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Stonehaven Recycling Bin Cabinet – Woodworking Plans

Stonehaven Recycling Bin Cabinet – Woodworking Plans

This Recycling Bin Cabinet is an original Stonehaven design that combines the style and charm of an antique furniture piece with the practical management of your household recycling.  Just open the drawer and drop your recyclables into the proper roadside bin. On recycling day you grab the bin and take it to the curb for […]

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Stonehaven Garden Planting Cart – Woodworking Plans

Stonehaven Garden Planting Cart – Woodworking Plans

The Stonehaven Garden Planting Cart is a unique multi-purpose tool designed for small backyard or patio gardens and greenhouses – and a great woodworking project. This lightweight cedar cart has a 15" deep well for compost or potting soil. The 51/2" high compost screen allows you to sift your garden compost directly into the cart […]

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RIDGID R4510 On-Board Extension Table – Plans

RIDGID R4510 On-Board Extension Table - Plans

I’ve finally finished the on-board extension table for my Ridgid R4510 portable table saw – and you can get the plans to build your own right here, right now – for FREE! The 10" extension table is mounted on the saw and can stay there – even when you fold up the stand and take […]

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Stonehaven Medicine Cabinet – Woodworking Plans

Stonehaven Medicine Cabinet - Woodworking Plans

This 21"w x 30"h x 3 1/2"d pine medicine cabinet was designed to match our antique washstand vanity (#SCP – 1201) but would look right at home in almost any bathroom decor. It features a frameless-style natural birch cabinet with 1/2” plywood shelves and European-style hidden hinges. This basic cabinet is wrapped with a stained […]

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Stonehaven Washstand Vanity – Woodworking Plans

Stonehaven Washstand Vanity - Woodworking Plans

This 40” x 24” pine vanity has the look and charm of an old-fashioned washstand that would have had held a ceramic water pitcher and a washbowl for cleaning up in the pre-plumbing days. It features six functional slab drawers and a recessed panel door, inset in a narrow pine face frame. The exposed “ladder […]

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Pet Gate Plans Prove Popular

Pet Gate Plans Prove Popular

The Build No-Sag Gates for your Porch woodworking plans are a big hit with pet owners, and the interest and feedback so far has exceeded my expectations. I want to thank the fine folks who have purchased Stonehaven Life Woodworking Plans over the years, and to extend my appreciation to all my regular readers. If […]

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The Cottage Bookcase Bed — Woodworking Plans

The Cottage Bookcase Bed -- Woodworking Plans

The Stonehaven Cottage Bookcase Bed has a bookcase headboard and a tray-style bed frame and makes a charming and practical addition to any bedroom. The headboard features a full-width open shelf above enclosed storage with plenty of space for paperbacks, lotions, jewelry, medications and other night-time necessities. All safely tucked behind two hinged panel doors, […]

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How to Build Porch Skirting, Soffits & Fascias

How to Build Porch Skirting, Soffits & Fascias

Give your porch, veranda or deck that professionally finished look. Add the finishing touches to your project with deck skirt boards, a drip rail and lattice panels. The screened lattice panels prevent wasps and other insects from nesting under your deck. And the attached heavy duty landscape fabric will keep the weeds from taking over. […]

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Build No-Sag Gates for your Porch or Deck

Build No-Sag Gates for your Porch or Deck

No more fumbling with finicky gate latches or rusted steel sliding bolts! These unique pet gates will allow you to let your dog lounge off-leash in safety and comfort on your porch or deck – or guide them to a fenced yard where they can play or get down to “business”. Visitors will be intrigued […]

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How to Build Traditional Porch Railings

How to Build Traditional Porch Railings

Wooden posts & railings are key architectural components for verandas, porches and decks from both a functional and aesthetic point of view. While the functional aspects of supporting the roof or preventing falls can be achieved with basic structural  components and construction methods, it’s the eye-catching details that bring these additions to life and anchor […]

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