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DIY Canned Good Storage Rack

This easy-to-build canned good storage rack holds more than 144 cans and could be built for around $30 in a single weekend. New cans are loaded from the top and roll back, where they drop to the lower level and then roll forward.  Older cans are taken from the bottom...

Ryobi Lithium-ion Pole Saw

I admit it, I can be a bit of a tool snob.  Or at least, I should say that once I have a bad experience with a brand, I tend to avoid it for a long time.  I haven't had much experience with Ryobi in years since I helped a friend frame out his basement and we had to go...

Tool Review: Keter Portable Work Station

The Keter Portable Work Station is a mobile work station with an integrated clamping area. The table is rated for 1000 lbs and can be set up in seconds thanks to an interesting quick-opening system.  Pushing buttons on both sides buttons allows the legs to swing down,...

Bar Table

This was my first attempt at creating a butcher block look.  All told, I think I spent more money on gorilla glue than I did on the pine 2x6s I...

Dining Room Table

This table was built with a mix of off-the-shelf items from the home improvement store.  The top is covered with pre-finished flooring and the legs are newel posts used for staircases.    ...

Storage Bench

I see the Campbell Hausfeld project calendar shows March as upholstery month.  While a sewing machine isn't exactly a standard tool in my workshop, I do have a quick weekend project that does involve upholstery - this storage bench below. Like many of my projects, the...