Monthly Archives: April 2012

Triple-Cube Coat Hanger

So again, beloved Pinterest gave us our next idea. Of course modified to our needs however. So jess has this hallway – the most dreadfully small, narrow hallway ever. The landlord had these Hawaiian-beach (ugly) pictures hung in it..and as much as Jesse probably could have cared less what was in the hall, I was hell bent on putting something in there. So I decided (because of his lack of storage) that we should build some storage (and because his jacket finds a home on whatever space is available) that the storage should have a coat rack.

So we got to work:

We used:

3 – 48″ x 24″ pieces of 3/4″ MDF ($9.98)  for the project, along with 3 Door Knobs ($ 2.99/ea.), 3 packs of 1 1/2″ hinges ($1.99/ ea.) and 3 Coat Hangers ($2.49/ea.)

everything else we already had (ie. screws, router, saw, paint)



Another trip to Home Depot (UHG) and we were ready-

The space we needed to fill was 48″, so Jesse cut the Top and Bottom pieces 48″ x 8″.

He then made the cube walls 10″ in height x 8 ” deep x roughly 16″ wide. (with the doors matching in 16″ x 10″)

The bottom (back part of the coat hanger) was 8″ x 48″.

He then cut the side moldings 6″ x 4″ jigsawing the design (as shown below) into each.

Each piece was then screwed together.

Jesse then went on to router the edges with a 1/2″ round over bit – making the edges look nice (in my opinion)

Before I knew it, my little creation was complete. I’m still in amazement that whatever I tell him to create, he gets right to work on. With minor hiccups of course. We’re both still somewhat knew to this. But he’s very determined and I’m (at times) very supportive.


So here’s our finished project. Enjoy!!


2 by 4 end table

Our next project to take on was one we found on my beloved Pinterest – so we can’t really take all the credit.

But we switched it up a little bit, making it our own. Since his couches are a little big for the living room, the spot where they met was impossible to find a table for. So we decided to make one!!

After a long (and dreadful) trip to Home Depot, 5 – 2×4’s, a can of stain, and some screws later, we  got to work. (well he got to work)

Since the original that we found was a natural wood color, we decided to paint ours to math the amazing cherry colored kitchen cabinets.

And much to my amazement the project came out perfectly!

I’m so in love with our little table, and so proud of my man!

Welcome to, So I’m Dating a Carpenter

So in my girly life, I never imagined I would be stuck in a garage actually enjoying the time spent with my boyfriend building furniture. He’s recently begun renting a small one bedroom, and in his opinion ( and mine) the place needed a little help. My boyfriend’s been doing some small jobs as a contractor and has picked up some carpentry skills along the way. So in an effort to be cost effective (we’re both college students) we decided that he would build most of the projects for us.

He got quick to work:

his first “practice piece” as he calls it – his wine rack

the wine rack has since been trashed in order for me to have my first “practice piece” – my garage “shelf”.


So that’s a little about us, there’s many more works to come! So follow, follow.

He’s also very into doing custom jobs. So contact us for any interest!