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All posts in category DIY

Making your own Tree Swing: Part One

October 17, 2012

Summer days are winding down as stores begin stocking school supplies, you can make it just a little more memorable however, with this simple do-it-yourself weekend project that  you can do with your kids. This simple tree swing can be hung in your garden or backyard and can offer good memories for years to come. ...

Make a Bench From a Headboard & Footboard: Part Two

August 27, 2012

Part two of  how to “Make a Bench From a Headboard & Footboard” will focus on finishing the bench and showing you an image of the completed project. Step One Your dowels should now be inserted into the holes that were made in the footboard halves, so go ahead and insert them, being careful as ...

Make a Bench From a Headboard & Footboard: Part One

August 27, 2012

  This is a simple step by step guide to make a bench out of a wood headboard and footboard. It is garage sale season and you can easily pick up an item like a headboard and footboard for as little as $5. Tools Needed You will need primer to coat the headboard and footboard, ...

Making A Compost Bin With A Bosch CLPK27-120 12V Max Pocket Driver

August 17, 2012

It is officially gardening season and growing a garden can be a satisfying way to bring the family together and spend your extra time in the summer. The best way to fertilize your garden is with compost, which loosens heavy clay, breaks it down as it feeds your plants organically, encourages microorganism’s beneficial to your ...

Make a Fire Pit in Your Backyard For Summer: Part Two

August 8, 2012

Continuing part two of the DIY tutorial on making a fire pit in your own back yard. Step 3 Add Materials for Support In the first blog on constructing your fire pit, step two was focused on putting the fire pit walls into place. Once this step is complete, begin to backfill with dirt around ...

Make a Fire Pit in Your Backyard For Summer: Part One

August 8, 2012

Roasting marshmellows and camping out with the kids is all a part of summer traditions. But how cool would it be if this year you could do all of this right in your backyard! Here is a step by step instruction of how to make a fire pit with firebrick, a concrete cap, and pea ...

Building a Tree House: Part Three

July 31, 2012

In building a treehouse part three, we list the final steps needed to finish this simple treehouse, which is great for beginner do it yourselfers. Step One We begin laying the deck in this step. Get up on your platform and put down the deck, use a jigsaw to cut around the tree trunks, with a ...

Building a Tree House: Part Two

July 31, 2012

Step One This step is laying out the platform. Most decking comes in 12′ long boards so that is what we are using, cut the decking in half, and lay it out, this should make the tree house 6′ long. Cut two 2 x 6 boards the same length as the decking. Then set the remaining four ...

Building a Tree House: Part One

July 31, 2012

Part One consists of preparation for your tree house, picking a tree that will support bracers, buying the materials, gathering together the right tools in order to complete the job, and beginning to mount the main supports.                                     ...

Building a Tree House: Tips For Beginners

July 31, 2012

DeWalt DC390B 18V XRP Cordless Circular Saw When I think of a Do-It-Yourself project, I don’t think about doing something girly like carving pumpkins with my power drill or Sawzall, I think about the grandfather of all DIY projects… building that tree house. There is nothing new about this age old project that men have ...