HEAVY DUTY DIY Folding Sawhorses | Video tutorial + Plans

Friday, March 27, 2020 -
How to make strong heavy duty wood folding DIY sawhorses with these free plans and video tutorial

Holy cow! Things are nuts right now guys! So since we're all currently on lock-down at home, I imagine most of you are like me and trying to be productive with what you have lying around. A few weeks ago I shared my SUPER SIMPLE garage shelves if you're in an organizing mood, but what if you need more work space? 

Cheap and Easy DIY Garage Shelves | Building Plans

Monday, January 20, 2020 -

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I've shared with you guys a few times that we are building a custom house this year. I'll spare you all the drama, but it has taken us WAY longer to get started than we thought it would. We sold our home back in May of 2019 and have been in a rental ever since. The lease is up on the rental and we are now getting ready to move into my in-law's guest house during construction. In the meantime, we have struggled to find a place to store all of our crap. My in-laws cleared an area for us in their RV garage, but to make the most of the space I wanted to go vertical. It's time to build some cheap and easy DIY wood shelves. 

How to Build a Modern Cable Railing Bed | Building Plans + Video

Sunday, January 5, 2020 -
how to DIY free building plans queen wood metal wire cable stair railing
     

Remember a few weeks ago when I shared the waterfall edge plywood nightstands I made for my sister? (P.S. you can get the free building plans HERE) I mentioned that she was downsizing into a smaller home and needed new furniture to fit the new space. I told her I was happy to hook her up with a new bed to match her nightstands but the one catch is, she would have no say in the design. 

DIY Slide - Rule Wood Desk Calendar

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
How to build woodworking a modern DIY wood and metal sliding desk calendar Make a great DIY gift idea 

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Like I'm assuming many of you do, I love making handmade holiday gifts for my friends and family. Last year I made several wood candy machines and the year before that was easy DIY mancala game boards

This year, I found some gorgeous 3/4" x 3/4" hardwood square dowels / rods at my Home Depot. They were only labeled as "hardwood" and didn't differentiate between the species of wood. A group of darker colored, redish rods caught my eye and I was pretty sure they were mahogany. 

Holiday Gift Ideas for Tool Lovers and DIY Fans

Monday, December 2, 2019 -
Holiday gift giving guide for the tool lover or DIY fan on your Christmas list

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Holy cow! How is this year going by so fast? How is it already December? I have a confession: I am a horrible procrastinator. I haven't bought a single Christmas gift yet. 

My twin boys are ten years old now and that means they are still super easy to shop for. We draw names for the extended family, so that means we only have a couple people to shop for there as well. My husband on the other hand, he's the tricky one. He's a super handy guy and possibly loves tools as much as I do. I combed through HomeDepot.com and made a list of gift ideas in every price range. Truth be told, it's really just a collection of my favorite tools and gadgets and several new items I'm itching to buy for myself. 

If you have a tool lover or DIY fan on your holiday list, keep scrolling and feel free to add those things you've been needing to the shopping cart as well. 

Ryobi 3/8 Inch VS. Ridgid 1/2 Inch Impact Wrench Head to Head

Sunday, October 27, 2019 -
tool review Head to head review comparison between a Ryobi 38 inch Impact Driver and a Ridgid OCTANE 12 inch Impact Driver

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Alright guys, it's been a while but it's time to talk tools again!

Unless you do a lot of mechanical work or heavy duty construction, you might not be familiar impact wrenches. Easily confused with an impact driver, and impact wrench has a  male stud as opposed to a  female collet or chuck. They are designed to accommodate sockets, not bits. Traditionally, impact wrenches were pneumatically powered and often found in mechanic's shops. 

I own a couple impact wrenches and I actually use them WAY more than I thought I would. They are extremely powerful tools that can be used for a number of different jobs.

DIY Modern Plywood Nightstand | Video Tutorial + Building Plans

Friday, October 25, 2019 -
How build a modern plywood nightstand with a continuous grain waterfall edge using the Kreg Adaptive Cutting System

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My sister is getting ready to move into a much smaller house and needed some new furniture to match the new home's more petite scale. Good thing she has a sister who loves to build furniture. 

I've been wanting to try a project with a continuous grain, mitered edge design that kinda creates a waterfall effect. It's traditionally a more advanced technique, but since I've been using my Adaptive Cutting System from Kreg  more and more, I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to test this tricky design element out. 
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