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7 drawer dresser

7 Drawer Dresser with Chevron Top

My Brother and Sister-in-law are having their first baby!  My Sister-in-law asked me if I could build a dresser/changing table for the new little guy, reluctantly I said yes.  Her colors for the nursery are gray, navy, and orange.  So my game plan was a 7 drawer dresser, chevron top, gray stain and wheels. … Continue Reading

Recent Projects


18 Toy Storage Ideas

I often think back to 10 years ago, I was moving into my first apartment after college to start my engineering career.  I fit everything that I needed in my old VW Passat, including a twin mattress.  10 years, a … Continue Reading

Tour de DIY blogland orange

Tour de DIY Blogland

Before I started Hertoolbelt blog, I was so naive at the shear number of DIY blogs.  It blows me away, and the amazing creativity of people and their projects!  I am not artistically creative, my knack is fixing … Continue Reading

Lavender bush #hertoolbelt

Lavender Tower

I have had a Lavender bush in my herb garden for a few years.  I'm embarrassed to say that I've never done anything with it.  This year the bush did really well and I thought I should at least do something with the … Continue Reading


Tennis Ball Pallet Sign

Do we have any tennis fans out there?  Tennis has been my favorite sport to play since I was young.  We had the best coach in town, Coach Braithwaite.  He was an avid supporter of the game of tennis and coached at … Continue Reading

memorial star wide view

Americana Door Art

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  I love Memorial Day, it gives us a day to celebrate the lives of those that have passed & for those that serve our country.  I wanted to add a little more Red, White & Blue to my … Continue Reading

Twin Chevron Bed

Chevron Twin Bed Plan

This Chevron Twin Bed Plan is based off of the fun Rustic Barnwood bed that I built for my son that used rough cut reclaimed lumber.  This chevron twin bed plan uses readily available lumber from the hardware store … Continue Reading

Pinewood Derby Medal

Pinewood Derby Medal

For the last few years, I've cut wood slices to make placement medals for the local nature center's annual Fly with the Flock fun run.  This year as I was cutting the wood slices for the fun run, I thought that they … Continue Reading

bracket frame pattern

Bracket Frame Pattern

Does anyone else suffer from a case of the procrastinations?  Me, Me, Me, I do!  Luckily this blog is helping me actually finish projects :-)  My friend bought this cute vinyl cut out on a group dealz of sorts oh … Continue Reading

whimsical cottage birdhouse pattern

Whimsical Birdhouse

Oh I am so excited for Spring!  Nothing says Spring like hearing the birds chirp, keeping the windows and doors open because the temperature is perfect, the blossoms on the trees, and everything turning green … Continue Reading