Two Just Right Restorations

by DIY Maven

Some people might think restorations take less time than full-blown makeovers. In my experience, they take MORE time. You can cover a multitude of sins with filler and paint, but getting down to original raw wood takes a lot of patience and elbow grease. Take for example these two projects, both executed by my multi-talented nephew, John. Not only is he an athlete and a musician*, he's a chip off the old DIY block. First up is a kitchen built-in located in a circa 1900 apartment

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How-to: DIY Hexagon Shaped Wooden Dining Table

by Faith Towers

A good dining table is hard to find. In my experience, they're super expensive and never quite right. But the second I found this one, I fell in love. Its hexagonal shape gives it character and provides seating for six people, while its pipe legs lend an industrial feel. Click through to see the final product and find out how to make one yourself.   

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