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Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Broadway Bar

Free DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build a Broadway Bar

To honor the changing of the year tonight, I thought a new plan for a fancy new bar setup would be a lovely way to celebrate with you guys on this lovely New Year's Eve.

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

$50-$75... Read More

Fruit Tree Workshop Class January 10

Fruit Tree Workshop Class January 10

Calling all fruit tree and garden enthusiasts!  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community garden in Woodland will host a fruit tree workshop on Saturday, January 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This outdoor class is free and open to all; no experience with fruit trees necessary.

This class, taught by a Yolo County master gardener who specializes in fruit trees, will help participants select bare root fruit trees for their home orchard.  Participants will also learn how to properly train and trim fruit trees during the winter dormant season to enhance growth and production in spring.  The class will take place in the garden orchard on the west side of the Bauer building at 137 N. Cottonwood Avenue in Woodland, and will include demonstration of various training and trimming techniques.   

Last Chance! FREE SHADE TREE WORKSHOP

Last Chance! FREE SHADE TREE WORKSHOP

Last Chance!!! Our Tree Yard is bursting with unique and beautiful shade trees like Ginkgo biloba, Bur Oak, Golden Rain Tree, Zelkova serrata, Emerald Sunshine Elm, and Willow Oak.

By attending a FREE SHADE TREE WORKSHOP, you will qualify for up to 2 trees annually for the life of the program (based upon tree availability)... Read More

Plant Acorns and Deergrass plugs on Jan 17th!

Plant Acorns and Deergrass plugs on Jan 17th!

The City of West Sacramento INVITES  You to PLANT ACORNS and Deergrass plugs!

Saturday, January 17th from 9 AM to 2:30 PM

in the Center Median near 2110 Enterprise Blvd., in West Sacramento!... Read More

Rain Barrels – The Ultimate Water Savers!

Rain Barrels – The Ultimate Water Savers!

Did you know? With every 1 inch of rain on 1,000 square feet of roof,  you can collect around 600 gallons! That’s a lot of water. And it’s a really good way to provide clean, fresh water for your landscape. Here’s a little secret.  Plants LOVE rainwater. It’s soft and gently acidic, and helps plants grow stronger and faster. After all, doesn’t Mother Nature water her plants with rainwater?... Read More

Reader Showcase // John's PB Inspired Clara Buffet

Reader Showcase / John's PB Inspired Clara Buffet

I needed something to fill this empty space in my kitchen and the Clara Buffet was perfect! For this project, I chose to use oak, a red stain with brown and black accents, and brushed nickel hardware.

As always, thank you to TDC for the great plans and thanks for reading! Also, check out my blog post (link below) for a lot more build pictures and thoughts on each building step!

Here are images of the piece mostly assembled without the doors or drawers. As you can see, everything has already been finished to avoid tight corners. Drilling the space for the door hinges...this was nerve racking! As you can see I taped around the area to avoid any damage to the rest of the finish. This plus the flange on the hinge hid any defects. You can see the gusset  I added to the top inside edge of the side panels (see modifications section). This is what I secured the top with on the edges and it worked great.

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Rain Barrel Workshop at the Library

Rain Barrel Workshop at the Library

Local Master Gardener, Mike Vilhauer, is continuing the rain barrel workshops that started at the West Sacramento Farmers Market this summer.  The barrels are provided by Nor Cal Beverage at no charge, however, the rain barrel diverter kit, which is available on-line from hardware stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, must be purchased separately. All workshop participants will receive a rain barrel at the workshop, where they will learn the installation process and use of the rain barrel. There is a one-per-household limit.

The next workshop is scheduled ... Read More