Man Vs. Lawn: How to build an awesome raised garden bed!

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I loved making this raised garden bed. What one for yourself? Here it comes. Also, I’ll warn you now. It was hot and I need to share that. I mention it about 45-times throughout the article. Note: We partnered with Wood It’s Real for this article. The design, how-to, 9-10 … see more

Weekend DIY Projects You Can Totally Do: How to Make a Shed Ramp

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A shed ramp is one of those DIY projects that is super easy to put off because it’s not immediately important. But once it’s done, you might wonder why you didn’t do it sooner, because: Little. Daily. Joy. Matters. Life improvement happens, a few steps—and a few boards—at a time. … see more

DIY Projects You Can Totally Do! Shabby Shed Weekend Makeover

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Sometimes the hardest part of DIY projects is building up the momentum to start them. Once you’re in it—and this happened on this project—it becomes easy to see that little changes can make a big difference. And if you really look deep, life lessons can pop out of a simple … see more

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

How to build a fence: Tips and tricks for posts, straight lines, and more

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In my world—and in this video—I have two versions of how to build a fence: Laser-straight and awesome-looking. And NOT laser-straight and NOT awesome-looking. This video has a few tips about achieving the first one and avoiding the second! When I look at fences—yard fashion, if you will—I can tell … see more

5 Slammin’ Reasons I’m in love with the Fiskars 4-pound club hammer

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Hi, Fiskars 4-pound sledgehammer that’s been sitting in my shop. I realize that I haven’t spoken to you in a while, but now that we’ve worked together…well…Hi…Love affair. Besides making a wonderful accompaniment to a Halloween Thor costume, the Fiskars’ all-business 4-pounder is an unexpected awesomeness I’m surprisingly fired up … see more

DIY with us, in person or online, and you could win a Fiskars prize pack!

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Join me, in person or online, at the Bucks County Habitat for Humanity ReStore for a Spring DIY workshop and you could win a Fiskars prize pack!  I’m thrilled to be hosting this workshop in Bucks County’s Habitat for Humanity ReStore! We will be making Spring planters from the amazing finds at ReStore and … see more

Which chair do you like? Tell us, and you could win tools.

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Share your favorite chair makeover on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, and you are entered to win tools from Worx, Fiskars, HYDE, or Shur-Line. see more

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