Category Archives: Tools and Techniques

Build a Custom Two-Tiered Flower Planter – DIY – Add Curb Appeal

Cost, Equipment, and Skills: This project cost $230 in materials and dirt, plus another $80 in flowers from the farmer’s market. We used a mitre chop saw, a drill/driver, a circular saw, a level, a staple gun, and a sawzall. … Continue reading

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Planning Another Heart Pine Furniture Project

Christy and I are fast approaching our five year anniversary in April. It’s our first big one and we’re pretty stoked. It really doesn’t seem that long ago that we were married in the backyard of our crazy old house. … Continue reading

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Make a Chalkboard Menu for Your Freezer – DIY – Organize Your Life

Cost, Time, and Skills: For this project, I used a thin piece of oak plywood ($10-$20) leftover from our stereo console rebuild, some chalkboard paint ($10 for a quart), and some cedar 1×2 lumber ($5-$10) for the frame. I used … Continue reading

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