farmhouse dining table

Farmhouse Dining Table

Some friends of ours have been wanting a DIY farmhouse table for some time now. After hearing about their shopping trip and the prices they were looking at spending on one I felt obligated to step in and make this one of my next DIY projects.

mid century modern side table

Mid Century Modern Side Table

Since Mid-Century Modern has been trending these days, we wanted to build something in this style. While browsing through some furniture ideas on the internet we came across this simple side table from West Elm. It was the perfect project to try out the mid-century modern look.

lattice bedside table

Lattice Bedside Table

This bedside table is stunning and with the lattice sides it really is a unique design but for $500 I knew I could build it for a lot less. Anika chose this bedside table to go with her X-base accent table as a set of mismatched nightstands. I love the idea that they are different yet the same color and both incorporate Xs into the design.

bar cabinet

Bar Cabinet

This bar cabinet is a great addition to any wine lover’s home. The decorative sheet metal inserts in the door add a great contrast to the distressed chunky wood top. Inside this cabinet, you’ll be able to house all your wine glasses, tumblers, 6 wine bottles, and a drawer to hold your bottle openers and accessories.

counter height bar stool

Counter Height Bar Stool

I wanted to make curved seat bar stool but I knew I didn’t have the tools required to do so. Or so I thought. Then I decided that I could just cut the curved seat out of each board before I assembled it.

truss desk

Truss Desk

This truss style desk not only looks great but is lightweight and very strong. Not only do the angles add to the style of the table but they increase the stability and strength.

diy storage coffee table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas

DIY Storage Coffee Table

So a while back we cut down and refinished an old wooden door we found so we could swap out our current coffee table top for something with a little more character. Well, as our family grew so did our toy collection, and being the neat freaks that Jamie and I are, we had to come up with a better solution. So below you have the DIY coffee table storage solution that worked best for what we needed. It has a draw on one side for all Brayden’s toys and a drawer on the other side for our blankets and such. The best part is…. it’s all HIDDEN! Now since we wanted to reuse our door as the tabletop I included a standard tabletop that could be built by anyone. I hope you enjoy! I know we have!

diy round trestle dining table, diy, painted furniture, woodworking projects

DIY Round Trestle Dining Table

We wanted to build an awesome round dining table, but didn't want to deal with the hassle of using a jigsaw and getting a not to perfect circle. So I created a simple jig and used my plunge router to make a perfectly circle dining room table top!

chalkboard town, chalkboard paint, crafts

Chalkboard Town

To some people this might look like a pile of scrap wood, but to my wife she see's FREE toys! We spend a lot of time out in the garage, and my kids are constantly using their imaginations to create awesome things out of scrap wood. This time my wife got involved and turned their creativity into an actual toy.

diy planked outdoor loveseat, how to, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling

DIY Planked Outdoor Loveseat

So being an engineer all of my projects begin as a computer design. In this phase I can create the perfect piece of furniture with the exact dimensions I am looking for. I then layout the lumber and create a cut list to make the building process simple and easy. I then create step-by-step instructions along with build photos so you too can build along with me. Be sure to check out my link,, to see the free plans and step-by-step instructions on how to build this awesome planked outdoor love seat. With my plans, I make building simple. Here I outline the steps for building the love seat and give you the cut-list, but be sure to check out my post for the entire free plan! Enjoy!

Rogue Engineer
Rogue Engineer
About meHey everyone, my name is Jamison, and I am an aerospace engineer. Much like any woman, my wife likes nice furniture, and like most men I am pretty tight. So in my spare time I use my engineering and mechanical design expertise to reverse engineer trendy high dollar furniture from retailers like Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Land of Nod, and many more. I have created 3D models of these pieces of furniture so I know just what wood I need to buy and the exact cuts I need to make. I have taken this information and published easy, step by step, woodworking plans on my site for everyone to enjoy for free!