Chris Brich

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A Chemical-Free Way to Preserve, and Beautify, Wood: Set It on Fire

The Japanese "shou sugi ban" method gives wood a protective finish and can yield stunning aesthetic effects<p>In the Manhattan blocks surrounding us are …

Woodworking

Ez-stow Hauler

The EZ-Stow Hauler is a versatile tractor cart that converts from cart to flat bed to wheelbarrow, and is capable of hauling up to 800lb, making your …

Boats

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

How to make a professional camera slider for less than $50

In case our name didn’t tip you off, we love DIY projects. Even more so, we love when DIY projects turn out to be just as good, if not better than …

Quickly create a VPN with the Hotspot Shield browser extension

Can't watch Netflix from where you are located? Can't check in with your fantasy football team from behind your office's firewall? Can't use a public hotspot without worrying about your unencrypted data being seen by prying eyes?<p>A VPN can assuage these issues, but VPN software typically either …

Software

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How I built my ultimate 25 pound bug out bag

Is your bug out bag full of gear you really need or a bunch of things you have just in case? I decided to completely re-think my bug out bag gear and …

28 Camping Dessert Recipes We're Drooling Over

If there's one thing we love about camping, it's all the delicious foods you can make right on top of an open fire.<p>In the slideshow below, we look at …

A Dark and Calming Bachelor Bad with Natural Wood and Concrete

• 1 |<p>The main living area is fairly spacious with a huge, comfortable sofa (from Minotti) that dominates a large portion of the area. The grey color …

Interior Design

Crafting Your Own Axe Sheath & Sling

By Steve Watts and David Wescott<p>For years we’ve scoured the early literature for a handy way to tote an axe safely in the woods without having to …

How To Make A Skivvy Roll

Recipes

For a Perfect Fried Egg, Do as the Spanish Do

My humble love affair with Spanish food began with the egg. I was eight years old the first time I visited my godparents, Angel and Pilar, in …

Breakfast

X-Leg Wooden Bench with Crate Storage for Under $40

It has been a while since I’ve tackled a building project and my recent spring backyard cleanup has finally given me the excuse to get back out to …

Woodworking

Architects – Getting Your First Job

Summer is fast approaching here and that means there is a new batch of architectural graduates who are about to venture forth and get their first …

American cities are designed for cars—which makes life worse for everyone

The Aug. 1925 issue of Popular Science Monthly magazine featured an illustration of a “Wonder City” of the future (in this case, the “future” was 1950) by American architect Harvey W. Corbett. He envisioned a layered urban landscape with four separate street levels for pedestrians, slow traffic, …

Urban Design

Leap luxury buses start rolling in San Francisco

Leap says that its buses are specifically aimed at making the commute from home to office a stress-free and comfortable one. Its first route …

14 Patterns of Biophilic Design

Front Matter<p>Abstract<p>Biophilic design can reduce stress, enhance creativity and clarity of thought, improve our well-being and expedite healing; as …

Los Angeles

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The <i>Squid</i> woodworker’s centering punch, from a company called Blokkz, is a simple yet ingenious device that allows you to mark the center of round, …

Woodworking

Headache Relief Salve~ DIY All Natural Remedy.

This headache relief salve is a light, aromatic mix of peppermint and lavender oils. I can honestly say that this is the most used salve I make in my …

How To: Make Your Own DIY Concrete Countertops -- The Easy Way

I've always loved the look of concrete countertops but am, admittedly, a bit intimidated by the intense mold making/concrete …

Home Improvement

SHARE: Not Your Average Art Book

Since their launch last year, Scandinavian indie publisher New Heroes & Pioneers have been busy dreaming up not-your-typical art books—and their latest title is certainly one that won't be collecting dust on your coffee table or bookshelf. Staying true to their mission of showcasing younger and …

Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream: Homemade Gift Ideas

<i>How to make homemade shaving cream with coconut oil and shea butter that smells of a delicious rosemary-mint pairing. Great for personalized</i> …

Hand Tool Woodworking Instruction and Thoughts

A Book for Design Standards<p>Recently WoodTalk did an interview with Brandon Gore, judge from the TV design show “Framework”. There were a lot of gems …

Woodworking

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

Home Improvement

Lemon Chicken Piccata

Last updated on February 12th, 2018 at 06:01 pm<p><i>Lemon Chicken Piccata – a simple yet super impressive chicken piccata in a tasty lemon, butter and</i> …

Cooking

Weekend Project: How to Make a Custom Tool Set-Up Gauge

While there are plenty of workshop tools you can buy from the store, the true mark of a handmade maker is when custom tools start showing up on the …

Japanese Hotcakes (ホットケーキ) by Rachael Hutchings | Epicurious Community Table

Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it.<p>Japanese Hotcakes (ホットケーキ)<p>Adapted from my …

Woodworking Measuring Tools Buyer's Guide

INTRODUCTION TO BUYING MARKING, MEASURING, & LAYOUT TOOLS<p>By Joshua Farnsworth<p>Precision is the major key to success in woodworking with hand tools. …

The Ultimate DIY Photography Editing Table - DIY Photography

If you spend a lot of time at your desk editing photos you know how crucial a comfortable desk is. No cable clutter… easy storage… and it definitely …