much is happening right now in my life, its natural to want to escape or seek vacation like spaces. I want to bring this feeling into my own spaces so very badly right now it's ridiculous. With a few clever choices it wouldn't be too difficult to do this, but I could seriously benefit from a pool at the moment..... Read More

Reader Showcase// AvocadoLvr's Round Provence Beam Dining Table

Reader Showcase/ AvocadoLvr's Round Provence Beam Dining Table

My dad brought me a bunch of redwood that had been leftover from a deck he had built. It sat around for a while before I woke up one morning with a grand idea to build a table with it. I have never built anything out of wood before but have always wanted to! I was very excited to get started right away. We have a spot in our backyard that really needs a round table (not rectangular or square) so it was important to me that the table be round. 

 

I did a google search for how to build a round picnic type table. After looking at several different options, I found The Design Confidential and this 48" Provence table plan. It looked like exactly what I was looking for, but I still wasn't sure I had what it would take to complete it!... Read More

Four DIY Outdoor Daybeds to Liven up Your Outdoor Living Space

Four DIY Outdoor Daybeds to Liven up Your Outdoor Living Space

Summer is officially here in Northern California and with it our temperatures are soaring well over the 100 degree mark. Summers here are brutal, the end. But, if there is some shade to be had where you stake your claim, an outdoor daybed is a great way to get some r + r, without investing millions into cushions or having to buy hardware in bulk to build some of the other more traditional outdoor living space furniture pieces.  

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The Design Confidential // Great.ly Boutique

The Design Confidential / Great.ly Boutique

It's an exciting day my friends, today is the launch of Great.ly - a completely unique shopping experience that brings together tastemaker's and maker's with gorgeous curated collections of gathered goods. I've been working furiously behind the scenes to set up shop and gather some unique and beautiful wares to house in my boutique. I will be adding to my storefront regularly and will be on the hunt for some exceptional Makers that have a similar aesthetic to The Design Confidential, and that I might sell exclusively in my personal Great.ly Boutique! Now that is exciting stuff, don't you think? Yahoo! ... Read More