It’s almost Springtime and it’s finally time to get back outside for some backyard BBQ and fun!. We might be the only people to NOT have a Cornhole set at this point so we thought we’d make our own. Maybe you need a NEW one and want to try and make your own?! The skill level for this project is easy, we’ll show you how we made ours using DIY Cornhole Board Plans from Lowe’s.
3 – 1 x 3 x 8
1 – 2 x 3 x 8
2 - 24 x 48 pre-cut plywood boards (we used 1/2" oak)
4 – 3/8-in x 3-in Hex-Head Bolts
12 - 3/8-in Flat Washers
4 - 3/8-in Hex Nuts
1-1/4-in Deck Screws
2-in Deck Screws
Table Saw or Circular Saw and Straightedge Miter Saw
Jigsaw with a Fine-Tooth Wood-Cutting Blade
Drill / Driver with Drill Bits, Countersink and Driver Bit
Cut 4 side pieces for the frame at 48
Cut 6 top, bottom & support rails at 22 1/2
The picture below shows rails assembled with screws. We used a Kreg Jig and drilled pocket holes into the 6 rail boards. Glue and screw together two frames.
Attach Plywood Top:
Using the 24x48 pre-cut plywood sheet, glue and screw to the top of frames. Since the screw holes are very close to the sides of the top board, drill countersunk pilot holes 3/8 inch from the edges to prevent splitting when driving the screws.
Mark a center point for the deck hole 9" downd and 12" from the side. Using the compass draw a 6-inch-diameter circle on each. We wanted to use a 6” hole saw, but that thing was $40! So we’re going the DIY route and drilling a 3/8-inch hole just inside each circle and we’ll use the jigsaw to cut the holes.
Cutting the Legs:
Cut the 4 legs using the 2x3x8 at 12”. Cut an 11-degree angle on one end of each leg. Mark the center point on the width of the board 1-1/4 inches from the end and draw the 1-1/4-inch radius on the other end of each leg. Round off the ends of the legs with a jigsaw and sand.
Drill Leg Holes:
With the game boards upside down, position a leg assembly inside each target frame at the upper end. With the rounded ends of the legs barely touching the rails, clamp one leg to one side of each frame. Using the hole in the leg as a guide, drill a 1/4-inch hole through the side. Unclamp the leg and clamp the other leg to the opposite side of each frame. Drill the second hole.
If you wish to paint and/or stain your boards, it is easier to do so before attaching the legs. We finished the top with an exterior sealer/stain (Minwax Classic Gray) and painted the frame. We gave the tops an additional decorative treatment with a painted border and a vinyl stencil.
With the finish dry, attach the leg assemblies to the sides with bolts, flat washers and locknuts. Avoid overtightening the locknuts to let the legs swing freely open and closed.
Visit http://www.americancornhole.com/ for the Official Cornhole Rules
Original Lowe's Plans used: https://www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/porch-deck-and-patio/diy-cornhole-board-plans/project#noop
DIY Pallet Picture Frames and Knob Picture Hanger
Here’s what you’ll need for each frame:
Its just me this week, no Kim. She is travelling and gave me some instructions to build one of our adult kids a bedside table. A tall and skinny bedside table. Below you can see the crappy instructions that I was provided.
HHey Everybody! You know that ol' saying Mo' Family Mo' Shoe Problems at the Front Door? No? Well that's just crazy talk then. I think I might be one of the biggest culprits. Six people in and out of the front door, the kids friends, pet leashes, tiny elephants... It all get to be too much.
We found these plans for an Entryway Storage Bench on Anna White and modified them to suit our needs and foyer size.
1 - 1x12 @ 12 feet long
1 - 1x4 @ 12 feet long
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
4 - 1x3 @ 17 1/4"
2 - 1x4 @ 30"
2 - 1X2 @ 30"
2 - 1X2 @ 17 1/4"
2 - 1X4 @ 8 1/4"
2 - 1X2 @ 8 1/4"
2 - 1X12 @ 30"
1 - 1x4 @ 36"
1 - 1x12 @ 36"
The 30" Wide Hanging Entryway Coat Rack and Shelf will help keep your gloves, hats, coats and jackets organized! Suitable for any front hallway, mudroom or home office. The shelf has room for home decor, baskets, or books. The three large hooks provide sturdy storage for your outerwear, while smaller hooks are ideal for scarves, purses, and bags. Supported by industrial pipes and fittings.
1X6 @ 30" Board
1X4 @ 30" Board
3/4 Black Malleable Iron
2 Pipe @ 6"
2 Pipe @ 3"
4 Floor Flanges
3 Coat Hooks
You probably have no idea (I certainly didn't) how handy a little project cart like this can be around the house?! It's so functional for so many things! It's great for holding tools for household projects or for use as a wrapping paper cart during the holidays or impress your dinner guests with your dessert/drink cart, to my personal functional favorite... a super craft cart. This industrial project cart on wheels is both functional and stylish!
The cart was super simple to build. We found this project on a Home Depot blog. Ana White created this tutorial especially for The Home Depot’s Do-It-Herself Workshops.
3 - 1/4" x 15 3/4" x 48" Plywood panels (We sent our teenage daughter and Home Depot cut the panels for her!)
6 - 2 x 4 x 17 1/4"
4 - 2 x 4 x 33" (ours is a little taller than the HD Blog)
6 - 1 x 4 x 17 1/4"
6 - 1 x 4 x 48"
4 - 2-in. locking casters
Step 1: Sand rough cut lumber before assembly.
Step 2: Build the ladder support frame: Using 2" screws, screw the 17 1/4-in. 2 x 4's to your 33-in. 2 x 4's to build the frame. We screwed the first 17 1/4-in. 2 x 4 flush to the bottom of the side supports, the next one 17in. from the bottom and the top support 4-in. from the top of the 33-in. 2 x 4's .
Step 3: Build the shelves: Attach the 17 1/4-in. 1 x 4's to the ends of the plywood panel using wood glue and 1 1/4 in. finish nails. Next, attach the 33-in. 1 x 4 sides to the plywood panel.
Step 4: Stain or paint your cart before assembly.
Step 5: Assemble the cart: Insert shelves into frame and attach using 2-in. screws.
Step 6: Install casters: We installed the casters as an added support between bottom and side supports of the frame.
And that's it! I super easy, super functional DIY project (craft) cart! :)
Link to HOME DEPOT: ANA WHITE: HOW TO BUILD A ROLLING STORAGE CART
Do you need a good Irish Coffee Cup?
Buy some white cups or glass mugs. We picked both up at Walmart.
Use an oil-based paint Sharpie markers. Regular Sharpie WILL come off even after baking.
Let the mug dry for a few hours before placing it into the oven. Bake the mug in the oven for 30 minutes at 350°F. Remember to place the mug in the oven before it heats up and leave it in until the oven cools completely so there won't be any cracks. Remember to Hand-wash the mug gently instead of throwing it in the dishwasher.
Oil-based paint Sharpie markers - http://amzn.to/2G30u36
Who has that room with an empty wall, just WAITING for that perfect furniture piece?! I know we do! Guess what, after a year, I found it! I found the perfect bookcase for my front room. It was awesome, 8ft tall, beautiful finish, rolling ladder, cute little label holders, I was like Goldilocks, it was JUST right! But guess what? I had the big bad wolf with me (I know I switched nursery rhymes :), my husband, and with a $600 price tag it was definitely a no go! But in his ever positive, "We Can Make It" attitude, he convinced me that we could make it ourselves. And we did! It turned out great, I really couldn't be happier and we made it for 1/3 of the price! Take a look, it's beautiful!
1- 3/8" Plywood cut to 90" (back)
1- 1x16x90 (side & middle support)
1- 1x16x48 (top)
1- 1x16x23 (bottom)
1- 1x12x23 (shelves)
1- 1x4x23 (shelf extension)
1- 1x2x23 (shelf front trim)
1- 1x3x23 (top & bottom frame)
1- 1x2x881/2 (side trim)
1- 1x2x43 (top trim)
1- 1x2x48 (bottom trim)
1- 1x2x87 (center trim)
Tools & Safety Equipment Needed:
Kim & Garrett
We love to make It Ourselves.