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, ...

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DIY Patio Chair with Plans

DIY Patio Chair Plans

Here is a simple to build DIY Patio Chair. This cedar chair is a great introductory project to woodworking. The seat is about 16 inches high and there are 22 inches of room between the armrests, so you will have plenty of room to move around. The back is at a slight angle which will provide a comfortable place for you to ...

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How to Make Cornhole Boards – with DIY Cornhole Plans

DIY Cornhole board plans

Cornhole toss is a great activity to play while tailgating or enjoying your next barbecue. Building cornhole boards is a simple DIY project you can easily complete in a weekend. For this tailgate themed project I used Krylon® COVERMAXX® Spray Paint. The DIY Cornhole Plans for this project can be downloaded here. Please note I only promote brands and products ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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How to Build a Doghouse

how to make 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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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DIY Ski Rack

DIY Ski Rack

If you are a skier, it’s important to keep your gear organized and in one place. For years I’ve been tossing my skis in a corner at the house, and I needed a simple ski rack solution to get things in order. I came up with a very easy to create ski rack made out of 2×8 boards, a dowel, ...

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