How to Frame a Deck in 9 Easy Steps!
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by April Wilkerson
7M ago
This all started because I wanted to be able to hit golf balls off my off my porch. I thought I’d build a tee box. That turned into if I’m gonna go through the effort I might as well extend it out some that way I have room for a grill and a nice table and chairs for entertaining. That turned into “I should add a little bit more so I can put in a pool. As you can tell it very quickly snowballed. Table of Contents Materials I Used to Build a Deck How I Chose Materials for the Deck Step 1: Preparing the Deck Posts Step 2: Pouring Concrete to Secure the Posts Step 3: Cutting the Posts to Height ..read more
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How to Build a Storage Bench in 8 Easy Steps!
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by April Wilkerson
10M ago
In this video I’ll be building this outdoor storage bench. It’s at a nice comfortable sitting height but he lid is on a hinge so that I can stow away the cushions when they are not in use. This is a quick one day project so if you are needing a storage trunk for something then know I have not only a CNC cut file for this one but also step by step plans that come with a material list and a cut list. Let me show you how it all goes together. Table of Contents Let’s Build an Outdoor Storage Bench! Materials I Used to Build the Outdoor Storage Bench: Step 1: Organizing Storage Bench Parts and Pr ..read more
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How to Build a Laundry Drawer in 10 Easy Steps!
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by April Wilkerson
11M ago
Table of Contents Let’s Build a Laundry Drawer! Materials I Used to Build the Laundry Drawer Step 1: Cutting Pieces for the Drawer Step 2: Preparing the Toe Kick Plate and Attaching Laundry Drawer Sides Step 3: Attaching the Toe Kick Plate Step 4: Attaching the Last Board Step 5: Adding the Back to the Laundry Drawer Step 6: Securing the Fit and Attaching the Sides Step 7: Completing the Front Assembly Step 8: Making the Laundry Drawer Slide! Conclusion: The Finished Product Additional Things I Used to Build This Laundry Drawer Let’s Build a Laundry Drawer! How to Build a Laundry Drawer in ..read more
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How to Build a Modern Wall Shelf in 7 Surprisingly Easy Steps!
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by April Wilkerson
11M ago
In this video I’m going to show you how I built this shelf. It might look simple, but it was actually full of little tricky things to figure out. But! It was worth it, as I had this very generic store bought shelf in my home before, and was finally able to replace it with something I’ve made instead. Table of Contents Let’s Build a Modern Wall Shelf! Materials I Used to Build this Modern Wall Shelf Step 1: Cutting the Wood for the Modern Wall Shelf Step 2: Fit Test for the Hexagon Part of the Shelf Step 3: Cutting the Straight Shelves Step 4: Piecing the Triangle Shelves Together Step 5: Joi ..read more
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How to Upgrade Your Garage Door in 6 Easy Steps!
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by April Wilkerson
1y ago
In this video I’m tackling a project that will drastically improve the curb appeal of my home. Today I am painting my garage doors. This is a one day project and is very simple so if it’s been on your to do list, then I hope me documenting my process helps you get the confidence and motivation. Lets get into it. Table of Contents Let’s Repaint the Garage! Things I Used to Upgrade my Garage Door Step 1: Preparing the Garage Doors to Paint by Removing Hardware Step 2: Cleaning the Doors Step 3: Protecting the House from Paint Step 4: Protecting the Concrete from Paint Step 5: Starting to Paint ..read more
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How To Build a Rotating Shelf in 5 Super Easy Steps!
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by April Wilkerson
1y ago
Table of Contents Let’s Build a Rotating Shelf Materials I Used On This Build Step 1: Prepare the wood by pre-drilling A tip for you: this part will end up being on about this long but I left it longer to make it easier to hold onto while drilling for the holes. Step 2: Putting a threaded insert into the left and right parts of the shelf Step 3: Creating the sliding piece for the top of the rotating shelf Step 4: Making the top and attaching it to the base Step 5: Hanging the rotating shelf! Other Thing I Used In This Rotating Shelf Build Let’s Build a Rotating Shelf How To Build a Rota ..read more
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How to Build a Fire Pit in 9 Easy Steps!
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by April Wilkerson
1y ago
Who doesn’t like sitting outside with a good fall breeze and some crisp air? It’s finally time to start getting ready for fall, what better way than building a good fire pit. Grab a set of plans and follow along with this video so I can show you how I made mine. Table of Contents Let’s Build a Fire Pit Materials I Used for this Build Step 1: Building the Fire Pit Frame and Assembling Step 2: Creating the Boxes Body Step 3: Framing out the Top and Attaching it to the Body Step 4: Making the Slats to Cover the Body Step 5: Applying the Slats to the Fire Pit Body Step 6: Creating the Propane Ta ..read more
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How to Build a Dog House in 8 Easy Steps!
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by April Wilkerson
1y ago
In this video, I’m going to show you how I built this stylish dog house. But! It’s isn’t just a dog house. All throughout this project are products made by 3M that don’t only consider what a builder needs, but also what the environment needs. The shingles, windows, solar panel, and the insulation were all designed by 3M to help create solutions for the most pressing climate challenges that impact people’s lives. I’m utilizing these materials on a doghouse to show you where technology is advancing to, but imagine if every new construction site were also using them and we started making our bu ..read more
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How to Build a Compost Bin in 9 Easy Steps!
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by April Wilkerson
1y ago
If you’re interested in trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle or maybe have a garden that you want to lower the cost of compost on, these bins are for you. It’s an easy build with 3 separate bins to accommodate each stage of composting. Grab a set of my compost bin plans and let me show you how to build it. Table of Contents Material I Used to Build The Compost Bins: Step 1: Building the posts for the Compost Bins Step 2: Preparing the Posts to be Placed in the Ground Step 3: Placing the Posts in the Ground Step 4: Leveling the Posts Step 5: Adding Screening to the Compost Bin Step 6 ..read more
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How to Build A Bar In A Box in 14 Easy Steps!
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by Gabrielle Kaser
1y ago
Table of Contents Let’s Build A Bar In A Box Materials I Used to Build the Bar in a Box Step 1: Building the Main Body of the Bar in a Box Step 2: Placing Trim Around the Edges of Each Body Section Step 3: Adding Dividers Inside the Bar in a Box Step 4: Making the Bar in a Box Mobile Step 5: Finishing the Front Trim and Adding Shelves Step 6: Making the Doors Step 7: Adding Shelves to the Doors Step 8: Hanging the Wings onto the Body of the Bar in a Box Step 9: Building a Top to the Bar in a Box Body Armorite Tips and Tricks Step 10: Expanding the Top of the Bar in a Box Step 11: Painting ..read more
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