Melanie Porter

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Five Ways to Use a Speed Square

If you're doing any kind of DIY or construction work, there are a handful of absolutely essential tools you need in your belt: hammer, tape measure, …

Woodworking

550 Sq. Ft. Prefab Timber Cabin

Are you looking for a tiny cabin that doesn’t require a lot of time and effort to be ready? The people from FabCab already thought about a nice …

9 Steps to Build a DIY Off-Grid Solar System

Day by day the price of solar panels falls gradually. But still, installation of a complete off grid solar system is costly. That’s why I decided to …

20' wide cottage plan

20' Wide by 30' long This simple house is easy to build yet flexible enough to meet the needs of many owners for a one to three bedroom house. Read …

Farmhouses

The 15 Best Fishing Knots Every Angler Should Know

These <b>15</b> <b>fishing knots</b> <b>have proven to be the most versatile for bass fishing</b>. The illustrations offer multiple options for joining lines, creating loops …

Fishing

10 Awesome Hammer Hacks

You can use a hammer to pound nails, but there’s so much more you can do, too! Check out these great hammer hacks!<p>Find out what to look for in …

Free Up Stuck Bolts in 5 Easy Steps

It seems like every repair job involves at least one stuck bolt. And over the years I’ve learned that brute force isn’t the best bolt removal …

How to: Make Your Own Moonshine Still from Hardware Store Parts

Cause sometimes you just need to distill something non-drinkable into clear, pure liquid...you know, like, uh, water. Yeah, that's right. Distilled …

11 Seriously Cool Pickup Truck Bed Hacks

Give the bed of your pickup truck a little TLC for easier storage, loading, unloading and overall fun.<p>Whether you just want to have some fun while on …

Quick Coat of Wax for Your Tools

Don't go too far to find the solution for waxing tool beds<p>I used to coat my metal table saw and planer bed with auto wax because it makes the wood …

"There I Fixed It": 20 People Who Tried Their Best And It Still Wasn't Good Enough

by Jelena Aska<p>– on<p>in LOL<p>Sometimes people like to get creative and use their own skills to fix certain problems. Sometimes that works and sometimes it …

Lady Antebellum - How To Play "Need You Now" on Guitar

The 25 Best Animated Movies to Watch With the Entire Family

Who's bringing the popcorn?<p>It doesn't matter if you're 5 or 55 years old, animated flicks are for everyone. They'll make you laugh, cry, and sing …

How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

It's easy when you know what you're doing!<p>Pull the spark plug wire from the spark plug to prevent the motor from accidentally starting. Tape or tie …

18 DIY Garage Storage Ideas You Probably Didn’t Know About – Page 18

Make Your Own Screwdriver Storage:<p>There are plenty of kinds of a tool in the workshop depending on the type of project and the task you need them …

75 Types of Wood Ranked by Hardness

Ever wondered about the hardest and softest woods in the world? As architects, we're all pretty familiar with the softest: Balsa. Its material …

Farmers Are Using Flamethrowing Tractors to Get Rid of Weeds and Pests

During the frigid winters growing up, I always thought that, instead of shoveling snow, it would be so much cooler if I could just melt it away with …

BEST DIY: 18 Tomato Cage And Stake Ideas For Your Gardening Project

Searching for some really prudent and practical <b>DIY tomato cage, trellis, and stake</b> ideas to support tomato plants? This post is your stopper!<p>1. DIY …

101 Things Dads Can Do With Their Kids This Summer

Embed from Getty Images—<br>While teachers and children count down the days until the end of the school year, many parents aren’t as enthusiastic. Having …

10 Reasons to C.O.M.P.R.O.M.I.S.E. in Your Relationship

Somewhere in a thesaurus far, far away, there is another word for marriage—and it is “compromise.” Each letter in this word, which has somehow gotten …

Communicate

10 Ways To Get Over Your Relationship Insecurities

Feeling insecure is bound to be a part of any new relationship: Insecurities about whether or not someone will like you, whether they'll appreciate …

Self-Reflection

Want To Get Lucky With Your Wife Tonight? Do These 10 Little Things

It’s finally here…<p><i>what you’ve been waiting for and longing for,</i> <i>for what seems like an incredibly long time.</i><p>It’s a kid-free night with your …

100 Small, Nice Things to Do For Your Wife Just Because

Because it's the little things that matter.<p>It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s the little things that make a marriage. Grand gestures have their time …

How to Break Out of the Cycle of Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Are you buying beans and rice or even Ramen Noodles to help you make it through until you get paid? Is your gas light always on and you’re praying …

Personal Finance

20 Unusual Uses for Shop Tools

All shop tools were designed with a specific purpose, the table saw for cutting, the Shop-Vac for cleaning up. No matter what the tool is used for, …

Woodworking

Seven promises to make to your loved one – Valentine’s or not!

While the famed Valentine can safely claim the crown of idiocy from among a bunch of days this month, hope you know that there are strong contenders …

This DIY Wood Filler Will Perfectly Compliment Your Project

Are you wasting your hard earned money on store-bought wood fillers that don’t match your project? Today, I’m sharing a DIY wood filler recipe that’s …

How to Make Your Own Saw Blade Sharpening Jig

When the blades on your circular saw, table saw or miter saw go dull, the bulk of you probably fall into one of two camps: Go to the store and buy a …

This Divorced Man Wrote Some Beautiful Marriage Advice Every Man Should Read

A newly-divorced man revealed on Facebook the advice he wished he’d known before tying the knot. Gerald Rogers, who works as a motivational speaker …