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Postby ajsuff » Wed May 27, 2015 4:35 pm

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DIY Fire Pit with Grill

Find your summer recipe for backyard fun in these simple plans for a DIY fire pit. You can take this weekend project to an even higher level by installing an optional grill to hone your outdoor cooking skills.


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Postby Jeff Marinelli » Wed May 27, 2015 9:29 pm

I have always admired those cobblestone grills with the chimney you used to see… there are still a few around but not many. That was a DIY project from the 40's and 50's.
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Postby ajsuff » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:10 am

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How to Build a Clay-Pot Smoker

Make a smokin' smoker: Accessorize a clay pot with a grate, hot plate and lid with handle. This outdoor cooker can be assembled quickly and inexpensively using upcycled materials from your garage or workshop. You’ll be cooking up a storm with these plans on how to build a smoker.



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Postby ajsuff » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:14 am

DIY Potting Bench Plans

Gardeners will dig these DIY potting bench plans for increasing their outdoor garden storage. Do-it-yourselfers can build the potting bench only, or keep hammering and finish it with a garden storage cabinet.


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Postby ajsuff » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:50 am

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DIY Self-Watering Garden Hose Pot/b] - [b]Enhance your outdoor space with handmade décor.

This self-watering pot can be made out of easy-to-find and repurposed materials.




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Postby ajsuff » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:19 pm

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DIY All-in-One Kitchen Cupboard

Remember those multipurpose, free-standing kitchen cabinets with pull-out bins, built-in flour sifters, and lots of storage? Mother’s updated design uses recycled or off-the-shelf cabinets to make this Hoosier-style cupboard simpler to build, and the plans can be modified to suit your needs.


Steal an idea from Grandma’s kitchen.
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Postby ajsuff » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:33 pm

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How to Knit: 2 Cast On Methods

Before beginning knitting you need to know how to put stitches on your needles. Try these two cast on methods to get started.

(The wife knits every night - winter wool hats for Christmas presents along with sweaters and socks.. These are quality made and home made products that nothing is missing. Some are donated to organizations to Christmas gifts for people in need for winter baskets being raffled off to support the organizations on-going programs.)


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Postby ajsuff » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:38 pm

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Homemade Garden Shed

I have a new homemade garden shed and I love it! I could have had one years ago if I wanted to buy a pre-fab one or put one up made of plywood. If that’s the way to go for you, know that I’m not criticizing that and you have my blessing. It just wasn’t what I wanted. My garden tools and supplies were stored in three places on our property—four if you count the mailbox holding the trowels. I dreamed of one day having everything at my fingertips in the garden in a shed special to me. My favorite advice for your garden is—ya gotta have a plan! That goes for a garden shed, also.


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Postby ajsuff » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:48 pm

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How to Repair Wooden Chairs

Learn how to make necessary repairs to antique wooden chairs with these step-by-step instructions for dismantling and reassembling old furniture.


Recycle, repair, relax.
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Postby ajsuff » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:51 pm

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Build a Wood-Fired Earthen Hot Tub

We just completed an amazing hot tub project that is already drastically improving the quality of our lives. It’s a wonderful combination of fire, earth, water, and metal.


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Postby ajsuff » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:05 pm

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How to Make Kokedama - Learn how to make kokedamas for your home or garden with this fun project.

Kokedama is a free-form planting method that derives from bonsai, which is the practice of training and manipulating small trees and shrubs to evoke the majesty of their ancient counterparts found in nature. Kokedama has intrigued the garden and craft world with its versatility and inherent charm. It involves wrapping a plant’s roots with soil and moss to create something that looks like a living sculpture. Kokedamas are designed to dangle; by suspending them in the air with colorful twine, you can create a hanging garden for inside your home or even outdoors in the warmer seasons. They can also sit on a shallow dish for display.


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Postby ajsuff » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:17 pm

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Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe

Avoid chemical-laden household cleaners by trying this homemade laundry soap recipe.


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Postby ajsuff » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:38 am

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DIY Fabric Rug

Use yarn made from recycled fabric to create this vibrant DIY rug.

(My wife creates many projects such as this. Like I said we waste nothing here)


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Postby ajsuff » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:47 pm

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How to make stovetop grates shine like new

I put my stovetop grates in the dishwasher from time to time, but over the years, they've built up a tough layer of baked-on crud from foods that boil over. So when I heard about the video above, I knew I wanted to try it. I simply put one of my cruddy stovetop grates in a sealable plastic bag filled with some household ammonia and let it sit overnight. My before-and-after photos will show you that yes, this method does work well. It may not get grates to shine like new, but it certainly removes the burnt-on layers. But before you run off to try this, keep reading. There are some other things you need to know.



Check out the video and article on easy method of removing burnt-on gunk using ammonia.
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Postby ajsuff » Wed May 25, 2016 7:43 pm

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Your 3-Step Guide to Building a Raised Garden Bed - Add flowers, herbs, or veggies to even the smallest patio.

Growing your own produce is a classic case of expectations vs. reality. (The reality often including lots of poor, acidic, or even lead-contaminated soil.) But don't give up on home-grown crops just yet. Building your own raised garden beds — for both edible and decorative plants — is easier than you think. Just stick to a simple design and pick up a hammer for a DIY garden you'll use all summer-long.


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Postby ajsuff » Thu May 26, 2016 8:33 am

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DIY Wine Cork Bulletin Board

Why toss old wine corks when you can repurpose them? Recycle used corks into this fun and functional bulletin board. Put old corks to good use

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Postby ajsuff » Thu May 26, 2016 8:37 am

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Paint-Preserving Wall Cleaner

Happy with your wall color? Instead of painting over dingy walls, try washing them with this eco-friendly, DIY wall cleaner.


Brighten your walls naturally.

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Postby ajsuff » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:23 pm

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Guide to DIY Kit Homes

Today’s kit homes are energy-efficient, affordable and — whether big or small — offer something for everyone. Discover your kit house options.


Unlock the door to your dream home.
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Postby ajsuff » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:04 pm

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Nontoxic Drain Cleaner - Cure stubborn drain problems with washing soda and white vinegar.

Washing soda and vinegar make a great nontoxic solution to clean out slow drains. If applied regularly, this treatment can keep slow-drain problems from developing into a huge mess.


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Postby ajsuff » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:07 pm

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Install an Indoor Clothesline

Hang an indoor clothesline in a greenhouse or sunroom for sun-fresh laundry all winter.


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Postby ajsuff » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:06 am

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DIY Harvest Basket

A lovely, functional harvest basket allows you to rinse vegetables (or eggs!) immediately after gathering.

Create your perfect harvest basket.
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