Colin Miles

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Remodeling 101: The Ultimate Wood Paneling Guide with Jersey Ice Cream Co.

When I was growing up, wood paneling was a dirty word. It meant dark, knotty pine (or worse, faux wood) that sucked all the light out of the room. …

DIY Sliding Lego Table Keeps All Those Bricks in One Place

Lego pieces end up everywhere if you're not diligent about storing them. This sliding table includes hideaway storage and a Lego work surface to keep your kids (or you) entertained for hours.<p>Every parent deals with the challenge of proper Lego storage—or else they deal with the pain of stepping on …

Lego

Here's the Only Home Renovation List You'll Need

Check out this everything-and-the-kitchen-sink guide to nailing that next project.<p>Before you hammer away at your home improvement to-do list, check out this to-the-letter guide to nailing that next project.

A Fallout 4 guide to getting rich, getting high, and blowing everything up (without cheating)

The fastest path to riches is farming<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is a Bethesda game, and that means it has an interesting and complicated in-game economy. Your vault survivor can scavenge for numerous resources — some common, and some scarce — which you can use to craft upgrades for your settlements and …

25 Beautiful Cheap Pallet DIY Storage Projects to Realize With Ease

Is there a pile of old pallets in your yard from your recently constructed home or cottage? Do you have a friend that owns a pile of old pallets? If …

Make a Chair That’s Also a Bookshelf

No matter where you turn in this bookshelf chair, you’ll always have a book at hand. This amazing piece of furniture was created by Darko Kavazovic. He saw a similar chair on houzz.com that cost $5,000, but decided it would be a great project to make himself and he could do it for just a fraction …

Build the Ultimate Backyard Garden with a Hugelkultur Raised Bed

Turn an unused corner of your backyard into an impressive DIY garden with the hugelkultur raised bed garden technique!<p>According to permaculture expert Paul Wheaton:<p>Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with …

DIY: Industrial Pipe Stools

At this point, if you’ve been checking out the Cool Material DIY section regularly, you could have almost half your place decked out with industrial …

How to Build a Table

Building a Farmhouse Table has been on my mind for several years. I was never crazy about our hand-me-down dining set. But, I never had the time to …

Woodworking

How to Build a 20-Foot Functional Geodesic Dome Out of PVC

The idea of building our own shelter fascinates us, but for the average handyman, where do you start?<p>A geodesic dome made of PVC may be the most cost-effective method of building a structurally solid yet transportable shelter, and it’s possible to build one in a single day.<p>At Maker Faire 2014 in …

Round Up: Spring Organization Ideas for the Garage and Basement That ADD Space

It's springtime, and that means it's time to sweep out and organize the garage and basement. The sweeping part is easy. The organizing part? That can …

6 Downloadable Food Machines For The Urban Homesteader To Make On Their Own

No need to spend a lot on your next worm hotel or chicken coop. Now you can make them yourself with these open-source designs.<p>Open source product development started with software. Now it’s spreading to hardware as well. Projects like WikiSpeed and WikiHouse show how distributed groups of people …

15 Coolest Gadgets For Your Kitchen Garden.

Collection of 'Coolest Gadgets For Your Kitchen Garden' from all over the world for you to grow herbs and vegetables.<p><b>Niwa</b>: Niwa is world's first …

DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this …

Aquaponics

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of construction lumber and …

Gorgeous Wooden Table Built Using Only Hand Tools

So, what do you get your significant other for your 20-year anniversary? Traditionally, it’s usually something made from porcelain or platinum like dinnerware or jewelry. If you’re a craftsman like Chris (from Chop With Chris fame), you build an incredible dining room table made from reclaimed wood …

Mobile Solar Power Plant

Doomsday preppers, hoarders, take note…<p>Electrical power can go down at any time due to natural disasters, overwhelmed power stations and, of course, various apocalypses. Still, in those times, some of the more thrifty individuals turn to gas powered generators to keep their frozen burritos cool and …

This Elegant Shelf Hides Your Mess of Charging Cables

I've got almost half a dozen charging cables next to my bed: iPhone, iPad, micro USB, Garmin, smartwatch. Occasionally they're neatly organized, but …

Building Your Own Workbench

Building a nice workbench is a very important task. Many people have come up with many approaches. DiResta showed us earlier this week how a simple design with solid welded frame could both look nice and possibly last forever. What if you aren’t set up to weld though?<p>Chris Finke built this …

Build a Patio Table with Built-In Ice Boxes

Patio Table with Built-In Ice Boxes<br>by Heidi of Kruse’s Workshop<p>Howdy from South Dakota! I’m Heidi, and along with my trusty husband, Brent, we’ve …

10 Incredible Uses for Epsom Salt in the Garden

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Gardening

Monitor the Health & Vitality of Your Home Garden with Weekend Projects

Our Weekend Projects series currently boasts an astounding 60 beginner-friendly builds. There’s something for makers of all skill levels! Projects range from homemade instruments to motor controllers, from weekend-long undertakings that combine hardware & software to simple circuits you can …

How to Build a Stop Motion Animation Studio With a Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial I'll show you how to configure the Raspberry Pi and camera to create your movie using simple and free stopmotion software. By …