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Chicken Coop Turned Coffee Table

First of all, I am admittedly not a chicken expert (yet) but I’m pretty sure this isn’t actually a “coop”. It’s probably more of a…

January 16, 2012 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

Experiments In Aging: Industrial Casters

Immediately after I bought (and briefly dated) this old chicken coop, I started scouring the internet for some big industrial vintage casters. Let me tell…

December 22, 2011 | 27 Comments | Read the Full Article

By Tools, For Tools: Quick (and Fun) Wood Toolboxes

During the Great Migration of One-Thousand Tools that has occurred over the last several weeks, it became clear to me that this… Was lacking a…

December 12, 2011 | 28 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Video: Building a Custom Door & Jamb (with a lot of people staring at you)

Back when I built the shelving for the closets in the Memorial House, I had this idea about building some custom doors for them that…

November 25, 2011 | 23 Comments | Read the Full Article

Organization 101: DIY File Crates From Pallets

A recurring theme here over the last couple of weeks has been watching me desperately trying to dig myself out from under a mountain of…

August 28, 2011 | 51 Comments | Read the Full Article

Organization 101: Building Basic Wood Shelves

As it turns out having ten closets in your house isn’t even remotely helpful in keeping your life in order if nine of them don’t…

August 23, 2011 | 18 Comments | Read the Full Article

Rustic Wood Wall Art: Part 3

Creating this rustic wood wall art was a simple project when it came to building the panels and thinking up designs, but when it came…

August 15, 2011 | 61 Comments | Read the Full Article

Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Pinboard

I’m working my way through several projects for my home office with the hope that, after a year of living in a garage, they might…

August 10, 2011 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article

Building a DIY Mirror Frame

I’d been having a little difficulty picking out mirrors for the master bath. And by “a little difficulty” I mean that I developed a twitch…

Joinery 101: Using a Kreg Jig

Interior work brings with it the joy of figuring out how to attach two pieces of wood in a slightly more elegant manner than banging…

Drywall 101: Drywalling Basics

“Let’s hang and finish some drywall!” Yeah. Here’s my guess at the three most common reactions to that statement: Your face squinched up. The blood…

How To Cope: Baseboard, That Is

Here’s a hint, unlike the other kind of coping you do when you spend a year living in a garage, this one doesn’t involve alcohol…

How To Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Vanity

I think the most important thing on the list of stuff you need to build a vanity is the pervasive belief that you can, in…

Tile 101: How To Install SunTouch WarmWire Radiant Floor Heat

The cat and I both agree, there’s not a whole that can compare with walking barefoot into your bathroom and feeling a toasty warm floor…

Tile 101: Installing Durock Tile Membrane

Getting the underlayment for a tile floor down may seem like a small achievement, but let’s just say that when you’re going on month twelve…