Thursday, August 21, 2014

DIY Hardware Storage

While I was cleaning my shop last week, I realized just how much hardware I was acquiring and also that I didn’t have a dedicated spot for any of it to go. I decided to take some time and build something to fix that problem. Note: I know that some of my readers are more into DIY crafts, this would also make for a great way to organize craft supplies. You could put the unit on a lazy susan if it is going to go in a carpeted area, and it can sit in the corner and rotate around just like a jewelry display.

Here is my newly built hardware storage cart:
Then here is a video showing the build process:

Friday, July 18, 2014

DIY Planter Box

I've been wanting to build a few things to bring some life to the front porch, and I decided that a planter box was a good starting point....
It didn't come out exactly how I wanted it to, when I first decided to make a planter, but now that it has a plant in it, I think I actually like it. 

Here is the video showing the build process:
Then below is a written tutorial:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Scrap 2x4 Flag

I had a pile of bowed and warped 2x4s and 2x6s that I thought I would just throw away, but then I remembered seeing a photo a few months ago of a flag that was made up entirely of 2x4s and decided to make a few of those instead.
I know I'm bias, but I think this thing rocks. 

Build video:

Friday, June 27, 2014

Garden of Innocence Cremation Urn

I received an email from a gentleman informing me of a non-profit organization based in California named Garden of Innocence. He told me they are looking for volunteer woodworkers to make caskets or urns for abandoned and unidentified children. He decided to make one, but also contacted me and asked if I was interested in making one as well. I put together the below tutorial in case somebody out there would also like to make one but doesn't know how. It's a very simple design and the organization likes for them to be made out of pine.

Here is my finished is for a child so I decorated it. I've always loved the idea of flying off to Neverland, so I chose to decorate it with Peter Pan.
That's Captain Hook and Smee. Peter guiding Wendy and her brothers to Neverland. Then Tink sprinkling her fairy dust.

Here is the related YouTube video I put together:

Friday, June 20, 2014

DIY Wall Lumber Rack

A wall mounted lumber rack has been on my to-do list, but it just kept getting pushed down and down. Well all it took was a neighbor to call me and ask me if I wanted a bunch of wood he didn't feel like moving to his new place, to get my butt in gear and start building my shop one.

Here is my finished lumber rack:
Then, here is a build video I put together:

Friday, June 6, 2014

DIY Dog Food Dispenser

Having four dogs, I am having to fill up their dog food container about once a week. Well, that's a huge pain considering every time I have to hold a giant bag of dog food, while at the same time, try and aim/pour it into a container. 

With this dispenser, I will be able to dump the entire bag of dog food into the top, then fill up my container from the chute I made at the bottom, in just a few seconds. 

Here is a video showing the build process:

Friday, May 30, 2014

DIY Doggy Gate

A doggy gate has been on my to-do list for a while, so I finally blocked off some time to get it done.
Here is the build video I put together showing the process: