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Enchanted Playroom

Now that we finally have Halloween behind us (seriously, this year was nuts!), we're pressing ahead on our next project.  We've always talked about the possibility of creating a playroom for the babe (and any other future children 😉 ) in our basement.  This week we finally took the plunge and really started to make… Continue reading Enchanted Playroom

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Floating Shelf Hanging Instructions

If you have purchased one of our floating shelves, here is a PDF with the instructions on how to hang it in your living space. Please feel free to ask any questions if you have them! Floating Shelf Hanging Instructions Thanks to our many customers for your loyal support of our small business!

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DIY Build Your Own Shower

A totally doable project for the home owner! "Doable," but perhaps not "fast." Watch the video below for an overview, and read on for more detailed direction. So what we're looking at here is just a set drain pipe and a basic opening for where the shower will go.  The dotted yellow line is where… Continue reading DIY Build Your Own Shower

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DIY Sawdust Collector

Making an efficient dust collector is not difficult and doesn't even take very long to do! The only thing that you'll really need is a blower motor of some sort.  The one pictured in this post was given to me, but a shop vac motor or even a leaf blower will do just as nice… Continue reading DIY Sawdust Collector

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How To Make A Cutting Board

Cut out 1" X 1" sticks with your table saw. Any wood works, but the harder the wood, the better the result for a cutting board. This cutting board is made from an apricot tree.  The smaller branches are a bit darker, so I'm using a lot of that stock. Lay out your design.  I reset… Continue reading How To Make A Cutting Board

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Build A Pedestal Table In 15 Steps

...or at least the way I did it Want to build your own pedestal table? Here is a general guide that will help you on that project! Remember, you don't need excessive woodworking skills to accomplish this; you just need to know a few things and be a little handy. This is going from live apricot tree… Continue reading Build A Pedestal Table In 15 Steps

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How to Build a Fireplace Part 2: Moldings, Faux Flue, Paint

For this second phase, I need a mantlepiece and moldings. As a reminder, we are trying to reuse materials that we have around instead of buying all of these things new; partially because we don't have the money at the moment and partially because we can reuse the wood. I have a table that I… Continue reading How to Build a Fireplace Part 2: Moldings, Faux Flue, Paint

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Curb Appeal Facelift Part 3: Covering the Porch in Pine

Covering your cement porch in wood is simple and easy, but not an incredibly quick task. You will have to consider a few things before you start, like securing the whole thing properly to the existing structure, drainage for water that falls in between the planks, beginning and ending board width, and waterfall control from… Continue reading Curb Appeal Facelift Part 3: Covering the Porch in Pine

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Curb Appeal Facelift Part 2: Fencing, Pergola Gate, and Second Walkway

    The first thing to fencing is pounding stakes into the ground, pulling mason string from one side to the other, then deciding where your posts will be (no more than 5'11" apart), marking them with a spray paint dot, and then digging the holes.  I just love digging holes! Remember for fencing, you… Continue reading Curb Appeal Facelift Part 2: Fencing, Pergola Gate, and Second Walkway

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Curb Appeal Facelift Part 1: Landscaping and Walkway

    So here we are in our home that is, quite honestly, ugly and run down for years.  We've got a steel skeleton of a porch covering, horrible and terrible cottonwood trees in the front, no decent porch to speak of, a diagonal walkway, and nothing but weeds for a front yard. We see… Continue reading Curb Appeal Facelift Part 1: Landscaping and Walkway

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Bathroom Remodel, Part 2: Tile

    I sheathed the bedroom side of the wall with a 1/2" plywood.  I will still put drywall over it, but I happened to have the plywood and I'm really going to try to deaden the sound as much as possible going through this wall. This will be our baby room later, and I… Continue reading Bathroom Remodel, Part 2: Tile