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How to Properly Dispose of Oil Soaked Rags

Unlike most of…everything I do, this is super serious business. It’s something every rookie (and veteran) DIY’er should know before jumping headfirst into a wood staining project. So here it is: Oil …

Transform an Old Mirror with Color

We’ve had FIVE houses in just seven years. Each one of those houses had…a lot of rooms. Most of which I designed (and painted…and whined about painting). So after moving into the …

Build a Blanket Ladder

Hundreds of years ago American colonists designed their furniture to be much simpler than that of their European counterparts; often ditching ornate details in name of function over form. Makes sense, …
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Build a Coffee Table

While walking back from the park with the kids I stumbled upon two chairs my neighbors were throwing away curbside. Under the cover of darkness, I took those chairs into …
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Build a Wall Mounted Desk

Today I built two brackets from 1×4’s to be used in conjunction with an Ikea LINNMON desktop to make an AMAZING (subjective) wall mounted desk. A true underdog story.
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Build a 3 Drawer Dresser

After going into their closet and barely making it out alive, I spent the majority of two weekends designing and building a three drawer dresser for my girls’ bedroom. The project …
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Classic Queen Size Platform Bed Plans

It’s been three years since I built my original platform bed frame and like…seven years since I’ve had a new mattress. And I think we may be due for one soon. …

A Dad’s Guide to Cutting Cable: Part Two

Back in late December I wrote about my experience ditching DirecTV and cutting the cord. It’s a fun story about me getting PLAYED and then overcoming obstacles and eventually becoming …

Pink walls and Land of Nod

How naive of me to think that I would  make it through life without painting some wall in my house pink. As you know, I have been blessed with two …