Woodworking

  • DIY,  Easy DIYs,  Woodworking

    Basic Laundry Folding Table

    When my mom and I decided to renovate her back porch literally from top to bottom, we wanted to make it as functional as possible. We added a bench with storage when you come in the back door, a massive shelving unit to store canned goods and other miscellaneous home items, a wardrobe type area to store work clothes for her and my dad (post coming soon!), and lastly, a laundry folding table next to the washer and dryer to make that mundane task a little easier. My mom browsed Pinterest and found examples of what she liked, but ultimately, like most things, we came up with the design on…

  • Built Ins,  DIY,  Woodworking

    Built In Shelving

    In February 2021, my mom and I decided to completely renovate her back porch. It was a huge undertaking and is therefore a multipart series. This is part 3 of 5. 😛 You can find part one about how we leveled the floor here and part two about how we built a bench with shoe storage here. Once I built the bench, I felt more confident to tackle the largest project in the space which was a massive shelving unit. My mom wanted to use it as a pantry since her kitchen doesn’t have one, along with extra storage for tools, paint, cat food, and other miscellaneous home items that didn’t…

  • Built Ins,  DIY,  Woodworking

    DIY Built In Bench with Storage

    In February 2021, my mom and I decided to renovate her back porch. We began by throwing away a lot of junk, decluttering, and cleaning. We removed everything from the space that we could and shuffled around the rest to redo the floor. I have a separate post here where you can read all about that process. Once the new flooring was installed and we (mostly she) got the front half of the porch painted, we started brainstorming what kind of built ins she wanted for the space to make it more functional.                                   …

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    DIY Outdoor Cat Shelter

    About 2 years ago, a feral female cat started showing up at our house. Being animal lovers, we couldn’t help ourselves so we started feeding her regularly. Of course, because she had a consistent food source here, she stuck around. About 6 months into her being a frequent visitor, we realized she looked pregnant and sure enough, shortly after that, she showed up with three precious kittens. We ended up trapping the babies and the now momma cat, waited until they were weaned, and got them all fixed. We kept the three kittens as our pets, but set the momma cat free after she had recovered from her surgery because…