Man Made DIY


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Nov 06, 2013

DIY Idea: Make a Minimal Wooden Lamp

ModelWorks Lamp

Striking simplicity! This ModelWorks Lamp is perfect for your desk, as a gift, and even as a DIY challenge.… read more

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Nov 05, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Industrial Bar Cart for Under $40

Frustrated with unnecessarily high prices for unnecessarily flimsy discount store kitchen carts, Andrew decided to get creative and whipped up an industrial-styled bar cart.… read more

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Nov 05, 2013

Dinner in Minutes: How to Make Easy One Pan Pasta

One-Pot Paste Recipe

Dear friends: your weeknight meal prayers to the kitchen gods have been answered. A one-fits-all recipe for a delicious dinner with no mess, and no waste. … read more

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Nov 04, 2013

DIY Idea: Build a Minimal Corner Book Shelf

DIY inspiration: minimal shelf

There's plenty about Scandinavian design that's so appealing and lends itself to a masculine aesthetic: the clean shapes, and classic color combos, etc. And (but?) this book shelf idea though can fit almost any place, modern or not, and that's kinda what I love about it.   … read more

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Oct 31, 2013

Back to Basics: How to Make a Perfect Bloody Mary

created at: 04/16/2013

These days, the Bloody Mary game is all about oneupsmanship. The goal in bars and brunch spots has become to add as much savory complements to the drink so as to turn it into both a snack and a cocktail: spears and spears of pickled veg, whole shrimp, fried bacon, charcuterie, chicken wings, antipasti, mini cheeseburgers, firecrackers, tiny pizzas, everything.

created at: 10/31/2013

Which is fine, and fun, but takes away from the essence of the drink. Sure, it's a canvas for complementary flavors, but that canvas isn't blank in the first place...it's actually a perfectly balanced cocktail.

So, since it's Halloween, and since holiday season is coming up, and since it's an essential skill that every guy should know, here are the basics on the Bloody Mary. If you're not one to drink vodka, well, then it also makes a darn fine amped-up tomato juice.… read more

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Oct 31, 2013

The $500 DIY Glass Home

The $500 DIY Glass Home

Meet Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz, a young couple from West Virginia who built this woodland retreat from (mostly) upcycled materials. Nick, a photographer, and Lilah, a clothing designer, embarked in their DIY adventure after from a desire to be "closer to the elements," and used as many materials found on the property that they could. … read more

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Oct 30, 2013

Food Preserving 101: An Easy Introduction to Process Canning

Easy canning guide

With fall in full swing, the world is full of harvest produce. And the best way to preserve that abundance? Canning time! Learn how to do it at home with easy step-by-step guide.… read more

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Oct 30, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: October 30, 2013 [Halloween Edition]

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.


Engineer, artist, and all around cool mom Cory Newton-Smith converted a $25 secondhand kid's pushcar into Delorean for a complete pint-size Marty McFly costume, red puffy vest and all.… read more

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Oct 29, 2013

How to: Make a Secret Bookshelf Stash and Storage Spot

created at: 10/21/2013

I still remember the first ManMade-ish project I ever made: a hollow book safe. I was about eight, and my buddy Nick had this awesome "how to be a secret spy"-style book to inspire us, and we snagged two big hardbacks from his parents' library and used a utility knife to carve away the pages. I remember thinking we probably shouldn't be cutting up books off the shelf, nor should we likely be using a utility knife without supervision, but - hey - we were spies, and spies don't ask permission. … read more

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Oct 29, 2013

How to: Make a Terrifying Zombie-fied Teddy Bear

Halloween Teddy DIY

If you're the kind of person whose sense of humor tends towards the dark and creepy, this DIY undead teddy bear project'll do nicely (terribly?...)… read more

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Oct 28, 2013

How to: Make an Easy DIY Pendant Lamp

This pendant lamp project has a cool retro-spaceship vibe that will work well in all kinds of spaces. And the best part? It's crafted from a less-than-likely material. Guess what it is:… read more

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Oct 28, 2013

How to: Build a DIY Knife Sharpening Jig

Sharpening a blade at home - whether a pocket knife, a chisel, a kitchen knife, a hand plane blade, a pair of scissors - is a relatively simple process. In theory. In practice, it can be a bit difficult, since the essence of sharpening a blade is less about the ability to remove material and create/straighten a new edge. Rather - the trick is removing that material at the right angle to create the bevel that makes up a blade's sharp edge. … read more

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Oct 24, 2013

7 Ways to Make Your Homemade Cocktails Taste Like Fall

created at: 10/22/2013

Summer is the season of fresh, lively cocktails: Collinses and flips and spritzes and 'garitas. But as the weather chills down, it's time to switch into a more subtle mode. Fall cocktails are all about deep, earthy, and woodsy flavors, those that match the smell outside and the sorts of rustic, homey dishes that taste so perfect on a cool evening. … read more

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Oct 23, 2013

How to: Make DIY Typographic Pumpkins

Fairgoods.com offers this typographic take on the painted pumpkin technique. The trick? … read more

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Oct 22, 2013

DIY Inspiration: Moss Graffiti by Anna Garforth

Moss Graffiti by Anna Garforth

Yes! A green, no-vandalism version of graffiti! Aside from being awesome graphic art, this be your next DIY challenge.    … read more

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Oct 21, 2013

How to: Fold an Origami Paper Skeleton Hand

A fun, easy project to create while you eat a bunch of candy and watch scary movies this Halloween: fold a papercraft skeleton hand!   … read more

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Oct 21, 2013

DIY Idea: Stacks of Books as Home Decor

DIY Idea: Books as Decor

Attention bookworms:  your reading habits are about to pay off as some low-cost, bold DIY home decor. … read more

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Oct 18, 2013

Weekend Project: How to Make a Leather Strap Shelf

Leather Strap Shelf DIY

This weekend, whip up a little rustic storage project with a few simple materials and just an hour or two of work.    … read more

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Oct 17, 2013

How to: Make a Hand Carved Wooden Spoon

In most kitchens, including mine, wooden spoons are treated as more of an ingredient than an investment piece of cookware. Sure, we hop to get a year or two of meals out of them, but they get burned, or stained with wine or beets or turmeric and the wood gets all fuzzy and we toss them after some use and then… read more

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Oct 17, 2013

How To: Make a DIY Mason Jar Porch Light (in 30 Seconds)

Mason Jar Porch Light DIY

A 30-second DIY that will make your boring porch light look super cool? Yes! … read more

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