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Jun 10

Projects Using a 55 Gallon Drum

Apparently a lot of folks have 55 gallon drums laying around… These are pretty inventive reuses, so I give them my seal of approval, but I certainly don’t have any spare drums to try any of these. What a bummer! I would especially like to make the stove. Oh well, I hope some of you …

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Jun 10

Pallet Countertops & Backsplash

I have done a similar project using epoxy. I must say, it’s very easy to work with and you can put anythink under it. Plus it makes for a very hard, low maintenance surface. I used copper under the epoxy, but I have seen bottlecaps, pennies, baseball cards and even photos used before. It makes …

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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

How to Build a Rain Barrel, Plus Care and Maintenance

So right now, we are travelling in an rv, so a rain barrel is not quite practical for us. However, it is high on my list of must do’s once we pick a place to settle down at. This is a great tutorial for anyone that wants to try to make one themselves. How to …

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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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Jun 06

My Backsplash SOLUTION (yep, you can paint a tile backsplash)

We actually did this, and I will say it does work! For a very low cost diy makeover, it is quite easy. Just be sure to seal the paint very well, or the heat or utensils hitting the backsplash will scuff the paint and expose the old tile. (we know from experience ūüôā ) Overall, …

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Jun 04

Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

  I have a healthy fear of working with anything electric. But for those with either more skill, less fear, or both, here is the easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost, thanks to the Family Handyman:   Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere | The Family Handyman

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Jun 02

Small House Living In A Barn

  These folks were lucky enough to have a barn that was going to be demolished given to them. They moved it, fixed it up and lived in it. Here’s their story:   Small House Living¬†In a Barn

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May 31

How to Build a Screened In Patio 

If you live in a mosquito dense area, screened in porches are a must. They can get expensive if you hire a contractor. If you’re a reasonably capable diy-er, they are do-able. If you are feeling up for the challenge, here are instructions! How to Build a Screened In Patio

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May 31

Make an Alaskan Ulu Knife And Cutting Board

Cut vegetables with ease with this rocking Alaskan Ulu knife. If you are willing to give it the diy tutorial a try, you may end up saving mobney and having a great kitchen tool to help you save time! Instructables.com

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