Saturday, April 12, 2014

DIY Glass Waterfall

What would you make if you were given a 2.5' x 2.5' piece of glass with your company logo sandblasted in the center? ...this was the dilemma I faced when a sample piece of glass was going to be discarded and I asked if I could have it instead. After thinking on it, I came up with the idea of turning it into a water fall.
John Heisz has been nice enough to allow me to use this tutorial as a guest post for his website! So instead of posting the step by step tutorial here, you can find it on John's website *here*

Thank you so much to John for reaching out to me.....it means the world to me.

Here is a video if you want to see it in action:

Sunday, March 9, 2014

DIY Storage for Hand Tools

We finally had a beautiful and halfway warm day in north Texas! So I took advantage of it and got out in my shop and built a french cleat storage system for my hand tools and paddle bits. 
Check out my power tool storage post to get the basic information on a french cleat system.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

DIY Simple Wooden Shelf

I relocated a speaker in my shop to a different wall and while I was at it, I decided to make a simple wooden shelf for it to sit on so I could toss the ugly metal brackets I was using before. I made this shelf to fit my speaker, but you can vary the dimensions to fit whatever it is you're needing a shelf for. 
Here is a picture of it before...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

DIY Rolling Drill Press Stand

I just got in from my shop and I tell you what...it is really coming together. I am having too much fun transforming it into an organized and functioning work space. Check out my latest project that helped it along another step....

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DIY Porch Swing

I've said it before but I'll say it again...around here what Momma wants, Momma gets. So when she called me asking if I could "maybe....possibly....in your free time...." build her a porch swing...of course, I said yes.

Take a look at how it turned out then I'll give you the run down on how I did it.

Friday, February 14, 2014

DIY Power Tool Storage System

Hey! Sorry for the stretch of silence on my end. It has been unusually cold in north Texas and I haven't been wanting to get out in my shop and freeze. Buuut, I have been able to get some things done here and there when the sun decided to come out. One thing I did was finally build a storage system for my corded power tools. I did a lot of looking around but decided that the french cleat system was the direction I wanted to go.
I was using a cabinet up to this point, but I'm not a huge fan of cabinet storage so when I first saw this thing called "french cleat system" in Family Handyman, I knew it was the exact thing I wanted to build to store my tools. It's taken me a few months to get around to it....so many projects, so little time and all that....but now that it's in, I can't be more pleased. I love how visible and accessible it makes my tools, and how flexible the overall system is.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

DIY Miter Saw Stand

I finally recovered enough from the flu to get back in my shop and I immediately got started on making a miter saw stand. Here, take a look.
: D I must say....I'm pretty pleased.