How To Build It


About Us

Carl and Jamie's home improvement projects

This Blog is Built on Sawdust and Enthusiasm.

Welcome to How to Build It!

The Digital DIY Home Improvement Projects Workshop of Practical Tips for Remodels, Designs, Repairs, and Crafts.

Home Improvement Projects

The Hands That Build It

We are a husband and wife team that likes to design and build fun things to make our house a home. Sharing these fun projects is possible due to the hard work and dedication of our fabulous blog contributors, who help us bring these incredible projects to you online.

Hello! My name is Jamie. With my incredibly talented handyman husband, Carl, we’ve become house remodel specialists and blogging experts for how to build things yourself. We aim to help people around the world fill their “spare” time with rewarding projects that turn your house into a home where you can be at ease.

Making Our House a Home

We have five amazing kids who keep us on our toes and inspire us to create more home improvement projects that make new childhood and family memories.

Life is chaotic but beautiful and exciting too. Difficult situations teach us something about ourselves. I’ve learned that home improvement projects and repairs present some of the most challenging obstacles to face. Whether I’m redecorating or remodeling sections of our home, or putting in new landscape features and designs, I know that creative thinking and problem-solving will be a part of the project. I love the challenge, as I know many of you do as well.

That’s why Carl and I make the perfect team.  Carl is a talented handyman and woodworker, not to mention a seasoned home improvement DIY-er. He has years of experience working in professional cabinet shops, where he learned the very finest finishes and techniques to build high-end furniture and cabinets.

Over the coming months, we will be posting tutorials on building furniture, refinishing furniture, DIY projects, and yard and home improvement projects.  Our goal is to provide you with practical tips and guidelines so you can build it yourself, whatever “it” may be. Please take a few moments to browse our website, and if you have any questions or content suggestions, please reach out through our contact page. We always love to connect with fellow DIY and craft enthusiasts.