Canvas Print Frame

I turned a photo of my daughter into an 11″x14″ canvas print from Amazon as a Christmas gift for my Mom. The print looked beautiful but I thought I could make it look even better. I chose to build a 3/4″ thick, 1″ tall mahogany frame around the print. I started off …

Turkey Fan Mount

One of the first thoughts through my mind after bagging my first turkey this year, was “I need to mount this!”. After a few searches online, I found multiple different fan mount patterns and best practices on preserving the fan and beard. Above is what I ended up with, a …

Retaining Wall

The area behind the third stall garage always seemed.. lacking. What better way to spruce it up then a back breaking retaining wall! Here you can see how the area looked before the wall went up. Most of this started with me wanting a place to store my on a …

Mirror Shelf with Hooks

The laundry/mud room has a large closet, but aside from throwing things on top of the washing machine, there was never a great place to put things like keys, sunglasses, etc. This was the inspiration for the project, minus the rustic look. It was selling at Pier 1 for an …

Headboard for King Guest Bed

Now that I had built the nightstands for one of the guest rooms, it was time for a headboard for the king bed. I based my plans off of Jon Peters design found here. I’m a big fan of his work found on his YouTube channel, a lot of the skills I’ve learned …

Brick Edging Under the Deck

Here’s how the brick edging project looks after the grass has grown in and the plants in place. Read below to see how I did it. I didn’t get a great “before” picture, but this will have to do. The area the arrow is pointing at was originally overgrown with …

Pantry Drawers in a Standard Cabinet

The pantry to the side of the fridge has five shelves on the lower half, five on the upper half. The shelves are 2 feet deep, which causes quite a bit of wasted space. The solution I came up with was to make four slide out pantry drawers for the …

Fixing a Loose Door

Shortly after purchasing my house, I noticed there was an issues with a loose door or two. It appeared that the hollow core MDF doors just were giving way and the screws attached to the hinges were pulling out. This issue would cause the doors to be difficult to shut …

Bag Set for my Grandparents

Last year my Grandparents had the entire family (around 50 people) out to their farm for a get together. I brought my bag set with and it was a big hit, so I decided to make a couple sets for them to keep out there for the yearly reunion. I …