Food, Other, Wildlife, Woodworking

Build a Storage Box (or for Bears) Garbage Cans from Yellow Cedar

15 Aug , 2017  

The solar kiln for the firewood had to go. It did its job and dried the firewood, but now my spouse wants it gone. She now wants a bear proof box for the rolling green waste/garbage cans. Since we get more bears at our city slicker homestead (go figure) it has to be a be […]

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Wedding Projects, Woodworking

How to Make Lawn Dice for Yardzee

5 Aug , 2016  

A fairly easy project that takes a little bit of time to make, but fun to play with friends. Ideal summer BBQ game or an activity for an outdoor wedding. It’s basically 5 cubes of wood with a shallow hole bored on each side to resemble large dice. Use a cedar 4″ x 4″ x 8’ […]

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Power generation, Wind Turbine Projects, Woodworking

2nd Attempt at Making Plywood Gears

30 Jul , 2016  

Have not been to the cabin for a few weeks. There have been too many household projects that need to get done first. But, in between the daily chores, I’ve been messing around with gears made from plywood. Also wanted to incorporate more woodworking into the projects. The plan for this project was to mount […]

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Wedding Projects, Woodworking

Late Night, Quick Fix for a Croquet Set

24 Jul , 2016  

The plan was to repair an 8-piece croquet set. The time frame was 3 hours to complete the project. The set was too be rented for a wedding the next day. It was to be one of the many lawn activities for the outdoor reception. When the project first started a few weeks earlier, I thought […]

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Food, Woodworking

DIY Veggie Planter Box Project

21 Jul , 2016  

This is an easy All the materials were made from scrap lumber and plywood. A standard 8 feet long by 2 feet wide planter can be constructed over a weekend.For this project, a 2’ x 8’ planter was made for the back wall of our home and an “L” shape planter was made to edge […]

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Woodworking

Make a Rustic Sitting Bench from a Log

25 Nov , 2015   Video

A friend of mine is a professional photographer and wanted a small bench for a toddler. It was for a series of family Christmas photographs for a Christmas card. I was provided a picture off the internet for reference and set to work finding the idea piece. The plan was to obtain a piece of […]

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Wedding Projects, Woodworking

Large, 3 Panel Chalkboard Photo Booth Project -Subscriber Request-

7 Oct , 2015   Video

This project evolved from a request from a subscriber. A person comment they liked the Chalkboard Sidewalk Sign YouTube video, but also asked about how to make a chalkboard photo booth. A photo booth will be a hoot at a wedding, birthday or special event. The party goers can stand in front and have their pictures […]

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Power generation, Solar Power Projects, Wind Turbine Projects, Woodworking

Building a Plywood Battery Box (and Heavy Duty Stand)

30 Jan , 2015  

The video shows how to make a large, plywood battery box that will hold (10) 6 volt deep cycle batteries. The batteries are used to store DC electricity for a solar or wind turbine system. The plywood box measures 48″ long x 24″ wide x 15″ tall. It was made from one sheet of 3/4″ […]

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End Cuts, Wedding Projects, Woodworking

How to Make a Sidewalk Chalkboard Sign

7 Jul , 2014   Video

The following video will show a beginner how to make a sidewalk chalkboard sign. A sidewalk or sandwich board is a type of advertisement composed of two boards that lean inwards at the top (like a letter A) Very portable and can be carried by one person. These nifty signs are used to advertise products […]

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Other, Woodworking

How to Build a Log Archway and Cedar Boxes

27 Sep , 2013  

Had a wonderful opportunity to work on a different project for a wedding. An out-of-town bride and groom wanted to be married under an archway made of logs. So, to get started, a reference photo was emailed from halfway around the world and the bride asked to have it ready for their wedding in a […]

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Appliances, Buildings and Renovations, Plumbing, Woodworking

4 Day Mini Laundry, Washer and Dryer Project

19 Jun , 2013  

This project takes place on the home front. Had to work through the weekend and get the space ready for the new stacking washer and dryer unit. Since the 10 year Kenmore washer packed it in and we live 90 percent on the second floor of our home, we decided to move the laundry units […]

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Heat and Cooling, Other, Woodworking

The Plan to Build a Wood Fired Cedar Hot Tub

30 Jan , 2013  

For the past year, I been researching on how to build a wooden hot tub. If you haven’t seen one, it’s a six-foot round barrel about 4 feet high. Normally made from vertical laid Western Red Cedar planks that are fitted together. A heavy-duty banding is wrapped around the outside to keep the vertical planks […]

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Power generation, Solar Power Projects, Woodworking

Roof Top Solar Panel Mount Made from Scrap Cedar Lumber

17 Jan , 2013  

After finishing the four DIY solar panels, I wanted  a quick mount for the the top of the cabin roof. The idea location was to mount it to the water barrels on the roof. The plan was to aim the panels to the south (and through a gap in the trees). As usual, my choice […]

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