Do It Yourself

  • Most Topular Stories

  • These Mesmerizing, Morphing Chandeliers Move Like Jellyfish

    Make:
    Theron Sturgess
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    This project transforms overhead lighting into kinetic sculptures. Studio Drift, an art and design studio in Amsterdam, has created the silken, flowery “Shylights.” When raised to the ceiling these lights are retracted in their cocoon-like container. They  descend like airborne jellyfish, filling the room with light and movement. In design, […] Read more on MAKE The post These Mesmerizing, Morphing Chandeliers Move Like Jellyfish appeared first on Make:.
  • March 31, 2015 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

    Ask the Builder
    Tim Carter
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Today is my youngest's birthday. Kelly turns 23 today. I just finished making a special breakfast for her. I'm constantly amazed at how fast time flies. I look at photos of her when she was just a toddler and it seems like it was two months ago. I remember the day she was born and had to be rushed to the Intensive Care unit for half a day. I cried like a baby terrified she wouldn't make it. The past few months she's been helping me with some projects around the house. It's been a blast working with her. She's very hardworking, and I'm really proud of her latest project where she's teaching…
  • How to Paint a Stair Runner

    Home Improvement Made Easy on Doityourself.com
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    If there's a bare wood staircase in your house, you have the opportunity for a great design accent -- a painted stair runner. If done right, it will have the impact of a carpet runner, but with much more endurance (not to mention it's easier to clean). Step One - Prime If the stairs have never been painted, they will need to be primed. This will seal the wood and keep the paint from seeping into its pores. It also makes it more durable. Before you prime the wood, however, make sure you give the staircase a thorough cleaning. Use...
  • How to Celebrate April Fool's Day

    How to of the Day
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    April Fool's Day comes but once a year so don't miss the opportunity to play a few pranks on family, friends and coworkers. Just expect to have a few played back on you! Steps Getting ready Be alert. April Fool's Day is the day for pranks of all kinds, whether they come from friends and family or they're online, TV or radio prank. There will definitely be some merriment and foolishness about, so put your sense of humor into gear and be prepared! Know how long it's okay to joke around for. This depends on where you live; in some places, the pranks are only permissible till noon, while in…
  • Refinishing floors the old-fashioned way

    Old House Web Blog
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Make:

  • These Mesmerizing, Morphing Chandeliers Move Like Jellyfish

    Theron Sturgess
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    This project transforms overhead lighting into kinetic sculptures. Studio Drift, an art and design studio in Amsterdam, has created the silken, flowery “Shylights.” When raised to the ceiling these lights are retracted in their cocoon-like container. They  descend like airborne jellyfish, filling the room with light and movement. In design, […] Read more on MAKE The post These Mesmerizing, Morphing Chandeliers Move Like Jellyfish appeared first on Make:.
  • Bring the Thunder: Build a Simple Sound Effects Tube

    Caleb Kraft
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    You never know when you’re going to need to make an impressive rumbling noise. Maybe you’re putting on a play and need some sound effects. Maybe you just want to make your neighbors really curious about what the heck you’re doing. No matter the reason, making a loud rumbly “Thunder […] Read more on MAKE The post Bring the Thunder: Build a Simple Sound Effects Tube appeared first on Make:.
  • New Project: Emergency Lighting System

    Jason Poel Smith
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    I am going to show you how to build a DIY emergency lighting system that will automatically turn on when the power goes out Read more on MAKE The post Emergency Lighting System appeared first on Make:.
  • Bots Enjoy Night Out at Robot Nightlife Event

    Sophia Smith
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Humans and robots alike came out in droves to celebrate the robot-themed installment of the California Academy of Sciences’ weekly Nightlife event. In addition to the Academy’s regular aquarium, planetarium, and rainforest exhibits, attendees enjoyed the chance to interact with a variety of robots. Game of Drones had a large […] Read more on MAKE The post Bots Enjoy Night Out at Robot Nightlife Event appeared first on Make:.
  • 4 Taxidermy Drones: Yes, That’s a Thing

    Jeremy Cook
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    At some point someone got the idea to put a taxidermied animal on a remote control (RC) body. Here’s a few examples of this type of animal-machine hybrid. I’m not sure I would want my pet immortalized like this, but to each his own I suppose… Beloved Cat Turned into a […] Read more on MAKE The post 4 Taxidermy Drones: Yes, That’s a Thing appeared first on Make:.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Ask the Builder

  • March 31, 2015 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

    Tim Carter
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Today is my youngest's birthday. Kelly turns 23 today. I just finished making a special breakfast for her. I'm constantly amazed at how fast time flies. I look at photos of her when she was just a toddler and it seems like it was two months ago. I remember the day she was born and had to be rushed to the Intensive Care unit for half a day. I cried like a baby terrified she wouldn't make it. The past few months she's been helping me with some projects around the house. It's been a blast working with her. She's very hardworking, and I'm really proud of her latest project where she's teaching…
  • Drywall Finish Coat Tips

    Tim Carter
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    DEAR TIM: Money is tight and I have to tackle a drywall project. I've never done it before and from what I see on the cable home improvement shows it looks simple. I've also watched quite a few videos on YouTube, including all of your videos. My wife thinks I'm delusional. I don't want to provide her with years of teasing fodder, so please share all your magic drywall finish coat tips with me. Help me Tim, you're my only hope. Shawn C., Austin, TX DEAR SHAWN: What's interesting is that when I watch the home improvement shows on TV, I walk out of the room shaking my head. Most of them are…
  • Efflorescence Brick Floor

    Tim Carter
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    Caitlin Jenkins and her husband now live in Basel, Switzerland. But the building has a brick floor and she's dealing with efflorescence. Let Caitlin give you the details: "Hi Tim, I saw your YouTube video on efflorescence  and I'm wondering if you have any particular recommendations for our situation. My husband and I just moved into a very old building in Switzerland. We have clay floors in the basement room, which we are trying to make our bedroom. There is definitely efflorescence on the floors. Look at my photo, but it's not nearly as bad as it looks (just a little bit of crystals after…
  • Paint on Weather Stripping

    Tim Carter
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    Tiernan O'Rourke was painting a window at his home in Athy, Ireland. The trouble is he proceeded to get paint on the window's weather stripping and then closed the window. Here's his full report: "Hey Tim, It's great service you have here and even better if you can help I've made an annoying mess of this window (attached) by painting the frame to the weather strip. As I try to open the window the strip pulls away from the original glued side and is stuck to the window frame as you can see in my photo. I haven't tried anything yet or pulled too hard to break the original seal as it's a new…
  • March 25, 2015 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

    Tim Carter
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    I was thinking of having a meet up in Antigua down in the Caribbean on May 18th. I hear you, "Tim, what the heck are you doing down there?" I'll be in a courtroom on May 20th testifying as an expert witness in a trial about a roofing issue at the Brazilian Embassy. I was hired by the person that owns and leases the building to the embassy. I've done expert witness work for nearly 15 years and this is the farthest I've had to go. Rarely does a matter make it to trial, but these two parties are locked into a cage fight. I can't wait to see what it's like inside an Antiguan hall of justice and…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Home Improvement Made Easy on Doityourself.com

  • How to Paint a Stair Runner

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    If there's a bare wood staircase in your house, you have the opportunity for a great design accent -- a painted stair runner. If done right, it will have the impact of a carpet runner, but with much more endurance (not to mention it's easier to clean). Step One - Prime If the stairs have never been painted, they will need to be primed. This will seal the wood and keep the paint from seeping into its pores. It also makes it more durable. Before you prime the wood, however, make sure you give the staircase a thorough cleaning. Use...
  • Create a Tropical Themed Bathroom With Plants That Love Humidity

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    Most houseplants seem exotic to our eyes because they originate in tropical rainforests, rather than in more northerly environments. Bromeliads, split leaf philodendrons, orchids and their compatriots in the houseplant section at the local nursery can tolerate the low light conditions in your living room because they are adapted to growing beneath the dense canopy of massive evergreen trees in the tropics, where very little light reaches the forest floor. Yet there is one other thing tropical plants are used to that a living room usually doesn't provide: high humidity. While the bathroom may…
  • Creating a Universal Design Bathroom

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Universal design is simply making a product or environment usable by all people without the need for any specialized adaptation. Using the concepts of universal design will make your bathroom a more comfortable and convenient space for people of all ages, not just the elderly or people with physical disabilities. By following the steps below, you can begin the process of making your bathroom accessible to all. Shower - Put a Bench in It One of the quickest and easiest fixes you can make is with your shower space. If you are looking at installing a new shower, choose one...
  • Installing a Universal Bathtub Drain Upgrade

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    We’re moving in to an older house with some plumbing issues, so I jumped at the chance to try out the Watco Universal NuFit Foot Actuated Tub Stopper & Overflow. They claim it “Easily updates and replaces old tub drain trim,” and our tub with the broken drain plug was the perfect candidate. The product is two basic parts: A press-for-on, press-for-off drain stopper that fits over your existing drain opening, and an overflow retrofit cap that cleans up the look and coordinates with the new stopper. The Tub Stopper As I began the install, the first thing I…
  • Hot Topics: What Is This and Why Is It Leaking?

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:04 am
    Here at DoItYourself.com we enjoy providing a place where home improvement novices and experts can come together to share ideas and advice. Inside our Forums, users can browse threads to see what exchanges are taking place on a topic of interest or start their own dialogue by posting something for the community to take part in. With over 250,000 members and counting, this resource is quite active so each week we highlight one of the conversations that may just help you with that next DIY project. You may never know why some plumber or homeowner of the past approached your...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    How to of the Day

  • How to Celebrate April Fool's Day

    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    April Fool's Day comes but once a year so don't miss the opportunity to play a few pranks on family, friends and coworkers. Just expect to have a few played back on you! Steps Getting ready Be alert. April Fool's Day is the day for pranks of all kinds, whether they come from friends and family or they're online, TV or radio prank. There will definitely be some merriment and foolishness about, so put your sense of humor into gear and be prepared! Know how long it's okay to joke around for. This depends on where you live; in some places, the pranks are only permissible till noon, while in…
  • How to Make an Origami Bat

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A bat is a traditional decoration during the Halloween season. By using these instructions you can make your own Halloween bat decorations. Origami, the art of Japanese paper folding, can be used to make many different animals and objects. Some items are harder than others to construct. This bat is a rather easy design to follow. Steps Get a piece of paper. Any kind of paper is fine, as long as it is a perfect square. Normal size is approximately 6" by 6", but you can get a larger piece if you want. I will be using an 8" by 8" square. Fold in half diagonally, top right corner to bottom left…
  • How to Water Orchids

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Orchids are becoming popular as houseplants, and many wonderful varieties can be found in nurseries and garden centers. In the wild, orchids often grow on trees, and their roots are exposed to sun and air as well as water. Potted orchids require a special watering technique that mimics their natural environment. Water orchids only sparingly, when their potting mix is almost dry. Steps Deciding When to Water Water sparingly. No orchid variety needs to be watered every day. In fact, overwatering can cause an orchid's roots to rot and eventually die.[1] Unlike many houseplants, orchids should…
  • How to Be a Role Model

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Role models are meant to inspire, instruct, and to set a good example. Whether you're trying to teach your children core values or showing your students the proper way to conduct themselves in a learning environment, the most important thing you can do is to be honest, thoughtful, and consistent. Role models don't have to be perfect, but they do have to show that everyone makes mistakes and that it's important to be accountable for them. You can be an inspiring and instructive role model as long as you are about the people who look up to you. Steps Being a Role Model for Your Children…
  • How to Swim Butterfly Stroke

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    REDIRECT Swim the Butterfly Stroke
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Bob Vila : Trusted Home Renovation & Repair Expert

  • Enter Bob Vila's 3rd Annual DIY Dollars Give-Away from InComm—TODAY!

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Spring has officially sprung, and that means relaxing outdoors with friends and family. But for many homeowners, warm...
  • Quick Tip: Keep Cut Flowers Fresh Longer

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    It's amazing to witness, time and time again, how much brightness and cheer a simple vase of flowers can introduce to...
  • How To: Avoid Crooked Contractors

    Any suburbanite with a driveway knows the drill: A couple of guys arrive in a beat-up truck with a bucket of asphalt in the back, claiming to have done a job “just down the street.” They over-bought the materials and they’re willing to give you “such a deal” on resurfacing your driveway. Your answer should be a polite but firm, “No!” With peak remodeling season just around the corner, now is the time to start looking for a reputable and qualified contractor. Before you hand over thousands of hard-earned dollars to someone you’ve just met, here are some factors—and red…
  • French Toy Maker Debuts a Life-Size Erector Set

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    What happens when you combine the ease and convenience of flat-pack, ready-to-assemble furniture with the fun and whi...
  • 7 Ways to Restart Your Home for Spring

    Hello, sunny skies and warm weather! After waking from winter hibernation, you likely have plenty of pent up energy. Use it to your advantage and channel it into home improvement projects that will make the season that much better. Spring cleaning and outdoor adventures await! Get inspired by these fun, new projects sure to jump start the season at your house.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Home Construction Improvement

  • Build A Shed Series | Planning The Build

    Jeff Williams
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    Build A Shed Series | Planning The Build In this part of the country spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start thinking about and planning this years outdoor projects. If one of the items on your list is to build a shed than you’re in the right place. This... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • AFCI Breaker | How to add one to your panel

    Jeff Williams
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    AFCI Breaker | How to add one to your panel An Arc Fault Circuit Interrupt (AFCI) Breaker is a circuit breaker that detects unintentional arcs. In unintentional arc is an arc that occurs outside of the normal operation of electrical devices. Many electrical devices arc, switches, relays,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • OLFA Snap Off Blade Utility Knives

    Todd Fratzel
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    OLFA Snap Off Blade Utility Knives Over at Tool Box Buzz we are always searching for new tools or solutions to highlight to our readers. In this case we are exploring Utility Knives and checking out a deviation from the ever popular quick change two-sided utility blades and knives. The snap off... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Hang a Large Picture: French Cleat

    Jeff Williams
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:08 am
    How to Hang a Large Picture: French Cleat Having a photographer for a wife lends itself to having many beautiful pictures of our family hanging on the walls. As a builder though it pains me every time I put additional holes in the drywall. I remember skim coating those very walls to get them... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Get Woodworking 2015: Boot Jack

    Jeff Williams
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Get Woodworking 2015: Boot Jack Have you ever wanted to get into woodworking but weren’t sure where to start? There is a great event in the woodworking community that happens every year and it’s geared towards people like you, the brand new woodworker. It’s called Get Woodworking Week and every... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Rambling Renovators

  • Chloe's Craft Corner (A Video!)

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Did you have a good weekend? I managed to get a few projects done that I've been procrastinating on a very very long time. One of those tasks was upgrading my camera. Ever since I dropped my old Nikon camera the very first day I took it out of the box, it has never worked entirely right :( I finally made the leap to a Nikon D610 from BLACKS and I am really excited to see what this camera can do. This year, it seems every blogger is making videos but I'm eager to get some practice behind the camera so here's a fun little video Chloe and I put together.Just in time for Easter, here's…
  • The Love List

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Emily's spring printable is just what my walls needI'd love a soak in this tubSpotted! Fun DIY Thibault wallpaperI'm definitely making this salmon for EasterA dutch door? I'm convinced Chris can DIY anythingEmily has compiled the only list of online fabric stores you'll ever needPay attentionI'm over at 4 Mothers blog today weighing in on the debate "Does DIY DYI (Do You In)?"An alternative to marble?A fun collection of free floral patterns for downloadMmmm, breakfastHave a lovely weekend!
  • Spring Cleaning

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Spring always puts me in the mood to clean up and freshen up my interior spaces. One little area that's aways fun to change up is the display on the dresser in the living room.I put back the metallic photos of Chloe at the beach that I had printed at BLACKS. I love love love these photos... it makes me excited for beach days ahead! In other exciting news, I'm continuing on as a BLACKS Curator this year. See that nifty new badge over in the sidebar? Click on that and it will take you to the posts I've written for the BLACKS Inspiration blog. More posts coming your way soon!But back…
  • Hanging Mason Jar Lantern

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Are you still a fan of mason jars? They're everywhere, aren't they? I'm sure mason jars account for 32% of all projects on Pinterest. Ha!When I had to come up with a DIY project for my Canadian Tire CANVAS outdoor room, mason jar lanterns came to mind. They're a perfect complement to an outdoor meal: adding candlelight on the table, lining the stairs or pathways, or hang them off the fence or overhead to add a cozy glow. Mason jar lanterns aren't a new idea but I have a few tips that will have your lanterns looking stylish well into the night.Materials:- 500 ml mason jar- Paper tying twine-…
  • The Love List

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Let's start the weekend with flowers, shall we? Tulips are my favourites. I love getting fresh blooms this time of year! I'm headed to the Canada Blooms show this weekend too to get inspiration for spring outdoor projects.5 Tips for Shooting InteriorsIt's no pegboard, but slat board is useful tooMelissa has created a new site that hopes to bring back some of that old-school blogging community feeling. I hope it succeeds!Get thee to sleepIf you watch Love It Or List It or Property Brothers, you might be familiar with how houses look - and how very expensive they are - here in my hometown of…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    DIYdiva

  • Building Fun & A Duck A-Frame

    Kit
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    As a person who spent a fair number of years living in far more tropical climates, and then willingly and happily decided to move back north, I very much appreciate the changing of the seasons. I do. And I also very much appreciate building things. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t something about a long winter mostly filled with a never-ending bathroom project that is just fucking soul-crushing. It might have been slightly less soul-crushing if there was an actual place to take an actual bath in this bigass house, but there’s not when it takes you four effing months to get a tub…
  • No Place Like Home

    Kit
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:51 pm
    I just got back from six days in Mexico… for five of those days I had a decent wifi connection and really good intentions of finishing up some lingering posts in my drafts folder and telling you all about the progress I made on the duck house before I left. There is photographic evidence that I at least made an attempt to do this… And then, you know, there was also a lot of tequila and sunshine, and doing some incredibly hilarious shit with my dad that includes, but is not limited to, trying to push a dead golf-cart a mile up a pitch-dark dirt mountain road while he used my phone…
  • Wherein I Am Not The Crazy Bird Lady, I Swear

    Kit
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    I don’t think we really need photographic evidence to prove that over the last three years I’ve become a crazy bird lady. But just in case there was still a question… WHAT. I know. Try not to die from the cute. Also, before anyone gets too excited, contrary to what appears to be happening in these pictures, I did not get ducks. I am not the crazy bird lady in this post. My grandmother got ducks. I lived with my grandmother for a time when I was a wee little thing of six or seven, and at that time she was raising a few gouldian finches in her basement. And by “a…
  • Down, Out, and Taking Off

    Kit
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Most days when I sit down to write, there’s a narrative just sitting there waiting for me to put words around it. You know, progress on a project, a particular insight about farm life, or, if it’s been a really good day, maybe a new tool to gush over. And there are other times, you guys, when a weekend is over and I’m just left sitting there staring blankly at my computer screen… Like I don’t even know what the shit just happened, and what the hell am I supposed to say about it? That’s exactly what’s going on here, just so we’re clear. If we were to boil the essence of my…
  • Liberty House: Master List (2015 Update)

    Kit
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    So, I know, I did all of the gratitude/nostalgic stuff earlier this week–and just in case I haven’t made myself clear, I am grateful for everything I have on this property, from the top of the hay-in-my-hair to the bottom of my chicken-shit-covered boots– but let’s also acknowledge that the brass-tacks of a renovating a home come down to one thing: the master list. The fact that I never feel like I’ve really accomplished anything (much less enough) is probably a character flaw, but, you know, considering what other character flaws are out there to choose from…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    I'm an Organizing Junkie

  • Create an Organized Command Center for Your Home

    Laura Wittman
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Command™ Brand and the Game of Homes.  As always, all opinions expressed are my own. One of the most common pleas for help I hear around here is the one to do with paper organization.  Papers, papers and more papers…a pile here, a pile there.  Oh […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Create an Organized Command Center for Your Home
  • Menu Plan Monday ~ March 30/15

    Laura Wittman
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hi friends, thank you so much for all your get well wishes on last week’s Menu Plan Monday post.  You are all so sweet.  I’m not going to lie, it was a rough week.  I was in bed for four days straight with a terrible flu.  At the same time, my husband also had it […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ March 30/15
  • 11 Ways to Get Organized with Bathroom Cabinet Doors

    Laura Wittman
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home. I’m back with more cabinet door organizing ideas. This time I’ll narrow our focus to bathroom cabinets. There aren’t as many ideas for the bathroom as there are for kitchen cabinet doors, but the ideas are still inspirational. Not only are […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> 11 Ways to Get Organized with Bathroom Cabinet Doors
  • 5 Things to Do Before You Go to Bed

    Laura Wittman
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6. It’s the end of the day and you are exhausted (with a capital “E”!). But before you crawl off to bed and allow your head to hit the pillow- there are a few things you should do in order to both […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> 5 Things to Do Before You Go to Bed
  • Menu Plan Monday ~ March 23/15

    Laura Wittman
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hi friends, I was away all weekend on a girl’s trip and unfortunately came home sick.  Please forgive me for this shorter Menu Plan Monday post today as I take some time to rest.  But first let me leave you with a beautiful picture of our retreat location.  This was our view from the dining […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ March 23/15
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Oz DIY Handyman

  • Ozito Electric Chainsaw Sharpener – Product Review

    Steve Sagovac
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Ozito Electric Chainsaw Sharpener This is one of those power tools that I have been thinking about buying for a few years now, but I never got around to it until now. It just seemed easier to pay $10 – $15 each time and just have someone else sharpen my chainsaw chains for me. However, the problem I found with having someone do your chainsaw sharpening (professionally?) for you was that very little care seemed to be taken when it came to grinding off only the minimal amount required to sharpen each individual tooth. After only a couple of “professional chainsaw sharpens”,…
  • A foolproof guide to DIY renovations

    Steve Sagovac
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:38 am
    If you feel that your home needs a fresh look, DIY renovations offer a budget-friendly way for you to achieve this goal. However, doing a renovation without the help of a contractor can be a difficult and frustrating process if you’re not properly prepared. Here are some valuable tips for getting ready before you take on a big project. As with any decision that requires a large cash investment, you should consult with a professional to keep your project within your budget. Make a List of Annoyances This sounds like an odd way to start your DIY project, but listing every annoyance about…
  • How to Start your own Blog in Under 10 minutes

    Steve Sagovac
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Are you a handyman or handywoman? Why not share your DIY adventures online. Maybe even generate some extra passive income. Starting your own DIY blog is a lot easier than you might think. All you need to do is talk about what you are up to, what projects you are working on or even just use your blog to share online resources that you like to use and read. I started this blog back in 2007 as a test to see what this whole blogging thing was about. There are times I write a lot and there are times I disappear completely for a while. I have been offered products to write reviews about and I have…
  • Ozito Electric Planer Review – PLR-2000

    Steve Sagovac
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    The Ozito PLR-2000 Electric Planer When it comes to the woodworking tools you keep in your workshop, an electric planer is one of those power tools that you definitely need to have around for most DIY woodworking projects. In saying that I never had one of my own, until now. I bought myself the Ozito PLR-2000 Electric Planer, that has a decent sized 400W motor that is ample power for small to medium planing jobs. Why did I choose the Ozito Electric Planer There are a few reasons for my decision to buy an Ozito Power Tool from Bunnings Hardware. The 2 biggest reasons being it’s…
  • How to Build Wood Pallet Furniture Projects

    Steve Sagovac
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Using recycled material to build furniture isn’t a new concept by any means, But with the seemingly endless availability of wood pallets, the DIY Wood Pallet Furniture craze has gained an incredible amount of interest in recent years. I personally have only recently started using recycled wood from pallets and packing crates for furniture, and have been on a constant look out for resources and inspiration. Here are some of the wood pallet furniture resources that I have found in my recent searches. How to Build Wood Pallet Furniture Resources Wood Pallet Project Books Here are 3 of the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    How-To Geek

  • What do You do When Unable to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network Because of the Previous Password?

    Akemi Iwaya
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    If you are new to working with Wi-Fi networks, then changes made by family or friends can leave you in a bad situation with no connection. So how do you get connected again? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to help a frustrated reader get connected to their Wi-Fi network once again.Click Here to Continue Reading
  • Geek Trivia: The Largest Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System Is?

    Jason Fitzpatrick
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    The Largest Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System Is? Pluto Eris Ceres HaumeaThink you know the answer?
  • Is it a Good Time to Buy an Apple TV?

    Matt Klein
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    Among the many other announcements Apple recently made at its March 2015 event, was that they were dropping the price of their streaming Apple TV box by $30, from $99 to $69.Click Here to Continue Reading
  • How to Easily Disable Online Content Fetching When Searching in Ubuntu 14.10

    Lori Kaufman
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    When you search using the Unity Dash, you may notice online content displaying in your search results. Your search terms are sent to productsearch.ubuntu.com and third parties such as Amazon and Facebook and used to provide you online search results in addition to local results.Click Here to Continue Reading
  • Should You Buy Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat?

    Jason Fitzpatrick
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Thermostats are just one of the many household items to get a smart upgrade in the recent push towards home automation and interconnectivity. Is it worth getting a smart thermostat though? Read on as we review the Nest Learning Thermostat and tell you what we think after three months of living with it.Click Here to Continue Reading
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ShelterrificShelterrific

  • cottage renovation: turning a slab of wood into a countertop

    Angela M.
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    When last we left off on our upstate cottage renovation, we had just purchased two pieces of slab wood to use as a counter in the kitchen. A lot has happened since then! The kitchen is complete and we have much to show off. But first, here’s the tale of how to turn a slab of wood into a countertop that will last and last, by Chad. One of the reasons I didn’t want to do a butcher block countertop, even though we loved the look of them, is because of a conversation I had with our contractor. When I told him we were thinking about going that route he looked and me and said;…
  • stepping into spring with chilewich’s new dot rugs

    Angela M.
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    What is it about circle rugs that are so appealing? I’ve been a fan of them since my early renter days. Currently we have a pretty genius Ikea hack in our upstairs landing, featuring one rug made up of lots of dots. Chilewich’s new indoor-outdoor dot rugs have just the kind of playful whimsy we’ve been looking for. They come in bright, popping colors of the season that is almost here (melt snow, melt!). I think they’d be groovy in place of a runner in a long hall, or in a kitchen where orange, citron and green are always welcome. About $100/each at Armara.
  • ode to schoolhouse electric. there aren’t enough light fixtures in our lives!

    Angela M.
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:21 am
    As we finish up the heavy lifting on the cottage renovation, it’s time to start thinking about the fun stuff — decorating! Though our depleted budget will mean that the we’ll be opting for more creative ways of recycling yard sale finds and upcycling Ikea with clever hacks, there is one thing that we are going to splurge on: Lighting fixtures. We are looking for a couple of lights that will go in the kitchen area: One for over the sink and another for the bar that divides the living room from the kitchen space. The mode we’re going for is modern industrial Swedish…
  • real life test kitchen: lemonade’s sweet potato with parsley and pistachio vinaigrette

    Angela M.
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:06 am
    The other day I was in Los Angeles for work, and decided to go for a walk. The first thing you notice when you are walking in Los Angeles is that no one else is. Then you start to notice how pretty the side streets are, with rust-free vintage cars parked here and there and lovely succulent gardens in front of cute little bungalows. Of course, I was in West Hollywood, one of its prettiest neighborhoods. Wondering around in search of place to eat, I stumbled upon Leomonade, hidden behind a tall green flowering hedge on Beverly. It was the answer to all my cravings. Surprisingly tasty, healthy…
  • meet fred: the cutest humidifier we’ve ever seen

    Angela M.
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:14 am
    Winter is really starting to kick in. After seven or so days of below freezing temperatures, my body starts to notice it. My shoulders are tense from the way I hurriedly rush outside, my hands need constant moisturizing, and of course our house feels dryer than a used a chalkboard. Last year we invested in a hefty humidifier from Stradler Form, and I love it. It purrs along through the night and helps keep us breathing clear — not to mention prevents our skin from scaling off. But after spotting this cute little number, I’m attempted to trade in dull Oskar. Meet Fred, the cutest,…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Danny Lipford - Home Improvement - DIY - Videos

  • Tackling Common DIY Exterior House Repairs

    Danny Lipford
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    Keeping the outside of your home in good condition requires regular maintenance. Watch this video to see how to make common exterior repairs, including fixing squirrel damage to eaves and replacing rotten siding.
  • How to Replace a Rotten Wood Porch Floor

    Danny Lipford
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Find out how to remove a rotten wood porch floor, and replace it with new pressure treated pine floor joists and tongue and groove flooring. Watch this video to find out more.
  • Attic Room Striped Wall Painting Project

    Danny Lipford
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    See how we added pizzazz to a seldom used attic room by painting the walls in a vertical striped pattern with purple accents on the ceiling. Watch this video to find out more.
  • Enter Our “Win Your Own Pavestone Paradise” Contest!

    Danny Lipford
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Enter our “Win Your Own Pavestone Paradise” contest from March 23 through April 19, 2015, for a chance to win up to $10,000 in Pavestone materials and labor to turn your yard of the outdoor living space you've always dreamed of! Read on to find out how to enter.
  • Top 5 Return on Investment Home Improvement Projects for 2015

    Danny Lipford
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Thinking about tackling a home improvement or remodeling project on your house? Before you do, you might want to consider which projects provide the most bang for the buck if you sell your home. Read on to find out more.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    School Daze

  • A Well Articulated Kale Management Plan (to which everyone has Buy In)

    schoolhousekat
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:23 pm
    In a relationship, gardening is where the rubber meets the road. People are unique beings with unique quirks, and whatever yours are, the garden will reveal them. Got a soft heart, so that each cut of the pruner nips into it? Your plants will reveal it by growing long and leggy. Got a short memory, […]
  • “Didn’t I blow your mind this time – didn’t I?”

    schoolhousekat
    30 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    One of the things I love about gardening is that every year is different, and every year, there’s the chance that something will astound you. This year, it was the Provencal pumpkin.   I bought it at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center plant sale, just because it sounded unusual. It was a little late […]
  • The recipe less traveled

    schoolhousekat
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Blame my grandmother. Years ago, she taught me to cook a roast chicken by smell. “Put some salt and pepper in a bowl,” she said. “Now go through the spice rack. Open the jars and smell what’s inside. If you want your chicken to smell like that, put some in the bowl. If not, go […]
  • So easy I can’t believe it took me so long to think of it

    schoolhousekat
    7 Jun 2014 | 7:01 pm
    So you know all those little plant tags that you collect over time? I’ve never known what to do with them.Yes, it”s handy having them near the plant but I don’t like the way they look in the garden and they always end up blowing around or disappearing anyway. Years ago a friend told me […]
  • Waste not, want not (or, how I managed to plant a wall of sweet peas with no seeds)

    schoolhousekat
    15 Mar 2014 | 6:58 pm
    It’s sweet pea time! Sweet peas are amazing things. They were, according to Wikipedia, “the floral sensation of the late Victorian era” and they have the names to prove it; enchanting names like Bronze Prince, Black Knight, Mrs. Bernard Jones, and Lady Grisel Harrington. And the scented ones smell heavenly. But despite how carefully they’ve […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - featured

  • Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Costume

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
    A friend of mine mentioned that she was going to make a Slave Leia costume for Halloween. Having always loved Halloween and the building of neat costumes, when another friend mentioned I should go as Han Solo, I dismissed it at first as not unique enough. Until I thought of carbonite! I researched i...By: SilktrainContinue Reading »
  • Zombie-Crossbow from a pants hanger

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Zombies are of course a major problem for anyone trying to achieve a decent APC (Apocalypse Preparedness Coefficient, obviously). And as always, it never hurts to be prepared. Imagine, if you will, that you are in a situation where the only thing that stands between you and freedom is a horde of rav...By: Dominic BenderContinue Reading »
  • Play Catchy Ball with Makey Makey and Circuit Scribe

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    So the first thing I thought when I saw kids using the Makey Makey with Scratch was “Hey you could totally make this work with Stencyl”. And the fact that we had both the Makey Makey and Circuit Scribe at our disposal made me definitely want to take advantage of real world interactions with games.So...By: LadySithContinue Reading »
  • Paw Bone Necklace

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Hello, I have documented my making of this bone necklace. I searched for a necklace design that would hold the shape of this raccoon paw without the use of ugly glue. I learned how to make use of the double-floor lashing and then suddenly it came to me that I could combine these two things into one!...By: Trash To TreasureContinue Reading »
  • Candied Bacon & Bourbon Toffee Bark

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    I. Love. Bacon.Who doesn't? Candied bacon is amazing and amazingly easy to add to anything you make. Candied Bacon Ingredients-Bacon-Brown SugarTo make your candied bacon, first put some brown sugar into a shallow dish and begin coating both sides of your bacon slices. Put each slice on a rack (...By: Not_TashaContinue Reading »
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - living - featured

  • Paw Bone Necklace

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Hello, I have documented my making of this bone necklace. I searched for a necklace design that would hold the shape of this raccoon paw without the use of ugly glue. I learned how to make use of the double-floor lashing and then suddenly it came to me that I could combine these two things into one!...By: Trash To TreasureContinue Reading »
  • Simple Leather Bracelet with Cross

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    This is a quick little project, taking you through the process of making a simple leather bracelet with a cross (or any pendant). The options for customizing this simple bracelet are endless! You only need a few items in order to make this type of bracelet, and you can modify everything and use what...By: HollyMannContinue Reading »
  • Store your shoes using tennis balls!

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    When shoe's aren't on our feet they need somewhere to go, and shoe mountain is a cruel fate! Storing shoes is awkward, they don't stack well and they collect dust like it's going out of fashion! This solution is on the creative side of storage solutions but it works a treat. You cannot be serious!It...By: projectsugruContinue Reading »
  • Googly Eye Bikini

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    This Googly Eye Bikini is thee swimwear solution of 2015. Fun in the sun shouldn't be coupled with diminishing objectification - instead, take hold of your ability to participate in a body politics dialog by commenting on the absurdity of reverse objectification.Feeling oppressed on the beach by the...By: audreyobscuraContinue Reading »
  • T-Rex PA speaker

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:59 pm
    T-Rex PA speaker is a project I made in January 2015. It is by far the biggest custom speaker I made. the whole piece measure 86" tall X 105" long X 68" wide. I was standing with it in the second image ( i am 5'9) to show the scale of it.the main driver is a 15" PRV 1000W PA woofer. with two 3 1/2" ...By: yueshiContinue Reading »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - living - popular

  • Googly Eye Bikini

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    This Googly Eye Bikini is thee swimwear solution of 2015. Fun in the sun shouldn't be coupled with diminishing objectification - instead, take hold of your ability to participate in a body politics dialog by commenting on the absurdity of reverse objectification.Feeling oppressed on the beach by the...By: audreyobscuraContinue Reading »
  • 3 Bulletproof Coffee Recipes with Cost Comparison

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Coffee. Butter. Oil. Not exactly the first thing that comes to mind for a balanced and nutritious breakfast. Yet, like a fat hydra that refuses to die, this calorie-laden coffee continues to regularly grab headlines. Bulletproof Coffee was recently introduced by a Silicon Valley veteran after bein...By: mart33n33Continue Reading »
  • 72 hour Emergency Fish Tank Heater for $1

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    If you have tropical fish you need a 36-72 hour Emergency Tropical Fish Tank Heater. They only cost about a $1 to make (without the height adapter seen on the right). Use multiple Emergency Heaters for larger fish tanks. Keep a few ready for the next power outage.One Emergency Heater will last app...By: TheBettaGardenContinue Reading »
  • Fasten Magnets with Heat Shrink Tubing

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Magnets can easily be attached to many things using Heat Shrink Tubing. The tubing, designed to insulate electric connections, can be found in most hardware stores in the electric supply area.This might seem like an obvious solution. Actually, it took a couple of years to come up with this after s...By: WilliamH11Continue Reading »
  • Naturally Dyed and Cooked Easter Eggs in 3 Easy Steps

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    You don't need artificial chemicals to dye Easter Eggs at home. All the ingredients you need to make safe, all-natural dyes can be easily found in any kitchen. The best part is that because the dyes are natural, the eggs can be eaten afterwards without any worry of the chemicals in synthetic dyes....By: mart33n33Continue Reading »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - living

  • MESSAGE FROM GOD !!

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:51 pm
    “I fully subscribe to the judgement of those writers who maintain that of all the differences between man and the lower animal, the moral sense of conscience is by far the most important....It is the most noble of all the attributes of man.”~ Charles Darwin ~ By: ISRContinue Reading »
  • Create a Cuddly Memory Quilt (cat not included)

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Sometimes you want to immortalize a person, a place, or a particular day in a way that makes it tangible and tactile. This Instructable explains how to do that in the form of a quilt. Your Memory Quilt can incorporate photos of your pet or favorite movie star, an exciting vacation, or even your wed...By: pamala.leonardContinue Reading »
  • For the goblins

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Collection of projects I would enjoy doing with my children and they can share with their friends. Homemade rocket with rocket fuel and engine How to Scramble Eggs Inside Their Shell - NEW VERSION How to Make a Soup Can Forge How To Make a $50 Pottery Wheel The glowing egg By: geartechbrandonContinue Reading »
  • Simple Saran/Plastic Wrap and Paint Texture Technique

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Do you want to learn a cool technique today? Today I am going to be showing you how to use acrylic paint and saran wrap (plastic wrap) for a really neat background effect for your creations. We are going to use the background creation to create a birthday card. Whether you learn better by video or a...By: Melissa MuellerContinue Reading »
  • Decoupage Bangles!

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Find A Bangle Pick a bangle that you think will be super awesome decoupaged. What You Need Other Than A Bangle: :Elmers glue all glueA paint brushClear nail polishA paper plateA book you're willing to cut up (I have a child's book with illustrations and text.)Scissors Pick Some Pages And R...By: Space_Narwhal_GirlieContinue Reading »
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - outside - featured

  • How To Make Coconut Oil From Scratch...

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Assume you are stranded on a tropical island. You have made a temporary shelter, found a source of drinking water, learned how to catch fish, identified edible plants and also learned how to make fire. One think which you will not find in those isolated islands is oil, oil for your hair, for your bo...By: antonirajContinue Reading »
  • Internal cable on any bike frame

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    I bought this bike for 40 bucks, which is next to nothing, so I decided to personalize it:1. Reproduction of the spoke lock key, which I described here: Reproduce spoke lock key2. Replacement of the front hub because the flange was broken. The new flange has a smaller diameter, so I had to lace it 2...By: YokoAUTContinue Reading »
  • Pimp my Old Bicycle

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    In early summer 2013 I bought a beat down bicycle, built by NSU (germany). According to the frame number it was built around 1952. The idea was to create a bike worthy and capable of towing my red kids-trailer.I already did some instructables about parts of that bike. This instructable is ment to ti...By: uerselContinue Reading »
  • GLOW IN THE DARK BIKE-Bici que brilla en la oscuridad

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    Hi! This is my first instructable and I wanted to make something that could be very interesting for the bicycle contest. So what I've done, A glow in the dark bike!Hola!Este es mi primer instructable y quería hacer algo chulo y que llamara la atención para el concurso de bicicletas. Así que... ¿qué ...By: garpk2Continue Reading »
  • Combat Ghillie Hoodie - For Airsoft, Hunting or Apocalypse...

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:44 am
    Having a lot of spare time, enjoying airsoft and making things, I wanted to create a Ghillie suit. However having a broken bolt action rife leaving me with just an automatic means that the game style I have to play involves running, ambushing and also wearing webbing. Not exactly what Ghillie suits ...By: Digital FlameContinue Reading »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - outside - popular

  • How To Make Coconut Oil From Scratch...

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Assume you are stranded on a tropical island. You have made a temporary shelter, found a source of drinking water, learned how to catch fish, identified edible plants and also learned how to make fire. One think which you will not find in those isolated islands is oil, oil for your hair, for your bo...By: antonirajContinue Reading »
  • Internal cable on any bike frame

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    I bought this bike for 40 bucks, which is next to nothing, so I decided to personalize it:1. Reproduction of the spoke lock key, which I described here: Reproduce spoke lock key2. Replacement of the front hub because the flange was broken. The new flange has a smaller diameter, so I had to lace it 2...By: YokoAUTContinue Reading »
  • Pimp my Old Bicycle

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    In early summer 2013 I bought a beat down bicycle, built by NSU (germany). According to the frame number it was built around 1952. The idea was to create a bike worthy and capable of towing my red kids-trailer.I already did some instructables about parts of that bike. This instructable is ment to ti...By: uerselContinue Reading »
  • Combat Ghillie Hoodie - For Airsoft, Hunting or Apocalypse...

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:44 am
    Having a lot of spare time, enjoying airsoft and making things, I wanted to create a Ghillie suit. However having a broken bolt action rife leaving me with just an automatic means that the game style I have to play involves running, ambushing and also wearing webbing. Not exactly what Ghillie suits ...By: Digital FlameContinue Reading »
  • Knife Making With Basic Tools

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:42 pm
    The knife. Where would we be without it? One of the singularly most useful tools in existence. Sure you can buy a relatively inexpensive beautiful knife that will last a while, but...where's the fun in that? Handcrafting mankind's most basic tool to fit your unique style and your hand can bring ...By: PhiskeContinue Reading »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - outside

  • Water Trick

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:45 pm
    This is a prank in which you can fool anyone just by using some easily available materials. In this you can give a water bottle which is filled with water to a friend whom you want to fool. After opening the bottle we can see the water spilled over the friend's dress Required apparatus The materi...By: kaza.chandraContinue Reading »
  • How To Make Coconut Oil From Scratch...

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Assume you are stranded on a tropical island. You have made a temporary shelter, found a source of drinking water, learned how to catch fish, identified edible plants and also learned how to make fire. One think which you will not find in those isolated islands is oil, oil for your hair, for your bo...By: antonirajContinue Reading »
  • Internal cable on any bike frame

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    I bought this bike for 40 bucks, which is next to nothing, so I decided to personalize it:1. Reproduction of the spoke lock key, which I described here: Reproduce spoke lock key2. Replacement of the front hub because the flange was broken. The new flange has a smaller diameter, so I had to lace it 2...By: YokoAUTContinue Reading »
  • PVC hiking staff blowgun tutorial.

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:35 am
    Today I will be showing you how to make a hiking staff which, by interchanging a few parts, can be used as a powerful hunting blowgun. This design features an easy-to-make mouth-piece and a capability for storing multiple blow darts.Before making this, please note that blowguns can be very dangerous...By: DIYWEAPONSContinue Reading »
  • My vintage bike and trailer

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:31 pm
    A collection of instructables I made about my vintage bike and its trailer. Pimp my Old Bicycle This was the logical follow-up project. From beat down pram to shiny kids-trailer It all started here! Vintage bike lights to LED conversion Spreading or adjusting a bicycle frame Playmobi...By: uerselContinue Reading »
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - play - featured

  • Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Costume

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
    A friend of mine mentioned that she was going to make a Slave Leia costume for Halloween. Having always loved Halloween and the building of neat costumes, when another friend mentioned I should go as Han Solo, I dismissed it at first as not unique enough. Until I thought of carbonite! I researched i...By: SilktrainContinue Reading »
  • Zombie-Crossbow from a pants hanger

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Zombies are of course a major problem for anyone trying to achieve a decent APC (Apocalypse Preparedness Coefficient, obviously). And as always, it never hurts to be prepared. Imagine, if you will, that you are in a situation where the only thing that stands between you and freedom is a horde of rav...By: Dominic BenderContinue Reading »
  • Spoon on a leash

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Yesterday I was still thinking of not playing any pranks at home for the April Fools', but suddenly an idea which I couldn't resist presented itself. I'm not going pretend like I just thought of this out of nowhere, various tools and utensils made in a similar manner were part of Katerina's Kamprani...By: RaitisContinue Reading »
  • fill a coworkers office with packing peanuts

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:14 am
    Do you have a coworker that deserves to have their entire office filled with Styrofoam packing peanuts? Or, maybe there is a coworker that has pranked you in the past and you need to GO BIG in your retaliation? Well, you have come to the right place my friend! Read on.....What you will need:1) S...By: radicalrickContinue Reading »
  • Roulette Party Music Player

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    This is the Roulette Party Music Player, because everything's better with a little bit of risk right?When setting up music for a gathering of friends (party, game night, seance, etc.), you really have two options. You can lock everything down with a per-determined playlist and listen to everyone com...By: bwrussellContinue Reading »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - play - popular

  • Zombie-Crossbow from a pants hanger

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Zombies are of course a major problem for anyone trying to achieve a decent APC (Apocalypse Preparedness Coefficient, obviously). And as always, it never hurts to be prepared. Imagine, if you will, that you are in a situation where the only thing that stands between you and freedom is a horde of rav...By: Dominic BenderContinue Reading »
  • fill a coworkers office with packing peanuts

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:14 am
    Do you have a coworker that deserves to have their entire office filled with Styrofoam packing peanuts? Or, maybe there is a coworker that has pranked you in the past and you need to GO BIG in your retaliation? Well, you have come to the right place my friend! Read on.....What you will need:1) S...By: radicalrickContinue Reading »
  • Roulette Party Music Player

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    This is the Roulette Party Music Player, because everything's better with a little bit of risk right?When setting up music for a gathering of friends (party, game night, seance, etc.), you really have two options. You can lock everything down with a per-determined playlist and listen to everyone com...By: bwrussellContinue Reading »
  • Revomaze Tower of Agony - Puzzle Storage

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:08 pm
    A friend of mine used to keep a supply of 'Engineer Catnip' at his desk to keep the geeks like me occupied when we stopped by. As a longtime fan of tavern puzzles and the like, I took it upon myself to solve them all.After a while of looking for new challenges, I stumbled upon the Revomaze and my wo...By: MissionSRXContinue Reading »
  • Office Wars: Sawdust Surprise and More!

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Okay, this is a simple one from a few years ago. It doesn't take much overhead; If you've got a workshop, you've got all the supplies you need.If you've got someone at work who needs to be taken down a few pegs, why not fill their desk with sawdust? Come on, you know someone who deserves it. ;) Se...By: MissionSRXContinue Reading »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - play

  • loom band bracelet on fingers

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:26 am
    hi i am going to make fishtail on fingers things you need lots of rubber bands and s or c clip what to do place a rubber band (twisted or infinity sign 8)on to your index and middle place 2 more bands not twisted looping take the bottom band and loop it on top of the 2 leftover band...By: funky creatorContinue Reading »
  • The Winter Soldier arm

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:28 pm
    So my daughter decided she wanted to cosplay TWS. I started looking online and just couldn't find the right arm piece to make. I then came across a post on RPF (would give credit if I could find again). They said they used the left arm from classic iron man pepakura foam file. So I gave it a shot. ...By: bolingas1Continue Reading »
  • Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Costume

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
    A friend of mine mentioned that she was going to make a Slave Leia costume for Halloween. Having always loved Halloween and the building of neat costumes, when another friend mentioned I should go as Han Solo, I dismissed it at first as not unique enough. Until I thought of carbonite! I researched i...By: SilktrainContinue Reading »
  • Funny pranks

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:34 pm
    This is my submission for the Pranks contest. Please vote me up! And please try these pranks. HILARIOUS!!!!:) :) :)XD XD XD Honey in the face You can probably guess what happens in this prank. When your friend is sleeping, get some honey and smear it all over their face. Puts your friend in a rea...By: _dude_Continue Reading »
  • The Prank a thon

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:58 pm
    It's time for a PRANKER'S Guide!These are fun!Enjoy!And I am not responsible for any injuries (Someone taking you to the doctor for no reason). Fake scratch Start by adding a base of glue stick to the skin you're working on. Let dry. It should no longer be sticky. Prepare a dried blood red nail p...By: PrayingMantisEmilyGraceContinue Reading »
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - technology - featured

  • Play Catchy Ball with Makey Makey and Circuit Scribe

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    So the first thing I thought when I saw kids using the Makey Makey with Scratch was “Hey you could totally make this work with Stencyl”. And the fact that we had both the Makey Makey and Circuit Scribe at our disposal made me definitely want to take advantage of real world interactions with games.So...By: LadySithContinue Reading »
  • Cellphone Charger

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    As the functions of cell phones increased astronomically, so their power requirements. Nowadays a clever :) phone which is purchased new can hardly stand working for 1-2 days and their endurance even decreases as the battery inside wears down as it gets older. So many people are buying and using bat...By: hobbymanContinue Reading »
  • How to use graphical programming software to program Arduino and robots?

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:29 am
    Hi everyone, last time I saw a funny robot to teach kids robotics(you can get more information on their Kickstarter page). But I am more interested in the graphical programming language mBlock. It is said to be a free graphical programming environment (based on Scratch 2.0) with new features of allo...By: martinHeContinue Reading »
  • 32x32 RGB LED Plasma w/ STM32F4.

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:15 pm
    There are already a few tutorials out there showing how to control a 32x32 RGB LED display.This project has some slight variations with the following features: Based on a STM32F401RE eval board Software BSP generated by STM32CubeMX (v1.4.0 used here, newer version might need changes in the source...By: PhilipM4Continue Reading »
  • Build a Fan with LEGO and faya-nugget

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:25 pm
    As a kid, I dreamed to build everything with LEGO, especially those could move and even form a robot. Sadly back in late 90's, the first generation Mindstorm was just way too expensive for me. When I first met Arduino, I soon realized this could be a great alternative for Mindstorm controller. It ev...By: wellywellyContinue Reading »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - technology - popular

  • Cellphone Charger

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    As the functions of cell phones increased astronomically, so their power requirements. Nowadays a clever :) phone which is purchased new can hardly stand working for 1-2 days and their endurance even decreases as the battery inside wears down as it gets older. So many people are buying and using bat...By: hobbymanContinue Reading »
  • 32x32 RGB LED Plasma w/ STM32F4.

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:15 pm
    There are already a few tutorials out there showing how to control a 32x32 RGB LED display.This project has some slight variations with the following features: Based on a STM32F401RE eval board Software BSP generated by STM32CubeMX (v1.4.0 used here, newer version might need changes in the source...By: PhilipM4Continue Reading »
  • Knit a Working Speaker

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:24 pm
    I designed this speaker as an easy, inexpensive way for artists to embed sound in their work. I also created it as part of a larger (somewhat quixotic) quest to knit working electronics. The speaker can be made with or without knitting. Instructions for both designs are included. The Basic DesignRow...By: jseayContinue Reading »
  • Recycled Energy - $7.50 Generator! - ThermoElectric Generator

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:43 pm
    We have been working on creating a stable way to charge our electronics while camping for a while. Solar panels work alright, but I find that when you really need your cell phone and GPS it is dark, sinister, and stormy out. This Thermoelectric Generator can produce energy from common temperature di...By: Just4Fun MediaContinue Reading »
  • Matchbox Microphone

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:59 pm
    How to make a really basic microphone out of a matchbox and pencil graphite. This simple electronics experiment demonstrates how a microphone works and the science behind it. We'll explore the fundamental principles of a microphone and build our own working model. Background A microphone is a de...By: Dave HaxContinue Reading »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - technology

  • DC Op-Amp Circuits

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:20 am
    In this instructable I hope to cover the fundamentals of DC circuits involving operational amplifiers, otherwise known as op-amps. The material I will present has been adapted from my Electronics lab materials at Pomona College. For a textbook explanation of these concepts, I highly recommend either...By: David SharfiContinue Reading »
  • The Transimpedance Amplifier Circuit

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:57 pm
    The Transimpedance Amplifier (TIA) is a useful circuit that allows the circuit-designer to turn light hitting a photodiode into an output voltage. With this circuit in your toolbox, you will be significantly closer to being able to design more advanced circuits such as servomechanisms. This exciting...By: jjahn3Continue Reading »
  • Wireless Car/Xbee Series 2 Section

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:17 pm
    When choosing xbees, you must decide between series 1 and series 2. Series 1 xbees use point to point communication. This makes programming them simple since a series 1 xbee can only talk to one other series 1 xbee and not more then one. The series 2 xbee is a much more versatile tool. It can be use...By: chris1205Continue Reading »
  • Circuit Scribe Fob or Remote Pad Fix

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Here's a quick and easy way to use the Circuit Scribe to fix a Key Fob that has stopped working, or even a remote control that has you pressing the buttons as if you were trying to reach the other side. Tools and Materials Just one thing you need... the Circuit Scribe pen. Well, that and the Fo...By: mkchronosContinue Reading »
  • The best speaker/cup ever!

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Small speaker made from scratch that you can drink from!Items we used-28 gauge speaker wire-Red solo cup (2)-Electrical tape-Neodymium magnet (2)-Knife-Scissors-Audio jack-Water to drink from your new speaker Forming the wire housing -Take your magnet and wrap a piece if manilla folder around it ...By: csenezContinue Reading »
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - workshop - featured

  • How To Turn a Log into a Mallet

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    Making a mallet out of a log is a fun project. Some friends cut down a black walnut tree in their backyard, so I picked up a few logs, and I figured a mallet would be a great project to make out of one of them. Of course, you could use any wood that's square or round to make this! Materials & Tool...By: darbinorvarContinue Reading »
  • Edison Lamp in 3 Hours

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    There's no substitute for the warm glow of a vintage incandescent lightbulb. This instructable shows you how to make a stylish, minimal table lamp in 3 hours for around $30.I've been wanting to design a lamp with an exposed Edison Bulb for a while, and it occurred to me that since the whole point of...By: JON-A-TRONContinue Reading »
  • Make a knife for your great grandkids...

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    I've always loved tools, specifically knives. I have a few old tools from my dad and even a few from his dad. The kind of old stuff that is still around and is just as good now as it was day one. Really cool history there. Not to mention it's still a usable tool.No, I don't think you should give you...By: Mak5Continue Reading »
  • Solar Water Pump

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:52 am
    This Instructable will help you to setup a fully functional Solar Water Pumping System. The Solar Water Pump System can be used for residential water requirements and also for commercial uses. This system can also be used for irrigation of Agricultural Land. The Solar Panel Array can also be used wi...By: JonathanrjpereiraContinue Reading »
  • Low Cost Aluminum Foundary

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    One day I went to a party and saw that a hefty amount of aluminum soda cans were being thrown in the trash bin. I wondered and decided to repurpose these cans into small Aluminum "Muffin" Ingots for casting.***DISCLAIMER*** Liquid aluminum is over 660 Celsius so use all precautionary measures. Long ...By: yehyarocksContinue Reading »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - workshop - popular

  • How To Turn a Log into a Mallet

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    Making a mallet out of a log is a fun project. Some friends cut down a black walnut tree in their backyard, so I picked up a few logs, and I figured a mallet would be a great project to make out of one of them. Of course, you could use any wood that's square or round to make this! Materials & Tool...By: darbinorvarContinue Reading »
  • Edison Lamp in 3 Hours

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    There's no substitute for the warm glow of a vintage incandescent lightbulb. This instructable shows you how to make a stylish, minimal table lamp in 3 hours for around $30.I've been wanting to design a lamp with an exposed Edison Bulb for a while, and it occurred to me that since the whole point of...By: JON-A-TRONContinue Reading »
  • Make a knife for your great grandkids...

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    I've always loved tools, specifically knives. I have a few old tools from my dad and even a few from his dad. The kind of old stuff that is still around and is just as good now as it was day one. Really cool history there. Not to mention it's still a usable tool.No, I don't think you should give you...By: Mak5Continue Reading »
  • Solar Water Pump

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:52 am
    This Instructable will help you to setup a fully functional Solar Water Pumping System. The Solar Water Pump System can be used for residential water requirements and also for commercial uses. This system can also be used for irrigation of Agricultural Land. The Solar Panel Array can also be used wi...By: JonathanrjpereiraContinue Reading »
  • Low Cost Aluminum Foundary

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    One day I went to a party and saw that a hefty amount of aluminum soda cans were being thrown in the trash bin. I wondered and decided to repurpose these cans into small Aluminum "Muffin" Ingots for casting.***DISCLAIMER*** Liquid aluminum is over 660 Celsius so use all precautionary measures. Long ...By: yehyarocksContinue Reading »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Instructables: exploring - workshop

  • A Simple PAX Wardrobe

    1 Apr 2015 | 1:38 am
    The PAX wardrobe series have proven to be among the top IKEA sellers and there's a reason for that. Here I have prepared some simple furniture assembly instructions for one of the less complicated models. London is has a couple of the home appliances mega stores, where you could get it. If you ar...By: CharlineCaisseContinue Reading »
  • 10 Gal. Shop Vac Cyclone

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:31 pm
    This is a pretty basic setup that can be made in a couple hours. Ive seen many different types of these made by other people, some are very extensive and complicated designs. What i found is that i made something that works by removing 99% of the material into a bucket before it ends up in the vacuu...By: RichL1Continue Reading »
  • Miata Trunk Opener - Lock Mechanism Failed Leaving the Hatch Stuck Shut

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Today I went to help my dad with his 90 Mazda Miata. As it turned out the trunk was stuck shut because the lock mechanism failed. By design there is no backup to accessing the trunk in the event the lock mechanism fails. I will show you how to open your trunk in just a few easy steps without dama...By: roberinotContinue Reading »
  • Awesome Beginners Metal Working Projects

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Metal working is one of my favorite things to do! This is for all of the people who are starting out who might need some good projects to try. I really like all of these instructables and have tried most of them out my self. These authors are all amazing! there instructables are well done and I have...By: CJStephensContinue Reading »
  • Wood Shelf

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    New project using old pallet Prepraration Assemble the wood together Shabing Start to take the shelf shape Final Final result By: keepintouchContinue Reading »
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Thrift Core

  • 6 Offbeat Tips on Full Time Blogging and Getting Advertisers You -Haven't- Read

    Van
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:35 am
    Full-time blogging would appear to be a dream job. Write what you want, set your own hours, choose your topic; bliss. If I get e-mailed questions about blogging they're more-than-likely asking how I got sponsors and readers. You do need readers to have sponsors, but let's focus on this advertising conundrum. Because it's not all it's cracked up to be, and you may be better without them.1/ Don't Start a Personal Blog Just to Get Advertisers It always surprises me when a brand new blogger asks how to get ads. Personal blogging, first and foremost, should be an outlet to express yourself.
  • Keep Your Houseplants Alive and Healthy: Learn The Top 10 Houseplant Killers

    Van
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Who doesn't adore house plants? Greenery love is innate, stemming from hunter/gathering times. Surrounding yourself with living (not fake) plants reduces stress and purifies the air.   NASA has even used them to filter air in space facilities, which makes sense in the cramped quarters of a space station; pollutants can be trapped and become more toxic than outdoor ones! Add plants next to your bed or desk, and the space will immediately feel more homey and relaxing. If you're a black-thumb, I've got tips to help you keep them alive! Let's identify and avoid the top plant…
  • Exploring Jacksonville Florida's Eco Relics: Curious Salvage and Vintage Objects

    Van
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    My art teacher friend Jill was recently on Spring Break, so we made sure to plan a "photo adventure day" last week. We stopped by some interesting recycling centers (no photos allowed) and then Eco Relics, a massive nearby local warehouse with a green theme. In their words:"We are an eco-friendly business that is committed to reducing building and construction waste in landfills."I don't know anyone more dedicated to conservation and recycling than Jill, we roamed the massive halls excited that everything within was being saved from polluting the planet. Time stood still we may have explored…
  • Tips and Tricks for Leaving the Day Job, Setting Your Own Hours, and Raising Pay

    Van
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Questions about self-employment are among the ones I get most frequently. (The first most-frequently asked question for this blog is, "Is 'insert item' still available and for sale?" It, weirdly, never is.) I understand what it's like to work an unfullfilling day job. I was there, dreaming every day of being self-employed. Small business ownership ain't easy. I once read that self-employed people are the only ones crazy enough to trade working a 40 hour week for an 80 hour one...with a big pay cut. It's always more work than your expect and it's not a path for the weak. But. If you have a…
  • Desert Island Survival Product #3: Raw Honey for Healing, Luminous Skin, and Yums

    Van
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    I'm currently working my way through herbalism courses aplenty and testing different skin care products and techniques. My skin looks its best when I'm playing with homemade soaps, toners, and serums, but you don't even need that much for all of your skin care needs. In life, less is more. I've covered Baking Soda and Coconut Oil, now let's look at all the uses for honey! Like the previous two, it may be all you need if you were suddenly stranded on a tiny tropical island in the South Pacific.Cell proliferating Calendula petals and honey on sprouted wheat toast. Calendula tastes richly…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Creative Faux Panels

  • Reception Area Ideas to Make a Great First Impression

    Ryan
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    Reception area ideas are easily expanded with faux stone and brick panels.  These decorative elements are a great way to upgrade the look of your office, and make clients of your business feel glad to be there when they visit.  The panels provide a simple, cost-effective solution to adding charm and comfort to this part of your office.  Reception area walls and desk clad in Norwich Coral Stone panels Thanks to their ultra-realistic look, the panels make it easy to add a professional flair to your office’s décor. Library reception area remodeled with Old Chicago Brick panels. If…
  • Bathroom Makeover Ideas Brought to Life

    Ryan
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    It’s guessed that a person with an average life span spends 1.5 years in the bathroom. The quality of that time can be much improved if the space is both visually appealing and comfortable. Walking in should give you a sense of peace for those few quiet moments alone.  Below are a few bathroom makeover ideas sent to us by customers who added faux stone panels to their showers, tubs and walls. Take a look and imagine how your bathroom can be similarly transformed.    Shower makeover with Regency Stacked Stone panels Over the years, our customers have realized that the panels…
  • Restaurant Interior Design Enhanced Easily with Faux Panels

    Ryan
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    For an appealing look in restaurant interior design, stone, brick and rock veneer panels provide a realistic look that’s budget-friendly and easy to install.  Many of our customers are restaurant owners who have taken advantage of the convenience and durability of the panels. Restaurant interior design is given a stunning look with Old Chicago brick panels. If you’re having a hard time finding the look you want for your restaurant’s interior, our wide selection of panel styles and colors may help get you started, whether your theme calls for a cozy rustic or modern and…
  • Corner Fireplace Ideas with Stone Veneer

    Ryan
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    The corner fireplace ideas seen below are all accented with different styles of stone veneer; the panels providing an easy and beautiful way to achieve that cozy mountain retreat look. A corner wood burning stove backed by Stacked Stone panels in Sierra Brown You might already have a built-in wood burning or gas fireplace accentuating a corner in your home, and would like to cozy it up with the look of stone.  Maybe you’re even looking to add a new electric fireplace to your bedroom or living room, and know that the look of stone would add a lot of beauty.  You know that adding real stone…
  • Half Wall Ideas with Artificial Stone Veneer

    Ryan
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    With artificial stone veneer, making your half wall ideas come to life is an easy and fun DIY project.  You can turn an unattractive wall into a beautiful design element at your home or place of business, all at a low cost. While remodeling a half wall may sound overwhelming, it’s actually a very easy DIY project when you use artificial stone – there’s no heavy lifting or expert know-how required.  Before you know it, your unsightly or drab wall will have a gorgeous new look. A deck’s half wall gets a sophisticated upgrade with Windsor Slatestone panels When building a wall from…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Home Improvement Blog – The Apron by The Home Depot

  • Patio Ideas Starting With a Gorgeous Outdoor Sectional Set

    Bethany DeVore
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    These patio ideas revolve around a lovely, muted patio sectional set that makes the outdoor space comfortable, versatile and easy to decorate.  We sent the modular seating to designer Bethany DeVore of Dwellings by DeVore for our Patio Style Challenge series. We challenged Bethany and several other talented design bloggers to style attractive and functional outdoor spaces with a patio set from The Home Depot as a starting point.  Bethany makes the most out the space under her pergola with colorful art, a cool Craigslist find, privacy curtains and an amazing DIY hanging succulent planter.
  • Patio Dining Set Center of Stunning Deck Makeover

    Mallory Fitzsimmons
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    A bright, well-appointed deck makes spending time in the backyard so much more enjoyable. Mallory Fitzsimmons of the blog Charming in Charlotte used a Home Depot patio dining set as the starting point for a deck makeover that’s full of bright and bold color and clever ways to ensure a little bit of privacy.  This is Mallory’s contribution to our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent Mallory the patio dining set, and let her take it from there. Read on for her gorgeous patio decorating ideas to inspire your own patio remake. A Stunning Deck Makeover…
  • DIY Serving Tray of Copper Pipe and Acrylic

    Camila Pavone
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    This DIY serving tray has such a distinctive luxe look to it. It’s surprisingly easy to make, too. Camila Pavone of Effortless Style offered this up as her contribution to our series, DIY Challenge: Pipe. We asked April and several other awesome crafters and bloggers to come up with ingenious DIY projects that use pipe as an ingredient. It could be just about any kind of pipe: galvanized pipe, PVC pipe or, as in this case, copper pipe. We love the combination of copper pipe with the transparent acrylic panel in this project. It’s is not your usual pipe project. Just follow the…
  • How To Build a Workbench With Butcher Block and Pipe

    April Hoff
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
    This cool industrial-style workbench is made from galvanized pipe and a butcher block table top. April Hoff of House By Hoff put this together for our series DIY Challenge: Pipe here on The Home Depot Blog.  We asked April and several other awesome crafters and bloggers to come up with ingenious DIY projects that use pipe as an ingredient. It could be just about any kind of pipe: galvanized pipe, PVC pipe or, as in this case, copper pipe. April’s industrial workbench looks terrific, and since it’s on casters, it’s easy to wheel to any spot you’d like. Best of…
  • Modern Breakfast in Bed Tray From Copper Pipe

    Amy Mikkelsen
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Adding copper pipe legs can turn a simple wooden tray into a lovely and functional breakfast in bed tray. This simple pipe project comes to us from the very creative Amy Mikkelsen of Your Southern Peach. It’s part of our series, DIY Challenge: Pipe. We asked Monica and several other ingenious crafters and bloggers to come up with ingenious DIY projects that use pipe as an ingredient. It could be just about any kind of pipe: galvanized pipe, PVC pipe or, as in this case, copper pipe. Amy takes this copper pipe project a step further, making it super elegant by gilding the pipe with…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Home Improvement Articles from Networx

  • Family Home Restoration is a Labor of Love

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:05 pm
      In my early twenties, I had a dream. My beloved maternal grandmother had recently passed away and I longed to live in her old home, nestled in the mountains of upstate New York. I had such wonderful memories of the joyful summer vacations my siblings, cousins, and I used to spend there, exploring the woods, picking wild mulberries and blackcurrants, and generally enjoying a taste of freedom.  See full article.
  • Asphalt Shingle Recycling Facts and Figures

    29 Mar 2015 | 1:06 am
      Do you know which is the most commonly used type of roofing shingle? If you said "asphalt," you are correct; these shingles are used for about 80 percent of roofs in the US today. Despite this figure, up until quite recently the standard advice on disposing of used asphalt shingles, following a roof removal, was "transport them to the nearest landfill.  See full article.
  • How Does Concrete Resurfacing Work?

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
      The coming of spring brings with it a number of seasonal tasks. One of them is inspecting your outdoor space to see how your hardscape has survived the winter and repairing damage as necessary. (Hardscape, in case you're unfamiliar with the term, refers to the manmade features of your property's landscaping such as patios, sidewalks, pool deck, retaining walls, driveways, and fire pits.  See full article.
  • 12 Tips for Safer Tent Fumigation

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:24 pm
      Dry wood termites are one of the toughest infestations that exist. These wood-destroying insects can burrow deep into a structure, rendering mere surface treatment ineffective. Tent fumigation is the most successful treatment that exists. A rubber tent is carefully placed over the entire house and usually its outbuildings (such as a garage, cabana, or toolshed) as well, before spraying the interior with pesticide.  See full article.
  • Spotlight on Laundry Rooms

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:25 am
      What's big in 2015 is an area of your home that is actually very, very small. Fabulous and functional laundry rooms are hot right now. Makeover what you have, or create a dedicated space out of a few square feet of your home. The important thing is that your laundry room should be a pleasant place to work at an often unpleasant chore.  See full article.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Faux Wood Workshop

  • DIY Kitchen Makeover Ideas with Beams and Panels

    Ryan
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Our faux and real wood beams are easy, DIY design elements to include in a kitchen makeover. Whether they’re installed in simple parallel lines or in more complex placements, the look of wood in a kitchen adds exceptional warmth and character. The photos below show just a few ways private home owners and professional designers have used our beams to create spectacular looking kitchens. Chamfered beams installed in the traditional parallel pattern Below you can see the Timber style beams installed in a coffered pattern.  These kinds of designs are a simple way to bring depth and…
  • New Products! Real Wood Fireplace Shelves

    Ryan
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    Introducing the latest additions to our line of fireplace shelves!  Matching our real wood box beams, these mantels come in the same four distinguishing styles, and a variety of gorgeous colors.  Each enhances the appeal of interior décor dramatically.  Made from second-growth cedar, each one is carefully finished to mimic the texture and color of true vintage wood.  Thanks to this, it’s impossible to tell it from the real thing. Real wood fireplace shelves add an elegant look to interior decor. Mantel shelves can add a wonderful focal point to interiors of all sizes.  With their…
  • Open Floor Plan Designs with Faux Beams

    Ryan
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Open floor plan designs can be greatly augmented with the use of faux beams.  Installing them on the ceilings and walls of a large open room can help demarcate the different areas such as kitchens, dining spaces, entertainment centers, office alcoves and more.  This use of beams helps to reinforce the boundaries of each area, without taking up valuable floor space.  In the process, the beams lend each area the charm of real wood, while adding appeal and comfort to the entire room, as you can see in the customer images below. Open floor plan design with Timber ceiling beams In the photo…
  • How to Stain Faux Wood

    Ryan
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Learning how to stain unfinished faux wood is something that many of our customers do when they want more control over how the beams or mantels blend with their room’s surrounding decor. One with beautiful dark wood furniture in their home might want to match that color, for example.  So, rather than choosing one our pre-stained beams, they select the Unfinished style and stain it to a color that satisfies their design vision. As they do this, they help balance the whole look of their home’s interior beautifully. Staining Arched Rough Hewn Beams is easy to do. While you might…
  • How to Install a Fireplace Mantel

    Ryan
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:27 am
    In this post, we’ll show you how to install a fireplace mantel using the variety of mantel shelves we offer.   Below are basic installation instructions for our line of faux and real wood mantels. Learning how to install a fireplace mantel is easy for any homeowner How to Install Faux Wood Mantels Available in custom sizing, and in a range of attractive textures, colors, and finishes, you’ll easily find a style that suits your design preferences. Just mount a 2 x 4 on your wall. When you’re installing mantelpieces less than 6″ high, you’ll need to cut down the 2 x 4 so…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Hackaday

  • Automated Robotic Target Practice

    James Hobson
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Fan of shooting things? Jealous of proper shooting ranges? Why not build your own automated target practice rig with a few servos and an ATMega168? [Cowboy Bob] of Making Stuff decided he needed a practice target, and wanted to make it a bit more interesting than throwing up some beer cans on a fence. He’s created a highly durable 10-target “Robo-Target” which can be remote controlled or automated.  A thick piece of 1/4″ angle steel makes up the main frame of it, so if you’re practicing with hand guns it’ll take the abuse. If you’re just using  an…
  • 20 MPH IKEA Poäng Chair With Aerospace-Inspired Control Panel

    Anool Mahidharia
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Spending time at work sitting on the same drab chair can get boring after a while, even if you’re lucky to use a comfortable recliner. If you want to win the Office Olympics, you need something with a bit of pep. [StuffAndyMakes] wanted to build a completely ridiculous motorized office chair. A couple of years in the making, and he’s ready to unleash the 20 MPH IKEA Poäng chair with aerospace-inspired control panel! The OfficeChairiot MkII, as he has christened it aptly,  is a motorized IKEA Poäng comfy chair. It uses off-the-shelf scooter parts to roll around : Batteries,…
  • Visualizing Digital Logic With EL Wire

    Brian Benchoff
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    [Bob] and [Aubrey] run the System Source Computer Museum a little north of Baltimore, Maryland. For an exhibit, they thought a visual representation of digital logic and came up with a two-bit binary adder. Yes, it’s just a full adder and exactly what you would find somewhere in the second or third chapter of any digital logic textbook. The way they’re illustrating how a full adder works is the killer feature here: they’re using EL wire for all of the wires connecting the gates. The full adder is implemented with an Arduino Mega, but the interface is the real show here. On…
  • Poking Around Textiles With Your Multimeter

    James Hobson
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Looking for a fun wearable electronics project? While you can buy specific fabric and conductive thread for your projects, sometimes you can even find conductive fabric where you might not expect it! In this latest video by Adafruit, [Becky Stern] goes undercover at a fabrics store with her trusty multimeter to find some new material that can be used for electronics projects! While pickings are slim, she made some useful discoveries — most metallic fabrics aren’t conductive, but some are — You’ll definitely need to take your multimeter with you. Another funny quirk is…
  • Meet The Machines That Build Complex PCBs

    Eric Evenchick
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    You can etch a simple PCB at home with a few chemicals and some patience. However, once you get to multilayer boards, you’re going to want to pay someone to do the dirty work. The folks behind the USB Armory project visited the factories that build their 6 layer PCB and assemble their final product. Then they posted a full walkthrough of the machines used in the manufacturing process. The boards start out as layers of copper laminates. Each one is etched by applying a film, using a laser to print the design from a Gerber file, and etching away the unwanted copper in a solution.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Stain Removal Blog - A Mom's Guide To House Cleaning, Laundry And Stains

  • Formula 409 Cleaner Reviews And Uses

    15 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Here's my collection of reviews from readers of Formula 409 all purpose cleaner, and two separate readers said that in addition to cleaning with it they also use it for laundry stains. I always caution people to be cautious with these alternative uses, but I am curious if anyone else has tried it and if it works for them?
  • Ivory Snow Detergent Reviews & Experiences

    10 Mar 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Here are quite a few Ivory Snow detergent reviews and uses provided by readers, and one from myself as well. I will confess this is my favorite gentle detergent, but I haven't been able to find it in stores recently.
  • Murphy's Oil Soap Reviews And Uses

    10 Mar 2015 | 7:58 pm
    How do you clean your hardwood floors? Many readers use Murphy Oil Soap, and I've gathered a lot of reviews for it at the link. However, this product isn't just for wood floors, but can also be used in many other ways and the article also suggests several of them as told to me by readers. How do you use this product?
  • Orange Glo Wood Floor Cleaner & Polish Reviews: Mixed To Negative

    7 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hardwood floors are quite an investment, and they require special care to keep them looking their best. Many people have tried Orange Glo wood floor cleaner {4 in 1}, which is both a cleaner and polish, in hopes that it would really make their hardwood floors look great, just as the commercials promise. Unfortunately, many readers who've taken the time to write in reviews for this product with me feel it definitely doesn't live up to its hype. Have you used this product? If so, tell me what you think of it, and also what you do like to use for cleaning and polishing your hardwood floors.
  • Era Detergent Reviews And Opinions

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Are you looking for a lower cost laundry detergent? If so, several readers have recommended ERA detergent. You can read reviews of this brand here, and I'd also love to hear what you think of it.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    alure.com

  • What you need to know before designing your guest bathroom

    Gina Bonura
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:38 am
    Whether you're remodeling the upstairs after your kids have moved out or building an addition for some extra space when family comes to stay, it's important to think about the guest bathroom. With major redesigns and construction, it can be easy to focus on the layout and bedroom design over guest bathrooms, but these small restrooms can have plenty of functionality when planned correctly.  Alure Home Improvements' kitchen and bathroom designer Patricia Nicolini explained in an interview that there are a few features homeowners should keep in mind when designing a…
  • Is a transitional kitchen design right for your home?

    Gina Bonura
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:26 am
    If you're having trouble settling on one defined kitchen design idea, you may want to consider a transitional design. Transitional kitchens are a mix between modern and traditional layouts, with warm design elements and strong contemporary features, like wood floors and cabinets with stainless-steel appliances and stone countertops. Because the definition of a transitional kitchen is looser than other design styles, it allows you to be creative and build a truly customized kitchen design that will function as you need and look great doing it.  While transitional kitchen…
  • Is your home ready for spring cleaning?

    Salvatore Ferro
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:14 am
    When the snow melts, the ice thaws, the flowers start to bloom and it's finally warm enough to leave your winter coat at home, it's time for spring cleaning. Many homeowners approach this annual ritual differently. Some grab their cleaning supplies and scrub their homes from foyer to attic, while others take this opportunity to update their houses with kitchen remodeling or minor repairs.  Alure Home Improvements' design specialist John Bernaudo explained in an interview that spring cleaning is also a great time to take a look at your home's exterior…
  • How to create a country-style kitchen

    Gina Bonura
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:26 am
    You don't have to live in rural America to enjoy the look and feel of a country-style kitchen. Whether you live in the suburbs of Long Island or the more industrial parts of the tri-state area, you can transform your kitchen into one with farm-style influences. Sherry Gossett, kitchen and bath specialist at Alure Home Improvements, shared the kitchen renovations and other components needed to achieve the look. Farm sink There's nothing like a large farm-style sink that doubles as a focal point of a country kitchen. This kind of sink is typically oversized, deep and boxy, and lacks the…
  • DIY: How to fix your fussy faucet

    Salvatore Ferro
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    If your sink is squeaking, spraying or just plain not working, there might be something you can do. While you may need a plumber or bathroom design expert to help you tackle a bigger bathroom sink issue, there are plenty of smaller problems that you can tackle on your own. Squeaky handles  If you hear a loud, piercing squeak every time you turn on your hot or cold water, it may be time to apply a little elbow – and plumber’s – grease. All you need to do is remove your sink handles with a screwdriver and disassemble them so that you have the sink stem showing. Then, apply…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Violet LeBeaux - Free Cute Craft and Beauty Tutorials

  • Spinning Adventure – DIY Drop Spindle

    Violet
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I think my obsession in spinning was a bit inevitable. I love learning new things and when we came home from Bendigo Woollen Mills last year I had picked up a massive bag of roving for $9 and there was no way I could use it all for needle felting.So spinning, I don’t know what piqued my interest but somehow I got on the idea of spinning my own yarn. I didn’t know anyone close by me who spun so my adventure started off on the internet trying to learn as much as I possibly could about everything. Had I known that the Handspinner and Weavers Guild is like 2 suburbs over this probably…
  • Carlton At Night

    Violet
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    For this week’s quiet snapshots post we went to visit James’ brother in Carlton. I seem to get in these moods which I just feel like taking more artsy nonsense photos lately so here is Carlton at night. Less artsy but how good is frozen yoghurt?? I am obsessed right now, mostly because the one in Emporium has some kind of jelly pudding that looks like dolphins and is delicious :D The post Carlton At Night appeared first on Violet LeBeaux - Free Cute Craft and Beauty Tutorials.
  • Cute Mint Tv Make Over Tutorial

    Violet
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The tv and I have had our differences over the years. Mostly because it’s the only thing which was left in our apartment which was black so it seemed to suck light into it. Last year I gave it a washi tape make over but it still wasn’t exactly what I wanted so I set out again this year to finally be done with it.This time I went all out and used actual paint.You need:White acrylic paintPVA glueRollerFinal colour, I used mint wall paintMasking tapeStart by masking off the screen of the tv and any other places you want to keep the paint away from. Mix up a solution of 1 part white…
  • The Best Hat In The World

    Violet
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    It’s been a really long and rough week, hence the lack of posts. So today, to ease back into some calmness, I wanted to show you my favourite hat.If you read often, you will have seen me wearing it a whole lot because it’s comfortable, has the perfect amount of slouch and is generally just awesome!I had the idea in my head for a gradient hat using the colours of Autumn leaves for a while and when we went to Bendigo last year I found the perfect yarn for it so had to get started.The pattern I used was this one but I modified it to have 2 rows of entrelac per colour.Entrelac is…
  • Quiet Time Melbourne Snapshots!

    Violet
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    It’s been pretty long week between visitors, James’ birthday and a whoooole lot of work things. I will write about it all properly but for now… let’s just have some quiet catching up photo time and decompress haha! He he he…hoes The post Quiet Time Melbourne Snapshots! appeared first on Violet LeBeaux - Free Cute Craft and Beauty Tutorials.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Nexus 21

  • Implementing TV Lifts in 2015 – Part Three: The Kitchen

    Nexus 21
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    Continuing our short, four part series, we now move on to take a look at the third of the four major living spaces in your home as we brainstorm how to use TV lifts to expand your space in the coming year. For part three, we’ll go to the kitchen – for many, the happiest room in the house! Start with a TV on which to watch the news over breakfast, or your favorite cooking show. You can install a lovely TV lift in a counter top at the end of a breakfast bar, making it easy to see from a seated or standing position. You can also use a TV lift that drops down from inside an upper cabinet,…
  • Implementing TV Lifts in 2015 – Part Two: The Bedroom

    Nexus 21
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:37 pm
    This short, four part series is looking at the four major living spaces in your home, and brainstorming a list of ways to use TV lifts to make even better use of your space in the coming year. For part two, we’ll move on to the bedroom: Start with the TV lift in the ceiling for a great view from the bed. This is a great idea for parents with small children who want the TV out of reach and safe. You may also consider a TV lift in the footboard if you really want your bedroom to feel elegant and decadent. A TV lift cabinet is also a great idea in the bedroom. You can DIY your own cabinet and…
  • Implementing TV Lifts in 2015 – Part One: The Living Room

    Nexus 21
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    This short, four part series looks at the four major living spaces in your home, and brainstorms a list of ways to use TV lifts to make even better use of your space in the coming year. For part one, we’ll start with the living room, where most people spend a fair amount of their time: Start off by adding a TV lift for your actual TV. You can hide one in the ceiling, which is the perfect option as long as you choose a location that doesn’t interfere with a traffic lane. Ditto with a TV lift that is hidden in the floor. You can close off an old, unused fireplace, break up the floor…
  • Five Ways to Automate Your Home in 2015

    Nexus 21
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    It’s 2015, and the times they are a changin’! One hundred years ago, we were just entering the age of real modernized technology. Between one World War and the next horses became a second string option in the presence of the tank and the automobile. New medicines meant people lived longer and felt better. The Pony Express gave way to the telegraph, and the telegraph to the telephone. Today, mobile phones are tiny, and the average tablet has more power than the computer that helped man set foot on the moon. While we may not yet have flying cars and maid robots still haven’t caught on,…
  • Nexus 21 Precision Lift-Column Technology is Now Available in EMEA

    Nexus 21
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Check out the press release announcing our partnership with World Marketing Associates. We are very excited to be teaming up with WMA to bring our lifts to even more consumers throughout Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and Africa.   Nexus 21 Precision Lift-Column Technology is Now Available in EMEA Debuting at ISE 2015   Amsterdam NL (10 February, 2015) – EMEA’s residential and commercial audiovisual (AV) Integrators now have ready-access to the industry’s quietest and most reliable TV lift and concealment mechanisms in the world. Nexus 21, the leader in…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build, renovate, & repair your own home. Save money as an owner builder.

  • Kitchen Design Ideas

    armchairbuilder
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    With a carefully thought out kitchen design you can create a fully functional, custom look at an affordable price.  For this small kitchen, we needed to maximize the use of the space to make things work.  In order to accomplish this, we pulled out all the secrets from the kitchen design books.  Here we will [...]
  • Negotiating for Your Dream Home

    armchairbuilder
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
      Building your dream home can be an expensive endeavor.  From the gorgeous lot with the view to the sparkly quartz countertops, each item that will make your new home “yours” comes with a price.  But just like everything else we buy, there are deals to be had on building materials and labor to build [...]
  • Custom Builder Margins 26 Percent in 2015

    armchairbuilder
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:03 am
    One of the more frequent questions asked by people that are thinking of taking on the general contractor role for their new dream home is, “What is the potential savings if I go through all the trouble of managing the building process myself?”  It’s a great question that is never easy to answer.  After all, [...]
  • Home Plans, Owner Builder Needs

    armchairbuilder
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:17 pm
    How often do you hear…It all starts with the foundation? Actually, it all really begins with the home plans.  A good, complete set of home plans can save you a boat load of headaches on your project.  As an owner-builder, you have many options when it comes to home plans.   From pre-designed stock plans to a custom [...]
  • Cost to Build a Home

    armchairbuilder
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Is there an easy way to determine the cost to build a home?  The National Association of Home Builders periodically surveys professional builders to find out what it costs them to build a home.  This survey gives average house costs for new single family homes constructed across different states in the U.S.  The numbers are [...]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    An Oregon Cottage

  • Tuesday Garden Party 3.31.15

    Jami
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Are you ready for another dose of garden inspiration? I hope you got a chance to check out all the links from last week – there were some really good ones in addition to the features Shelly picked out this week that you’ll see below. If you read Saturday’s Three Things post, you will have […] The post Tuesday Garden Party 3.31.15 appeared first on An Oregon Cottage. Thank you for subscribing! ***Here is the link to your FREE eBook:*** CLICK HERE for the PDF version of Seasonal Dinner Menus eBook to view in your browser {or right-click and save to desktop}.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    U me and the kids

  • Ribbit Movie Review | DVD & SWIM Lessons Giveaway

    rachelhirst
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    U me and the kids Ribbit is a fun new animated film which is out to buy on DVD & 3D Blu-ray on 30th March 2015 just in time for the Easter School Holidays. Ribbit is a frog with an identity crisis. Unlike other frogs, he hates hopping and he hates water! Along with his best friend, sandy the flying […] The post Ribbit Movie Review | DVD & SWIM Lessons Giveaway is an article from http://umeandthekids.com. U,ME AND THE KIDS is a UK Lifestyle & UK Parenting Blog - which features articles for people who love Lifestyle tips and Parenting Guidance.
  • Easter Yankee Candles |Fragrances and Accessories

    rachelhirst
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    U me and the kids Spring time is my favourite season, opening the windows to let in the fresh spring air to freshen the house. I love watching the sheets drying on the washing line and the smell when I lay my head on the pillow at night on the fresh sheets. There is nothing I love more than my […] The post Easter Yankee Candles |Fragrances and Accessories is an article from http://umeandthekids.com. U,ME AND THE KIDS is a UK Lifestyle & UK Parenting Blog - which features articles for people who love Lifestyle tips and Parenting Guidance.
  • How to make an Easter Basket on a Small Budget

    rachelhirst
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    U me and the kids Easter is fast approaching and I would love to share with you how to create an Easter basket for kids. I have made these for my kids in the past, this year I have found some great goodies to suitable for children to fill your Easter basket to keep the kids happy over Easter and […] The post How to make an Easter Basket on a Small Budget is an article from http://umeandthekids.com. U,ME AND THE KIDS is a UK Lifestyle & UK Parenting Blog - which features articles for people who love Lifestyle tips and Parenting Guidance.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Ribbon Retreat Blog

  • Pom Pom Scarf

    The Ribbon Retreat
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    There are so many things I am excited about with today’s project! First of all…the ladies from Simple Simon and Company are two of my most favorite ladies EVER! They are crazy talented, so super sweet and some of the funnest ladies around! Second of all…this projects is beyond adorable, comfy and cozy and yelling […]
  • Bows Show-N-Tell Link Party #4 WINNERS!

    The Ribbon Retreat
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Good Morning, Good Morning! I am so excited for today! The votes are in and the winners have been chosen! Wahoo! Thank you to everyone who participated in our 4th Bows Show-N-Tell Link Party! Whether you linked up your bows or occasionally checked in to see all of the wonderful talent and gorgeous bows linked […]
  • Ribbon Easter Bunny

    The Ribbon Retreat
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    I love Easter! I love the pastel colors, the yummy treats, the Easter egg hunts and the memories I have of spending Easter day with family and friends! Because I love this fun holiday, I wanted to create something super fun, super easy, and super sweet to place on my entry table next to the […]
  • Easter Basket Ribbon Sculpture, YouTube Thursday

    The Ribbon Retreat
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Welcome, welcome to YouTube Thursday…the day that we introduce our brand new video tutorial to you! One of my most fond memories of Easter Sunday, as a young girl, is finding my Easter Basket full of yummy treats and lots of Easter eggs first thing Easter morning! My basket was pink, purple and a few […]
  • How To Make A Pinwheel Hair Bow

    The Ribbon Retreat
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    I am so excited to share this adorable bow with you today! This cute bow is the second bow found on The Ribbon Retreat’s TOTT Hair Bow Instructions, and you can also find it on our fabulous YouTube Channel. AND…now, you will be able to find it right here on our blog as well, which […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The DIY Helpers

  • Driving in the Snow

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Over the past few years our winters have been wet rather than Arctic, but every time we get heavy snow there are tales of drivers stranded for hours on the motorways, or who get involved in crashes because they are unprepared for the winter conditions. Driving in fog, snow or ice is not part of the driving test, so as a driver it’s your responsibility to make sure you are properly prepared and know how to react if you are caught in a sudden snowfall.Be Prepared Weather forecasts are far more accurate now than they were even five years ago, so if you switch on the evening news to see snow is…
  • Heating a Chilly Bathroom

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    Even in a centrally heated home, getting the temperature in the bathroom correct can be tricky. The window often needs to be left open for ventilation, and because of the restrictions on using electricity in bathrooms you can’t just plug in an electric heater as you would elsewhere in the house. If you’re feeling the chill in your bathroom this winter don’t despair; there are a few options which will help you make everything a bit warmer.Underfloor HeatingCredit: H. RaabIt’s not really practical to consider installing underfloor heating in your bathroom unless you are having other…
  • How to Avoid Injury While Shovelling Snow

    12 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Shovelling snow is one of those thankless tasks that simply must be done no matter how much we’d like to pretend otherwise. The fact is that it’s hard work and all too often those of us who have spent a lot of time the previous day clearing paths, wake up to find that Mother Nature has been out and about whilst we’re sleeping and done her worst yet again - so the whole sorry task has to be repeated! If you live in an area where the roads are not cleared by the authorities then you will know just how important shovelling snow can be, especially for those people who have mobility issues.
  • 13 Must-Know Mould Busting Tricks

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Mould or mold? However you spell it it’s undoubtedly one of the most irritating things that can happen in your bathroom. If left untreated it can spread like wildfire and you’ll end up with a major problem on your hands, so getting rid of it should be a priority when it comes to bathroom care.We recently covered how to first prevent mould and how to tackle it if you’ve already got it. We are, however, aware that there are many more methods to tackling a bathrooms worst nightmare, so Ant decided to use the ease of the DIY lovers website Hometalk to create a board featuring 13 different…
  • 9 Amazing Things to do With Duct Tape

    9 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    Duct tape is the tape of a thousand uses, but since we don't have all day we've come up with 9 uses you can do today. Got any you think we should add? Just comment below!Hem Your Trousers It’s an unwritten law that you notice your hem on your skirt or trousers has come loose just as you’re about to leave the house, and then have to spend time hunting for a needle and thread to repair it. Duct tape works really well as an emergency hem repair kit, and is especially good on thick fabrics like denim which are tough to sew through. Get Crafty Follow Sherron Heidlage's board Duct Tape Crafts…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Moonshine Distillers Blog

  • Where Does the Still Go?

    Amy Huff
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    You’re really excited about your still coming in the mail – so excited that you haven’t thought of where to put it. You could do a quick set up in the kitchen or the family bathroom, but since you’ll probably want to be doing this for the long haul, it might be good to sit down and consider where the best place is to set up your stainless distiller. Easy to get to Fortunately, we’re not talking about the size of commercial alcohol distilling equipment here. An in-home alcohol still kit or liquor still kit shouldn’t take much more room than a 6’ by 6’ square. Think of a place…
  • A few Dos and Don’ts about Distilling at Home

    Amy Huff
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
      Are you looking to buy your first set of Distilling Equipment? Is it time to take the plunge and upgrade to a bigger still? Here are few Dos and Don’ts for every novice and experienced Distiller out there. Do: Experiment! Experiment with flavors and different types of alcohol. You do not know what is good until you try it. Don’t: Keep your finished experiments next to the still when they are done. Can you say fire hazard?  Most hard alcohol is flammable and bad things could happen. In fact, the only thing that you should keep next to your still at all times is a fire…
  • Hearts Series, Episode 6: Aging Products vs Oak Barrel Maturation

    Jeff
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Products used in this video: -Charred Oak Barrels -Toasted Oak Chips Video Transcription Howdy folks, I’m Jeff from Moonshine Distiller, and welcome back for another hearts episode. This time we’re going to be talking about the different ways you can age and flavor your spirits. Typically, most whiskeys are aged with oak, and you’ve got two ways of doing this. The cheaper and easier way is toasted oak chips. The more expensive and time-consuming way is aging it authentically in an american oak barrel. All of the barrels here at Moonshine Distiller are american white oak, and they’re…
  • Hearts Series, Episode 5: How to Distill a Whiskey Recipe

    Jeff
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Next video in the Hearts series: |Aging Products vs Oak Barrel Maturation| Products used in this video: -Cracked Corn -6-row Malted Barley -Endo-Alpha Amylase -Exo-Alpha Amylase -Floating Thermometer Video Transcription Howdy folks, Jeff from Moonshine Distiller here again. With this hearts episode we’re going to be going over our simple corn whiskey mash. When a lot of people start doing all-grain whiskey mashes, it can be an intimidating process. There’s a lot going on, and some people are worried about their grains becoming gluey, and everything becoming just a complete mess.
  • Hearts Series, Episode 4: How to Distill a Gin

    Jeff
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Next video in the Hearts series: |How to Distill a Whiskey| Products used in this video: -Screened Gaskets -Distilling Botanicals Video Transcription Howdy folks, I’m Jeff from Moonshine Distiller, and welcome back for another hearts episode. In this episode, we’re going to be discussing gins, which is actually one of my favorite spirits. It’s a very versatile spirit, although it’s essentially just flavored vodka. Of course the easiest way to make a gin is actually to use one of our essences, and all you need to do is add it to a quart, or actually 750ml of moonshine or vodka.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Oz DIY Handyman

  • Ozito Electric Chainsaw Sharpener – Product Review

    Steve Sagovac
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Ozito Electric Chainsaw Sharpener This is one of those power tools that I have been thinking about buying for a few years now, but I never got around to it until now. It just seemed easier to pay $10 – $15 each time and just have someone else sharpen my chainsaw chains for me. However, the problem I found with having someone do your chainsaw sharpening (professionally?) for you was that very little care seemed to be taken when it came to grinding off only the minimal amount required to sharpen each individual tooth. After only a couple of “professional chainsaw sharpens”,…
  • A foolproof guide to DIY renovations

    Steve Sagovac
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:38 am
    If you feel that your home needs a fresh look, DIY renovations offer a budget-friendly way for you to achieve this goal. However, doing a renovation without the help of a contractor can be a difficult and frustrating process if you’re not properly prepared. Here are some valuable tips for getting ready before you take on a big project. As with any decision that requires a large cash investment, you should consult with a professional to keep your project within your budget. Make a List of Annoyances This sounds like an odd way to start your DIY project, but listing every annoyance about…
  • How to Start your own Blog in Under 10 minutes

    Steve Sagovac
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Are you a handyman or handywoman? Why not share your DIY adventures online. Maybe even generate some extra passive income. Starting your own DIY blog is a lot easier than you might think. All you need to do is talk about what you are up to, what projects you are working on or even just use your blog to share online resources that you like to use and read. I started this blog back in 2007 as a test to see what this whole blogging thing was about. There are times I write a lot and there are times I disappear completely for a while. I have been offered products to write reviews about and I have…
  • Ozito Electric Planer Review – PLR-2000

    Steve Sagovac
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    The Ozito PLR-2000 Electric Planer When it comes to the woodworking tools you keep in your workshop, an electric planer is one of those power tools that you definitely need to have around for most DIY woodworking projects. In saying that I never had one of my own, until now. I bought myself the Ozito PLR-2000 Electric Planer, that has a decent sized 400W motor that is ample power for small to medium planing jobs. Why did I choose the Ozito Electric Planer There are a few reasons for my decision to buy an Ozito Power Tool from Bunnings Hardware. The 2 biggest reasons being it’s…
  • How to Build Wood Pallet Furniture Projects

    Steve Sagovac
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Using recycled material to build furniture isn’t a new concept by any means, But with the seemingly endless availability of wood pallets, the DIY Wood Pallet Furniture craze has gained an incredible amount of interest in recent years. I personally have only recently started using recycled wood from pallets and packing crates for furniture, and have been on a constant look out for resources and inspiration. Here are some of the wood pallet furniture resources that I have found in my recent searches. How to Build Wood Pallet Furniture Resources Wood Pallet Project Books Here are 3 of the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TownHouseHome

  • Makita BO3711: the review

    Koen Goeminne
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    I’ve got yet another confession to make. Up to now, I’ve never written a review. Ever. This will be another first, and I’m glad to be able to share it with you. But how do you start a review? It seems the same way as any other post around here, with music!   Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get a bit more comfortable, shall we? Get yourself a drink, and then scroll down. The unboxing For this I have made an attempt at a video.   Yes, another first, that’s two in the same post! If you can’t see the video, in the box I found the sander…
  • Sheet sander shakedown!

    Koen Goeminne
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    At the moment we’re working in the living room annex dining room (it’s basically one big J-shaped room next to the kitchen). We’re at the stage where we need to do a lot of sanding. A lot. Since I don’t own a sheet sander (yet, I borrowed one in the past), I decided it was time to get one myself.   I learned the hard way that you get what you pay for. I own an el-mucho-cheapo drill that’s probably still alive, lying somewhere inside a cupboard in my work shed, but it’s a hazard to work with. Like real life-threatening hazardous. I also own an angle…
  • Water, electricity and cupboards equals kitchen!

    Koen Goeminne
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    We’re all set. All the wiring is ready. All the plumbing is ready. We’ve got a new floor. We’ve got a new ceiling. The walls have been replastered. Everything has been painted. It is time. Time to bring in the cupboards! If you’ve been reading this blog for a few weeks, you know what follows after the break. Music!   First thing to finish was the electricity in the wall, for the refrigerator, oven and microwave. Installing outlets isn’t that hard, it’s a matter of stripping the wire from its insulation… … bending them a little as…
  • Batibouw 2015

    Koen Goeminne
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Last week Batibouw took place again. And we went. Of course. Because we like going to exhibitions. Yes we do. Unfortunately my cell phone had a dead battery, so I didn’t get to take pictures. Not that that’s a big problem as you’ll soon read. But first, hit it!   There was one thing in particular we were looking for: custom cupboards. Because we want one in our dining room, next to the future stove. We only found one firm though, which we already knew and were planning to visit anyway, so that was a bit of a let-down. We also stopped in the tools section (to feed my…
  • Fun with paint… in the kitchen!

    Koen Goeminne
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    You know what they say, once everything is sanded down you’re ready for the finishing touches. And since we did such a great job on making sure the walls and ceiling were as smooth as a baby’s behind, we were ready… for some paint! Let’s hear that music (yeah, it looks like she’s either eating or blowing a bulb):   First things first. After all that sanding action we ended the mudding with, I made sure the walls and ceiling were as dust-free as possible. I first went over them with a soft brush, to get the most of it off already, and then went over…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Personal Creations Blog

  • Three Unique and Fun Centerpiece Ideas for Easter

    Piera Jolly
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Looking for an easy, unique and fun centerpiece for your Easter brunch or dinner this year? Piera Jolly shares three of her favorite ideas.The post Three Unique and Fun Centerpiece Ideas for Easter appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • First Communion Gift Guide

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    We’ve put together a gift guide to help to making the First Communion extra special.The post First Communion Gift Guide appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • 20 Fun April Fools Day Pranks

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:18 pm
    These 20 April Fools' Day Prank suggestions are sure to have you in stitches. Ready to surprise someone you love?The post 20 Fun April Fools Day Pranks appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • Spring Break on a Budget

    admin
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Use these creative decorations to plan a staycation with a theme that transforms your home into the beach, a camping trip or other favorite jaunt.The post Spring Break on a Budget appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • Easy & Adorable Easter Treats

    admin
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Here are a few easy, adorable Easter treats that can substitute as healthier options to all the store-bought candy. The post Easy & Adorable Easter Treats appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Perhaps like this - DIY, prepping, nature and hobbies

  • Planting chili from seeds pt. 1

    henkeb
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Last summer I bought a nice chili plant that brought me a lot of chili fruits. I dried the fruits and this year I decided to plant some of the seeds. This is my chili planting experiment part one. The fruits were red, small and had a very strong taste. Last year the plant produced about 50-60 chili fruits and I saved most of them by just letting them dry in the window sill. When they were completely dry I put them into a cupboard and left them there (dark and room tempered). Now it’s been about seven months and I wanted to see if I could get some more plants from the chili seeds. First…
  • Rethinking weight loss and exercise

    henkeb
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    In recent years many basic truths about how to lose weight and exercise has been revised. The thoughts I grew up proved questionable, if not wrong. We love quick fixes, especially when it comes to weight and exercise. There is no limit to how many books, programs and experts that claim to know the best way for you to live a long, good and healthy life. That includes me too I guess since I am writing this. I have my own thoughts, but they are in no way revolutionary or unique. So why should you trust me then? You shouldn’t, you should do your own research and trust your gut feelings. I…
  • 10 “set it and forget it” money saving tips

    henkeb
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    The best money saving tips are those that don’t reduce your life quality. Here are some tips that are easy to implement and don’t require much time or effort. 1. Chose a bank that doesn’t charge any fees for your debit/credit card or your bank account. Change bank if necessary. 2. Never let your money reside on an account with no or very low interest rate. Get an account with the best interest rate you can find so you have somewhere where your money can work for you. This is just for money that you plan to use soon, for your savings there are better solutions. 3. Change your…
  • Money saving tips can actually make you poor

    henkeb
    6 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    It may be tempting to adopt all money saving tips and ideas that you can find. But some things may actually make you end up with less money. Here’s why. There are all kinds of money saving tips; make sure you get the best insurance, choose a full year gym membership instead of paying each month, drink tap water instead of bottled water. Many tips are good and easy to implement and will actually save your hard earned money. But there are two factors that I try to consider – time and life quality. Let’s take an example. You could turn off the heat to save money. You would…
  • Basic preparedness – water

    henkeb
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
    We can only survive a few days without water so it is (hopefully) easy to see why it is wise to prepare for a crisis where clean water becomes a luxury. I am not a hardcore prepper, and I realise that I cannot be prepared for all situations. But on the other hand I don’t want to bury my head in the sand and always presume that everything will stay as it is. My basic prepping goal is to be prepared for some days without electricity and running water. Two things that can easily be affected by a flooding or hurricane. Water can be easily be stored in water containers. They come in a lot of…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    eSpares

  • 40 Tips to Help You Save Money and Reduce Energy Consumption

    Mike
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:27 am
    Have you ever wondered how with a few changes around the home, you could reduce your energy consumption and more importantly save money? We’ve got you covered, with 40 money saving tips, separated into individual categories, below. Water Wise – Save 5,500 litres of water a year by fixing your leaky taps. Heating – Reduce your heating by 1⁰C and save £75 a year. Laundry – Cut your energy bills by £100 by reducing your tumble dryer usage. Around the Home – Slash £250 on your energy bills with loft insulation. Switch Off and Save – Turn off standby and save £35. Kitchen –…
  • 7 Tips To Clean Your Home Easily

    Mike
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:29 am
    There’s an old adage which suggests “tidy home, tidy mind” and with spring just around the corner now is the best time to give your home a clean. To give you a helping hand, we’ve compiled 7 tips which will help you clean your home easily. Vacuum Dirt Away A good quality vacuum cleaner with enough suction will make light work of cleaning your floors. If your vacuum is struggling for suction, find out how to rectify the fault by watching our “How to Fix Loss of Suction in a Vacuum Cleaner” video.  In addition to ensuring your vacuum has enough suction, you can make the most out of…
  • 4 Essentials to Keep Your Vacuum Cleaner Running Smoothly

    Mike
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:12 am
    To give you a helping hand at keeping your vacuum running smoothly, and to ensure you’re able to provide your home with a deep clean, we’ve compiled a list of four vacuum cleaner essentials you need to have. Vacuum Bags: Unpleasant odours when you vacuum is a clear indicator the bags are too full. How often you should empty your vacuum bag will vary on how often you use it. But we recommend emptying yours before it becomes two thirds full and changing it monthly. Failing to change the bag on a regular basis doesn’t just bring about unpleasant smells, but it also increases the risk of…
  • The Ultimate Guide To: Vacuum Cleaners [Infographic]

    Mike
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:39 am
    Do you know when the vacuum cleaner was invented or who invented it? Do you know how the appliance works or why air watts are important when purchasing a new vacuum cleaner? Find out the answer to all these questions, in this infographic.
  • 3 Crucial Products to Protect Your Family

    Mike
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:04 am
    When it comes to protecting your loved ones, there is no room for compromise, which is why you need to make sure you have the right household safety products in your home.  Three products we recommend are: Smoke Alarms: Smoke alarms are an inexpensive yet effective way to protect your family, and there are two forms we recommend you choose between. 1) Battery operated – such smoke alarms are easy to install. Many come with a low battery indicator which sounds a warning chirp. An added benefit of battery operated smoke alarms is they also come with a flashing red light to indicate the unit…
 
Log in