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It’s modular so you can use her filing cabinet plans or some other plans to suit your needs.
Plans are very clear, have not had a chance to build yet but am excited to do so.
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I recently purchased and downloaded the Mudroom Closet plans. The plan set and instructions are detailed and provide each step for construction. I have bought and built other plans as well and have found all of them to be excellent. Woodshop Diaries is my best resource for plans.
These are super easy to follow and the furniture looks amazing
First time building anything to this scale and the instructions really helped. If I would have read instructions throughly I wouldn’t have needed an extra 4x4 post. Love the outcome though and will be building single chair soon.
I bought the plans and the wood so so I will build mine this weekend. The plans are easy to follow.
Loved building this night stand, wished I would of just bought the matching bed frame at the same time. Love the details and tips in her videos and building plans. Have learned so much from Woodshop Diaries! Thanks!
The plans are very detailed and thorough. They are presented in a logical fashion and are easy to follow. And they really address a need for organization in my little shop. Now I just need to figure out how to do the same thing with my tools and supplies…
Since it appeared I had as big a mess in my shop as Shara I decided I'd build her Scrap Wood Storage Cart. I needed to consolidate all the piles scattered throughout my shop into one place and also do a purge so the wood I had was at a manageable level. Rather than going through the pain of designing my own cart I purchased Shara's plans. I decided to follow both her advice on cutting one piece or section at a time to make sure the dimensions in the plan were not compromised by minor differences of wood thickness. To my surprise the only piece that was off by 1/8 inch was the last piece on the back and this was entirely due to the plywood being less than 3/4 of an inch. I could not believe how accurate her plans were and also how well thought out they were. I was concerned the pocket hole joinery might not be structurally strong enough but have found once assembled it is incredibly strong as one set of screws reinforce another. And finally, it was a lot of fun as I could hear Shara talking to me the whole way through...things like "don't sweat the small stuff" and "just go for it". I spent an enjoyable 4-5 hours on this project. I think being a bit more organized would reduce that, probably by a lot. I put 4 inch wheels on my cart and now have a clean shop with an organized wood supply. Did I mention this project was fun! I hope I've helped someone.
The plans are simple and easy to read. I really like the way the drawings are drawn in 3D and the colors make it easy to understand how the pieces go together.
This project came out better than I expected. The plans provided pretty much everything I needed to be confident in completing the project. The desk that I made was very similar to the one in the plans, with a few exceptions:
- I made the mirror image of it
- Instead of one drawer in the cabinet, I made three
- None of the legs extended to the top of the desk surface
From an experience perspective, I am a full time IT worker and while I am handy, I have never made furniture before. The plans contained tips on what tools and techniques to use in order to increase the chances of success. I am very happy with the results and look forward to my next woodworking project. Thank you Woodshop Diaries!!!
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The plans were perfect. The CAD sketches were great for layout and assembling.
I'm liking it very much!