Build-It-Yourself

Build a Backyard Privacy Fence

Build a Backyard Privacy Fence

Using corrugated steel panels we reclaimed our backyard privacy and did it in less than 2 hours.

How to Build a Work Table Using a Door

How to Build a Work Table Using a Door

If you’ve got a solid core wood door, you’ve got yourself the makings of a nice wood table.

Stars and Stripes Bean Bag Toss Boards

Stars and Stripes Bean Bag Toss Boards

These bean bag toss boards are easy to make and will make any cornhole enthusiast a happy camper.

How To Build a Cooler Stand from Pallets

How To Build a Cooler Stand from Pallets

Anyone can build this DIY project from a few pallets into a cooler stand that’s ready to chill your favorite drinks

How To Build a Sawhorse Table

How To Build a Sawhorse Table

You can build this basic sawhorse table in a couple of hours and have money leftover for a night out on the town.

How To Modify Your Brinkmann Smoker for Peak Performance

How To Modify Your Brinkmann Smoker for Peak Performance

With a few homegrown mods you can turn your Brinkmann Smoke N’ Grill into a powerhouse.

Refresh Your Deck or Patio with Rust-Oleum Restore 10X

Refresh Your Deck or Patio with Rust-Oleum Restore 10X

Give your deck or patio a refresh with Rust-Oleum Restore. This is a DIY project you can do in a weekend and enjoy the benefits for years to come.

Organizing the Woodpile with Rockwell Lumber Racks

Organizing the Woodpile with Rockwell Lumber Racks

Get your lumber off the ground and up where you can see it

Thompson’s Tinted Waterseal Waterproofing Stain

Thompson’s Tinted Waterseal Waterproofing Stain

Thompsons newest waterproofing stain is now available in tinted colors to match your favorite wood.

How To Build DIY Gold Sawhorses

How To Build DIY Gold Sawhorses

Forget buying sawhorses and build your own sawhorses in your favorite color.

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Fence or Deck

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Fence or Deck

Here’s a walk-through of redwood, cedar, douglas fir and pine species and how they are best used.

DIY Pallet Shed

DIY Pallet Shed

Build a quick and dirty shed using pallets

5 Pointers for Researching Your Next DIY Project

5 Pointers for Researching Your Next DIY Project

Just because a website says adding to existing plumbing is as easy as 1-2-3, doesn’t mean really anything without the experience to back it up. Find the best resources for your next DIY project.

Make Succulent Planters from Wood Blocks

Make Succulent Planters from Wood Blocks

This wood planter makes a simple and stylish home for your gorgeous succulents.

DIY City Guide: Oakland & East Bay

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

This Penny Countertop Makes Cents

This Penny Countertop Makes Cents

Mak this one-of-a-kind countertop by saving your pennies

How To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

How To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

We’ve been cutting our own Christmas tree for years and always enjoy the family time.

Build It Yourself: Surfboard Storage Rack

Build It Yourself: Surfboard Storage Rack

Since moving to LA from NYC last year I thought I’d be doing a lot more surfing. It hasn’t worked out like that. As soon as the water got warm the waves went flat. I guess that’s par for the course in Southern California. Even if I don’t hit the […]

How to Build Halloween Silhouettes For a Spooky Yard

How to Build Halloween Silhouettes For a Spooky Yard

Scare your neighbors with these easy to make Halloween silhouettes.

Build a Fire Ring Pit With Stone and Sweat

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 your “ideabook” for easy reference. Houzz also has some great editorial pieces that cover remodeling and do-it-yourself projects. One […]

DIY Backyard Smoker

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 a great step-by-step tutorial that requires a few tools such as a drill and cutter but otherwise it’s really […]