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

DIY woodworking project: How I made a burnt wood checkerboard

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Here’s the story of my woodworking afternoon to create a DIY checkerboard. I call my kind of woodworking ‘workbench woodworking’ because I am not set up for super high-end projects. However, I still love making things, so I try to keep them simple to match the tools I have and the materials … 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 Fitness: How to make an obstacle course training rig in your back yard

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I’m starting a new trend, perhaps you’ve never heard of it: DIY Fitness. It’s a blend of three things I love—makin’ stuff, fitness, and saving lots of time. With all this adult-ing to do: Mortgage, lawn mowing, feeding cats, and my work life of DIY where I need to fix … 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

Workshop storage. How to move heavy things

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Workshop storage is both a many tentacled beast and a source of successful DIY. One of my many mantras is: Looking for a tool isn’t working. It’s looking for a tool. But there’s some stuff you never lose—because you can’t get rid of it. An air compressor. Those bags of … see more

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