Man Made DIY


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Apr 24, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Bent Wood Pendant Light

A solid DIY lighting project is a great way to add some personality to any blank space, and I'm especially digging this one because it's created entirely from easy-to-find (and hack!) materials from the craft… read more

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Apr 23, 2014

How to: Make an Outdoor Bar and Grilling Prep Station

Grilling and outdoor entertaining season is well on its way, and there's nothing better than a summer evening spent with friends or special someones eating outdoors. Gathering around a Weber can be fun, but I love the idea of not only cooking food… read more

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Apr 22, 2014

How to: Make a Super Simple Leather Camera Strap

I've own my current DSLR for nearly five years, and for nearly five years, I've been promising myself I'd upgrade the stock strap. It's functional, sure (my camera is often placed in dangerous predicaments) the bright yellow Nikon logo atop the black webbing is pretty visually… read more

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Apr 21, 2014

How to: Make a Folding Secret Door Bookcase

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A secret bookcase door isn't the sort of thing you can just whip up over the weekend: assemble a quick IKEA bookcase, hang it in the doorway, and start stashing your stuff. Instead, it requires planning, creativity, and some clever design features to make it not just look like...well, and IKEA bookcase hanging in a door… read more

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Apr 18, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a Sturdy Wooden Toolbox from Scratch

This weekend project is full of all the good stuff: it's practical, it's customizable, and it's a great way to practice and further your woodworking skills...with the tools that'll your store in it. The circle closed.… read more

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Apr 17, 2014

How To: Make a DIY Tree Stump Side Table

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There are plenty of tutorials to make reclaimed wood or stump coffee tables. Most of them just require for you to get a piece of wood, sand the ends, and call it a day...somewhat negating the need for a tutorial at all. But! This one… read more

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Apr 16, 2014

How to: Make Your Own Folding Camp Stool

I never pass up an opportunity to share a full-on, start-from-scratch DIY furniture project, especially one that means you get to spend more time hanging out outside.… read more

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Apr 14, 2014

How to: Make Your Own Customized Gardening Tools

Even as an adult, I love playing in the dirt. Getting my hands dirty, nurturing a plant from a seed into something I can eat and feed my friends and family with...gardening, at least for me, is a not brainer for the guy living the "hands on" lifestyle.… read more

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Apr 11, 2014

How to: Make Your Own DIY Large-Scale Graphic Wall Art

Chalkboard Wall DIY

We love a bold, graphic wall treatment - whether type-based, a mural, or ever-changing chalkboard… read more

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Apr 11, 2014

Weekend Project: Turn Yard Waste into an Awesome Lounge Chair

With winter finally making its way out of our lives (for now), there's a whole lotta cleaning to do. Inside? Sure, but this also includes trimming all of those "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows"-looking branches and debris from your yard from all those record setting wind storms this year (yes, that happened… read more

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Apr 10, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Metallic Desk Organizer

Metallic DIY pencil holder

Somehow, at least at my office, it only takes five minutes to completely wreck my desk, but a good forty-five to clean it back… read more

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Apr 08, 2014

How to: Hang a Sliding "Barn" Door Anywhere in Your Home

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If I could have my druthers, I doubt I'd live in a house. I wouldn't go for a loft, necessarily, but some sort of converted work/live space filled with architectural and industrial details instead of a chair rail. But, likely, I'll end up in a standard single family home, hopefully with a great kitchen and a little yard. Doesn't sound so bad,… read more

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Apr 07, 2014

How to: Make a Wooden Vintage Bulb Lamp

Nothing beats a great lighting project, and I especially like the thoroughness of this original. It's more than just a "get an existing lamp kit and put it on some sort of structure;" rather, it walks you thorough not just the woodworking but also the easy electric work required to put something like this together.… read more

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Apr 01, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Wooden Welcome Mat

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This past winter was an intense one for most of us in North America...you know, you were there. It wreaked some serious havoc, including taking its toll on my welcome mat. After four straight months of boots covered in salt and ice and black sludge, it was time to say… read more

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Mar 31, 2014

How to: Make Your Own Swiss Army-Style Flip Out Key Ring

created at: 03/31/2014

The key bulge. That tangle of metal in your pocket that does no one any favors, and is usually more hassle than its worth...until you're out and you actually nread more

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