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And so Halloween Begins

...and so Halloween begins...

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6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 3 and 4

Week 3 and 4   See Week 1 and 2 Here Now that the house is essentially formed, the guts need to be in place. Guts are usually best done before anything else, but we have found that doing things a little out of order can keep you interested in the project for much longer.… Continue reading 6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 3 and 4

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6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 1 and 2

Week 1 and 2 We decided that Lola will get a play room for her birthday this year; not only for her, but for us, too. We have 1350 square feet of unfinished basement to curate, and we wanted to have an out-of-sight-out-of-mind place for the daily messes to be confined to, so we're starting… Continue reading 6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 1 and 2

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Building King Kong for the Empire State Building: Halloween 2017

So here's what we're going for with our top-of-the-ESB Kong idea. That, mixed with a bit of Kong from the 20's-era Jack Black rendition of the movie. Let's see where we get with this!   Ok, so you have to start somewhere...we blocked in a cardboard base and added some wood so we can attach… Continue reading Building King Kong for the Empire State Building: Halloween 2017

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How to Build a Frame Loom, Best In Class!

Weave twice as fast with twice the uniformity and half the effort with DO9's SUPER FRAME LOOM! Please send us your build photos so we can post them and give you credit!! GET YOUR FULL 20 PAGE PLANS HERE!Paired together with the previous iteration of this loom, the beater bar/spacing bar makes it a complete… Continue reading How to Build a Frame Loom, Best In Class!

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Building A Teardrop Camper

Just a little video I snapped together from some old photos several years back.  Apparently, I didn't take enough photos of the finished product.  Perhaps I was too busy enjoying the outdoors!   If you want to build your own teardrop, just know that it is a lot easier that you probably think it is!… Continue reading Building A Teardrop Camper

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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 Build A Pedestal Table

...or at least the way I did it in 15 stepsWant 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… Continue reading How To Build A Pedestal Table

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How to Build a Fireplace Part 1: Structure and Cover

Tera found an electric fireplace built by someone in the blog world that inspired her to direct me to build one too.  I haven't ever built a fireplace, and we're currently broke, so this should be an interesting project.  It will be about like everything else I've never built before; we'll see what happens as… Continue reading How to Build a Fireplace Part 1: Structure and Cover