We wanted to add a little design to the upstairs in our home, so to do this we thought it we would add a cap to the half wall between the stairs and the hallway. We also are going to add it to the opening in the loft that looks down into the
One of the best ways to add lighting to your home, is to install can lights. Installing can lights can be a very inexpensive and easy way to brighten a space, if it is done properly. Here are four things to consider before you start cutting into your sheet rock.
Fire pits are really popular right now. They are such a great way to bring together family and friends. They appeal to every demographic, young or old, single or married, large families or anyone that likes to entertain. Here are 6 DIY fire pit ideas that I found and love! Now the problem is choosing
It was about 2 days before Christmas and my wife told me that we needed 4 large picture frames for the kids playroom and it was going to be part of their Christmas presents. The problem was… We had already blown the Christmas budget and I had no time to build anything extravagant! I
Choosing the Right Wood for a Project There are two main things to look for when you are searching for the right wood for your DIY or craft project. You need to decide which kind of grain you are looking for, and if you need a hard or a soft wood. It is important
I have been painting furniture and cabinets for years. I have also been refinishing and building furniture and of course, I want the smoothest, most professional finish on my projects. I quickly learned that I absolutely had no choice but to use a spray gun for the smoothest finish possible. I have used all methods
Nearly all table saws will fall into two main categories. They will either be a “contractor saw” or “cabinet saw.” Your budget, available space, and what type of work you plan on doing will determine what type of saw you should purchase. A contractor saw is light and portable and is limited on how large
While I usually have a tendency to make projects more difficult by demanding perfection, I think crate boxes have more character with some imperfections. I purposefully did not sand the cedar planks, and did not try to match my corners perfectly. Although, I did nail and glue the joints to make sure that they last
I have a 3 year-old boy who loves to “fix” with me. So, one afternoon I made him this workbench with a couple of 2×4’s. Determine the right Size: Have your child hold a tool out to gauge how high you will want the bench, if they are really going to be playing on it
I will start by saying that I am a woodworker. The DIY projects that I attempt don’t involve glue guns, they involve tools with more voltage. These are the top 5 shop tools you need to attempt big DIY projects, crafts or woodworking. I will post my top 5 hand tools for DIY projects shortly.