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Making Milk Jug Skulls

For those who really get into Halloween and DIY haunts, it’s never too early to start working on costumes, props, and decorations. In fact, for the truly hardcore, last Nov 1st was when preparations for this year’s Halloween began.<p>But for those of us who are a little more chill about our party …

Power Tools

How to: Make a DIY George Nelson-Inspired Outdoor Slat Bench

When my neighbor, Gina, moved in next door, a standalone porch swing appeared on our shared patio. The thing was at least thirty years old, and had …

Woodworking

DIY Twisted Plywood Lamp

LinkMaker of cool stuff Ollari’s shows us how to turn plywood into a sweet modern ceiling lamp which has a shade made from bent slats placed around …

Cool Stuff

45 EASY AND INEXPENSIVE WOODWORKING PROJECTS FOR BEGINNERS

Woodworking is a great stress-reliever, art and hobby. But it takes a skilled hand, a sharp eye and plenty of patience to fully master the …

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

Cool DIY Chair Designs And Ideas For Beginners

You never know when you’re going to need an extra chair or two plus you want those that you’re using on a daily basis to look and to function as best …

Woodworking

How to Manage an Employee Who’s Having a Personal Crisis

We all have life events that distract us from work from time to time — an ailing family member, a divorce, the death of a friend. You can’t expect someone to be at their best at such times. But as a manager what <i>can</i> you expect? How can you support the person to take care of themselves emotionally …

5 Questions to Ask If You Want an Actually Honest Answer From a Reference

Star Wharton professor Adam Grant on how to get the truth about that candidate.<p>"There's no way at all for us to tell whom we're vetting by simply asking a few references and taking their words at face value. That's why our agency (and several other companies I know) don't ask for references at …

Woman Buys $50 Worth Of Wood, Transforms It Into A Beautiful Farmhouse Table For The Home

Is every DIY project deemed “farmhouse chic”? If you’ve ever watched even just an hour of HGTV, you’ll see that farmhouse is very in right now.<p>Every …

10 Steps to Turn Your Woodworking Hobby into a Successful Business

<b>Step 1. Put Your Goals On Paper</b><p>If you want to have success in business, you need a good plan. First off, set some goals and always keep them in …

The Exact Bodyweight Workout That Leaves Me in a Pool of Sweat Every Time I Do It

If you don't have access to a gym or any equipment at home, let this be your next workout. You might end up in a pile of sweat on your living room floor, but you'll feel stronger and more accomplished than when you woke up this morning.<p>I teamed up with Francheska Martinez, Animal Flow expert and …

10 DIY Home Decor And Furniture Projects You Can Make From 2X4s

If you have ever wanted to build your own furniture or home decor, I have a wonderful treat for you. I’ve found 10 home decor and furniture ideas …

23 Astonishingly Easy Woodworking Project for Beginners

Have you considered picking up woodworking? No? Now might be the time to consider it! There are so many things that you can make for a fraction of …

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation

DIY Hogwarts-Style Secret Door Bookcase For Book Lovers!

Are you genuinely passionate about reading? Have you always wanted to create your own little safe haven where you could go, whenever you wanted to …

Plants and Tips to Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

What Should I Plant to Attract Bees?<p>The first step is to choose plants for your garden that attract bees and plant them in a sunny spot. There are so …

12 Steps Build a DIY Photo Frame

Create the look of a professional photo frame (complete with inset glass!) without picking up a router. While you typically need to carve a groove …

Ever Wanted A Secret Hidden Door? This Company Makes Them

Listen, what you choose to hide behind your home's doors is absolutely your business, so if you opt to install a secret hidden door in your humble …

Man Caves

Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build Industrial Bookends

Build these industrial bookends to spice up your bookshelf or desk and learn a cool hardware "aging" tip, too.<p>Cut the bases (6-1/2-in.) and uprights …

Flat Skiff 12 (FL12) - Study Plans

<b>Required Skills:</b> <br>The FL12 skiff is very easy and fast to build, there are no plywood scarfs, we use simple butt blocks. The sides are cut from …

Build A Classic Shaker Bench

<i>Synopsis: This 6-ft.-long Shaker settee has a clean, elegant silhouette enhanced by its dramatic ebony finish. The bench has six turned legs and</i> …

34 Wood Lamps You’ll Want to DIY Immediately

Wood is one of the most popular materials in interior design and it’s mostly because of its variety of colors, textures, shapes and patterns. Any …

TOP 10 AMAZING DIY WOOD PROJECTS YOU CAN MAKE WITHOUT COMPLICATED POWER TOOLS – Page 4

Before you write off these projects and say “I’ll never be able to make that” or “I don’t have the tools for that,” keep an open mind, and if there’s …

Best Coffee Tables in 2018 – the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

Looking for the best coffee table? Choosing one may pose a challenge with all the different options available out there for all types of coffee …

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …

Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build An Adjustable Sawhorse

Add this ingenious, handy, adjustable sawhorse to your jobsite arsenal.<p>Every workshop needs a couple of sawhorses, and this design is especially …

DIY fishing hack: build a float - Ontario OUT of DOORS

Making your own floats is a great DIY project that will provide you with customized floats you won’t find at your local tackle shop.<p>Before you …

Build Really Strong Teams Using These 5 Uncommonly Powerful Secrets

Teams are an extremely powerful tool for getting the most out of the most important resource you have: your human resource.<p>One of the biggest challenges for business leaders is getting the right group of people together on a team that will deliver the results you desire for your company. Business …

How to: DIY Metal Inlay in Wood

Sponsored by Bernzomatic: #FindYourFireI've always loved the feeling of contrasting materials, especially metal and hardwood. Metal is the yin to …

Woodworking

Expert Advice: 8 New Ways to Use Salvaged Wood, Beyond the Farmhouse Look

We love the idea of using reclaimed wood wherever possible: salvaging old wood from the scrap pile can be more eco-friendly than sourcing new wood, …