The Carpenter’s Apprentice Book

Lessons Learned from a Woodworking Apprenticeship By Scott Mathson, Whiskey Wood Creations SPECIAL DIY Pete Audience PRICING – Get 20% Off using code “DIYPETE20” through 9/10/16! Order Yours Now – there’s only 75 discount codes available! Extremely detailed, 50+ pages with images, techniques, and insight. Not only does this eBook encompass woodworking advice, in particular joinery, apprenticeships, and designing advice, …

DIY Pete – RYOBI NATION Tool Giveaway!

I am excited to announce this months Ryobi Nation Tool Giveaway! Please enter for your chance to win a $300 worth of tools from Ryobi. I use Ryobi tools for my DIY Projects and they work great. Please comment below and tell us about a cool project you are working, plan to make, or just finished up with! Sharing your project …

How to Restore an Old Deck

Summer is a great time of the year to relax on the patio while entertaining friends and family. To keep a deck looking great, it’s important to protect the wood by applying a water-sealing deck stain. For this tutorial, I’ll show how to restore an old deck that has been painted, has flaking paint, and is showing its age. Because …

how to make a doghouse

How to Build a Doghouse

Everyone in your family, including your pet, deserves to have a safe, warm, and cozy place to sleep at night. Why not build your dog a personal home that both of you will enjoy? Made out of cedar with a sturdy metal roof, this durable project will endure years of muddy paw prints, slobber, and wet fur. The doghouse’s natural yet modern look …

How to make a raised garden bed

How to Make a Raised Garden Bed

Looking for plans or ideas to build your own raised garden bed? Look no further! Complete plans and a video tutorial are linked to in this post. I reached out to a local non-profit named Sage Gardeners in Bozeman, Montana as a collaboration for this project. Sage Gardeners builds and donates raised flower beds to seniors in our local community. …

How to Paint a Patio Umbrella

Do you want to customize your patio umbrella or give some new life to it? If so, a fresh coat of spray paint on the canvas and metal base will make it look great. This is a simple project is simple and can easily be tackled in a weekend. For this project I used Krylon Spray Paints. Please note that …

Concrete Bar Cart

Need to make a bar for your patio? This concrete bar cart is easy to roll around, classy, and comes in handy for get togethers out on the patio! The bar is made of 2×4 boards and fence pickets. The top is made of concrete. Four clear coasters are embedded in the concrete and a drop in bucket goes in …