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How To Stain Your Wood Projects

How To Stain Your Wood Projects

Protect your wood projects from water and UV rays with Olympic Elite Advanced Stain+Sealant.

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.

DIY City Guide: Vancouver, Canada

DIY City Guide: Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Canada is full of amazing Victorian homes and the city has the do-it-yourself resources to build and maintain these fine works of art.

DIY Pallet Shed

DIY Pallet Shed

Build a quick and dirty shed using pallets

Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Start ripping up your old sofa with these upholstery tools for beginners

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

Fix a Dripping Kitchen Faucet

Fix a Dripping Kitchen Faucet

Our Delta Faucet is 50 years old but replacing the seats and springs is still an easy fix for a dripping kitchen faucet

Stop Searching and Start Finding with LED Under-Cabinet Lighting

Stop Searching and Start Finding with LED Under-Cabinet Lighting

Easy to install and super bright, these LED under cabinet lights are perfect to illuminate those dark spaces.

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

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. […]

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 […]

How to Install Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertops

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 a huge upgrade to their previous formica. They used plywood as a base and purchased the stainless steel from […]

Build a DIY Beer Case for those BYOB Parties

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 style with this DIY beer case he made. It looks like some basic plywood and glue to pull this […]

How To Build Your Own Record Crates

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 favorites. His latest masterpiece is a basic woodworking project for building record crates. As always his photos are amazing […]

Protect Your Hands with Ansell Gloves

Protect Your Hands with Ansell Gloves

Protective gloves are one of the best investments for a do-it-yourselfer. They not only protect you from cuts and scrapes but also from damage due to chemicals as well as simply keep your hands clean so at the end of your project you simply need to clean your gloves, not […]

20 Ways to Upcycle an Old Yoga Mat

20 Ways to Upcycle an Old Yoga Mat

We here at Charles & Hudson are always looking for ways to be as green as possible in our everyday choices, as well as be as economical as possible too. So when it was time to replace our old torn yoga mats, we got to thinking about ways to repurpose […]

To Gentrify Or Not To Gentrify: That Is The DIYer’s Question

To Gentrify Or Not To Gentrify: That Is The DIYer’s Question

Now that we’ve not only looked at the definition of gentrification, the socio-political-economic reasons why it happens, and the pros and cons of the phenomenon, it’s time to talk about what that means to you, the average DIY enthusiast. The tricky thing about gentrification is that you may not notice […]

DIY With Disabilities

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 yourself. But something we haven’t touched much upon is the concept of DIY while being disabled. Sometimes the unexpected […]

Share Your Project with Built by Kids – Win Some Stuff

Share Your Project with Built by Kids – Win Some Stuff

This has been an amazing summer for us. We’ve been putting in the miles with media trips across the country and mixing in a jaunt to Paris…for a babymoon. Yes, Laura and I are expecting a boy in September! We’re super excited and thought, why not make this extra fun […]