How-Tos

How-Tos

Want to know how the Pros are doing it? Our How-To section is chock full of professional projects with the step-by-step on how to build them.

All How To's

Difficulty

Hours

Cancel
  • Seriously thinking about making this to hold all my son's sport uniforms - they take up so much dresser space. Could also be great coat closet for company.
    By RYOBI_ROCKS, on June 9, 2014

  • This is absolutely fantastic!!!! What a great project, great design, I love it!
    By Ana White, on June 9, 2014

  • Love this project plan! I have gotten started and would like to know what type of bit was used to drill the holes for the conduit to run through the base, supports & dowels. Thank you, in advance! Can't wait to post the pics & truly be a part of the Ryobi Nation!
    By amethyst_howell_126770, on August 13, 2015
View All Comments
Cancel
  • where can I get Ana White's plans that are mentioned?
    By sprague295, on June 17, 2014

  • You can get the plans here: http://ana-white.com/2014/05/plans/balustrade-coffee-table
    By RogueEngineer, on July 16, 2014

View All Comments
Cancel
  • I love it and had planned on doing this for our new handicapped bathroom. I love your instructions, but when I went to Home Depot, I was informed that they would not make cuts under 12 inches. Does the cutting occur at only some Home Depot locations. And I did not mean to take away from your project or instructions as the project is better than the one I planned and explained so well. Thank you and just in time.
    By Socrates, on May 7, 2014

  • Thank you for putting this video tutorial together! I've been wanting shanty2chic girls to post more how to's, this is great!
    By armena, on May 7, 2014

  • You make everything look easy and cute. Easy and cute are my favs. ;-)
    By Robininva, on May 7, 2014

  • Classy! Thank you for the tutorial :))
    By jynielsen, on May 8, 2014

  • So gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorials!
    By andyashleigh, on May 8, 2014

  • Thanks so much everyone for all your sweet comments! @socrates - Some Depot's say 12", but all 3 I go to will make the cuts this small. You can also use a circular saw with a guide or a table saw, but having them cut it was my best option! :-)
    By Shanty 2 Chic, on May 8, 2014

  • I used to work at Home Depot and we were not allowed to do rip cuts (under 12 inches.) I would be very surprised if you were able to get someone to do these cuts for you there. That being said this looks great and luckily I have a table saw to do these cuts myself!
    By legacyofbob, on June 18, 2014
    • Hey, went to Home Depot today 8/23/2016 and not only did they cut all the same sized slats that they did above, they didn't even charge us for the extra cuts that they would normally do. Thank you for the suggestion. Not that we didn't have the saw to cut it, it just let us go right into priming :}
      By smeegle1, on August 23, 2016

  • Surely you mean feet (') and not inches (") when talking board cuts here, no? Very confusing.
    By RM83, on June 26, 2014

  • Thank you! My only question...Is there a good formula to use when measuring how many battwns you should have on each wall?
    By cko430, on November 20, 2014

  • I just bought my home a little over a year ago and one of the first things I said was that I wanted a wall like this in my dining room. I have been looking for just the right tutorial for this and yours fits the bill!! Can't wait to get started on it! Very nice job!
    By McGypsy9, on December 27, 2014

  • Were your walls textured to begin with? I have plans to do board and batten in a couple of rooms, but my walls are textured and I think it will look funny if I don't either sand the texture off or cover it with 1/8 inch mdf.
    By shyer, on February 3, 2015

  • What paint color did you use? It's beautiful!
    By GeoffJenni, on February 15, 2015

  • Please include all supplies in the materials used that are used in your video...no mention of crown molding or the 1x4s??
    By mcelhannon7, on March 19, 2015

  • Please include all supplies in the materials used that are used in your video...no mention of crown molding or the 1x4s??
    By mcelhannon7, on March 19, 2015

  • This is absolutely beautiful and would look best in my two hallways. I can't wait to try to accomplish this feat.
    By Trish602, on April 2, 2015
View All Comments
Cancel

  • Making
    By Racoon, on May 4, 2014

  • Cool
    By Pato, on May 6, 2014

  • Would love to build this, if only I had the space for it.
    By Brandi, on May 16, 2014

  • Am I right that this probably still needs to be anchored into the ground if you live in a very windy area? Or maybe anchored to the house is enough?
    By jcase16, on May 19, 2014


  • Cool
    By kemyha, on May 27, 2014

  • Where can I get the 24 - 1x2x10 boards? All the stores I've talked to only sell in 8ft length. It's a lot of waste and extra money to cut the 8 footers down!
    By soxgreen, on May 28, 2014

  • very nice, good job
    By wlc53, on June 4, 2014

  • It's very nice project to do for my home.
    By wallst, on June 4, 2014

  • I want to build a patio cover 26wx12dx9h attached to the house.
    By wallst, on June 4, 2014

  • This is great; but why are there no instructions for attaching the swing? That's sort of the part I need to know about in terms of support, torque on the frame Etc.
    By MamaDo, on June 9, 2014

  • You are blessed with amazing talent Ana, thanks for sharing designs with us.
    By fundmanager, on September 7, 2014

  • Can I use 4x4 posts instead of 6x6?
    By revggs24, on October 24, 2014

  • Sweet! ... on my 2Do list now ... tysm
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015

  • What kind of wood do you recommend using? Is it pine? Or is it cedar?
    By prm1502, on July 23, 2016

  • WOW this is what all the projects should include.  Noy only a nice foto set but what you did, how you started and what steps you took to create such a wonderful piece and lawn furniture and back yard addition.

    Thank you very much, if you know Monty  or Jena and or Eric please send them a note and suggest they add a few extra points to help folk like me get started on their projects while we are locked down and shut in by some ridiculous Virus,

    Greatest thing that has happene to Gardening in a long time.  Makes a lot of time we have to fill in and what better way than to work in the soil or close to it.

    John D  soutrnatl_17150
    By soutrnatl_17150, on June 12, 2020
View All Comments
Cancel
  • Where are the plans? There is just a title marker.
    By JMP878, on May 22, 2014

  • Sweet! ... on my 2Do list now ... tysm ... I think I will line this with 6mil plastic inside to keep from rotting, then add small drain hole in bottom to drain.
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015

  • Link for plans is listed under Step 1 in Project Steps.

    By lrminer, on September 10, 2018
View All Comments
Cancel
  • I have been thinking about building a coffee table. Need to hit up some yard sales for a dinning table. Good idea. Thanks
    By mjbuilt, on June 4, 2014
View All Comments
1 2 38 39 40 41 42 44 46

back to top?

Asset 1

Join RYOBI Nation

We're so glad you're here! Let's get started.

Welcome to Ryobi Nation!

Please confirm your email address.

Welcome

Let's build your project feed!

Select some categories to pick the kinds of projects that show up on your home page:


Welcome to Nation

welcome_r2 graphic
Welcome to your RYOBI Nation quick start guide, a fast and easy way to see everything that's waiting for you!
project_feed_r1 graphic
Your feed shows the latest projects from the categories you’ve selected, right on your homepage!
upload_r2 graphic
Are you working on something awesome? Upload your DIY projects today, and share with other members.
contests_r2 graphic
We award monthly and annual prizes for the best projects, worth up to $2500 in RYOBI tools! That’s a lot of hardware, and it could all be yours.
connect_r2 graphic
RYOBI Nation is a positive connection between people who are creating great things.
You can follow fellow members, like their projects, and comment to let them know they’re doing a great job.
notifications_r1 graphic
Come back to RYOBI Nation often to see what is new and to stay in touch.
If you're on a mobile device, don't forget you can add RYOBI Nation to your home screen for quick access to your project feed.

Update Image