Robert Mathieu

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Saddle height: How to get it right, and why it's so important (video)

Setting your saddle height correctly is crucial to comfort, injury prevention and performance – it’s the very foundation of good bike fit.<p>It’s not …

Woodshed Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about woodshed plans. If you want to store 1 cord of wood in safe conditions so it dries out properly, you …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Bike

Our slightly obsessive but totally doable key to making your bike shine

Ask Flipped: How Often Should I Repaint My House With Subversive Graffiti?

It depends on where you live, and how much graffiti your neighbors have<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Ask Flipped</i><i>, where we answer very real questions from readers who are having problems with home decor, design, or anything else. Do you have a question? Write it on a post-it note and throw it into a strong gust</i> …

16 Essential Bike Tools

You don't need a lot of bike tools—you just need the right tools. If you have these 16 bicycle tools in your home shop, you'll be able to fix anything.<p>Arm yourself with these essential bike tools, and you can get most every bike maintenance job done at home—for less cash, and more street cred. (Use …

How to Drill a Hole in Tile

Mounting towel bars, shower doors and other bathroom accessories often require drilling holes in tile.<p>The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, shows …

Table Saw Jigs: Build a Table Saw Sled

Get dead-on square cuts and 45-degree miter cuts every time!<p>If you own a table saw, you know it works great for ripping long pieces. But did you know …

Sandwichbikes Lets You Build Your Own Townie

This Dutch company ships customizable wooden frames straight to your door<p>Most cyclists have commuter bikes, but few can say they’ve built one by hand. Thanks to Dutch company Sandwichbikes, however, the dream of two-wheeled self-assembly is more accessible than ever.<p>Sandwichbikes, a subsidiary of …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Remodeling 101: What to Know When Buying a House: 6 Problems that Shouldn't Be Dealbreakers<p>by Barbara Peck<p>May 24, …

Home Improvement

DIY Blacksmithing - Converting Your Barbecue Into a Forge Then Using It to Recycle Scrap Metal Into Tools

Introduction: DIY Blacksmithing - Converting Your Barbecue Into a Forge Then Using It to Recycle Scrap Metal Into Tools<p>About: I like making all sorts …

How to Install a Garage Door

Tips, hints and what the instruction manuals don't tell you<p>An older double garage door can weigh anywhere from 250 to 450 lbs. This weight, coupled …

15 French climbs every cyclist should conquer in their lifetime

Road Cycling

12 Best Home Improvement and DIY Apps

Shop Upgrade: Protect Your Workspace and Your Lungs with a DIY Dust Filter

Looking for a good way to upgrade the shop? Start with the nuisance dust that ends up coating everything (including your lungs). Here's a rundown on …

How to Install Drawer Slides

While there are many types of drawer slides one can purchase or make, I always seem to gravitate back to these full-extension ball bearing slides. I …

Woodworking

How to Fix Cracks in Concrete

They are not only a tripping hazard, but cracks in your concrete patio, driveway, or walkway can really compromise the curb appeal of your home. …

A Dutch Designer Creates a Ridable Wooden Bike that a Cyclist Can be Proud Of

Over the last century, the bicycle as we know it has evolved slowly. The formula hasn’t changed much — just two wheels, two pedals, two handles and a …

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. …

Woodworking

Make It: DIY Industrial Firewood Holder

A quick trip to your local hardware store and a few basic and inexpensive materials are all you need to make your own industrial-style firewood …

DIY

Twisted Wooden Bookshelves

When I first saw these bookshelves, they appeared impossible, like an M.C. Escher painting, or at the very least, they looked very difficult to build. While I wouldn’t consider this shelving set an easy project, with the right tools, it looks like a pretty accessible build. The shelves are made out …

DIY Pipe Shelving

I have been dreaming of shelves above my buffet for awhile now. When I saw this image from Restoration Hardware, I knew they were perfect! I just …

Tips for Making a DIY Industrial Pipe Shelving Unit

I recently shared the open pantry before and after reveal and the star of that DIY ‘show off’ is definitely the industrial pipe shelving… As a part …

Do Your Own Garage Door Opener Repair and Troubleshooting

Garage door won't open? With a little troubleshooting you can usually avoid a costly service call and get your garage door opener working again in no …

Home Automation

How to Remodel a Bathroom from the Ground Up

May 23, 2012 | by Ethan (email) |<p>Shares 8K<p>I promised you a look at the completed bathroom remodel, and the guys <i>just</i> put on all the finishing touches. …

Woodworking Techniques: From Basic Tips to Advanced Projects

In this series, I’ve covered tools for standardization, tools for measuring and tools for precision. Now, it’s time to bring it all together with a …

The Down To Earth Woodworking - Building a Bench Hook

Woodworking

Salvaged Wood Roubo Style Workbench #1: Top (mostly) and legs (well, leg)

My office building where I work is upgrading their HVAC system, and the new equipment was delivered packed in long crates. The wood was going to be …

Woodworking

DIY: No-Fuss Bonsai for Beginners

While there is no such thing as an effortless bonsai, we are making progress.<p>The rules have changed since bonsai revolutionary Kenji Koyahashi …

DIY Plumbing: Brass Bridge Faucet

Mandi from Vintage Revivals bought a 1972 Bell Travel Trailer, aka The Nugget, and recently began the overhauling process. Set on installing a new …