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The 5 Tools Experts Say are Needed for Woodworking

Woodworking is an art form that has been around since man realized that sitting on rocks is seriously uncomfortable. It is a trade that I never see going out of style or becoming unnecessary no matter how much technology evolves and for those who live off the grid or are preparing for any sort of

Easy To Make Outdoor Pallet Chair

Now that Spring is here we all want to enjoy time out in the nice weather, soaking up the sun and basking in all that nature has to offer us. Yet sitting on the ground or on a concrete patio or porch is NOT fun at all and that worn out furniture you purchased when

How To Make a Secret Door That Looks Like a Bookcase

I have alway had a fascination with secret rooms. I blame the movies where the guy walks over to the fireplace or bookcase and pulls a simple lever and opens a hallway that leads to an underground bunker of some sort. Now that I am older and looking to renovate our basement I thought it

Don’t Throw Away That Rim Just Yet- Do This Instead

It’s amazing what you will find when you clean out the garage. After a year or so of putting off the dreaded chore, I decided to finally clean out the garage. I had no idea what to expect and in all honesty, I wasn’t expecting much of anything. Through my grumbling and throwing stuff around I

What Happens When We Combine Steel Wool and a Bow

We love when we find a way to combine simple products to make an extraordinaray item!  These Self-Igniting Steel Wool Fire Arrows Will Strike Your Target Every Time! This is a fun little project that is simple to make and should be categorized under, “when I have some spare time and want to do something

[Video] How To Make a Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table

This is one of my favorite builds. It is rustic exterior and functionality makes it my favorite piece of furniture.  The final product is a vintage looking coffee table that will look good in any home – the best part about it is…It’s made from recycled materials so basically, it’s free. We have ours sitting

The PVC Pipe Hack That Every Homeowner Should Be Doing!

If you end up having PVC Pipes in your home, garden or off the grid, chances are over time they become unsightly. This may seem like an “issue” that isn’t really an issue but what happens when they become dirty and unsightly is the actual issue and that is exactly why you should be painting them.

[Video] How To Make A Tank Overflow Alarm

There are a multitude of housing-related items we worry about whether we live in a standalone house, apartment or condo. It comes with the territory. There are those periods of time when it always feels like something constantly needs to be repaired or replaced. The bills can add up and become frustrating. Luckily, there are