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DIY House Addition: Step 3 – Foundation

So the ink is barely dry on your building permit and you’re ready to break out the excavator and start digging? If you just read…

How-To: Easy Fabric Curtains For Under-Stairway Storage

While working on my basement hallway transformation I was presented with a problem… Apparently I’ve gone from 20/20 vision to someone who considers this to…

March 16, 2010 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

Tile 101: How to Lay Floor Tile

The benefit of snatching a handful of hours over the last week to cut, lay, and grout tile on my basement floor, is that I…

How To: Make a sink base out of a regular cabinet.

I admit to being slightly stumped in the “unfinished cabinet aisle” at Lowe’s as I started counting out the sizes for sink bases. Thirty-six inch,…

Wood Ceiling 101: How To Install Tongue & Groove Paneling

The easiest way to describe this is “like installing a wood floor, but upside-down.” Even if you’ve never done a wood floor before, the concept…

February 17, 2010 | 82 Comments | Read the Full Article

Drywall 101: Using Joint Compount for a Stucco Wall Finish

So here we are. Wallboard up and spackling knife in hand– ready to jump in and finish some walls. This is the part most people…

January 19, 2010 | 120 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Weekend Project: Keep People Out (Changing door hardware)

It seems like we’ve been installing a door a week as we get the Station into livable condition and when our most recent door-installing adventure…

January 10, 2010 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

Tech DIY: How to host your own WordPress site with Go Daddy

Let me start out this post by saying I know a couple of things about computers. Like how to turn one on, for instance. Or…

January 4, 2010 | 29 Comments | Read the Full Article

Drywall 101: Hanging Wallboard By Yourself & Other Hard-Learned Lessons

Alternatively titled: I must Have a Screw Loose. Or seven. Hundred. Drywall is the easiest part of building a room in theory… in practice, let’s…

December 17, 2009 | 54 Comments | Read the Full Article

How to Install a Woven-Wire Fence

Miniature donkeys, we are ready for you. I can’t even explain in words the number of hours we spent contemplating this fence. What type of…

December 7, 2009 | 54 Comments | Read the Full Article

Weekend DIY Picnic Table Project

See this picnic table? I love eating at this thing almost as much as I loved building it. Detached benches, no visible screws on the…

DIY Cedar Raised Garden Bed

First completed project of the year! Here’s how I did it… Materials: 48 lf. of rough sawn cedar 2×6’s (I got 3 2×6-16′ boards) 12…

Answers to the most commonly googled questions.

I like to play a little game with this blog… I look at all of the google searches that bring people to this site, and…

March 25, 2008 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY: How To Cope Crown Molding Joints with a Dremmel

DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional carpenter, woodworker, or crown molding hanger. I’m just a girl with a dremmel, some rotozip bits, and a miter…

January 1, 2008 | 39 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Weekend Project: Make a Desk out of a Door.

When I decided to turn my basement room into an office, there was one key piece of furniture I was missing: A desk. And while…

October 1, 2005 | 22 Comments | Read the Full Article