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How to Assemble Drawer Boxes Used In My Plans Assembling drawer boxes is very easy but sometimes, I wonder if the instructions I’m writing are easy to understand. I know how I want the instructions to “read” but sometimes the Read more…


A Simple Guide on How To Install Kitchen Cabinets We are finally at the point in the Rebel house where we can install kitchen cabinets! Matt and I have waited for this for what seems to be ages… We built Read more…


A Few Tips on How Use a Wet Tile Saw Matt and I are finally installing tile in the kitchen at the Rebel house – yahoo! This means we are nearing the end of the remodel and I’m sure Matt Read more…


Installing Closet Doors in an Older Home Installing closet doors is an easy task. The only bad thing about installing closet doors in an older home is that the openings in are too large for standard doors that are manufactured Read more…


Getting the Job Done with Hyde Tools As a brand ambassador for Hyde Tools, I receive tools to use in my DIY projects and am asked to share the use of the tools on my blog and social media pages. Read more…


How To Cut a 2×4 In Half 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 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…


DIY Wall Shelving Between the Studs The new front room of the house is very tiny. The area only measures 7 feet deep by approximately 14 feet long. It sounds super-cramped but truly isn’t, and in order to keep it Read more…


Building an Upholstered Sofa: The DIY Upholstery Part Three in the Building an Upholstered Sofa series is about the DIY upholstery. (In case you missed them, here are Part One and Part Two!) To me, the upholstery is the easiest Read more…


How to Power a Smart Thermostat Without Connecting to a Furnace I am not a licensed electrician. If in doubt or have specific questions about electrical work, consult a professional. While I will not undertake large electrical projects nor offer Read more…

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