Pieoneers DiscoversPieoneers Discovers

by marsoneme

Once upon a time there used to be a fairly definitive line between what a person should buy and what was possible to DIY. This is not the case any longer. Thanks in part to the maker movement growing to epic proportions over the last decade, and the buzzing blogosphere that churns out jaw-dropping tutorials at record speed, our collective confidence and relative body of DIY knowledge is out of sight. The things a single person can create and make to look as if they recently graced the retail sales floor are mind boggling. These six projects take DIY to a whole new level and I, for one, could not be more excited.

Ashley crafted this beautiful bed as part of a guest room overhaul, and I’m fairly certain her guests will adore her for it.

DIY by: Bigger Than the Three of Us
Inspired by: CB2’s Drommen Bed

Kristin needed a new outdoor table when her former table bit the dust. I loved her previous table, but this one certainly takes the cake (I might be biased here).

DIY by: Hunted Interior using plans from The Design Confidential
Inspired by: Restoration Hardware

Ana built this dining table and the benches entirely from leftovers 2×4’s and 2×6 tongue and groove she had after finishing her cabin. Those are some seriously good looking scraps.

DIY by: Ana White
Inspired by: Restoration Hardware

Amy saw this table in a catalog and had to have it, but the price tag was singing a different tune. Naturally, she made her own for under $ 50 and gets to enjoy it that much more!

DIY by: DIY Candy
Inspired by: West Elm’s Plank Coffee Table

This beautiful build is simple and requires no previous woodworking knowledge which is always a bonus. If you aren’t a skilled builder, never fear, this is a great beginner project!

DIY by: Cameron Oden for eHow
Inspired by: Modernica Wood Plant Stand

Chelsea needed the perfect nightstands for her bedroom… pretty sure she nailed it!

DIY by: Making Home Base using plans from The House of Wood
Inspired by: Pottery Barn’s Sausalito Bedside Table

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