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Feb 24, 2014

DIY Idea: Make Simple Patterned Wooden Crates For Storage

DIY Idea: Patterned crates

We can never get enough of using wooden crates for storage, especially when they look this… read more

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Feb 21, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a Leather Camp Axe Sheath

The winter weather isn't quite over, but it seems we've seen the worst of the polar vortexes (vorticises?). So, while it's not quite the time to head out on weekend camping trips (unless your loaded with four-season and mountaineering gear), it is the time to think about heading out on weekend camping trips and getting your gear ready.… read more

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Feb 21, 2014

A Giant Inflatable String Jungle Gym...For Adults!

Croatian-Austrian collective Numen/For Use have created "String Prototype," a fully-functioning massive inflatable jungle gym-like structure made up of a grid of strong… read more

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Feb 20, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Leather Strap Pendant Light

Rustic, modern, masculine. All the things I like to see in one mighty DIY… read more

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Feb 20, 2014

Things We Love: The National Park Blankets from Pendleton Woolen Mills

Pendleton Woolen Mills is family-owned operation that have been making high-quality virgin wool goods since 1909 in Oregon's Blue Mountains. Since their early days, the company has been producing a series of blankets to honor some of the National Parks in the Western United States.… read more

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Feb 19, 2014

How to: Make a Rustic Built-In Shelves with Plumbing Pipes

created at: 02/19/2014

If you spend any time in the craft and DIY blogosphere, you've likely seen your fair share of galvanized pipe furniture and storage projects. Which, of course, are all cool and affordable and very customizable, and we… read more

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Feb 19, 2014

Design Inspiration: Bread From Scratch

bread from scratch

The backyard earth oven has been taken to a whole new (accessible)… read more

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Feb 19, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: February 19, 2014

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. 

 

New York artist Calvin Seibert recently visited Hawaii, where he spent 10 days experimenting with abstract, geometric sandcastles… read more

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Feb 19, 2014

Cheer On Your Favorite Olympic Athletes with the #ItsOurTime App [Sponsored]

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In 1980, the U.S. men's ice hockey team was made up of a collection of amateur and collegiate athletes hardly known for its hockey prowess in any region south of the Great Lakes. In a medal round match against the Soviet Union - an ice hockey powerhouse and then Cold War-era antagonist - the U.S. team managed to beat the CCCP in what became known as the "Miracle on Ice," and the moment that Sports Illustrated dubbed the Top Sports Moment of the entire 20th century.… read more

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Feb 18, 2014

The Cocktail Every Man Should Be Drinking This Winter

created at: 02/18/2014

Some guys have their go-to libation: no matter the time, no matter the place, they want this beer or that drink, and the matter really isn't up for discussion. Others are constantly switching up their poisons, perusing the menu for familiar flavors, taking the advice of the bartender, or simply having what everyone else at the table ordered.

Then, there's the rest of us;… read more

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Feb 18, 2014

How to: Update Your Old Speakers by Simply Replacing the Foam

created at: 02/18/2014

A fine pair of audio speakers is a common sight at a secondhand store, but, of course, there's a reason the original donor got rid of them. Perhaps it was a failure in the wiring (easily fixable), a distaste for the 80s faux wood laminate case work (um...paintable?), but most likely, it's a simple… read more

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Feb 18, 2014

World Backpacker Documents His Adventures with a Huge Back Tattoo

created at: 02/18/2014

Backpacker Bill Passman has a goal. An understandable goal for any adventure traveler: he wants to visit every country on Earth, and see what there is to… read more

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Feb 17, 2014

How to: Make Quick and Easy Leather Storage Bins

created at: 02/17/2014

We all need an inexpensive way to store little sets of goodies: the ingredients for a project, that paperwork you've meaning to get to, your daily carry items that you take off and out of your pockets each evening. To keep everything in check, allow me to suggest these simple, rugged leather storage… read more

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Feb 17, 2014

How Many Ways are There to Tie a Tie? About a 177,000 More than You'd Think...

created at: 02/17/2014

I know how to tie a tie in three different ways...though I really only use the one (Half Windsor). I figured there were, oh, seven or eight other ways to do it, and perhaps I'd learn them at some point Turns out, I was way off on that number. By about, oh, a hundred and seventy seven thousand one hundred and thirty five. Ish.… read more

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Feb 13, 2014

How to Build Your Own DIY Photography Light for Under $15.00

created at: 02/13/2014
This ManMade guest post was written by Tj Cosgrove of Explosivo Network

If you’ve ever done any kind of videography or photography, you’ll know that having enough light on your scene and your subject is the key to a good image. On a nice sunny day, that’s not much of a problem, but when shooting indoors (or if you, like me, happen to live in the Northwest of England) you’re going to need a little artificial… read more
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Feb 13, 2014

How to: Make Your Own Wool Fisherman's Hat

Depending on where you live, these are are known by different names. I'd just call it a "knit cap" or "stocking cap"...some call them tuques, wool hat, toboggan. My hat-loving friend from the Southwest U.S. even calls every non-brimmed hat a "beanie"...whereas in my mind, a beanie is made of rainbow panels, and definitely has a propeller on top. Language is neat.

Whatever you call them, they're a staple item this time of year, and can be worn in a variety of ways to evoke different… read more

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Feb 11, 2014

5 Ways to Fix that Worn Out Piece of Clothing

old denim shirt patch idea

Face it. Sometimes, clothing wears out. Even hard working denim...… read more

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Feb 11, 2014

Will It Beard?

"Will It Beard?" is a new series by art director Pierce Thiot and his wife Stacy. I'm guessing you can figure out what it's all about.… read more

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Feb 10, 2014

ManMade Guide: How to Celebrate a Rad (and Not Cheesy) Valentine's Day on a Budget

Gentlemen, Cupid is in the hood. What are you going to do? Freak out? Nah, that's for amateurs. In this guide, we're showing you how to rock V-Day like a pro.   

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Feb 10, 2014

Before and After: Adding DIY Legs Gives this Mid-Century Dresser a Total Transformation

created at: 02/10/2014

As a full time DIY blogger and editor, I see my fair share of furniture makeovers. Dresser makeovers, in particular, since their strong bones and relative low-level of use make them great fodder for a redo.

In a seriousness and sincerity - this is absolutely, 100% my favorite furniture makeover project I've ever come across online, or in print. 

Check out this… read more

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