DIY Key Holder

DIY Key Holder

Our key holder was actually the first thing that Chloe and I built for the house together. We had bought a desk from a man on craigslist to cut down and make into two end tables (I’ll have to post that later). When we cut the desk down we had leftover wood from the top of the desk that was just laying around. We simply cut the wood down to pieces we liked the size of and laid all the…

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DIY Dining Room Chandelier

DIY Dining Room Chandelier

I was growing very bored with my current dinning room chandelier. It was a standard contractor grade fixture that the previous owners had installed I assume when the house was built. Chloe started sifting through pins on Pintrest and we found a pretty cool design that someone had pioneered.  This is just some photos of the process.   My buddy Alex has a bandsaw mill and cut some water oak thin a while back for some rudimentary shelves in his…

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DIY Picture frames – with Shapeoko 2

DIY Picture frames – with Shapeoko 2

Designing and carving picture frames using the Shapeoko and Easel is pretty easy. Needing some Christmas gifts for the family, Chloe and I decided to take a piece of 12″x1″ pine from Lowes. Cut it down to a bit bigger than a 8×10 photo. Stain it using Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut. Then, engrave the names of each of the children in the family using the Shapeoko. It was a fairly simple process and pretty self-explanatory with the Easel software. After the engraving…

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DIY Engagement Ring Box – with Shapeoko 2

DIY Engagement Ring Box – with Shapeoko 2

So I have been planning on asking Chloe to marry me for a while. After getting my Shapeoko 2 I decided how I wanted to do it. I had some inspiration from Reddit a while back. I fired up LibreCAD and went to town. 8 months later I had this. Here is a video of it working.                 Here are some random shots of me testing and making the box.

DIY Farm Dining Table

DIY Farm Dining Table

So I’ve been getting really tired of not having a table in the kitchen. Eating all my meals on the couch has its perks, but it is kinda lame too. I started looking for plans, as I always do, for tables. I ended up deciding on these plans. After reading the plans and getting the measuring tape out, I knew very quickly that it wouldn’t fit in my kitchen. The plans called for the table to be 95 1/2 inches long….

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DIY Queen Pallet Bed and Headboard

DIY Queen Pallet Bed and Headboard

So, I’ve been looking around and toying with the idea of getting a “grown-up” bed for some time now. The college days of a $30 frame holding up the box springs were over. I walked around World Market a few weeks ago, and it was then that I really decided that I wanted a more adult looking bed. The price tag for furniture still astounds me most days. So, naturally, I fired up Google and started poking around. I ended…

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DIY Pallet Dog Bed

DIY Pallet Dog Bed

While I was waiting on some stain to dry on a bed frame I was building, I glanced over and noticed I had a pretty good amount of leftover wood. I glanced down at Packets who was sleeping in his bed and the wheels started turning. I had more than enough extra wood to make a miniature version of my bed. I figured “ehh why not” Cut List: 2×6 @ 22in X 2 2×6 @ 14in X 2 1×3 @…

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DIY Key Hanger

DIY Key Hanger

After spending countless hours looking for my keys, I decided it was time to buy/make a key hanger. I looked around on Pinterest and Etsy for a while before deciding on a basic design to begin with. I liked this one and this one. The design I came up with is a mix of both. I liked the chalkboard design, except without most of the materials being leftovers, it would cost way too much to buy and build. The other design…

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DIY Glass Whiteboard

DIY Glass Whiteboard

So, I needed a whiteboard for my new office. I had heard that writing on glass was very nice but never had the opportunity to try it out. I started pricing out whiteboards that I liked online and quickly discovered that whiteboards must be laced with copper or gold. This is a small post about how I built a glass whiteboard for ~$30. I found a few DIY posts about making glass whiteboards; this one was my inspiration. I wasn’t fond…

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DIY Stacked Washer and Dryer

DIY Stacked Washer and Dryer

Since moving to Atlanta I’ve had a laundry problem. My new apartment required a stacked washer and dryer. I’ve had a standard top loading washer and dryer for years. Naturally, I began surfing craigslist for stacked washer and dryers. To my surprise they were pretty cheap ~ $300. Then I got to the gotchas. Almost everyone I called said there was something slightly wrong with the machine. Usually they worked but needed a little loving care before they would complete the entire cleaning cycle….

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