Stand up desk

How to make a stand-up desk

Because staring into a computer screen for too long has a certain effect on me—Think: Tranquilizer dart and clinical depressant—I’m what you’d call a stand-up desk fan. A stand-up desk truly does help me fight off the urge to go nighty-night at midday. And I also feel it’s helping me do my part to keep [...]

Philadelphia Eagles Obstacle Wall with Glidden Team Colors

Obstacle course training wall with Glidden Team Colors paint

If you love obstacle course races and the NFL, then we built this Glidden Team Colors obstacle course training wall with you in mind. We built the obstacle wall to not just be a DIY training partner, but to be ‘your inspired when you’re tired’ wall. Since I caught the obstacle course race bug earlier [...]

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Holiday wall art made from chair rail

I’m wall art obsessed these days, and I think the holidays are feeding my obsession for holiday wall art. Ever since we designed for the 48-hour ‘Save My Bakery‘ show on Food Network, I’ve become a bit preoccupied with inspiration for inexpensive, high-impact wall art. When you have an extremely small budget and limited amount [...]

Workbench

DIY Project: How to make a workbench

I love having a stationary workbench in my shop. While many benches I build are mobile by design—whether for the job site or just to move around the shop—I like to have a fixed, sturdy, flat place to do all kinds of stuff from sharpening to paperwork. As usual, however, I want lots of utility [...]

furnace filter

Time to replace your furnace filter?

A furnace filter is kind of like the oil in your car. Unless you have a schedule to replace it—you know, the little window sticker the mechanic leaves—you probably won’t know it’s costing you money.   Changing a furnace filter is easy home maintenance. All you need to do is locate it, which we show [...]

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How to open a paint can + more DIY tips: Hyde tools’ 17-in-1 multi-tool

We don’t just say we love our Hyde Tools 17-in-1 multi-tool, we mean it. I know this sounds like marketing bull… but it’s the truth. And every time I see someone digging around in their tool box for various items to pry, scrape, remove screws, open paint cans, etc I wonder what other things could [...]

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Night lights aren’t just for kids

More than just a way to scare off scary nighttime creatures, night lights can add a bit of safety, style, and ambiance. If you haven’t looked at the options in night light design and technology lately, indulge a few minutes of time to checking out what’s new. It’s not just a little character that matches [...]

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Fresh energy efficient lighting ideas

An easy update and powerful update to any room is the lighting. Here are a few lighting ideas to consider.

Poop

Crap design. No seriously, designing for what we all do: Poop

Call it it poop, ca-ca, #2, the deuce, potty, or just nothing at all, it happens. And we live right next to it. Whether it’s our pets or the tiny people we love so much what comes out of us is, at one point or another, inside where we live. So when it comes to [...]

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Halloween treat ideas to impress

If you are looking for fun Halloween treat ideas, we’ve got you covered. Check these out. Halloween is the start of what I like to call ‘sweet season.’ And candy season lasts a long time, past Valentine’s Day and all the way through Easter. If you are running out of ideas to make this year’s [...]

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