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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Got a Bench for Working

This is my first build with the Kreg jig.  I've had it since last Christmas (2010).  Sad I know.  It was a little intimidating at first but I just went out in the garage and grabbed two boards and started practicing.  I got a little inspiration from the Shanty sisters,  These shelves are so similar to the ones at Pottern Barn and are on my "to do" list.  The plans were pretty easy to follow.  I did watch the utube video several times which helped quite a bit.  Not to mention the guy building it was pretty darn cute. :)

The board on the left has the proper amounts of holes.  The one on the right may have 1 or 2 too many.  Oops!

I don't have pictures of the actual building process because once I got going I was in a groove.

Once I figured out which directions the holes should go and which depth to drill the holes it went really quickly.  I love using the Kreg jig and won't use a countersink and putty again.  Ana White also has a great tutorial on using the Kreg jig.  Love her!

One last tip would be - don't leave your car in the garage with the top down while you're drilling your holes or cutting your wood.  *&^%@  I just washed and vacuumed out my car!


  1. You might also wanna move t˙e the car if you plan on sanding ;-) Very nice bench!

  2. You did an amazing amazing job on that bench! It looks wonderful.

    Jodie, Debbie replied to your comment that you left on the chicken post on my blog.

  3. Hi Jodie ... love what you do. Need to spend more time here. Will join up with you so I will be back soon. Want to find out more about using the Kreg Jig.
    Thanks for becoming a follower of Timeless Treasures.