Build a Rustic Floating Shelf

Using mental fortitude I set out to build a rustic floating shelf today. Well, it doesn't actually float...that was a lie. The shelf slides over a bracket built from 1 x 2's that are secured to the wall with 2" screws...which gives the viewer the ILLUSION of it floating. I violated your trust and for that I'm SORRY. If it makes you [...]

2017-01-07T20:12:55+00:00August 19th, 2016|Furniture, Shelving, Videos|0 Comments

Build a Stacked Storage Chest End Table

It’s that time of the month again...when Rachel gets to pick what I build. But instead of doing what she wanted this month, I’m doing what she wanted last month. LOL! Using scrap wood from previous failed projects, I'm going to build a stacked storage chest end table. Check out this awesome space by Liz Marie... it’s what inspired this project (other than [...]

2017-01-07T20:08:48+00:00August 4th, 2016|Furniture, Storage, Tables, Videos|0 Comments

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 soaked rags can SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUST! I kid you not, kid! After reading extensively about the subject on the internet, I'm a pretty much the leading expert on this now. So let me [...]

2017-01-07T16:42:44+00:00July 17th, 2016|Articles, Furniture, Stain & Finish|3 Comments

Designing a Mid Century Modern Sofa Table

After Rachel finished up with work for the day, I got a half-hour free from the kiddos to sit down and sketchup the design for my upcoming mid century modern sofa table build. I ordered 22" hairpin legs from my friends at based out of Columbus. (Well...OK. We're not actually friends but...we could be...someday...maybe?) Anyway, they did me a solid [...]

2016-10-11T12:07:18+00:00July 8th, 2016|Design, Furniture, Sketchup, Videos|0 Comments

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 latest and greatest, we started realizing this STUFF worked perfectly in our previous spaces, but totally stick out like sore thumbs here. SO rather than buying new, we took an afternoon [...]

2016-07-05T18:33:47+00:00July 5th, 2016|DIY Decor, Stain & Finish, Videos|1 Comment

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, right? They had to HUSTLE to survive! American colonists' furniture design trends were also years behind that of their European counterparts because of the ocean and stuff. Well fast forward to present day [...]

2017-01-07T20:12:25+00:00July 4th, 2016|Furniture, Living Room, Shelving, Videos|3 Comments

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 is pretty straight forward, but gets a little trickier when drawer slides are involved. More details soon! Difficulty: Intermediate Time Required: Weekend+ Cost: Under $100

2016-06-25T13:54:18+00:00June 7th, 2016|Bedroom, Furniture, Videos|1 Comment

How to build an Industrial Pipe Shelving Unit

This is one of the few projects I built TWICE because it's so awesome. Check out the video and step by step guide on how to build an industrial pipe shelving unit. The guide provides two different variations for those with table saws and those without. I'm such a nice guy! Difficulty: Beginner Time Required: 1 Day Cost: $100-$125 (black pipe [...]

2017-01-07T14:55:47+00:00November 10th, 2015|DIY Decor, Furniture, Popular, Shelving, Videos|4 Comments