Category Archives: PolyShades

A Two-Tiered End Table

New furniture can be expensive and inexpensive furniture is often made of particleboard. So when we were looking for a new endtable, I decided I would need to get creative and build on myself. I really like these solid pine, pre-glued panels available in large home improvement centers.
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Geometric Wall Art

I like nothing more than being able to make something that looks both complicated and expensive out of inexpensive materials — such as 1″ x 2″ strips of common pine. I started my wall art project by making a simple frame to fill a section of wall in our family room.

I then began
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An Easy Indoor Herb Garden


If you like to cook using fresh herbs, but don’t have a garden space, take a look at this project. You can make it with just a single board or two, ranging from a rustic barn board to a new piece of oak, which I am using. Since our kitchen trim is dark, I started by staining and
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