Having the space for a large workshop is awesome. Unfortunately not everyone has that luxury. There are always some added ways you can organize a small shop to make it as productive as a large shop. This does however require a little extra thought. Keeping item that you use frequently and things you use with one another, such as a tape measure and pencil, in the open and close to tools, such as a miter saw, will help speed things up. Building shelving at at eye level for the items … [Read more...] about 5 Great Ways To Organize A Workshop
Shutters were originally designed to be operational to protect the homes windows from inclement weather. As time went on, many factors contributed to shutters no longer being used on most houses.Shutters are finding there way back into style, mostly as decorative features of a house.Building your own wood shutters can add charm to most homes and improve your homes curb appeal.Some things to keep in mind when making your shutters; Making them the correct size so they look like they belong, … [Read more...] about Greatly Improve The Look Of Your Home With DIY Shutters
Wood beams can add a lot of charm to many a home. If your home could use wood beams to dress it up, but you feel they are to expensive, think Do It Yourself! Using some standard lumber you can build "fake" wood beams that look like the real thing. They can even be made to look old and rustic. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars per beam for faux beams, why not build your own! Jenna Sue tells us why she decided to build her own. "Wood beams were high on my wish list when we were … [Read more...] about Awesome Wood Ceiling Beams Without The Huge Expense, Step by Step Guide.
If you love using pallets to build new stuff, we found this is a great DIY garden idea.After cutting a single pallet into 3 equal pieces, Tanya proceeded to build an awesome planter for her strawberries.This great planter can be used to plant all kinda's of different fruits, vegetables or herbs.She says that she almost didn't do this project."It’s a clever idea but I’ve steered away from trying it myself because I suspect that they’ll require constant watering and erosion control and also … [Read more...] about What Can Be Built From A Single Pallet? Watch Her In Action.
Have a small wood shop that needs extra space to store project or scrap wood? Building a rolling wood cart can be a simple and cheap way to get it done. Bob over at I Like to Make Stuff built this really simple cart, that will store your wood pieces where they are easy to get to and find what you are looking for quickly. The best part is it is mobile so it can be moved out of the way instead taking up space for other tools and stuff. It also doubles as a tool storage if you use some … [Read more...] about [Video] Need Extra Storage for Project Wood? See This Awesome Plan
Most doors and windows in homes built in the past 4 decades have plain boring trim around them. If your house is one of them and you would prefer an upgraded look, you should see this. This DIY project does require some basic carpentry skills and some basic wood working tools. The material Freddie used for this project is basic 1" x 4" boards, some 1/2" stock and some cove molding. Check out his video to see just how he gets it done. You can also use this for dressing … [Read more...] about [Video] Step by Step Guide to Better Looking Door Casing
Aren't shelves that seem to float on the wall just awesome? Ever wonder how to make them? It's really not magic, and something any DIYer can accomplish with the steps in the video below. Here is all you will need to make your own floating shelf. Tools Needed Circular Saw OR Miter Saw Table Saw Drill Kreg Jig (optional) Orbital Sander Nail Gun or hammer and finish nails Tape Measure, Straight Edge, Pencil Eye and Ear protection Supplies Needed Lumber for the frame and shelf – … [Read more...] about The Magic of Floating Shelves. Learn This Wonderful DIY Trick!
Building projects out of things we don't see everyday can be really exciting. Using an old Whiskey or Wine Barrel will have your friends and family drooling over your project. I was over on Aaron's site the other day and saw this coffee table he built from an old wine barrel. I decided to share it with you. It takes some time to accomplish this project, but the end result is well worth the effort. See if you agree. Check out the video of this great table he … [Read more...] about Awesome DIY Project With One of These
When winter comes it is nice to have your firewood in a nice dry place. Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl, Shares with us how she built her great looking firewood storage shed, using wood from an old picket fence her neighbor was getting rid of. "I’m really excited to share with you the plans for How to Build a Wood Storage Shed today. This project is sure to dress up your fire pit area or create a nice spot to store and preserve firewood for your home. Learn how to build your own wood shed.Ready … [Read more...] about Complete Step by Step Guide For Building a Firewood Shed Cheaply