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Waterwise Gardening: Elk Grove Library

Waterwise Gardening: Elk Grove Library
Waterwise Gardening: Elk Grove Library
05-03-2014 - 05-03-2014
Sacramento Public Library
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 264-2920
 
Start Time(s): Sat 11am-Noon
Learn what you can do to maintain your yard
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Felted Soaps

Felted Soaps
Felted Soaps
03-01-2014 - 03-01-2014
Sacramento Public Library
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 264-2920
 
Start Time(s): Sat 1pm-2pm
Who needs a washcloth? These decorative soaps look spa chic and exfoliate Learn the simple wet felting technique in this hands-on workshop for teens and adults
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Design Moments: An Unlikely Nightstand in the Master Bedroom

Design Moments: An Unlikely Nightstand in the Master Bedroom

I've been on the hunt for a pair of nightstands for the master, for nearly a year. I knew I wanted something modern and clean but also something that wasn't so nightstand-ish. I'm utterly bored with the options available right now and simply can't decide what I might like to build. I think I have analysis paralysis when it comes to choosing a design I like enough to pull out the tools for. Way too much exposure to decor to pull the trigger on anything at all. Ugh. And truthfully I need something that I'm not as likely to fill with crap as I have been with my former nightstands - that are actually technically bombe dressers. Give a gal some space and she will fill it. Don't you think that is always the case? The bigger the item, the more you fill it with. Since that is precisely the opposite of what I am wanting right now, this new solution, which was free to me I might add, is just perfect.          ... Read More

Reader Showcase: Alcove Shelf

Reader Showcase: Alcove Shelf

As always, thank you for yet another beautiful piece for us to display in our home

Built From These Plans  Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Crate & Barrel Inspired Alcove Wall Shelf ... Read More

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Verti Dining Table

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Verti Dining Table

Oh I just love an interesting dining table! Don't you? I think tables are without doubt one of the easiest builds and typically come in at a far lower cost than many other 'big' builds. They also come together pretty quickly and that instant gratification thing kicks in right of the bat! The leg frames can be painted using a metallic paint to mimic metal . It may be more economical to rip 2x4s in half to create the 2x2s with square edges, or to simply substitute for 2x3's which are generally found in the 'stud' section of your lumber supply and are usually priced accordingly (read... cheap). Can't wait to see what you do with this! Xx... Rayan... Read More

Reader Showcase: Roberts Tree Shaped Bookshelf

Reader Showcase: Roberts Tree Shaped Bookshelf

I finally finished the tree shaped book shelf.  However I made mine a little different. 

Built From These Plans  Free DIY Plans and Step by Step Video Tutorial on How To Make a Modern Tree Shaped Bookshelf Modifications 

I decided that 3 layers of 3/4" plywood was not thick enough.  Also if I made it thick enough for a book shelf it would be too heavy using all wood products.  Also when I had the pattern laid out on the board I widened the base by about 1" to 2" and tapered it up the trunk.  Made it look more like a tree.  Had trouble finding carbon paper to trace the pattern on the board.  Luckily a local wood worker had some on hand. ... Read More

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Queen Sized Rustic Slatted Bed

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Queen Sized Rustic Slatted Bed

$100-$150... Read More