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How to make a Chalkboard Coat Rack


A number of DIY’ers have been asking if I’d create a video tutorial on how to make a chalkboard coat rack and so I gave it a go! The barnwood chalkboard tutorial I made in the past was helpful, but you can’t find barnwood at a typical lumber yard. So, this project shows how to make a chalkboard coat rack with basic ...

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DIY Camera Equipment


I’ve had a number of fellow DIY’ers ask about equipment I use to film the DIY Pete videos for my Youtube channel. So, I created my first “VLOG” to give you a behind the scenes look at what cameras, microphones, accessories, and video equipment I use. Equipment Here is an overall look at the lighting, cameras, and accessories. For the ...

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How to Build a Firewood Rack


Over the holidays I wanted to do a project with my Dad so we came up with an idea and got to it. During the winter we burn a lot of wood to keep the fireplace going and wanted a way to help store the wood and dry it out. We drew up a few ideas and started building. In ...

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Wine Barrel Shelf Side Bar with Push Pin Travel Map

DIY Wine Barrel Shelf

Over the holidays I worked on a fun project built out of wine barrel staves. I had some old barrels collecting dust and thought it would be a fun way to re-purpose the barrel wood. The project came about because I have some friends from California who love wine and enjoy traveling. They commissioned me to create a gift, but ...

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How to Build a Hutch


If you are looking for ideas on how to build a hutch you’ve come to the right place!  I partnered up with Glidden Paint for this project and used their NFL team colors paint to deck it out with Denver Broncos team colors. Glidden has the only official NFL Team Colors paint and has an exclusive relationship with the NFL. So their paint ...

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Essential Tools and Gear: Great Gift Ideas for DIY-ers


Here come the holidays again, full of family and friends, good food, and… tools! I’ve put together a list of the most essential tools in my arsenal for woodworking, concrete, metal, and general DIY building projects. Tools can add up in cost, so remember to check bargain barns and sale racks, Craigslist, and pawn shops, and some of the big ...

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