One Jig to Rule Them All
Hot tool helps newbies build fantastic furniture
Stephanie Reavis' beautiful cabinet constructed with a Kreg Jig
As spring sneaks in, it’s fun to go through each room in your house and create a punch list of things you’d like to change, add or replace. The list can hold all of the items that bug you, from minor to major, not including relatives.
Don’t hold back; put everything down on that list, from faucet repairs to paint jobs to pictures that no longer give you a happy feeling. If there’s anything you see that messes with your well being - ping! (magic wand sound effect) - it goes on the list.
If your list reveals lots of holes in the furnishings department, don't be bummed. It’s never been easier to build stuff. And try not to feel overwhelmed if you've got a long list; here are a few of my must-builds for comparison:
- pine recycling center for the kitchen
- wainscoting in basement
- big framed whiteboard for the home office
- computer hutch for the kitchen
- matching nightstands for the master bedroom
- built-in cabinets and shelves for the master bedroom
- floor-to-ceiling bookshelves for the den
- window bench in the guest room
- bed frame and headboard for the guest room
- storage benches in the mudroom
- storage shelves for dumbbells in the workout room
- built-in storage for the laundry room
- tool storage shelves and boxes in the workshop
So, what are the chances of any of these projects actually getting built, whether in your house or mine?
Pretty darn good. Even if your desire level is way higher than your budget.