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Around-The-House Projects

Garage Sports & Toy Organizer
Pack a ton of storage into 24 inches of wall space in your garage
Closet Mold Fix
A special purpose gizmo to add an air gap at the back of closets to help fight condensation and mold.
Floating Walnut Shelves
I set out to build some simple triangular shelves, but a spectacular piece of Walnut made it extra special.

Lino Damage Coverup
Extendinging the hardwood threshold to cover up this crack in the Linoleum. Quick fix delays the need to replace the entire linoleum floor
Closet Door With Recessed Mirror
Building a torsion box/hollow core door from scratch to hold a mirror, for a sliding closet door: Mistakes were made!
LED Shop Lighting Upgrade
No More DIY? Found some great lights to improve the dark end of my shop.

Floor Finish Touch-Up
Those vinyl floor protectors destroyed the finish on our hardwood floor. Here is how I attempted to fix that mess.
Bathtub Refinishing Fiasco
Don't Repaint Your Bathtub
Custom Kitchen Finale
Last few touches to finish the kitchen, plus many finished photos

Side Opening Above-The-Fridge Cabinet
It's too awkward to access from the front, so let's approach this cabinet from the side!
Custom Ikea Kitchen : Fitting Cabinets
Cutting/Hacking the cabinets to fit around Ductwork by the ceiling
Custom Ikea Kitchen: Making Doors
How I make simple shaker-style doors for my Ikea Cabinets

Custom Ikea Kitchen: Side Panels
About Side panels, and their importance, and also how I put 3 Ikea units together to make a pantry.
Custom Ikea Kitchen: Cabinet Fronts
How to attach custom Doors and Drawer Fronts to Ikea cabinets
Custom Ikea Kitchen : Intro and Bulkheads
Introducing our kitchen renovation project, and dealing with bulkhead removal

Installing Bed Bolts
Removing old bent bed frame hardware and replacing with Bed Bolts for a much better connection
Basement Window Replacement
...because I need a window that actually opens!
Making DIY LED Fixtures
Another experiment with LED strip lights. Stud channels and diffusers give a more soft even light.

LED lighting update
It's been almost two years since this experiment started
FIXING the tip-out tray
Love this little storage project but should have made my own tray right from the beginning.
A Tip-Out Storage Tray
A simple project to add some storage to the front of any vanity or kitchen counter in front of the sink

T8 vs T8 LEDs
Comparing some new plug-and-play T8 LED bulbs to regular fluorescent T8 bulbs
LED strip lighting revisited
I have a better solution for using these LEDs strips as regular lights
Basic Bike Rack
A few basic tools and some construction lumber are all you need to build this.

Umbrella Rack
Build a slender umbrella holder that is thin enough to hide between the door and the wall
LED Lighting Experiment
Just how bright are those LED strip lights? Can they be used as regular lighting?
Fixing a Broken Chair Spindle
Quick Fix to repair a broken spindle in the back of a chair

Under-The-Stairs Rolling Storage Cart
Build a rolling cart to fit some storage under the bottom end of your basement stairs.
Window Replacement
A photo essay on replacing some windows in my house.
Bathroom Stepstool
Little ones need a step up to help them reach the sink!

Umbrella holder (v1)
A quick weekend project to build a slender umbrella stand that hides behind the door.
Kitchen Hinge Fix
A quick fix to repair particleboard cabinets after the screws on your Euro-hinges rip out leaving a gaping hole.
Quick and Simple Bike Rack
Bring order to your garage, with just an afternoon of work!

A Recycled Mirror
A recycled mirror, a large space, a small bit of wood, and some ingenuity...
Spray Foam Insulation Kit
A photo essay on using a DIY Spray foam insulation kit.
Broken Spindle Fix
A snapped spindle from your staircase railing need not be a tragedy.

Microwave Stand Hack
Fit a pair of drawers into a microwave stand to reduce the clutter.
Simple Cabinet Doors
Turn some functional, but messy built-in bookcases into beautiful floor-to-ceiling cabinets.
Hardwood Floor Installation
This photo essay is not a standard woodworking project, but something well within the ability of any woodworker or DIY'er.

Backyard Ice Rink
It's Quick, Easy, and Loads of fun.
Basic Kids Bike Rack
Bring some organization to your kids bikes storage!