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A Few Tips on Using a Pocket Hole Jig Most of my plans call for using pocket holes to join the pieces to each other. I find this type of joinery to be the easiest, quickest, and strongest method of Read more…


Wiser Air Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Schneider Electric for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love things that make my life easier… In my home, I have a keyless Read more…


A Safe Way to Cut Narrow Trim on a Miter Saw Please make sure to use safe cutting practices when using a miter saw, and make sure you are wearing adequate eye protection! I wanted to cut narrow (1/2″ wide) trim for a 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…


Painting Laminate Slab Doors In my home, the doors on the bathrooms and bedrooms are wood-toned and glossy laminate slabs. The only thing I don’t like about them is that the wood tone makes the hallway really dark. For years, Read more…


Planning and Preparation Make for an Easy Project! This post contains a few affiliate links. What that means is that if the link is clicked and a purchase is made, I will receive a small commission. Thanks for supporting DbSC! Read more…


Use a Hacksaw to Cut Drawer Slides to a Length Needed for a Project! Lately I’ve been running into this problem… The plan calls for drawer slides and I have a few on hand but they are too long. Ok, Read more…


I know some of you are saying,”Laminate? On a countertop? Doesn’t that go on the floor? She must be crazy!” No, I’m not talking about laminate flooring, I’m talking about laminate for a countertop (the crazy part is still up Read more…


Cleaning Old Treated Wood with Spray Nine This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spray Nine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I just recently built a new deck out the back of my house Read more…


How to Use a Bandsaw – the Basics 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 Read more…

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