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All posts tagged DIY

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.                                     ...

DIY Sprinkler: Part Two

July 23, 2012

Part two of the DIY sprinkler project finishes up the final product and has a completed picture to the left. This sprinkler has been featured on Pinterest and several blogs, it has become a very popular summer project! Step One We are using the clear cement once again in order to create a square of ...

How to Build a Dog House: Part Two

July 10, 2012

 Continued: How to Build a Dog House In 10 Steps: Part Two. Step Three The roof and frame come next in your dog house project. Begin with the  struts, ridge board and rafters and cut them  from 2 x 4 boards. Once you have determined the pitch of your roof, cut the roof struts to correspond ...

Building a Dog House: Part One

July 10, 2012

Finally the time has come for Dad (thats you), to build the dog a doghouse this summer. For about $100-$250 bucks Toolup.com has the solution, five easy steps and you can be out of the proverbial doghouse in a couple of days, and Sparky can begin to spend some more time outdoors. Step One: As ...

Installing a New Toilet: Part Two

July 5, 2012

Are you ready to see some real results from your labor? Part two is  perhaps the easiest part of putting in your new toilet. It is important to begin by first, replacing the existing toilet and faulty wax seal. Second, proceed by inserting the long brass closet bolts, be sure they are pointed and threaded-end ...

Installing a New Toilet: Part 1

July 5, 2012

Ready to replace your leaky toilet or maybe just trade up specifically out of the rose colored toilet that was there when you moved in? Great! ToolUp.com has some tips to help get the job done, if you have the tools and the back to do it, you can skip the plumber and get rid ...