• DIY

    How to Build and Install a Double Barn Door

    In our basement, we have a rec room with a cased opening leading to a work out room. We wanted a way to close off the workout room when needed. So we decided on double barn doors.

    April 2nd, 2020
  • DIY

    How to Build a Custom Built-in Bookcase

    When we were building our new house, there were so many projects I was excited about taking on. But I was probably most excited about my office built-in bookcase. My office is where I would be spending a lot of time for the foreseeable future, and I loved the idea of building something cool for this room.

    March 14th, 2020
  • DIY

    How to Install Smart Lighting

    Henry is a pretty techie guy and one thing I kept hearing as we were planning our new home was how he wanted to make sure and install smart lighting for the exterior lights. Of course, I went along with it and was happy to try it out.

    March 4th, 2020
  • DIY, Kitchen

    How to Build a Plaster Range Hood

    While designing the finishes of our new kitchen, we knew that we wanted to keep the overall look very clean and a mix of modern and traditional. We wanted the hood to have a seamless look, flowing from the wall and ceiling.

    Updated March 3rd, 2020
  • DIY

    How to Build a Built-in Bunk Bed

    The wonderful family that is buying our house and patiently waiting for us to finish our new house, has adorable twin girls. Their mother had been dreaming of a bunk bed for their new bedroom and asked if we would be willing to design and build them one. How could I say no?

    November 19th, 2019



Enter your email address below to become part of the Plank & Pillow community. We’ll let you know about all of our new content and what we’re up to.