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    DIY City Guide: Oakland & East Bay

    The East Bay is chock full of DIY resources with everything from lumber, awesome hardware stores, educational resources and upcycled home supplies…

  • Build a Fire Ring Pit With Stone and Sweat

    If you are looking for inspiration in home design, Houzz is a great place to start. They have more than 500,000 photos from designers that you can clip and save in…

  • DIY Backyard Smoker

    There are a lot of plans available for building backyard BBQ grills but this is this is the first do-it-yourself smoker we’ve seen and it’s courtesy of Popular Mechanics. They’ve provided…

  • How to Install Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertops

    Installing new countertops is an ambitious do-it-yourself project no matter what type of material you choose. These homeowners shared their journey to install stainless steel countertops which look great and are…

  • Build a DIY Beer Case for those BYOB Parties

    We’ve got the perfect woodworking project that you can build in time for your Super Bowl parties. A reader submitted this project and you know he arrives at BYOB parties in…

  • How To Build Your Own Record Crates

    We are big time fans of Wood & Faulk (we’re really partial with anyone who uses an ampersand in their name) and his camping stool is still one of our all-time…

  • Build the Ultimate Home Workout Space

    Gyms are expensive and if you’ve got the space at home, why not invest a bit in building and setting up a home workout space. Not just a home gym with…

  • DIY Projects That Require A Permit

    You’ve assembled your tools and materials and are ready to get started on your latest DIY project. Here’s the catch — do you need a permit? Having one not only ensures…

  • Get Stuff Done During A DIYcation

    It’s been awhile since we checked in with our good friend, the fabulous DIY Diva. And when we did, she gave us a brilliant idea: the DIYcation. Makes perfect sense, doesn’t…

  • DIY With Disabilities

    We’ve often talked here at Charles & Hudson about things like universal design, how to DIY with temporary medical conditions (read: pregnancy), and what to do if you’re mid-project and injure…

  • Create Storage & Intrigue With A Secret Door

    We all have those whimsical childhood dreams of what our dream house would be like. Whether it be turrets, underground tunnels, tiny elevators, or hidden passageways, we all smile with delight…

  • Concrete Lego Blocks Are The Real Deal

    Growing up, I was quite the tomboy. And looking back at my preferred toys, it’s no surprise that I now write about home improvement and DIY. Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, blocks…

  • Paint Your Own Wall Mural

    Our friend Nick has a passion for music and wanted to incorporate this into the design of his new home. You can take his same concept and create your own wall…

  • Build A $720 House In One Week!

    The pinnacle for any DIYer? Building a house! If you’re intimidated by the process, we’ve got a simpler version for you to try. The Tata Group has created a $720 flatpack…