What is a Raspberry Pi without a motion sensor? Kids can now sound the alarm if their parents are coming down the hall.
"It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project." - Napoleon Hill
While expecting a baby, my wife was hesitant about stairs. I said, "oh, the baby will be fine." Now that she's crawling around and climbing on everything, I'm the one worrying.
This project is going to be a work in progress, and I will add pictures as I go. My wife and I bought a home recently, and a few things needed to be updated.
We found this old china cabinet on Craigslist for $50. I loved the character and love it even more now with a fresh, updated paint job!
A common problem in older homes is that the doors just don't close very well. This can happen for several reasons, the most common being paint build up throughout the years.
There's a room in my old bungalow with high ceilings and extremely inadequate lighting. I use this room as an office, and it has a small loft, so the current lighting doesn't cut it.
Like most dogs, mine loves to frolic in the yard and implore the neighborhood cats to exercise; who am I to deprive her of this most basic of canine pleasures while I'm at work?I decided to install a dog door but ran into a snag when I realized that all of my exterior doors are filled with window panes -- and nobody makes a dog door the exact size of the window panes. This was an excellent opportunity to make a homemade dog door that could fit into a window pane of my french doors.For around 80 bucks, you can make your own DIY dog door that can fit in any window pane or normal door.
I'm getting ready to paint my 1926 bungalow and, like many people used to do for some reason, the previous owners decided to paint the brick pillars on my porch.I
Adding decorative feet to your cabinets can give them a ton of character and is super quick and easy to accomplish.
There's nothing like a fire pit to bring friends together! I decided to make a budget-conscious fire pit and was able to accomplish the feat for about 75 bucks. Here's my build guide.
I set out to make some inexpensive cornhole boards for a party. I had a few tools already - a miter saw, jig saw, and a drill.
We needed a new dinner table. I wanted to learn about woodworking. This table was built using mostly hand tools and as much traditional joinery as I could figure out.
5/4 decking looks great and is very cost effective. This guide will take you through laying and securing your 5/4 decking.
This bookcase was inspired by the Ikea bookcase system called Ivar. It was heavily modified (and slightly over engineered). I will take you through my process and hopefully you'll learn something!
If you do not own a router plane or a powered router, its quite simple to make a router using a chisel. You'll need a drill and a bit that's just slightly smaller than the chisel you'd like to use.
There are a few techniques for removing the label from a wine bottle. Some techniques are better depending on the adhesive used, but this technique seems to work well on many types.
If you're wanting to recycle used wine bottles, removing the label can be a pain. Fortunately, there are a few tips using household items to help you remove the label and clean off the adhesive.
There are plenty of helpful videos on this subject, but I find guides with pictures to be useful with a project like this.
What better to fill with beer than an empty glass that was once filled with beer? Keep the beer flowing and create a beer infinity loop by turning old beer bottles into glasses.
If you're a music enthusiast (or know somebody who is and expects a gift from you), nothing beats a vinyl record clock. I'm a huge fan of simplicity and this clock takes the cake.