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Category Archives: Bob Vila


How to Build a Side Table A little over a year ago, I built a coffee table similar to one found in a high-end catalog. The catalog price was $399 – yikes! We built the coffee table for about $50. Read more…


I made this board for Mr. Awesome for our anniversary representing some of the bottles of wine we’d shared over the past year. I thought I had enough corks but apparently not… This is still a work in progress! Most wine bottle Read more…


I saw the coolest wall decor in one of the high-end catalogs. I nearly choked on the price – $299.00!! Granted, the inspiration piece is described as being hand carved and is approximately 79″ long, but wow! I knew I could Read more…


“Customizing a Closet Organizer” – is that an oxymoron?? Anyway, The Han’s closet is a mess. I’m ashamed to even show the before picture. One time I asked why the clothes were on the floor and she told me they Read more…


How to Build Table Legs or Posts from 2x4s A while back, I mentioned my friends, Chris and Elizabeth, who had an awesome idea using 2×4 lumber to make posts. I love this idea and decided to make the legs Read more…


Easy Way to Install Drawer Fronts Installing drawers fronts, to me, has always been intimidating. There is nothing worse than building a beautiful cabinet, only to install the drawer fronts incorrectly… It happens to me all the time and is Read more…


How to Make and Use a French Cleat Does anyone know what a French Cleat is? Basically, a French Cleat consists of two pieces of wood, each with a bevel cut on one edge where one piece is mounted to Read more…


How to Build a Drawer Box There are several different ways to construct a drawer box and today, I’ll share the method I use to construct them. I used to dread making them because to me, I could never get Read more…


A Simple Guide to Building Your Own Kitchen Cabinets For some DIYers, the thought of remodeling a kitchen can seem overwhelming. Trust me, there is a lot of work involved but it is so worth it! A couple of years Read more…


I think drawer slides are the greatest invention since sliced bread… Once I’d mastered the “art” of drawer slide installation (click here for an easy how-to), I turned my attention toward the types of drawer slides I prefer to use. I Read more…

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