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Shanty 2 Chic

Ended Dec 31, 2018

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  • I absolutely love it and everything you two ladies create :) I can't wait to create this for the holidays.
    By SoCraftySewCreative, on October 16, 2014


  • So going to have to build me one of these!!! ❤️❤️❤️ It!!!! So freaking rusticly cute!
    By Kimbergirl, on October 17, 2014


  • Very Cute!
    By Melhoehn, on October 17, 2014

  • This is my favorite cupcake stand!
    By marly, on October 17, 2014

  • So cute! I'd love it in white, too.
    By mindyleebee, on October 17, 2014


  • Love this stand and it would be perfect for my cakepops I make for shabby chic weddings and events. Love the tools used to make it. Thanks!
    By Kimcb, on October 20, 2014

  • This looks like a great and easy project! Thanks for the instructions!
    By Age6racer41, on October 23, 2014

  • This is the perfect build for our upcoming princess birthday party! Thank you!
    By schubbuck_127461, on October 25, 2014

  • I think it isvery cute and functional. great job
    By angelax64, on November 14, 2014

  • Just found your sight. Love this. I'm Very inexperienced in building things but this looks like I may be able to make this for a friend. Thanks for sharing
    By elijzemom, on August 25, 2015

  • This is so cute! I just started woodworking and I'm quickly becoming addicted. I'm so inspired by all of your projects!
    By Nicole Marie, on May 12, 2016
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  • Great looking bar.
    By averageguy, on September 11, 2014

  • It looks great!!!
    By Bdepriest26, on September 11, 2014


  • The ladies didvamazing job!
    By rana87, on September 11, 2014

  • Great Job!!
    By lugar10, on September 11, 2014

  • Great job, you make is seem so easy!!
    By sherristime, on September 11, 2014


  • Super cute!! This is exactly what I'm looking to build at the new house I just bought!! Thanks for the amazing tutorial!
    By theolasvegas, on September 12, 2014

  • Love the spray grout sealer tip
    By mickieb_60, on September 12, 2014



  • I'd like to have this outside on my deck, but I think for right now I'd rather have one in my kitchen to use as an island, with a few minor adjustments of course. And since I'm wanting to resurface my cabinets using chalk paint, I'd probably finish this in chalk paint. Very nice plan....now, If I just that Ryobi tool kit.
    By mygift2you_126183, on September 12, 2014

  • Would love this in my kitchen!
    By benitaco, on September 12, 2014

  • I want one! But I need the tools! :)
    By khaskins4_38524, on September 12, 2014

  • Love it! Now if I can just finish my board and batten project.
    By hifidigital, on September 12, 2014

  • Love it!
    By Mslynn85, on September 13, 2014



  • So easy!! Love it!
    By songmiracle, on September 17, 2014

  • My husband would love this!!!
    By Whites_2008, on September 18, 2014


  • love it!
    By nfsfvl, on October 24, 2014

  • Beautiful!
    By DrKurt, on December 28, 2015
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  • I love this idea! Can't wait to build one for my son!
    By Shell1275, on August 14, 2014

  • Great idea! I saw a nail tech do this for her nail station in her hair salon. Brilliant!
    By foustwo_125980, on August 14, 2014

  • I feel like this would be perfect for a crafting station in an apartment.
    By ambrosila, on August 14, 2014

  • Great idea. I'll be doing this in my garage for a pull down table to do my wood projects and will store my paints/stains on the shelf inside
    By ashleeault, on August 14, 2014

  • I love the chalkboard idea, you'd never guess it was a desk.
    By Kiarajeleen, on August 14, 2014

  • Such a great idea! I can think of so many ways to use this! Thanks for sharing!
    By monee2000_115458, on August 15, 2014

  • Love this, perfect for my small house as craft station!
    By Savagecm, on August 15, 2014

  • This would be great for my kids bedroom.
    By mlcarrill_126923, on August 15, 2014


  • Can not wait to make this!! Perfect for the upcoming school year.
    By lisannefrank_126223, on August 15, 2014

  • This would be great for cutting patterns on!
    By noyesfamily, on August 16, 2014

  • With three kiddos (twins in 2nd grade and a son in 3rd grade) having a homework area for each is becoming a necessity! This is a perfect project to solve the problem while allowing the space to be utilized for play when not in use! Love it! Gotta get to building them ;)
    By Lovedbyhisgrace, on August 17, 2014

  • So awesome!!! Would love to win some tools!
    By amyw85, on August 18, 2014

  • This is neat! I think we'll have to try it!
    By Sublimsos, on August 18, 2014

  • Anything "Murphy Design" is the best for space design and use! Can't wait to try this!
    By CharlotteSears, on August 24, 2014

  • I would have never thought of this idea. Thanks i love it and will do it this weekend
    By tyrone, on September 9, 2014

  • this is amazing!! but i wish there was a video for it :(
    By vishar, on September 17, 2014

  • Very nice! Thank you!
    By thodollaro, on October 28, 2014

  • maravilloso tutorial. me ha encantado
    By mgr852, on November 24, 2014

  • This is so cool! Living in a tiny (445 sf) unit, this might be a great space saver!
    By Allie, on December 15, 2014

  • wow it's a beautiful idea can you please give me the mesure in centimeters ? thanks !
    By bersali, on December 25, 2014

  • I so need this in my life
    By stacid33, on February 12, 2015

  • I so need this in my life
    By stacid33, on February 12, 2015

  • This is perfect for creating a crafting area in a dual-use space! I'm definitely going to make one.
    By loveshercoffee, on February 12, 2015

  • I love this idea as an ironing board when you are short on space!!
    By SonjaB, on February 12, 2015

  • I want this. My apt is small so it would be perfect
    By cabbie_17, on February 12, 2015

  • Is there any way to convert these measurements to metric please? I understand that you can convert each measurement, but perhaps there is a better way to do it so that the numbers are whole? Thanks so much
    By JanisSpear, on February 16, 2015

  • Thank you, it was just the idea I needed for my new studio :-)
    By Oxboll, on February 18, 2015

  • Tyvm for providing a Murphy desk "how to"! Almost every other "pin" sucked as it was merely a link to a store (ie, Amazon) where these types of desks are quite expensive! Ty for providing the Best tutorial out there!
    By LizsFL, on March 4, 2015

  • Ps. Will let u know how it turns out! Awesome step by step instructions! And the best part? As a gal who's always wanted to but has never built a thing, I actually think I can do this! Rock on ladies!
    By LizsFL, on March 4, 2015


  • simplicity is beautiful!
    By chrodoc, on March 19, 2015

  • Wish the pics were better
    By Drew1937, on March 24, 2015

  • This is awesome. I have two drop down tables that I made already but didn't think to make a box with a frame. I'll play around with the measurements and make it a sewing/craft station that holds my sewing machine inside. I'm short on space since my craft room turned into my nursery. I will put a mirror in the framed area or use chalkboard paint and add a latch at the top to secure it closed. Now to convince my husband that since I made it, it's mine. I'm sure he will be having me make several as gifts once he sees my finished product.
    By Ms. Fixit, on March 25, 2015

  • This project is stalled out because I did not realize that I would need a special jig/kit to make pocket hole screws. You didn't show that on your posted pics. I'm a low budget DIYer so I'd appreciate if you have any solutions for me to get around this.
    By RoseT, on June 30, 2016

  • Wonderful, the grandkids need their on space for whatever they choose to do.
    By Acqua, on September 23, 2016

  • excellent excellent work, and great channel for sharing, THANKS!
    By PXRebirth, on November 6, 2016

  • Can all the material be found at home Depot?
    By Mikebeats5, on November 7, 2016

  • The downloadable pdf is no longer available. Can someone help me out with the pdf or the measurements ?
    By Lewisyoung, on February 13, 2018
    • @Lewisyoung the PDF link should be fixed now. Thanks for notifying us!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 13, 2018
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  • First of all I love your site and all the cool DIY plans you have. My first project is to build the workbench soi have base to work on the projects. My question is on the Adirondack chair, at what height do you place the seat supports on the legs, or did I miss it in the plans? Thanks Larry
    By fireman1088, on July 10, 2014

  • @ fireman 1088, look at pages 6 of the plans and I think you will find your answer
    By Brutus Buckeye, on July 10, 2014

  • We have been looking for the perfect chairs for our upper deck. Looks like we will just build them ourselves!
    By tamilebahn_42476, on July 10, 2014

  • Approx how much does this cost to build?
    By thoopie, on July 10, 2014

  • I can't wait to get started on mine ;)
    By vhess, on July 11, 2014

  • Thanks so much guys! The chair was about $50 in lumber!
    By Shanty 2 Chic, on July 17, 2014

  • Does anyone know how much weight this would support? Trying to find a taller chair to make for my dad.
    By lmanrik, on July 21, 2014

  • I'm not sure exactly how much weight it will support, but our 6'6" Ryobi product manager tested it out and gave it a thumbs up!
    By RYOBI_ROCKS, on July 22, 2014

  • I can't get the plans for the adriondack bar stool plans tu o download. Barrymoore4329@gmail.com
    By Barry Moore, on August 26, 2014

  • Made this chair last week. It turned out great. I love it and so do my cats. Thank you for the pattern.
    By Peg a leg, on September 4, 2014

  • I think I'm going to enjoy this site very much thank you
    By Ryobi , on January 25, 2015

  • I started building this chair tonight and the front leg diagram did not work out. The 5 dgree line I don't believe is right. Am I the only one that had this problem. The way I see it the line needs to be 23 3/4 from floor and 90 degrees.The leg is cut both ends on 5 degree ( so the whole leg is sitting on 5 degree angle) and if you put the 5 degree line on it the rear leg will not be level. Thanks for sharing the plans, can't wait to get it done.
    By Macy44, on January 31, 2015

  • Looks like fun chair to build and good looking plans to use.
    By dust, on February 14, 2015

  • Has anyone made this using 2x4s instead of 1x2s for the legs and braces to give it more stability and strength? Cost increase is insignificant
    By andersontoxaway, on February 18, 2015

  • Looks awesome, hope to make a couple of these this summer for our lake house.
    By clreilly, on April 1, 2015


  • i used 2 x 4's for legs and braces and the chair turned out great.
    By kangas2250, on June 22, 2015

  • To Macy44, I had the same question too about the angles and the front leg. I built like you specify without the 5 degree line on the front leg and your measurements. The chair turned out fine that way. After working with some scraps, I will be trying this again. The legs would not sit flush on the ground according to plan. I did a test cut to the bottom of the rear leg and made a 5 degree cut instead of a 0 degree cut for the foot of the rear and the scrap wood I was working with made the legs turn out flush on the ground. I plan on trying this on another chair as the chair will sit back further if the plan angles for the seat support are followed. Not sure which I will like better for comfort. I also modified and built with 2x4's. The chair turned out great!
    By WLH, on December 9, 2015

  • I cant get the blueprints to open, can anyone help or send them to me?
    By mjcalla, on December 29, 2017
    • Mjcalla, you should be able to click on the link above and have the plans open right up. Maybe try using a different internet browser? Ours opens up fine using Safari.
      By RYOBI NATION, on January 2, 2018

  • why can,t i get these plans to open i have tried different browsers copy and pasted and can't get them. I had them open about 2 weeks ago and now nothing.
    By rickkkh, on February 12, 2018
    • @rickkkh We updated the Nation site last week and had a few bugs to work out. You should be able to access the PDF plans link now!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 13, 2018
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  • What a neat build! Coolest bunny house we have ever seen!
    By RYOBI NATION, on April 18, 2018
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  •  You've included a lot of detail in this. Nice work!
    By grover959, on May 4, 2018

  • You should be so proud of these! They look great! What color did you paint them?
    By RYOBI NATION, on May 7, 2018
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  • I love this!  Great job!
    By bkfoster, on June 5, 2018
    • Thank you!!
      By Karlenem, on June 5, 2018

  • Holy man that looks amazing!
    By Djleveille, on June 5, 2018
    • Thank you! I’m hoping to win some tools so I can replace my DeWalt ones! lol 
      By Karlenem, on June 5, 2018

  • Looks way better than what Shanty 2 chic made!
    By Djleveille, on June 5, 2018

  • Absolutely love this coffee table! Fantastic job
    By MG_Mudryk, on June 6, 2018

  • Sick table! Love that black stain, impressive that you actually used wood biscuits. Too often I see people skimping out on that.
    By Carpenter_Guy, on June 7, 2018 (edited)
    • Thank you so much! The biscuit work was so easy too! The Ryobi biscuit joiner we used was amazing! Loved how it sucked up all the saw dust and didn’t make any mess on the floor. And luckily the Ryobi joiner came with some #10 biscuits... just enough to make the table lol
      By Karlenem, on June 7, 2018

  • This table is amazing. The color is just perfect. Thanks for sharing. I think I need to take a crack at this one.
    By MyMonte94, on June 18, 2018
    • Thank you so much! I tried to take my time to get the stain right! I even did a practice run on the underside of the table lol. I used the varathane wood swab so I could apply the stain to the whole table quickly and evenly. :)
      By Karlenem, on June 18, 2018

  • Thank you for all the support guys! I’ll continue to build and post! 😊❤️
    By Karlenem, on July 1, 2018
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  • We are huge fans of those wheels! Such a cool addition!
    By RYOBI NATION, on June 14, 2018

  • We agree! Those wheels are a nice touch!

    By RYOBI NATION, on June 19, 2018
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  • Beautiful job! We love this design that disguises those laundry baskets!
    By RYOBI NATION, on July 9, 2018

  • Love this, just wish I had an empty wall where this could work!  May have to move second refrigerator out of laundry room!
    By Gjbelle, on July 15, 2018

  • Congratulations! Getting new tools is the best! 
    By kyleepete, on August 4, 2018

  • Love this and might just have to build one for our house now. 
    By Cityboyfarmgirl, on September 5, 2018
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  • This is EXACTLY the shoe solution I was looking for. Do you have any photos of how you designed the inside?  Is it shelves?  Or "slots"? Thank you so much for sharing this!  Brilliant!
    By Malachi3_17, on September 6, 2018

  • What a neat corner! Beautifully done!
    By RYOBI NATION, on September 6, 2018

  • This is beautiful! 
    By Bowleska, on September 8, 2018

  • Such a great idea!
    By AnnieK41, on September 8, 2018

  • Wow wow wow I would love this in my home !!!
    By Eschuler2, on September 8, 2018


  • Way better than my plastic organizer haha
    By Crothdiener, on September 8, 2018

  • I need this someday! our closet of shoes is a mess! 
    By Kait Lyons, on September 9, 2018

  • Such a beautiful cabinet!
    By gerri2552, on September 9, 2018

  • Came out PERFECT
    By kdunne10, on September 10, 2018

  • Clever way to hide your shoes!
    By kaspms123, on September 20, 2018
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  • That. Is. Amazing! We know the Shanty 2 Chic sisters will be so impressed. What is your favorite piece?
    By RYOBI Nation, on October 23, 2018
    • I definitely love the dressers! I added drawers to the shelving units to increase our drawer space! My husband helped me move them to the room! I am anxiously waiting for time and saving for a planer to make the dresser top and barn doors! 🤗
      By mrk5025, on October 23, 2018

  • Beautiful work....
    By Siclestix, on October 23, 2018
    • Thank you! 
      By mrk5025, on October 24, 2018

  • Turned out great! 
    By kyleepete, on October 24, 2018
    • Thank you! 
      By mrk5025, on October 24, 2018

  • This set is great, something I was just telling my husband I wanted in our room.
    By Johnphyl, on October 24, 2018
    • Thanks! You should check out the free plans they have on shanty-2- chic! So many options! 
      By mrk5025, on October 26, 2018
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  • This is very nice!
    By NesieBird, on November 5, 2018
    • Thank you very much!
      By GreenGrove, on November 5, 2018

  • Amazing job! The colors provide a really nice contrast! What are the dimensions? 
    By RYOBI Nation, on November 5, 2018
    • It is 84” long, 18” wide and 36” tall.
      By GreenGrove, on November 5, 2018

  • Your work is so beautiful! 
    By agreen514, on November 10, 2018
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