Where do you DIY?

by Chris Gardner

 

Where do you DIY?

Some of us are lucky to have spare rooms in which to work on our projects. Others convert basements, garages, utility rooms into their creative headquarters. And some must make do on their kitchen tables.

So, show us your space! In which room do you best DIY? Is it more of a woodshop, sewing room, or artist studio? What are your essential tools and supplies? How do you keep it organized? Do you even keep it organized? What are its limitations? If...

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Create an Op Art Bulletin Board

by Chris Gardner
Here's a quick an easy tutorial on making a cork bulletin board out of kitchen trivets!
Create an Op Art Bulletin Board

Materials:
  • 12 Cork Trivets (such as the Heat trivet from Ikea, $1.99 for three)
  • Sheet of Tempered Hardboard, luan, or other lightweight wood panel
  • 12 linear feet (two 6’ lengths) of pine trim 
  • Paint and supplies
  • Picture hanging hardware
  • Tape Measure
  • Miter Saw, Miter Box, or Crosscut saw
  • Wood Glue
  • Several wood clamps, and/or small, heavy objects...

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Help us find the best use of our living-room and spare bedroom.

by Mtobey

My wife and I have lived in our 3-bed, 2-bath home since we got married a little over 5 years ago. Despite a lack of a basement or garage, it's worked for us for the most part. But last summer we had our first baby, and the house is suddenly a lot smaller. Unfortunately, we probably need another year or two before we'll be prepared to move to a bigger place. So, we've decided the best way to make the house less crowded without doing anything...

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