DIY Quiz by Build Basic - Fasteners @BuildBasic www.build-basic.com

   Conquer the your fear of the fastener aisle by identifying the hallmarks of these commonly used bolts and screws.     Answers   1. Sheet Metal Screw Often confused with wood screws because of their similarly pointed tip and wide threads, the thread on these screws rise from the tip all the way to the head. Likewise, because of their thread type, they can also be used in soft materials like wood, fiberglass, and plastic. 2. Carriage Bolt The domed head on… Read more »




Build Basic - DIY Coffee Table by reader Marlin Dart - www.build-basic.com

Reader Project DIY Coffee Table Marlin Dart, from Casselton, ND used our DIY Coffee Table Plans to create this beautiful addition to his living room! To get the rich finish, he used two coats Minwax stain in Dark Walnut, followed by Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane in a satin finish. Thanks for sharing, Marlin. Awesome build!   Have you completed a project using building plans from Build Basic? Tag me in a photo on Facebook or Instagram, or email photos to jenn@build-basic.com for a chance to be featured! And in case you missed… Read more »




Build Basic Reader Project - DIY Beadboard Bed by @BuildBasic www.build-basic.com

Reader Project DIY Beadboard Bed     Build Basic reader, Rob Hintz, liked the DIY Beadboard Bed Building Plans so much, he decided he couldn’t build just one! He modified our design to include a beefier 2x cap on both the headboard and footboard, and an additional 2x board below as a nice visual step-down from the cap to the panel.     And those finishes…wow! Thanks for sharing, Rob. Fantastic work!   Have you completed a project using building plans from Build Basic?… Read more »




Build a DIY Open-Shelf Kitchen Island – Building Plans by Build Basic @BuildBasic www.build-basic.com

Kitchen Island Makeover   A few months ago I was walking through a tag sale with my husband when I spotted this beauty of a kitchen island. Sure it was in rough shape, but all I could see was a fresh coat of crisp white paint and a rich dark stain on the top. I knew it would require some elbow grease, but wow would it be beautiful… I’m a little embarrassed to admit that how long it sat in our… Read more »




The Build Basic Closet System Reveal – Building Plans by @BuildBasic www.build-basic.com

The Build Basic Closet System Reveal   If I ask nicely, will you try not to look too closely at this “before” photo? Just take my word for it…this closet was a NIGHTMARE!!!         Luckily, I teamed up with my friends at PureBond Hardwood Plywood to create The Build Basic Closet System and turn this space into my dream closet!   If you’ve been following along over the past few weeks, you’ve already gotten a sneak peek… Read more »




The Build Basic Closet System - Sneak Peek

New Series Announcement!     If you all caught this sneak peek on Instagram or Facebook last week, you know I’m working on something big;) Well, today I can FINALLY tell you about our exciting new Series here at Build Basic!   The series is called The Build Basic Custom Closet System   It’s made up a collection of simple DIY projects–each with an easily adjustable cut list–that combine to create a DREAM CLOSET!   My friends at PureBond Hardwood Plywood were nice… Read more »




DIY Holiday Wreath Trio by Build Basic -  www.build-basic.com

DIY Holiday Wreath Trio   Let’s PAAAAAAR-TAAAAY!!!! Well, “virtually” anyway. Today I’m joining a “virtual DIY Party” sponsored by The Home Depot! Along with a group of amazingly talented DIY bloggers, I’m sharing a personalized version of Home Depot’s upcoming wreath Workshop project, and you can too!   So here’s how it all works:   The Home Depot created a project called “The Wreath Trio”, and sent out this inspiration photo to a group of DIYers: Using the photo above… Read more »




Facebook is Hiding Posts From You - By Build Basic - Intro

Facebook is HIDING Posts From You! (And The Simple Setting to Fix it)     You find a blog or company that you enjoy. You “like” their Facebook page so that you can see when they post new content, have sales, show photos, etc….but then they never show up in your News Feed. You check their page, and realize there’s a ton of great stuff you missed! Welp, that because Facebook has created an algorithm to estimate how popular a post… Read more »




One Board Challenge and Tooll Giveaway at Build-Basic.com

One Board Challenge Winner   It’s FINALLY time to reveal the winner of the #OneBoardChallenge!!!! Okay so we all remember a while back when a group of us DIY bloggers were challenged by the lovely Miss Jen Woodhouse from House of Wood to create a project using only ONE 1x8x8 board, right? We all absolutely LOVED the challenge, and the DIY Round Mirror I built ended up being one of my most favorite projects yet.     Click HERE to… Read more »




Basket Storage Cabinet - Reader Project

Reader Project Basket Storage Cabinet   Build Basic reader, Larry B., took the plans for our Basket Storage Cabinet to a whole new level when he added a textured panel to the sides. He writes;   “I used an ancient Oak Roll top desk tambour for the sides. Came out great.”   Brilliant! Thank you for sharing your photos with us, Larry! Have you completed a project using building plans from Build Basic? Email them to jenn@build-basic.com for a chance to… Read more »