DIY Christmas Tree Overview

DIY Christmas Tree Overview

For Christmas this year, we finally decided to retire our old artificial tree. After nursing it along a number of years ago by fixing the lights, and then restringing it a couple of years ago, we decided it was time. The final straw was it started dropping plastic...
Blackstone 36-inch Outdoor Flat Top Griddle Review

Blackstone 36-inch Outdoor Flat Top Griddle Review

I have now been putting the Blackstone 36-inch outdoor flat top griddle through its paces for over a year and think it’s time to offer a detailed review. Blackstone Customer Service Problems Before we talk about the griddle itself, I think it’s important...
DIY Canned Good Storage Rack

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

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...
Tool Review: Keter Portable Work Station

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

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 used!
Dining Room Table

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

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...
Air Tools: Not Just a Luxury

Air Tools: Not Just a Luxury

I have a confession to make.  Ever since I received the Campbell Hausfeld air compressor, I have viewed it as a sort of luxury item.  I really didn’t think I absolutely needed to have a big compressor.  While it does outperform my old pancake compressor in...