Here’s a walk-through of redwood, cedar, douglas fir and pine species and how they are best used.
Build a quick and dirty shed using pallets
Our wood block planters turned out well for a basic DIY project that used reclaimed wood and some various drilling techniques. But we felt they needed a bit more pizazz since the wood used wasn’t a pretty redwood or other beautiful natural wood.
Our editor checks out the latest in auto accessories from 3M
Start ripping up your old sofa with these upholstery tools for beginners
Every home needs a step stool but will you build or buy?
This wood planter makes a simple and stylish home for your gorgeous succulents.
Identify the source, prevention, salvage and flood insurance are the keys to dealing with water damage after a flood.
Give your bbq grill a quick clean after each use and it will last you for years.
We’ve come to appreciate the City of Angels and realize the history and communities are as vibrant as anywhere in the country. This applies to the do-it-yourself spirit that is surging across the city and that’s why we’ve chosen LA as the subject of our first DIY City Guide. We’ve […]
The East Bay is chock full of DIY resources with everything from lumber, awesome hardware stores, educational resources and upcycled home supplies
Forget buying bottled water or filling up a filtered pitcher. You can install an under the sink water filter system in a couple hours.
Our dog did a number on our lawn and we’ve got a ton of bare spots. These tips got our lawn back in shape.
Our Delta Faucet is 50 years old but replacing the seats and springs is still an easy fix for a dripping kitchen faucet
Take this wallpaper with you and use it on any flat surface to enhance the decor of your home
Easy to install and super bright, these LED under cabinet lights are perfect to illuminate those dark spaces.
Mak this one-of-a-kind countertop by saving your pennies
Since this isn’t my first time being pregnant amid approximately a million home improvement projects, nor is it the first time that being pregnant necessitated some of those projects, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned so that I can DIY while also building a little person. […]
Brick succulent planters are an easy starter garden you can make in an afternoon
Epoxy floor paint makes a great surface for your utility or storage room
Our bathroom sink has been a slow drainer for a few months and we’ve used drano and a Zip-It to no avail. The next step was to remove the p-trap and see what was lurking down below. Our home was built in the 50’s and I’m not sure the last […]
One DIY project we’ve never tackled is installing a toilet. It’s a common job but one we’ve somehow avoided. Not anymore! We live in a 2 bedroom/1 bath bungalow and our old toilet is the only one in the house. We’ve been wanting to upgrade our toilet for some time […]