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LP SmartSide Trim & Siding – An Alternative to Real Wood Siding Disclosure: This post is sponsored by LP SmartSide in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own. Like Read more…


DIY Rain Gutter Planter for a Quick Gift I have to admit that sometimes I am a procrastinator… I had no idea what to give my mom for Mother’s Day and since she likes gardening, I wanted it to be Read more…


DIY Plant Stands Made with Recycled Wood It is that time again… This month’s theme for the Power Tool Challenge is “Repurposed”. I bought two ceramic planters that I was crazy about but needed stands for them. You see, we Read more…


How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair This post has been updated – the original post was published on April 29, 2013 and was a sponsored post. Most of the sponsored content has been removed. Hooray! The Read more…


Tips for Staining Wood with Colored Stain Have you tried a colored stain? I know, generally stains come in colors such as oak, mahogany, cherry, etc. but what I’m talking about are the stains with non-traditional colors such as Gulfstream Read more…


DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Fruit and Vegetable Bin This month’s Power Tool Challenge theme is Spring… If it hasn’t yet “sprung” in your area, it will be shortly and with Spring comes thoughts of gardening. For us, that Read more…


Last Spring, I started remodeling my kitchen. Why I thought it would be a good idea to take on this project (mostly by myself) while going to school, working, and raising two kids is beyond me. My time was limited so Read more…


How to Make Biscuit Joints in Mitered Corners I really love using my biscuit joiner when building frames. I do not have holes to fill, and the frames look so much nicer! For a project I will share in the future, Read more…


How to Use a Router to Cut a Rabbet in a Frame In a large majority of the plans I create, a rabbet is cut on the back side of the frame in order to insert material such as glass, Read more…


How to Use a Biscuit Joiner to Make a Door Frame A biscuit joiner is one of the easiest tools to use… Though it looks a tad intimidating, it really isn’t! I recently used a biscuit joiner to construct the Read more…

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