American Girl Dollhouse - Fits 18" Dolls
Smaller Version of this Dollhouse
Want to build an American Girl Dollhouse, but in a smaller version? We have created a new plan that is very similar, but only two stories. I found my daughter couldn't reach that third story, so the shorter version worked better for us.
Does your child love American Girl or 18" dolls?
American Girl dollhouses are outrageously expensive. Have you considered a DIY dollhouse?
American Girl Dollhouse Features
Easy to build with about $150 in materials
Joy Holiday Sign - Christmas Wall Art
Here's an amazing (and inexpensive) way to decorate for the Christmas - and you don't have to be an artist to do it!
Let's create a wall art out of scrap wood, paint a few letters on it, and add a store bought wreath!
This JOY sign is SO easy to make!
How Do I Build It?
Cut the boards with a circular saw, handsaw or jigsaw, or if you have it a chop/miter saw.
Lay the boards out on a flat surface.
Figure how long to cut the 1x2 back supports and cut them.
Then attach the sign boards to the 1x2
Shoe Rack Suggestions
Last week, Rob asked for your thoughts about material choices for a shoe rack. Here are your recommendations. – Editor
“I have been reading your articles for years, and the shoe rack story was big in my house as well. I designed and built this shoe cabinet in our back hallway (see photo), and it has made a big difference.Thanks for all your tips and project ideas. By the way, the cabinet is plywood but the top is bird’s eye maple.” – Chris Goodness
“White oak. Spar varnish. Stands up to wet and
Once again, it’s Turkey Day!
A time for us to while away.
With loads of taters, snacks and pies,
We meet with family, telling lies.
There are no rules for it per se,
Just giving thanks and giving way.
To football, sledding, cards and more,
And Hallmark shows (that thrill or bore).
It is my favorite holiday!
A time to hug and smile and pray,
With those whose presence we hold dear,
And love and cherish every year.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Woodworker’s Journal!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworke
Project: Split-turned Candy Ornament
This article, “Split-turned Candy Ornament,” is from the pages of American Woodturner and is brought to you by the America Association of Woodturners (AAW) in partnership with Woodworker’s Journal.
I’ve been making lathe-turned ornaments for over fifteen years. At first, they were just something special for my wife; then at some point, the gifts expanded to the family. Eventually, it turned into a yearly ritual to hand them out at Thanksgiving dinner, so they could be hung on the tree and enjoye
Shoe Rack Central
As winter comes calling in Minnesota, one of the byproducts of snow and ice are the piles of shoes that accumulate at our entry doors. We take our shoes off at the door all year round here in the North country — but a critical mass appears when the snow flies.
This year I’m going to build a shoe rack for my basement man cave. It will be at least two levels, with side storage for tall boots and central tiers for regular loafers and tennis shoes.
But what to make it from? It seems to me that with
Banquette Bench with Flip Up Storage - Customizable Size and Shape
Here's How I Built this Bench
I built frames to fit the space using 2x4s, then elevated the frames with legs.
I covered the frames with 1/4" thick plywood.
Then I trimmed it with 1x3 boards and added a 3/4" thick plywood top.
Watch the Quick Build Video
Can I Build Any Size?
Yes, this bench plan is designed to be custom fit to your space. Your 2x4 frames will determine the size, and everything past that is just measuring and cutting to fit.
How Much Did it Cost to Build?
Recycling Console with Charging Station
Get a little more organized and build yourself a recycling console table with charging doc! The cords are hidden, the trash cans are hidden, but the functionality is all there!
This makes such a great drop zone. Sort and recycle mail, bottles, papers. Charge up those phones and tablets. And a little desktop space for setting things on in transition. This project can be modified easily to suit your needs and space.
Build Video for Dropzone Console Table
VIDEO COMING SOON
November/December 2022 What’s in Store Roundup
Rockler Rock-Steady Folding Worktop Wall Brackets
Makita 18V LXT Brushless Jig Saw
MICROJIG FITFINDER 1/2 Gauge
Metabo HPT 18V MultiVolt Cordless 10,000 Lumen LED Work Light
Rockler Serving Spatula Turning Kit
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It’s going to be short and sweet today.
As a Navy veteran and a person who believes in the promise of America, I urge all of you to vote. I don’t care who you vote for (I actually do have a preference, but you’ll never see it here), but please take part in the single most important act in any democracy.
I wish everyone a lovely Election Day!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
Chiseling Picture Frame Corners Square
Chris Marshall explains the process for squaring up the corners of a routed pic
Shut Your Piehole!
On Sunday, while I was driving to my daughter’s house to drop off a table that I had built, the universal woodworker’s concern started growing in my mind. What if she sees the flaws in the project? Should I point them out so that she knows that I know and so we both know, or not mention them at all? (I say this even though one of the first pieces of advice I give to new woodworkers is to keep their pieholes closed when it comes to pointing out the flaws in their work.) When someone says “Oh, th
Easiest Shiplap Fireplace Tutorial with Free Plans and Video
The Easiest Tutorial to make your own Shiplap Fireplace
Turn a boring wall into a gorgeous fireplace centerpiece with Ana White's easy shiplap fireplace tutorial using an electric fireplace insert. Get that cozy feeling in your living room, all for about $550! Free step by step plans with video, diagrams, shopping list - everything you need to make it happen.
Why a Fireplace Accent Wall?
We love a fireplace accent wall - it can turn a boring room into a cozy, gorgeous space as the focal point o
1x2 Wine Rack Plans
Designed and built by Family DIYnamic
Organize and store wine bottles in this easy to build DIY wine rack. You'll just need a couple of 1x2s and some brad nails to build this quick and easy project.
Reversible for elevating wine bottles, or low placement of bottles
Free Plans to build your own 1x2 wine rack
Hero for the Day
Many of us have hobbies. My wife Mary gardens and is crazy about dahlias, which are truly beautiful flowers. But apparently, they are also a bit pricey — okay, really pricey. (I don’t ask about gardening costs, and Mary doesn’t ask about bird hunting expenses.) And despite her several attempts to winter over the bulbs to save some money, those efforts have just not been successful.
Last weekend, we came up with a new idea for keeping the bulbs at the correct cool temperature and humidity. It in
Full Length Plate Rack
If you are short on cabinet space, but have some wall space, have you considered a plate rack on the wall?
What to Store in Plate Rack
Plates, the plates in this picture are actually paper plates
Cutting boards, especially DIY wood cutting boards
Serving trays and platters
Decor and Artwork
Books and magazines
How to Build this Plate Rack
Side Table or Nightstand [Super Simple Collection]
We are working on an Airbnb project. For the bedrooms, I need sturdy, great looking, but simple nightstands to match the Compact Modern Farmhouse Bed I just built.
The nightstands or bedside tables don't need to be fancy. They just need to be a good sized surface for guests to set things on top.
Super Simple End Table or Nightstand Plans Features
Very easy to build, faster to build than assembling flat pack furniture
Generous sized, so feels expensive and substantial
Can be painted or s
Last week, Rob wondered if some of your projects begin and end on the “cerebral” level, with nary a board cut. For lots of you, daydreaming about future projects is sometimes as far as the woodworking gets. – Editor
“My inspirations come from the readers’ project submissions. I’ll see one that looks like something I’d like to try but with a little modification here or there. Then I’m off to the races thinking about how I would do it and what it would look like with my own ‘improvements.’ I might
Slow Down for a Moment
While no one would describe me as a classic type A individual, I do have a very full schedule that keeps me going at a good pace on most days. I get up in the morning and start planning my workday, organizing the tasks I need to get done. Often there will be a sticky note where I sit and drink coffee with a list of things my spouse thinks need to get done. Then I’m done thinking about all that stuff, and it’s on to actually doing them.
But last week, on my drive to work, I managed to step back f
Waterfall Framed Grand Console Table
My sister just moved into a new house. She loved the Pottery Barn Folsom Grand Console table for her space, but a few problems: It's $1299, they don't ship to Alaska, and it's sold out.
So we decided to build a console table for her space, in just the size she needs, in just the color she wants. Here's how it turned out!
Watch the Build Video
Here's the build video showing me build this console table:
Features of this Waterfall Console Table
Gorgeous, a work of art for your room
Waterfall Frame Grand Console Table
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