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diy custom bookshelf

Last week I finally spilled the details on our new apartment! Let’s be real, I think I might be most excited about the fact that I have more rooms to build things for. Anyway! If you check out the apartment video, you’ll know that we are working with a pretty weird layout in our living room. So, to help make the space functional, but also practical (hello, storage), I built a custom DIY metal and

wood bench with metal shelf

The combination of moving into a new apartment and being forced to dip into my proudly-hoarded lumber collection is doing some fun things to my creativity (and my website)! I’m basically about to build all of the furniture, and I’m not mad about it. I’ve been wanting to use a specific piece of walnut I’ve been hoarding for a while, and finally made it a reality by creating a fun DIY entryway bench with shoe


If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that my other half and I are moving into a new apartment together! Which means that I’m not-so-secretly stoked to have another space to build projects for. First up on the list is a small office space for our bedroom. So, I used some lumber I’ve been hoarding to create a metal and wood corner desk for our new space! I had a blast getting to use the welder again for this project  – but, if you don’t weld, no worries! I’ll show you how you can make your own desk legs out of wood as well!

live edge dining table

If you’ve been following along for a bit, you’ll know that I recently challenged myself to build a custom live edge dining table with welded legs for my family (spoiler alert, it turned out awesome). The only thing missing, however, was a custom bench to go along with the table. But, not anymore! I finally got around to making them a custom live edge bench with metal legs to match their table, and even cooler, my friends at The Home Depot helped make it happen. Here’s how!