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DIY woodworking projects: Make a vase / candle holder from reclaimed lumber

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I call woodworking projects I make with regular carpentry tools ‘workbench woodworking’. I call working with 100-plus year old 3×10 lumber AWESOME! So what else would I make with honkin’ huge lumber? A flower vase, naturally. It’s diesel and the first cut is with a circular saw. This build is … see more

Home improvement & design: How to install wood wainscoting & vertical trim

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Wood wainscoting is one of my favorite interior finishes. It’s fun, clean, and all carpentry. And it looks sensational. In this video I run through a few steps for getting a job that’ll last—and that you’ll love. Things I focus on primarily for wood wainscoting—especially vertical installations—are getting the first … see more

Mark is teaching ‘Natural Wood Decks’ at Remodeling show in Baltimore.

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Mark loves building decks with wood and he’s sharing what he knows at Remodeling show. It’s an easy task for Mark to talk for hours about how much he loves and has learned about building wood decks. And this year at the Remodeling show in Baltimore, he’s teaching Wood Naturally’s … see more

MyFixitUpLife Makes | Home improvement project | Firewood Organizer |

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Home improvement comes in all shapes and sizes. Some of the best ones are the ones you make yourself, I think. So grab the September issue of one of our favorite magazines—Extreme How-To—and check out how to make this super hot firewood organizer. Ideal for a porch or back yard … see more

How to build a wall: Wood framing and basement remodeling

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VIDEO: When you build a wall for your finished basement there’s a lot going on. It’s more challenging than framing one outside to, for instance, build a shed. Without going into every nuance, this video breaks down some tips I use to make the process fast, accurate and fun. When … see more

New baby nursery makeover. How to install wood wainscoting

Wood Wainscoting

I loved doing this wood wainscoting project on Theresa’s nursery makeover. It’s like the ultimate carpentry-DIY-home improvement project. Fun, fast, easy—and I never say that unless it’s uber true—and awesome looking. Here’s the highlight reel. Tools and supplies Your inner carpenter will love this because the main tools are: miter … see more

Make a DIY planter from an old wood chair

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I saw an old wood chair at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore and I thought DIY planter! I love an excuse to plant flowers. So when I saw a charming old wood chair, I thought of how I could transform it into a planter. I dismantled the chair using … see more

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