Browsing Tag

DIY

  • Build-It-Yourself Coffee Table Bench

    Spotted over at IKEA Hacker, I love Melanie’s bench-coffee table contraption. Melanie used an Ikea office bench (in zebra), a Flort remote control pocket and u-shaped tables made from plywood. Here’s…

  • 6 Tips to Assembling Store Bought Furniture

    Sometimes ready-to-assemble furniture is a nightmare. And by sometimes, I mean most of the time. Even for a moderately experienced DIYer like myself, identifying parts, trying to understand diagrams and figuring…

  • 25 Projects Under $50

    While perusing my usual rounds of shelter blogs, I came across this post from Apartment Therapy’s sister site Re-Nest, giving ideas for 25 DIY projects under $50 and thought I’d pass…

  • Give a Green Gift

    If you want to spread knowledge about lessening our carbon impact, give the gift of green. Any item you would buy ordinarily, from food to clothes and even certificates can be…

  • Amazing DIY Castle Home

    In an incredible display of do-it-yourself ingenuity and sticktoitiveness, a couple in Surrey, England constructed a castle/tudor home. But the kicker is that they did this without the knowledge of neighbors…

  • 10 Tools from Apartment Therapy

    One of our favorite editors at Apartment Therapy has identified their 10 favorite tools for DIY. It’s a great selection but we’d make the following changes. Replace the hex wrenches with…

  • 10 DIY Tips for the Kids

    In the latest issue of ReadyMade magazine which has been redesigned for Feb/March 2010, they share 5 ways to DIY with the kids. 1. Need to straighten art? Take out the…

  • DIY Christmas Tree Craft

    In the spirit of DIY Christmas crafts, here’s a very cool looking tree display from Sparkle Labs.…

  • Stop Losing Nails and Screws

    We’re always on the lookout for tools that make our life easier and the Magnogrip magnetic wristband seems to fit the bill. The wristband attaches via velcro strap and the enclosed…

  • Build Your Own Skate Ramp

    It was the summer of 1988 and Steve Alba and Christian Hosoi seemed to be on cover of every Thrasher magazine. My days were spent hanging out at the local skate…

  • How To Lay Down a Mean Caulk Bead

    Featured writer Deren S. Monday wants to pass along 4 DIY skills to his kids. The first was building a fence that rots before it falls. The second is laying a…

  • Build It Yourself: Cyclone Dust Collector

    Over at Lumberjocks you can peruse a ton of user submitted projects. Most of them are woodworking. Some masterpieces and some questionable but all home grown. This homemade cyclone dust collector…

  • 7 Tips to DIY Carpet Pulling

    Pulling carpet yourself can save a few bucks and here are 7 tips to make the process go smoothly. 1. Pulling up carpet is a labor-intensive activity, so while you can…

  • Scrap Wood to Awesome Table

    Re-Nest turned us onto this amazing DIY table built from scraps of wood gathered from an industrial area of decaying buildings. With the help of some friends a little know-how this…

  • New Yorkers are Flocking to Fixer-Uppers

    The demand for fixer-uppers in NYC has never been that high but as inventory has grown and the competitive prices for move-in ready apartments continues to swell, more city dwellers are…

  • Bring Mid-Century Flair to Your Front Door

    Crestview Doors recently started following us on Twitter and we checked out their work. Very impressive. We love the concept. Take your existing door and give it a mid-century modern twist…

  • How To Turn Your Cabinet Faces to Glass

    If you want a dramatic change to your kitchen, consider adding a glass front to a few of your cabinet doors. Make sure the insides of the cabinet are painted properly…

  • Home Repair Books: An Overlooked Resource

    If you were seeking information for a home improvement project pre-internet (which wasn’t that long ago), your options were: A. Ask a friend, family member or your local hardware store for…

  • The Bathroom Reinvented: Turning to Greywater

    Close loop water systems are sustainable and a major step in water conservation. Ecologist Brent Bucknum, principal of Hyphae Design Lab in Oakland, California, shares the ABC’s of re-routing a home’s…