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How To: Anodize Aluminum

Inspired by a video on Giaco Whatever, Ryan at ShopBuilt has been experimenting with doing his own aluminum anodizing. In this video, he shares what he’s learned so far.<p>In the video, he recommends the excellent anodizing educational resources available from electroplating suppliers, Caswell. There …

Chemicals

How to Record the Screen on Your iPhone or iPad

Need to capture exactly what’s on your screen? The built-in Screen Recording tool can create a video of your screen activity and can also help you …

Google Chrome

Design Students Build Seven Modern Sheds in Rural Vermont

A chicken coop, a mobile sauna, and a sugar shack are just a few of the "rural interventions" built by architecture students in Norwich, Vermont, as part of a week-long design/build program.<p>In 2011, architects Keith Moskow, FAIA and Robert Linn, AIA of their eponymous, Boston–based architecture …

Framing

The Unexpected, Yet Totally Natural, Way to Repel Mosquitoes

I live in a one bedroom "garden" apartment, which means that I get to have my own front door, porch, and small strip of flower bed. The only downside?<p>…

Plants

CoverWallet looks to make it easy for businesses to get commercial insurance

If a coffee fanatic decides they want to open up a coffee shop somewhere, odds are they’ll have to end up Googling “liability insurance” at some point — and trying to navigate the complex legal web to get all of that nailed down before they even sell their first iced latte.<p>Inaki Berenguer instead …

Small Business

Homebiogas: easy, clean, climate-friendly way to heat and power your home with garbage

Yesterday, I saw a demo of the Homebiogas bioreactor: it's essentially an artificial stomach that uses colonies of microbes to digest your home food …

Southern California

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YouTube

Bjarke Ingels Designed This 182 Square Foot Tiny Cabin

When the thought of a wooden retreat comes to mind, it immediately accompanies images of solitude and a discrete place that blends in with its …

New York State

Dent the Wood for Tighter Joints

We’ve all dented some important part of a project and hand to remove the dent with heat and steam. It’s …The post Dent the Wood for Tighter Joints …

Woodworking

A Couple Explore Europe in a Converted 1987 Mercedes-Benz Fire Truck

Leaving their home in Berlin, a couple and their dog journey through Europe in a revamped fire truck purchased for about $14,670.<p>In 2014, Anna and Sebastian, with their dog Lotta in tow, decided it was time for a change—one that would take them around Europe on four wheels. Lovers of travel and …

Countertops

Japanese style Coat Hanger

This is actually the first Japanese style piece of furniture we made.<br>Hannes wanted to try to make the torii because he had never before made …

MyMedic Solo First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is only useful if you have it with you when you need it. The MyMedic Solo First Aid Kit is small enough to pack in pretty much any …

Material Monday: ASA Filament

In the past, I wrote a weekly article for the Make: Blog that we called Filament Fridays. It was a collection of 3D printer filaments each having a unique characteristic. I’m excited to bring these back as Material Mondays, but instead of just focusing in on 3D printer filaments, we are going to …

Mini Wipebook Scan

A whiteboard at your fingertips whenever a creative problem needs to be solved. The latest Wipebook is integrated with the Wipebook Scan app and …

How to Make a Maloof Joint

The Classic Maloof Joint and Hal Taylor’s Modification Sam Maloof is a midcentury craftsman most famously known for his sculptural chairs. This is …

Woodworking

Nine Black Concrete Volumes Form This Mexican Retreat

Arranged to preserve existing trees and form an interior courtyard, these concrete structures are balanced by warm, wood interiors.<p>About 100 miles southwest of Mexico City, nine black concrete blocks in a forest clearing make up one family's holiday home. Designed by Mexican architect Fernanda …

Living Rooms

How To Grout a Tile Backsplash Like a Pro

Grouting tile is as easy as frosting a cake (a very difficult, really pretty cake anyway). If that sounds like it's above your skill level, hire a …

This Prefab Cabin Offers an Affordable Answer to Island Construction

A cost-effective modular retreat embraces the landscape on a Lake Superior island in Wisconsin.<p>With its inviting sandy shores and pristine forests, Wisconsin’s Madeline Island on Lake Superior has long been renowned as a summer destination. Yet high costs of construction due to its remote location …

Lake Superior

Obscura 2 Camera App

There are tons of camera apps to choose from in the iOS universe, but there aren't many that top the convenience of the built-in Apple app. Obscura 2 …

Skyview Cabin

Lettele, Overijssel, Netherlands<p>The first in a series of innovative pre-fab home concepts, owners and designers Arno Schuurs and Paulien van Noort of the Netherlands based Qoncepts agency created the cabin as a prototype and show model holiday home. Constructed in two prefabricated sections off …

Playful Platforms Revamp This Japanese Lake House Into a Fun, Five-Story Retreat

On the shore of Japan's Lake Nojiri, interrelated levels are cleverly used to create a multi-story home.<p>Designed by Tokyo–based SUGAWARA DAISUKE Architects, the lakeside cottage known as Nojiri-ko Nature Platform reexamines the spatial relationships between nature, building, objects, and …

The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)

When it comes mops, I have a hate-hate relationship. Either I struggle to wield the heft of rope mops or find myself searching in vain for matching …

Cleaning

Woodsmith Plans

Stacking Sawhorses<p>A simple system of interlocking tabs and notches makes this set of stacking sawhorses as sturdy as they are versatile.<p>Each of these …

Understanding Wood: Four Structure Types

All hardwoods have vessels (little pipelines) that are used in sap production. The size and distribution of these vessels vary among species; some …

New Documentary About Wharton Esherick

A few weeks ago was invited by my friend Daniella Ohad to attended a fascinating event at the New York School of Interior Design. It was a screening, …

Documentaries

The students in the Root to Roof independent study have done phenomenal work during their time at the Illinois School of Architecture

The students in the Root to Roof independent study have done phenomenal work during their time at the Illinois School of Architecture. They milled, dimensioned, and prepped all the ash, cypress, and honey locust used in this build. All of this wood was going to the mulch pile until we made something better with it. Congrats on the wonderful structure and finishing Grad school with a bang! @nickofferman and @offermanwoodshop inspired us with their beautiful gift to Japan house. #roottoroof …

This Tiny Home and Writing Studio Was Invented For a Children's Author

The newest model from New Frontier Tiny Homes was designed for bestselling author Cornelia Funke, and is now available for $125,000.<p>When acclaimed German children's author Cornelia Funke, best known for the <i>Inkheart</i> trilogy, first contacted David Latimer of Nashville–based New Frontier Tiny Homes, …

Dining Rooms

6 Money-Saving Habits to Steal from Smart Homeowners

If you're a homeowner, the threat of a big, unexpected expense might be keeping you up at night. But if that's what you're losing sleep over, you're …

New Woodworking Classes at LAP

Registration will be live at Eventbrite Wednesday morning (5/9/18) at 9 a.m. EDT for the classes I announced here a couple of weeks back, as well as …

The Great Glue Test – Wood by Wright

Editor’s note: The following post is from James Wright of Wood By Wright on YouTube. He recently conducted a massive test of common wood glues and I …