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Dresser Plan
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I get many requests for my modifications to Patrick’s Beach Cottage Dresser as shown in this post.  I finally decided to spend some time modeling it in SketchUp so that I wouldn’t have to keep distributing my hand drawn changes. … Read More

Jelly Cupboard Redux
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Since the re-re-relaunch of grvland.com in 2012, the first post “Jelly Cupboard Project” has continually gotten more traffic than any consequent post.  And not just by a little.  Since February 2012, a full 40%+ of all traffic has gone to … Read More

Play Sink and Range
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My sister mentioned one day that she was looking at a play kitchen set for her kids, but she was slightly put off by the price.  I had gotten Ana White’s book for Christmas and knew it included plans for … Read More

Small side table
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Well it’s been a while since I posted any projects.  I actually did build a few things that we sold at the Spoon River Drive.  I simply did not have enough time to take pictures and post those items, and … Read More

Kitchen Island
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I’ve been pondering building a kitchen island for a couple of years now.  It all started when Megan and I saw a walnut butcher block counter top that had been returned to Lowe’s and was on ‘clearance.’  We liked the … Read More

Bathroom Shelf
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I’m still working on putting the finishing touches on the basement bathroom (no, that does not include a ceiling yet).  There was literally no storage in the bathroom at all.  No shelves, no cabinet, nothing.  No place to store a … Read More

TV Stand
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This piece was created to match the Jelly Cupboard I posted a while ago.  It essentially uses the same plan, but is heavily modified to be wider and deeper.  Basically all the dimensions are completely different, but the structure is … Read More

Dresser Project
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Edit 2015-01-28: Please go here for detailed dimensions, cut list and material list. This was built for a friend who commissioned a dresser.  Once again I found plans online, then modified them to suit what I wanted to build.  It … Read More

New Roof
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Some items on the home improvement list can remain unchecked for only so long.  This is one of those items.  It’s about 4+ years too late, but at least it’s finally done.  I decided to have a professional do this … Read More

Necklace Hanger
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This was a really simple project that Megan requested.  Apparently she needed somewhere to hang her necklaces, who knew?  She bought the pulls, I just mounted them on a scrap 1×6.  I also discovered that I have a keyhole router … Read More

Jelly Cupboard Project
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This inaugural post of the latest incarnation of grvland.com will feature the construction of “Patrick’s Jelly Cupboard” from Ana-White.com.  All props go to Patrick and Ana for planning, drawing and constructing this project.  I merely followed their excellent instructions.  The … Read More