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How to Build and Hang a Projector Screen

Today I put together a detailed step by step guide along with cut lists on how to build and hang a projector screen in the following sizes: 100-inch, 120-inch, 135-inch, 144-inch and 150-inch. While the video above and guide below walk you through the 144-inch DIY projector screen build, everything for both the smaller and larger screen sizes are basically...

M-Series DIY Bed Frame

My four year old is finally ready for her first "big girl" bed, so over the past few weeks I designed and built the m-series DIY bed frame just for her. It's low to the ground so she can get in and out easily and if she were to fall out it wouldn't be much of a drop. The...

DIY Pegboard Organizer and Modern Bench

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Getting the kids in and out of the house smoothly is one of the biggest hurdles of my day as a stay at home dad. On a typical day after getting home from school or an activity, jackets are thrown to the ground, shoes are flip-flopped off my girls' feet and bags are left lying on their sides. So...

Build a Modern Desk with an IKEA desktop

My four year old has had more rooms in her first four years of life then I have had in my first twenty. So for the past few weeks, I've been trying to make this one SPECIAL. Today I built a modern desk to go with my modern take on Andy's room from her favorite movie, Toy Story. In...

Build and Install a Sliding Barn Door

Ever since I was a young man-child I've wanted a sliding barn door. But because we relocated across the country for so many years, it just wasn't worth the ASTRONOMICAL price to get a kit (when they first came to market they were about $300 and UP).  Well now that we've settled down and prices have come down, enough is...

DIY Vanity for my Girls Shared Bedroom

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In the final months before my first daughter was born, I designed and built a desk for my wife to play facebook tetris on while she was home on maternity leave. We used to facebook tetris BATTLE and loser would have to pick-up late-night-crazy-pregnant-binge foods at Portillos, IHOP or 7-eleven. I wish I was kidding. Well actually now that I think...

Make Picture Ledges with Homemade Steel Wool and Vinegar Stain

This past Monday I completed my first LIVE build on @Hometalk's facebook page. My project that day was to make picture ledges with homemade steel wool and vinegar stain. The broadcast pulled in over 100k views within the first 24hrs- pretty wild! The best part BY FAR was interacting with the viewers in real time. It was a ton of fun...

Build a Farmhouse Dining Table: Part 2

Part two on how to build a farmhouse dining table! In today's build I make an apron from 1x4's that will allow the table top to expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity. The apron build calls for kerfs to allow the use of table top fasteners from Rockler. Later in the video I sharpen and use chisels to...