Water leaks can cause all sorts of havok. If a leak goes undetected for too long, it can rot a floor. While it is a huge mess, it is very simple to remove the rotted area and replace it.
In the house that Matt and I are remodeling (the Rebel house), the floor is rotted [...]
I had plans to build a rustic-style table for my dining room before I built the RH Inspired 1900s Boulangerie Table. I already had the boards cut and pocket holes drilled for the tabletop but then I drew the Boulangerie table and, well, the rest is “history”… Sigh!
Later, I saw a picture of a [...]
Every year, I have to replace the screen in the storm door thanks to our cats… By the time cooler weather rolls around, the screen is usually torn to shreds.
Well, now that warmer weather has arrived and it is time to keep the door open, I have once again replaced the screen but with [...]
Because my back door opens out, I built a screen door for it long ago. I decided to build another one this time using PVC boards. What are PVC boards you ask? Well, they are just that – “boards” constructed from PVC. They are termite and rot-proof, they can be cut just like wood boards, [...]
My dad gave me a band saw about a year ago… Until recently, I had no clue how to use it! I asked him to come over and give me a lesson and wow, I’m not sure why I went this long without using it!
Band Saw Basics
It is well known that [...]
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 the wall (secured to the studs) and the other piece is mounted to the back of the item being hung on the wall. [...]
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 them right. Through “practice” (and for me, I mean a lot of practice!) I think I have finally mastered the art [...]
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 for my new dining room table using their method. Keep in mind that when posts are constructed this way, the actual measurements will [...]
When I first started woodworking, I found drawer slides to be very intimidating! I could not figure out how to get the hardware on the cabinet side to line up perfectly with the hardware on the drawers! I’ve always thought that I measured correctly but apparently not. The drawers were always crooked and did not [...]
I like to use 2×2 lumber in a lot of the furniture I build. Where I live, I have a hard time finding 2x2s that are not twisted or bowed, and are in usable shape not cracked to pieces!
I find it is much more economical to buy 2x4s and rip them in half. I [...]