Every year I scroll back through the build category on this little old blog of mine and pick out the top projects, the ones I loved building and the ones that had the most reader love.
In no specific order I present my top 10 builds from 2016:
Struck by a beautiful vintage piece posted by Miss Mustard Seed Marian on her Instagram feed we collaborated and I made a replica with free plans here.
2. Vanity Desk
A desk for my girls with lots and lots of drawers and fun hardware pulls. Get the plans here and I will be posting another version of this desk with larger drawers on the bottom soon.
Making use of vertical space with this recycling and storage tower. A link to the plans and more details are posted here.
This sofa and ottoman build uses hardware connectors for a strong and secure frame that’s also easy to assemble. Build to fit your cushions and space, free plans are here.
Part of my Master Bathroom renovation, I found this wall mounted sink curbside and knew I wanted it in the bathroom however I also wanted and needed counterspace, storage and a way to conceal the pipes. The free plans are here and easy to adjust to your needs.
Drawers, drawers and more drawers! I love having a spot to store all the craft papers and little bits. This would also be great for socks and undies, hair accessories, etc. Free plans here.
A very simple bench that makes a great addition to an entry, dining room or anywhere you need extra seating. Free plans are posted here along with more photos.
A small sideboard for those of us with small spaces to decorate. Small but mighty purposeful with three drawers for linen storage and plenty of counterspace. Plans here using standard lumber.
A big fun build for outdoors, last summer I made this outdoor cabana lounge structure. I teamed up with Ana White on this beast to make free plans available.
Planters can get pricey especially tall big ones but not when you DIY! I built this cedar fence picket planter for about $10 and you can too with free plans here.
I hope you’ve had a productive building year too, it’s fun to look back at all the things we’ve made, produced and accomplished over the year. Stay with me for 2017, I have high hopes it will only get better!