I was made to be a do it yourselfer. I am not a professional, or have any training, but I love making things myself so I’m trying to learn as I go. This is a DIY blog where I show my finished projects and give instructions if they don’t exist, and my advice as a novice if they do. Be warned: I don’t take professional photos, my shop is hardly ever clean, and I’m dyslexic so the spelling and grammar could be better. Enjoy!
I made some shelves for my shop a few months ago but never made a post about them. I figured I would go ahead and type up the steps in case somebody could find them useful.
Basically I was sick of my 8 foot lumber just hanging around taking up floor space so I whittled up some super simple shelves that I could quickly throw up.
1) I grabbed some scrap 2x4s and cut three 2' lengths.
2) Then I used a piece of 2x12 that I had left over from building my lumber rack and drew a random shape that I wanted the supports to be in, (just something slightly different than a rectangle sticking out of the wall) and used my jigsaw to cut it out. They measure 7 1/4".
3) I used that first one as a template and just traced it out on my remaining material then cut however many more I needed.
4) Next I used my Kreg Pocket Jig to attach the supports to the 2x4s then found the studs along my wall and screwed the assembly into the wall using 3" screws.
I repeated the same steps and made a second rack for 6' items and put it on another unused wall. Since this was was shorter I only made one row of supports.
They aren't the nicest looking things, but they do their job and were very simple. : D
Every time I visit Home Depot (which is a bunch) I take a look at the Oops paint and pick up colors I like for 50 cents. Well, pile that on top of the fact that I already have a lot of paint and stain and poly containers, I just end up with an unorganized mess. I looked around online for how other people were storing their containers but really couldn't find anything so I decided to design my own.
Check it out and let me know what you think!
It measures to be 52" tall with the casters on, is 21 1/2" wide, and 12 1/2" deep. The shelves for the small sample pots can hold 24 containers, while the shelves for the quarts can hold 8 each. So total I can store 32 quarts containers and 72 samples. ...that's a lot.
So pre-cabinet, I had all my paint stored in these boxes under my workbench....as you can see the cans are all piled on top of one another and I'm running out of room.
Finally! I can start decorating for Christmas. : ) I have been seeing such cute decorations all year and have been hoarding pins like it's going out of style. Below is the collection of decorations I made and instructions I thought would make replicating it simple. I linked back to the original source on the header of the item. Merry Christmas everyone!
Anybody who has been on Pinterest lately will have seen the inspiration for my latest project. I think it is being called the "For Unto Us a Child is Born Wooden Christmas Tree" but it seemed a tad long for a post's title....; )
My girlfriend sent me a text asking me to make her a red one, then my mom wanted a blue/grey one. Here are the steps so you can make your own instead of paying $50 -$75.
1) (like always) I grabbed a bunch of scraps from my wood pile. I stuck to 1/2" plywood and started by cutting 4" strips.
Alright guys, I know you're going to think I've gone chevron crazy but it's my friend. I swear. She is updating her playroom and I was recruited to do the furniture....so along with the Chevron Bookcase she also bought a baby blue table, and two yellow chairs and decided that she wanted the chairs painted the terra color and the table to be terra and white with chevron top.
Here is how the table turned out....
Oh yes...I do like this. : ) Unfortunately I didn't snag a photo of the chairs before I gave them back to her, but once she sets everything up then I will post more pictures.
Ahhh! My shop is on it's way to becoming functional! I still have plenty of projects to go, but at least one more is off the list. Take a look and let me know what you think of my fold down workbench.
Pretty neat huh?...This would be a great bench for anywhere you need to have a temporary workspace but don't have the room to give it up permanently. Such as a garage where you pull in your vehicles, or a sewing/crafts room, or even a spot for a child to sit and study.
I am really pleased with it. Before, I actually had a square card table hanging around to give me an extra spot to set stuff. As you can imagine, it's not the most sturdy workstation.
And when I say handyman, I'm also including handy woman in that term. ; )
There are so many little things that would make great stocking stuffers, but I understand how difficult it would be to think of things unless you work in a shop yourself...so I put together a list of different things you might consider if your spouse is a DIYer. Almost all of the below items can be found at Home Depot but the few that can't are marked for you. Hope you find it useful!
1) Paint Brush Comb - $5
This is a great tool for anybody that uses a paint brush.
2) Painter's Pyramid - $5
Something else for painting...they hold the object up off your workspace so you can paint the sides as well as the top. Very handy and perfect size for a stocking.