Build Basic DIY Kitchen Island by Nevin - Reader Project

Reader Project DIY Kitchen Island   Can you guys believe this awesome DIY Kitchen Island build by Nevin B. in Ontario?!? Finding his email in my inbox complete with his sweet kitty made my day!  He used our DIY Kitchen Island plans to complete the build, saying;   “Plans were great and went along with my initial ideas.  Painting furniture was new for me.  When sanding between coats make sure to lightly hand sand.  Final coat should be long brush strokes to eliminate lines… Read more »




Build Basic DIY Round Mirror Frame by Katie K - Reader Project

Reader Project DIY Round Mirror Frame   Remember waaaay back when I participated in the One Board Challenge and built a DIY Round Mirror Frame using just ONE 1 x 6 board? Well, it looks like the free plans went to great use by Katie K. because her mirrors—she built TWO—turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL!   Katie writes: “I actually ended up making it twice; the first time around I used poplar wood and it was a bit of a struggle cutting… Read more »




DIY Paintstick Basket by Gayle M. - Build Basic Reader Project www.build-basic.com Photo Credit: Brooks Scribner Photography

Reader Project DIY Paint Stick Basket     The DIY Paint Stick Basket is notoriously one of my most favorite projects here on Build Basic because of how easily it comes together to create a rustic, elegant impact in any space. When I created the project, it was my dream that I would someday see it used in a setting as beautiful as Bailey and Matt’s wedding. A huge thank you to the mother of the bride, Gayle, M. for sharing… Read more »




Build Basic Reader Project - DIY Four-in-a-Row Yard Game by Missy W. - www.build-basic.com

Reader Project DIY Four-in-a-Row Yard Game (*This post contains affiliate links)     Missy W. from Florida knocked it out of the park when she used our DIY Four-in-a-Row Yard Game building plans to create hours of fun at a family party. Missy writes;   “This was my first shot at cutting so many holes. I love using my Ryobi Drill and purchased a few of the Milwaukee Hole Dozer’s and dove right into the hole cutting!  After my first 3, I had caught on to the… Read more »




Build Basic Reader Project - DIY Kitchen Island by Vince and Liz

Reader Project DIY Kitchen Island   Check out the BEAUTIFUL Kitchen Island made by Build Basic readers Vince and Liz using our free plans for the DIY Kitchen Island project!   I especially love the look of the white cabinets with the warm granite, and the addition of an outlet on the side of the island! P.S. I’m obsessed with the pendant lights…just saying… Thanks for sharing, Vince and Liz. Fantastic work!   Have you completed a project using building plans from Build Basic?… Read more »




Reader Project- Cookbook Stand by www.build-basic.com

Reader Project Cookbook Stand   Schon from Ashburn, VA used Build Basic’s Cookbook Stand plans to build a holder for her daughter’s organizer/planner. See the steps below to get her beautifully distressed finish, and head over to our project plans to see how to build your own! One Apply wood putty to joints. Once putty is dry, sand the parts smooth. Two Apply a coat of Zinsser shellac. Schon suggests hand-rubbing the shellac versus using a brush. Three Apply two… Read more »