By Editorial Staff Alot of serious DIY’ers have a second home at their home—that being the garage or workshop. What superficially appears to be a cluttered shelter for tools and materials is, to some, a solitary retreat from a noisy household, to others, a mad scientists’ laboratory for germinating projects yet to come. Whether a skilled carpenter or a […]
Break on Through to the Other Side: Knock through a wall to build an awesome bar pass-through.
An “above the fold” bedroom upgrade
Cabinets are usually the most prominent feature of a kitchen and greatly determine the room’s overall décor. Peeling paint, nicks and scratches, or a dull, dirty finish can plague older cabinets and really sap the pizzazz out of the living space. On the other hand, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for cabinets and breathe new […]
Here’s a simple weekend project: My workshop needed a sturdy, flat work surface that I could access from all sides without a wall in my way, so I built the rock-solid workbench pictured here. This beefy bench is constructed from 2-by-6’s, 2-by-4’s and 2-by-2’s. I first ripped the rounded edges off the lumber, so each 2-by-4 measured 3 inches, and […]
If there is one room in the home that benefits the most from organization, it’s the kitchen. That’s where the most work is done in my house. My dad ran a custom cabinet shop for 20 years and he was always building in customized kitchen organizers. Pop-up mixer shelves, hand-made shelves that rolled out on heavy-duty drawer slides and […]
Enhance a bedroom by creating custom built-in closets from stock cabinets.
Getting Drawers Back on Track
Garages, woodshops and workshops are perennially starved for space and organization—and mine is one of them. It’s forever jam-packed with tools, materials and work surfaces that collect clutter. While having a mother lode of tools for woodworking, home improvement and contracting are key to getting the job done for me—or for running a profitable, efficient contracting business for that matter—you […]