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DIY Black Penny Tile Coffee Table

Today on Modern Builds I’ll show you how to build a Coffee Table using Round, Matte Black Penny Tiles for the Table Top. I used ALL BLACK components for this project; black tiles, black grout, and black hairpin legs, but I think a design like this could look great in so many different colorways.

DIY All Plywood Floating Shelves with NO BRACKETS

Today on Modern Builds I’m going to show you how to build clean, modern floating shelves completely from 3/4″ plywood. No specialty hardware or brackets necessary.

DIY Modern Mini-Kitchen / Kitchenette Build

How to build a fresh, contemporary plywood studio kitchen that packs in a lot of function in a small space. I built this tiny kitchen in the room that I renovated from an Attic into a Home Theater room for my parents last year.

Building a Coffee Table that Looks Like a Stack of Lumber!?!

I’m taking inspiration from A Beautiful Mess to create a coffee table that looks like a pile of 2×3 or 2×4 boards. It also has hidden storage for remotes, games, books, or anything else you’d store in a coffee table.

How To Make Self Watering Raised Planters / Garden Beds from Composite Decking

I’m using composite decking and angle aluminum to create raised garden boxes that will never give way to the elements. The color of the wood won’t fade and water won’t damage the decking material or make the aluminum legs rust. I also added a drip-irrigation to help conserve water and make watering these planters more convenient.

DIY Herringbone Pattern Paver Patio Renovation

I’m updating an out of date patio made of mud-colored paver bricks and into a modern retreat with a black fence, cool garden beds, and grey pavers laid down in a herringbone pattern.

Meet Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery is a designer, builder, and full-time content creator. Accessibility is his focus with Modern Builds, not simply accessibility of designs, but accessibility in materials, information, and projects themselves. He has focused on creating and designing projects that are simple enough that any beginner maker can create, yet interesting enough that any expert might be inspired. Building and making is becoming less and less of an exclusive hobby and profession. Mike’s goal is to reduce that separation even further.

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