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Build-It-Yourself

  • Easy Wood Stair Railing Repair and Install

    Safety is a top concern when building stairs and it all starts with solid footing and a stable hand rail. We want to expand on our previous article for installing wood…

  • DIY Home Burials

    The DIY mentality has taken hold of some who prefer to be buried on their own terms which typically means a home built coffin and a resting place on their personal…

  • Build Your Own Table with Reusable Lumber

    This build-it-yourself table by a first time furniture builder is one of the sharpest we’ve seen in a long time. The construction and craftsmanship look like that of an experienced builder.…

  • DIY Gardening – Indoor Terrarium

    @nakedapartments shared this quick and easy indoor terrarium project. It should take you less than an hour and cost about $20. Low investment for a unique and pretty addition to any…

  • Build-It-Yourself: Wood Patio Planter

    Our planter box (above) didn’t come out quite as nice as we had hoped but next time we’ll be sure to follow these great instructions from Danny Lipford for building a…

  • Joining Wood Planks has Never Been Easier

    There are a number of different ways to attach wood plans together. Some techniques are easier but less effective while other ways are more time consuming but create a more solid…

  • 10 Summer Backyard Projects

    A great goal this summer would be to finish your backyard projects this Spring so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor throughout the entire summer. But this means…

  • Easy Cabinet Makeover: Add Pulls and Paint

    Craigslist flat out rules for finding all types of home furnishings and CasaSugar highlights a members how-to for making over her cabinet. This time, she’s made over an armoire she bought…

  • Time to Do-It-Yourself

    As news about the economy worsens we try to stay positive and focused on the expenses we can control. The outlook at big box retailers such as Home Depot and Lowes…

  • Build-It-Yourself: Bunk Bed Side Table

    This project comes to us from Carlito’s Contraptions up on Montreal, Canada. He’s built an ingenious side table for the top sleeper of a bunk bed that allows a rigid platform…

  • Build Your Own: Bat House

    photo: Yaquina Bird houses are so 2008. Be bold and bring in the new year with a bat house. The fact that 1 brown bat can consume up to 1,000 mosquitoes…

  • Modern Day Mountain Cabins

    Contemporary homes can make the best mountain cabins. Set deep into nature, their clean lines accentuate a wild setting.…

  • Build-It-Yourself: Brick BBQ Grill

    It’s getting a bit cool for outdoor grilling but if you’re still up for it and live in a warm climate then BBQ is always an option. If you are need…

  • You’re Never to Young to DIY!

    It’s never too early to introduce the next generation to the joys of DIY! A good way to start might be with a project from foldschool.…

  • Lancaster Conservatories and Sunrooms

    We recently discovered Lancaster Conservatories. They offer DIY or professionally installed Sunrooms, Conservatories, and Greenhouses that blend into the character of your home. Their conservatory and sunroom kits are comprehensive and…

  • Labor Day Links

    + 15 Free Toolbox plans via Toolcrib + Steps Side Table via Casasugar + DIY Door to Dining Table via Design*Sponge + Staycation Ideas from DIY Life…

  • Flagstone Kitchen Tiles

    Flagstone is typically used in outdoor applications to create pathways or sometimes patios but this family is using them to tile their kitchen. But what is even more interesting is the…

  • Green Building a Garden Shed

    After reading this nice review of our site from Green Gate Ranch Remodel, we took some time to peruse their site and found a couple of great projects that are documented…

  • Build a Custom Dog House

    We just “rescued” a puppy from a family member who could no longer care for her and even though she’s a handful and we can no longer sleep in, we love…