Category Archives: Woodworking

Motorized, Cedar Driveway Gate

This was a really fun and challenging project that ended up taking WAY too long due to the fact that we decided to start demolition on the master bathroom before we finished this project.  (we’ll never learn!)  But, we did eventually finish this one (after the bathroom was completely finished).  🙂

When we moved into the Coddington house (Home 1.0), the yard was already fenced, but the driveway was open.  Which was kinda a problem with the dogs, as you can imagine.  So we decided to build a driveway gate to complete the fenced yard, and figured while we were at it, we might as well make the gate motorized. Continue reading

Outdoor Sofa

We had some leftover “beams” from our DIY Restoration Hardware Bardenas table, and figured we’d put them to good use by making a matching sofa for the patio.  DIY furniture is the best, because you can customize everything.  For instance, we knew we wanted a sofa on our back patio, but we didn’t have much space.  And most of the outdoor sofas for sale are either very small (more like loveseats) or very large (more like sectionals).  We were able to build this sofa to the exact dimensions we needed.

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DIY Restoration Hardware Bardenas Table

A lot of our project inspiration comes from Restoration Hardware.  Let’s face it, RH’s furniture is jaw-dropping gorgeous, but a wee little bit pricey.  Ok… it’s way pricey.  Take this outdoor dining table, for instance.  Pretty, right?  Yep, we thought so, too.  But at $4,075 (for just the table!) it was a bit out of our budget.  So, being the DIY’ers that we are, we decided to make our own version of the Restoration Hardware Bardenas table.

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