Over The Sink Cutting Board

This particular cutting board was designed and created out of Amy’s need for exactly what it does. So, I guess it wasn’t really a need, we just thought a cutting board overlapping one side of the sink would be handy. She also threw in the idea of having a cutout in …

Make A Simple Wishing Well

Over time we have amassed a decent amount of scrap wood. Some from pallets, some from junk piles, and some from other projects that had seen their end. Believe it or not… this is the first project that we’ve ever done that contained pallet wood, at least to this extent. …

Ocean Themed Bathroom Wall Art

We wanted to add some color to the bathroom that we recently remodeled. In our minds there were two options available; go to the store and buy some decor or make it ourselves. We opted for making it ourselves and came up with this bathroom wall art piece. In fact, …

Grandpa’s Workshop Wood Sign

We made this wood sign to hang up in Grandpa’s Workshop. It’s a super simple design and was a lot of fun to make. One of the reasons we made it was to try out the routing technique we used in the video. Also, any excuse we can find to …

Music Themed Shelf with Free Scroll Saw Pattern

The music themed shelf was made to hang on the wall beside my video/audio editing area. It hangs on the wall near my guitars, but was actually designed to hold our cameras. It is a very simple design and can be made quite easily on the scroll saw. What we used: …

DIY American Flag Star Garden Sign

We love to decorate our flowerbeds and gardens with things that we make. Wood ornaments or yard stakes are a great way to do that all year round or for certain holidays and occasions. The DIY American Flag Yard Stake is something that we had wanted to make for some …

Wood Hair Brush that is Great For Storage

The idea behind the wood hair brush project was to give Amy a place to store her hair ties and maybe some other small items. The bulk of the hair brush is made of walnut and the “bristles” are made from a dowel. This is a fairly easy project and …

Band Saw Box – Retro Style How To

Retro Band Saw Box Sometimes we are our own worst enemies; challenging ourselves to try new processes that we’ve never tried before. The Retro Band Saw Box is a prime example of how we sometimes throw a stick in our own spokes. It’s not that we didn’t enjoy making it; …

New York City Skyline – LED Wall Sign

On the heels of another project we recently did, we thought it would be cool to do another backlit LED project. The first project we did utilized the LEDs shining through the negative area of an image to create a lit silhouette of the image that had been cut out. …

Hat and Key Rack made from 2×4

We made this incredibly simple hat, key and sunglasses combination rack so we could store all of those items right by the front door. It makes it easy to grab on the way out the door and it was really easy to make. All it took was some hooks and …

Making A Shattered Batarang Mirror

Making a batarang is something we have wanted to do for a while. We weren’t sure what we would do with it though. After some brainstorming, we decided it would be kind of cool if it looked like it had been thrown at something or like it was stuck in …

Make A Simple DIY Wood Box or Case

We wanted to make a really simple decorative box or case for a nutcracker set we found at a barn sale this summer. This is the first box or case that we have ever made so it was definitely a learning experience. It is made from walnut and some old …

Make A Handsaw Weather Station

We love to go to garage or yard sales and pick through the vast array of old, used and worn out items. Once in a while we’ll find a gem in the midst of all that chaos; one that will spark an idea or bring to fruition an idea we’ve …

Make A Tilt Out Trash Cabinet

The tilt out trash cabinet was actually a project we made for a family member that was based on a Pinterest pin that was sent to us. Rather than make it identical to what was in the pin, we decided to put our own little spin on it and try some …

Make A Screen Door from One 2×6

The whole idea behind this project was to replace an old worn out and ran down screen door. We added a little challenge to the project by limiting ourselves to making it out of a single 2×6. The results were a little better than expected and it seems to be …

Make A Simple Quilt Rack

This quilt rack was a simple project that satisfied a need more than anything and, as always, instead of buying one, it was much cheaper and also more fun to just build one. It’s made from super cheap materials, yet it’s strong and sturdy. All you’ll need is a couple …

Make Scrap Wood Planters

I was recently offered some scrap pine car siding. Not being one to turn down free wood, I took it. I stewed for a week or two on what I would do with it. After it was brought to my attention by my wife that we didn’t have any garden …

Make A Folding Camp Table

We love camping, but one of the things we’ve never had was a small camp table. Like many things you take camping, it needs to be easy to pack and often times, small enough as well. We came up with this design, on the fly, that makes a sturdy, yet …

How To Make A Sundial

Making a sundial is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. As with any project we do, we wanted to make it a bit different. Rather than making it with a standard round dial plate we went with a leaf for the plate. We learned a lot along …

Make A Hanging Bird Bath

Amy has wanted to make a bird bath for some time now. She thought it would be cool to make the bath in such a way that it would be able to catch the light and be very colorful. She did this using tissue paper and resin. Hanging it from …

Make A Simple End Table

We needed a couple of end tables for our living room. Rather than heading out to buy them, we decided to make them. We were going to make two matching tables, but thought that it might be kind of cool to have two different styles; similar, but different. It also …

Build A Computer Desk

It’s always nice to upgrade some things around your house or even your office. For some time now our computer has called a delightful little big box store particle board box of a computer desk home. We thought it was time to upgrade, so we built this simple DIY computer …

Simple DIY Storage Cabinet

Amy was in desperate need of some kind of storage cabinet for all of her crafting paraphernalia. Since I had been wanting to try a large, or larger scale pocket joinery project for quite some time, this seemed like the project to do. It’s a really simple build, lots of …

Make Hand-Drawn MDF Letters

This particular project began with an idea for a Christmas gift. Every year for Christmas we draw names out of hat at our family’s Thanksgiving get-together. The loose rule is that the gifts must be handmade. In a previous video we made a photo plaque as one gift, which was …

Wood and Acrylic Photo Plaque

For the past couple of years, for our Christmas gift exchange, we have made handmade gifts for family members whose names have been drawn from a hat. One of our sons drew our nephew. After sitting down with him and deciding what to make, we came up with the idea …

Make A DIY Broom Rack

You might not call a DIY broom rack a necessity and you could probably purchase one for just a few bucks, but where’s the fun in that. Instead, why not grab some wood, fancy it up, throw on some decorative text and a few hooks? Then you have a custom broom …

Make A Folding Photo Cube

The folding photo cube was an idea we had to make a picture frame that could be displayed in a 3D fashion as well as flat hanging surface. This is what we came up with. It’s super simple to make and works quite well. Another nice thing about this design …

Make A Simple Plywood Desk

The idea behind this desk really came from a need. For some time now we have been using a fairly long setup that resembles a desk, but was really just a metal frame with some plywood sitting on it. It served its purpose but, more often than not, really just …

DIY Coffee Mug Holder

The coffee mug holder was an idea that came about after we built our microwave/pantry cabinet. The cabinet was a bit smaller than the wire rack were using, so we ran out of room for our coffee mugs. To solve the problem we came up with the idea a filling …

Make A Wood Register Vent Cover

We replaced some register vent covers in our house about a year ago. We replaced them with these cheap plastic ones to save on money. As you can see, they didn’t last very long. So I decided I would try to make one myself out of wood. Check out the …

DIY Salt and Pepper Holder

This was another pretty simple project, and one that was really useful in our kitchen. We wanted a nice, pleasing-to-the-eye solution to store our salt and pepper shakers on the kitchen table. This salt and pepper holder is what we came up with. The whole project was made primarily of a …