DIY

DIY Raised Beds

     Raised beds are a great way to get into gardening, you get all the benefits of fresh veggies, but skip the toilsome bending over to pull weeds and harvest the crops. They also help keep some pesky critters away that would love to eat your produce.

DIY Bed Frame

     When I bought my house I realized that I needed a bed, or rather a better bed, but I couldn't fit a normal box spring into my car, and I wasn't about to pay for delivery, so I did what any sane person would do, built my own. If you want to build your own here are some simple instructions and a material list to go along with the video I made of the process.

DIY Chopsaw table


Material/Cut list:
8 @2x4x36" for the legs.
12 @ 2x4x22" for the side cross members and table supports.
6 @ 2x4x48" for the front and back cross members.

DIY Bathroom Shelf

If you've every wanted to build your own custom bathroom shelf this is the blog post for you.

2x4 Sofa DIY

This is a very simple project, with just a few angle cuts. I recommend using a Chop-saw to cut the lumber to length, but if you don't have one, a circular saw or even a Jigsaw would work. I used webbing under the cushions that form the seat, but you could use plywood instead. If you do use plywood you can ignore the 1x2s that I used, as they are completely unnecessary when using a plywood base. Start by cutting everything to size, if you are making a sofa that is less than eight feet wide adjust the lengths of the boards accordingly. The first set of three cuts are the front and back cross members, those would be the only lengths to change to switch up the width of the sofa.

2x4 Workbench

     This blog post accompanies my youtube video about building a 2x4 workbench. If you didn't come here from there you should check it out.

Building a Deck Box

     I built a deck box several months ago, as I was tired of having the delivery people just leave stuff sitting in front of the front and back door, I thought if there was a nice little box at the front door they would put packages in it, well I was wrong, it's never been used, b

Building a Computer Desk

     I built myself a custom computer desk, as I had a very specific size I wanted, and didn't feel like paying a lot of money to buy something, especially as I could build something that would last longer than anything I could buy, and cost much less money.

Installing a bath fan

When I bought my house the upstairs bathroom had a bathfan, but it didn't work, no big deal I thought, just buy a new unit and replace the old one, easy peasy. Ya, not so much.

Installing Window Wells

     When I bought my house it had some water problems in the basement, nothing big, just a bit of water on the floor now and then.

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