DIY Dress Up Station

One of my best friends asked me to build her little girl a dress up rack to store all her dress up clothes and accessories. Here is the finished cart!
Here is a video on the build process:

DIY Firewood Storage

I have a pretty large hearth on my fire place, and I typically just stack my chopped fire wood on it and call it a day. However, I have really been wanting to make something that would be a little more prettier so I decided to sketch something up to build. 
I wanted something that would hold a lot of wood, but I also just didn't want to throw together a big rectangle. I also wanted a spot to store my fire starters as well as separation between my kinlin and larger wood. This is what I came up with!
I built in two shelves on the sides that are wide enough to hold 13 starter bricks each, and the two dividers you see allow me to put the bigger stuff in the middle with the smaller stuff on the outside.
Here is a video showing the build process:

DIY Rolling Shop Stool

Last year, for my husband's birthday I made him this tool caddy to help keep his tools organized while working on cars and his wheelers. This year I tried my hand at making him a shop stool. He has the typical shop stool already that has a gas lift on it, but I often find him sitting on the garage floor because the stool doesn't get him as low as he needs to be. So I made him this creeper type stool that is really low to the ground but still rolls around.
Here is a video showing the build process:

DIY Hanging Lanterns

Even before I had my framed mirror complete, I knew I would build something to go on either side of it. However, I thought I would do a nice wall mounted planter. I played around with that idea for a week or two and couldn’t come up with anything I loved (everything I would have loved would require me to have a lathe) so instead I got the idea to make some lanterns. Check out how they came out!
You can watch a video of me building them here:

DIY End Table

Even though I just built a table for my entryway, I decided to build a second one for this corner because it was just too bare for my liking. Here is how it turned out!
Check out a video of the build process here:

DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorations

Today I did a fall themed collaboration with Linn over at Darbin Orvar. We both would really like to see more women get their hands on some tools, so we each put together a simple tutorial on a fall decoration to give you some inspiration for picking up a tool and making something. I made the pumpkin decorations below. They are extremely simple and don't require a lot of tools. Linn made a beautiful, rustic Fall sign from fence wood; you can check it out here.
The thing I love about these pumpkins is they don't have to be perfect. They are also a great project to get your kiddos involved as well.       

Here is a video showing the build process:

I am using a scrap piece of 3/8" plywood that I had laying around my shop, however anything will work great for this project. 1/2", 1/4", even fence wood or pallet wood!

1) I started off by cutting strip of 3". I used my jigsaw just to show that you don't need a shop full of tools to get a project done. : ) I set up a temporary fence using a scrap straight piece of wood.
2) Once I had a few strips cut I then started on cutting the individual pieces. I made the two longest pieces 6" (the middle two) and then stepped down 1/2" each layer until I got to 3 1/2". So I have 12 boards total for each pumpkin.
Note: at this point, my niece asked if she could join me in the shop and I said "heck yeah!"
3) With everything cut, I brought out my wood glue and we started gluing them together. We used paint cans to add some weight while they were drying.
4) To make a stem I grabbed some of the cut offs and used my jigsaw to cut pieces that were around 3/4" wide and 1 1/4" tall. Then we glued two of these pieces together to create one stem.
5) Next we put on a coat of primer.
6) Then once that was dry, we put on a coat of paint. I love the look of white pumpkins so I made a few white, then my niece wanted to make a few the classic orange. We also played around with different stem color combos as well. : )

7) Once the paint was dry, we used the wood glue again to glue the stems on. (Putting small paint cans on top to add weight while they dried)
And that's it! Such a cute project but they go together so easily and quickly. I think I'll make a few more and pass them out as gifts to my women co-workers.
Both Linn and I would love to see what you make this fall season, so please share with us what you end up making! You can use the hashtag #womaninwoodworking on any of the social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or YouTube.

Don't forget to go check out Linn's project! She made an awesome Fall rustic sign from fence pickets. You can see her video here!

DIY Window Pane Mirror

Still working on decorating my entry way, I remembered that I had two giant mirrors that I purchased at a garage sale about three years ago for $5. I figured it was about time to put one of them to use, so I turned it into this!
Oh my goodness....I really really love this. If you want to turn a mirror into a window look-a-like then  I suggest looking around on Google to see different design ideas. The ones that really caught my eye were the arched mirrors, but since I had a square one laying around I made my arch fake. Last week was faux drawers, this week it's a faux arch....I don't want to hear it. : )

Here is a video showing the build process: