I admit, I have a pile of scrap wood stowed away here and there around my house. You can also throw a shabby old door into the mix as well. And while it's not always convenient to store cumbersome wood if you're hard-pressed for space, it sure can come in handy if you're cut from the DIY mold. This is exactly what happened when Kristi from Addicted 2 Decorating discovered a pile of old cedar fence boards.
I realize this is a super-simplified way to explain this DIY project, but it really does seem that easy! If you aren't that handy with a saw or hand tools, Kristi says this is the perfect project for the beginner. Since it's supposed to look rugged and imperfect, it's a great way to practice your cutting and nailing. And if you're really skilled with your tools, it seems like adding a hinged lid wouldn't be too hard to do, and then you have a coffee table with room for storage. I myself, would love to make this as an outdoor table or even modified as an outdoor bench for extra seating. For the complete step-by-step on this project, visit Kristi's blog: Addicted 2 Decorating.
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