Steel Drum Fire Pit – How to Build

By Rob Foster

There is Something Primal About Fire Sure, it completely changed human evolution and for so many years it was the primary source of heat for the vast majority of the world’s population. While indoor fire places and pot belly stoves are still good sources of single room heat, they have gone by the wayside as…

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Basic Tool Maintenance with 3-in-One Multipurpose Oil

By Phil Benevides

Basic Tool Maintenance with 3-in-One Multipurpose Oil Regular tool maintenance rarely seems to be regular. Often it isn’t until you start to notice rust on a piece of equipment before maintenance becomes a priority. Well basic tool maintenance with 3-in-One multipurpose oil simplifies this task. This simple basic tool maintenance how-to will show you the…

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Live Edge Wood and Gas Pipe Shelf

By Robert Robillard

How to Make a Live Edge Wood Shelf with Gas Pipe It’s easy to see why people are going gaga over gas pipe shelving. Gas pipes, when combined with cool shelving material, like re purposed or live edge wood, combines an old world charm with a strong, unique look. In this article we show you…

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How To Build A Pool Changing Room

By Robert Robillard

Pool Changing Room with Repurposed Materials Pool sheds come in all sizes from basic to ultra-elaborate. I have a pool, but not enough property to build a pool house on. I mean how frustrating, I’m a skilled carpenter and I can’t build a pool shed for my own pool. Re-Purposing Construction Materials After building a…

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Removing Concrete Deck Footings

By Robert Robillard

How To Remove a Concrete Tube Pier In construction we use concrete footings in deck construction and to support some areas of residential construction that do not have full foundations. Footings provide support for your deck with live and dead loads and transfer those loads to concentrated points with the ground.  In the remodeling and construction world that I live…

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Replacing an Outdoor Light Fixture

By Jeff Williams

Replacing an Outdoor Light Fixture A few months ago, my family and I move into a new house. Well, a new to us house but pretty new as well. It was built in 2010-11 so it has all modern wiring, plumbing, and ventilation. Our last house was a complete fixer-upper but now that we have…

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How to Cut Down Bar Stool Legs

By Robert Robillard

Cutting Bar Stool Legs To Counter Height Stools One of the joys, and sometimes frustrations with kitchen remodeling is trying the perfect height stool to match your brand new kitchen counters.  As a carpenter I’m often asked if I would be willing to undertake cutting bar stools down to counter height stools.  I always say…

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Gas Pipe Wall Shelf

By Robert Robillard

How to Make a Gas Pipe Wall Mounted Shelf Gas pipe projects are becoming more and more popular. A simple internet search brings up a slew of gas pipe projects that show you how to build a bench, table with legs, hanging beds, and numerous shelf configurations. In this article we show you how to…

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