Ever wonder how to celebrate your love of bananas at home?
I started thinking about banana chairs, tables, and home decor. Among the interesting finds available, these are my favorite bananas home decor. see more
I think ‘What Can You Do with a Toolbox’ is a cute story to read to your children. It teaches you about the basic tools in life you usually see construction workers use. It has a basic idea, but the idea is used in a good way.
The Novel Effect app lets you hear what you can do with a toolbox. see more
I have been using a heated jacket for several years, and it’s become a DIY winter essential. see more
I really, really enjoyed making this DIY woodworking project video. I hope you enjoy watching and get something out of it. For a little more detail and call-outs from the video, see below. Spax screws are the tie that binds here and I used them for all the essential connections. … see more
One of the things I love when I build a deck is that I get to combine rough carpentry with trim details. Part 3 in MyFixitUpLife’s Deck Video Series focuses on some finer points of decking, stairs and rails. I hope you’ll scope it out and let me know what … see more
Check out Part 2 of the How to Build a Deck video series. The focus: Joists, hardware, and guard posts. You know how a lot of people install joist hangers? Wrong. A 2 1/2-inch fastener is required in the angled holes of metal hardware for decks. I use #10 Spax … see more
Building a deck? Watch this VIDEO for tips on installing the guard posts quickly and effectively. Layout. Guard posts may not be installed more than 6-feet apart so it sometimes make sense to install them closer together so they’ll divide the space evenly. I call this “layout by centers.” To … see more
One of the most important—if not THE most important—connections when you build a deck is the ledger board. In this video and blog below, I show you how to install one correctly. Some basics, links, and a few more details—I used the uber-awesome Spax Power Lag as my primary fastener … see more
Life lessons and shower repair? Yes. Clues to the big picture aren’t always floating in rarefied air; sometimes they’re down in the muck wrapped up in mistakes. The following come in no particular order. Think of it more as a Toolbox for Life. Use what you need. And thus spake-Mold-sthustra: … see more
Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are both right around the corner. Here are some cool ideas for the DIYer and home improvement aficionado in your life. We’re part of The Home Depot’s ProSpective Program and worked with Big Orange on this blog. The ideas, opinions and observations are 100% MyFixitUpLife’s. … see more