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Tag Archive: Carpentry

Jun 13

How To Make A Murphy Bed

One day it will occur to everyone how much space we’ve been wasting on homes by building flat and low. Perhaps in the country and suburbs there isn’t much need to save space this way. But certainly urban dwellings and those spaces associated with the tiny house movement have no excuse to not employ design innovations …

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Jun 13

How to Make A Glow Table

The guy who made this table also works full-time at Instructables. So he must have a bunch of different DIY ideas churning all the time. I love this idea, especially if you have outdoor evening parties and want to make a fun statement. The process is far more involved than I would have imagined…just making …

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Jun 08

Build A Kids Kayak With Plywood

Building a kayak is apparently do-able for DIY-ers. Good to know, I have an inflatable kayak that suits my needs, but if you don’t have one and want to try and make one for the little ones, here are instructions! The author uses sheets of plywood, so this is a rather involved process that will …

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Jun 06

Folding Bench and Picnic Table Combo

This is a great diy project for a more advanced woodworker. I f you have the tools and the time, I think this is a very versatile piece, going from a bench to picnic table. It’s especially great for those with limited patio space! Folding Bench and Picnic Table Combo

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May 28

25 Beautiful Doors and Entryways from Around the World 

A purely inspirational post, unless you’re superbly handy and creative. I love entryways. They can make or break a structure. Some of these are truly jaw-dropping: 25 Beautiful Doors and Entryways from Around the World – Cube Breaker

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May 07

How to Build Deck Stairs 

I’ll admit I tried a balcony deck remodel with absolutely no help, guidance or prior knowledge… It was not great, BUT it didn’t fall apart! I wish I had researched just a bit more beforehand. Even if you think you have the know-how, it’s always best to consult with an authority first, just to make …

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Apr 30

How To Take Apart Wood Pallets or Fences

  I know we post often about DIY projects involving wood pallets. It might be helpful to have a few tips on how to dismantle these, and wooden fences, with a few simple tools and some elbow grease! Funky Junk Interiors gives the step by step on how to do it easily: An easy way …

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Apr 19

How to Build a Wooden Gate

  As a a DIYer and a woman who is pretty handy with tools of many sorts, I am always proud of finding other women who aren’t afraid to embrace more difficult, and stereotypically “male” projects. Christy, author of the blog Confessions of a serial diyer, built this beauty above with her own, two little …

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Apr 18

Make It! The Skilsaw Pergola

Here is a relatively simple do it yourself pergola for the uocoming season. It can be made using common tools that almost anyone will have on hand, and it is very friendly on the budget. Instructions are below: DIY Pergola

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Feb 09

The Lazy Way to Redo Your Staircase

If you have carpeted stairs that you would like to bid adieu too, here’s how to do it! Truth be told, there is nothing lazy about this diy project! ANYtime you have to pull carpet, it is a heck of a lot of work. I recommend you invest in some heavy duty gloves and a …

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