Wooden Shiplap Placemats

By Ashley Basnight
on May 26, 2017

Wooden Shiplap Placemats

I havent always been a fan of Shiplap but the more and more I see it the more and more I start to like it more and more. So I figured I'd start off with this small project to test the waters and I'm sold. I am now a Shiplap fan!

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This was a super easy project that anyone can handle. 
First I gathered all of my materials.

Materials Needed
Wooden Square - 12 5/8"x11 13/16
1 - 1x3 ( cut down to 5 (11 13/16"))
2 Quarters  


First I started by nailing the 1x3 blocks to the wooden square. I used to quarters to evenly space the blocks apart from each other.

After nailing down all the 1x3 boards, I begin filling all the nail holes

After filling the holes, I let the filler dry for about 5/10 min. and I sanded it down.

After sanding, I spray painted the Shiplap place mat, I let it dry and she was done.

This DIY project is sure to spice up any dinner party!

See it in action!

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Weaber Lumber Brand Rep

By Ashley Basnight
on January 21, 2017

Weaber Lumber Brand Rep

Ever since I started this DIY journey I have been dying to put up a pallet wall and the time finally came, and the best part... the guys over at WEABER LUMBER helped me make it happen.
I was fortunate enough to be chosen to be one of Weaber Lumber's Winter Brand Reps and they sent over these lovely weathered wall boards!
Go check them out on instagram and facebook, they may need more reps in the future and you may just get lucky.
Click Here to purchase their weathered boards exclusively at Home Depot!
Check out Danis (madeinthemeadows) new accent wall using Weaber's Weathered Boards..
I have a little office nook in my house and it always seemed so plain to me, so I immediately knew I wanted to put my pallet wall here!!
Heres the before Pic..
Stay tuned for the big reveal COMING SOON!

Rustic Console

By Ashley Basnight
on October 13, 2016

Rustic Console

When I saw the plans for this on Ana White’s website it was like DIY Love at first Sight..

This build was pretty easy for me!! and I was super excited to be able to use my Kreg Jig again (love that thing!). Here’s a picture of the frame!!


I was so excited about it that I had to take a pose with it before church haha


This is when I learned that MY BOARDS WERE UNEVEN!!!! haha a photo will tell it all…which brings me to my next point!!

Make sure you measure and mark EVERYTHING!!!! I know sometimes we like to think we have hawk eyes ( I’m really talking about myself) but its way better to measure each piece correctly then to have to undo screws and fix it (Which is what I had to do)

But after an hour of unscrewing! Yea an hour I finally got it looking right!!!


I applied the top and opted to do 45 degree cuts on the ends instead of the 60 degree  X angle cuts (mainly because my saw only goes up to 45 and I had trouble measuring the 60 degree angle ). With my way you can also add two more pieces of wood to have double X’s. All depends in what you like.

I used two coats of MinWax’s Dark Walnut for the finish and topped her off with two coats of the Minwax Water Based Polycyclic Protective Finish.









and my rustic console was Finished!!!


I ended up staging this piece for a friend to show her how to decorate it…This almost made me want to keep this for myself!!


Everyone asks me about this clock!! So I will go ahead and say I bought it from Hobby Lobby!!! But if you cant find it you can check out my post on how to make your own!!

Happy DIYing!!

Welcome to Handmade Haven

Hi, I'm Ashley and I am a engineer by day and a woodworking/DIY machine by night. I have a new found love for DIY and woodworking and I look forward to sharing my journey with you! Click my photo to learn more!

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