August Ryobi Nation Tool Giveaway

I am excited to announce this months Ryobi Nation Tool Giveaway! Please enter for your chance to win a Ryobi 12 inch sliding miter saw. This is the exact saw I use for my DIY Projects and it works 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 photos is encouraged πŸ™‚

The more tasks you complete, the more entries you will have to win the contest. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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UPDATE: September 1st, 2015 – WINNER ANNOUNCED in the Video below!

August Tool Giveaway Winner Announcement!!!Watch the video to find out if you won the August Tool Giveaway for a Ryobi 12 inch sliding compound miter saw! Thanks to Ryobi Nation and RYOBI POWER TOOLS for sponsoring the giveaway! I know this tool will be put to good use by a fellow DIY’er.

Posted by DIY Projects with Pete on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Jessica Thompson

    SO EXCITED about this giveaway! I just completed my very first project EVER, and I am so pleased with how it turned out! I spent hours looking between several available tutorials/plans but then created my own plans to make a mock up of the World Market Campaign Bookshelves, with moveable shelves. This is how they turned out. (Haven’t stained them yet because I’m planning to build a breakfast console table to go in between them, as well as a dining room table, and deciding on whether I want them all to be the same stain) – thoughts?

    • Jessica Thompson

      also, I realize the mirror and pictures are off center now, i’ll be changing that out soon.


      NICE! πŸ™‚ It’s always great to hear about and see what everyone comes up with as their first project and to then watch them progress from there on out. You did an amazing job with these bookshelves, Jessica, I’m very impressed! It would be nice to match the stain with the console table once you’ve done that. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work. Cheers!

  • Ecko

    Hi Pete, its me again from Indonesia.
    I wanna update my woodworking progress within this month. (second month)

    I build a drop-leaf wall-mounted desk for my laptop! And i finished it with beeswax, it turned so great i love it πŸ˜€

    And then i am working on the dressing table project but it haven’t finished yet. It should be finished within this week.


      Glad you’re working on so many great projects, keep it up!

  • Carter Sanger

    Pete, I love your projects. Keep them coming. After being inspired by your outdoor bar, I built an outdoor kitchen and bar for our church’s new patio. It’s not quite finished but you get the idea. I borrowed the folding bar idea from your ryobi party station. Works great!


      Wow! This is a great project, I love the look of the wood contrasting with the sinks. Keep it up!

  • Anna_Cornelia

    This is an AC cover I built earlier this summer.


      Nice! Great idea and looks like a fun project.

  • Anna_Cornelia

    Until I came across your video tutorials, I was always too intimidated to build anything of my own, but you explained everything so well that I finally decided to give it a shot. This cooler for my husband was the first thing I ever built.


      Wow Anna! This looks amazing, I’m glad I was able to help and inspire. Let me know if you ever have any questions on any projects. Keep up the great work, you’re doing amazing. Cheers!

  • Anna_Cornelia

    I used DIY Pete’s plans to make a cooler for my husband and then my 3-year-old wanted one as well, so I built this one for her.


      Aww that’s amazing! Great paint job too, wow! Keep it up Anna!

  • Anna_Cornelia

    I just finished this chaise lounge a few weeks ago.


      This looks very nice, love that you left the wood natural on this project! Cheers

  • dels


    I have been woodworking with my dad when I was younger and I just started it a few weeks ago, and built my workbench as my first project, then built a farmhouse table and bench based on your plans and loved it! I then built a bench for the covered patio and it worked well too… now looking to build another dining table that is more modern looking and I keep coming back here and on FB for ideas from you!




      Very nice!! Looks like a solidly-constructed piece of furniture for sure. Cheers

  • Brendan Harker

    Just about finished with a chair. Found the plan/idea from another website. Did some modifications. Not super happy with the outcome. Then i saw your double chair w/table. Going to blend the two together, your base and table, custom skull back pieces. Great idea for the chairs, easy well written plan. I’ve looked at other plans, and there are too many distinct angle cuts that you have to get just right for it work. All of yours are 15 degrees. Thanks so much for your website and the plans. Looking forward to building yours this weekend.


      I think it looks great Brendan, keep it up! Cheers

  • nathan p

    I posted table in submit your projects, want for sure if I needed to post here to be eligible for drawing.


      Looks great Nathan!

    • nathan p

      Thank you, I had a really good time building it.

  • Aaron Fields

    Unfortunately I’m a beginner builder and don’t yet have a Miter saw to complete any projects with ease. The only things I’ve built thus far are simple storage shelves for my basement. I just recently bought the Ryobi Circular Saw and a Ryobi impact driver (also have a couple of the One + lawn tools) and I am absolutely in love with their products. I’ve been feeling creative lately and would love to win the saw in order to take on projects like Pete’s double chair bench, a work bench, and building shadowboxes for my 1:1 scale prop replicas. Regardless, I appreciate you making the videos and making the plans available free to us all, beginner and master alike. Thanks Pete!


      Great to hear I’m able to help and inspire. You’ve got the creativity, now just roll with it! Keep it up Aaron, cheers!

  • Jeffrey Craven

    Hey Pete, Thanks for the many ideas you’ve given me to accomplish when I get home from my deployment. I’m new to woodworking, and because of your video “How to build a rustic desk” is what got me started. Your videos and plans make it simple and fun for a beginner like myself. Thanks again, look forward to your future videos.


      Jeffery, thanks for your service! I’m very happy to hear you’re liking the ideas and getting started as a Do It Yourselfer! Keep it up! Cheers

  • Jacques Doucette

    Hi Pete. I came across your YouTube channel while researching techniques for my Halloween builds and was hooked immediately. you’ve inspired me to start some other projects as well and my first project will be a new coffee table and I’ll be sure to post when I’m done. Thanks for the inspiration and all the tips


      Hey Jacques! Thanks for the kind words. I love to help others and inspire Do It Yourselfers like yourself. Would love to see your completed projects! Cheers

  • Jeff_Abraham

    Hi Pete, here is my new pallet bar, complete with red cedar trim and porcelain/mosaic glass tiles! I’m building the back bar this weekend. My uncle brought over his miter saw as I only have a hand saw right now, oops. I’m just getting into some DIY projects and I’m totally hooked! Thanks for your great videos and inspiration πŸ™‚

    • Dang!!! That bar is awesome! I absolutely love the pallet bar. Great job and thanks for sharing Jeff!!!

  • labdude

    Hey Pete, I love the DIY spirit. Been watching your channel for just a couple weeks and love it! I had to get out of woodworking 4 years ago after my daughter was born and sold most of my tools when we moved to a new city, but now I have the time again now that my kids are older. I still don’t have a mitre saw yet, but it’d sure come in handy for my next project, a chest of drawers for our anniversary in November. I just completed a toy storage/window seat for my 4 yr old daughter and actually learned how to sew a box cushion for the top, hand-stitched from thriftstore material and foam.
    Last month, I completed an entryway bench that I’d like to pass on to one of my kids someday. The legs and frame are solid cherry nosing that I laminated together, with hand-cut mortise and tenon joinery. The top is from two oak ply shelves and the lid lifts up for extra storage. All this wood came from the local Habitat for Humanity Building Restore for a total of $68. The cheapest find were the drawer fronts which were actually from maple destined for firewood!
    Thanks Pete, Keep up the awesome channel!

    • Hi Labdude! Thanks so much for sharing the photo of the toy chest / window seat. You did a great job with it and I love the color. I really appreciate your kind words and thank you for taking the time to post and to check out the project videos. Keep up the great work and let me know what project you make next. Can’t wait to see!! – Pete

  • Joshua Horn

    Pete, I recently bought a home, so as you can imagine my wife has a long list of woodworking projects for me =] I saw your youtube channel and immediately subscribed. I would love a nice new Ryobi saw to work with. I finished your farmhouse table project a few weeks ago. I love how it turned out! Keep the videos coming brother! Cheers from Oregon!

    • Hi Joshua! Your farmhouse table looks awesome. Good luck with all the projects for the new house! πŸ™‚

  • Kathy

    Wow so many projects. Most recently I built cabinets (while pregnant) and am currently working on a sofa table based off your I-beam desk. I am hoping to be done with that next week. After that I am diving into the concrete coffee table world. I also just put up crown and my little chop saw barely made the cut(s) (ha!, literally). A nice bigger one with extension would be awesome!

    • HI Kathy! You’ve been busy! Sounds like a lot of fun projects πŸ™‚ Keep up the great work!

  • Tim Stanley

    built this a few weeks back, 8ft kitchen table. love the room and can’t wait to host

  • Tim Stanley

    surprisingly this was one of my first projects, shelving on the inside both at the top and bottom. My middle daughter sleeps underneath and oldest sleeps at the top. Top is carpeted also and I have their toddler beds in each spot. My princesses!

    • I bet the kids love it! Great job Tim!

  • Tim Stanley

    matching bench made last night still need to finish

  • Tim Stanley

    side fridge spice rack shelf!

  • Tim Stanley

    Pete you are inspring, started woodworking about a year and a half ago. The wife and some kid projects keep me busy. But I love it!

  • Delaney Warren

    Your ideas are inspiring! I’m new to this DIY world, and I realize that you basically need a saw for everything! If I win a saw the poor guys at Home Depot will be thrilled that I don’t need cuts anymore!!

    • Delaney Warren

      And I can’t wait to start the cement top bar you posted! But it requires a saw!! πŸ˜‰

    • Cool TV stand Delaney and I like the color!

  • For the final step my bathroom remodel, I’ll be building a bathroom vanity similar to this (without the tapered legs) for a rectangular vessel sink.

    • That is going to be beautiful!

      • I hope so. I expect to learn a lot in the process. And good or bad, I’ll be sure to post my creation πŸ™‚

  • Kristy Milanese

    Sorry for so many posts but really want to win! Lastly built a head board out of pallet wood. Whitewashed and stained it to match the guest bedroom colors.

    • Hi Kristy! Thanks so much for the kind words and for stoping by! You’ve done a great job with all your projects and the Pergola is going to look awesome in your back yard. Keep up the good work!

  • Kristy Milanese

    We have also built cornhole and washer board games for my parents 40th anniversary because they have everything already. 49ers logos and colors!
    The washer boards were for a raffle prize for the women’s tackle football team “the Sirens” who we play for. It sold for $200!!

  • Kristy Milanese

    We are making your cooler chest! Halfway there. Just need to finishe the top. We used reclaimed wood from pallets and it is working out great. It gives it that cool weathered look. We used different color stains and paints on the wood to give it a little more character. Pics to follow!

  • Greg Thrower

    moving into a new house next week my wife wants a rustic coffee table i found your website new I’m going to be a busy man first the coffee table then “outdoor” dining table. Great work keep it up

    • Sounds like some fun projects to tackle, have fun Greg!

  • Ashley M.

    I came across this today- my husband has been wanting a saw for quite some time, but we haven’t been able to afford it due to tuition and him not working πŸ™‚ I would LOVE to surprise him with this saw so he can start on his garden box project that he has been wanting to do!!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by Ashley!

  • Robert

    Hi Pete! I’m planning to build a poolside deck for my next project. Thanks for the great videos!

  • Tommy Bui

    Making some shutters for my mother-in-law.

  • Aaron McMullin

    Good Morning, Pete! This is probably my favorite project so far. I grew up around bowling and a local alley closed down a few months ago. I was given the opportunity to purchase a section of the old, ORIGINAL wood lanes (approximately 50 years old). I first wanted to build a picnic table out of it but I decided to build a bar for the basement instead. I have to modify some plans that I found but I’m extremely excited with how it turned out! I was even able to customize the opening on the back to fit our mini fridge! As always, this was built solely with my Ryobi tools (10″ sliding miter saw, circular saw, orbital sander, jigsaw, impact, drill, etc.).

    • I love how you re-used the bowling alley lanes. Looks amazing!

  • Aaron McMullin

    Good Morning, Pete! I started woodworking when I got my first combo kit for Christmas. I’ve already built several projects, including this hanging pot rack! Made solely with my Ryobi combo kit.

  • Aaron McMullin

    Good Morning, Pete! I started woodworking when I got my first combo kit for Christmas. I’ve already built several projects, including these chairs I built from your plans! Made solely with my Ryobi combo kit.

  • Aaron McMullin

    Good Morning, Pete! I started woodworking when I got my first combo kit for Christmas. I’ve already built several projects, including my first project, this garden arbor bench! Made solely with my Ryobi combo kit.

  • Robert Bicking

    Made a table for my Bernese Mountain Dog.

    • Robert Bicking

      Here are the pics.

  • Jono

    Just made this box for our wedding first try at dovetail joins and quadrant hinges, next project will be the concrete polished table! Jono, Australia

  • Ian Cox

    Not too long ago i created this in shop class so i decided to build 2 more.

  • Long Tran

    Great website! I came across your Instagram today. I started woodworking 7 months ago. I am finishing up my 3rd (and biggest) project, a quad bunk with stairs and slide for my 4 kids. There is even a little hideout under the stairs.

  • Naomi Macpherson

    My husband and I just bought our first house and now we need a book shelf, side tables, coffee table, entryway table, kids room storage and my dream is to build us a wonderful harvest table so when our family comes over, there will actually be places to sit! I’m so excited to start on my woodworking journey and using these great tutorials online with DIYPete, but I need tools to be able to do anything!

    • Hi Naomi! Sounds like a lot of fun. I’m so glad you are getting into woodworking!

  • Nvp

    We are in the process of building a 2 story 500 sf tree house!

  • Trevor Gowan

    I am about to start three kids Adirondack chairs out of pallets, these will be Christmas presents for my neices.

    • The nieces will love the chairs Trevor, great idea!

  • Thanks Pete for an awesome tutorials. Just finished my cornhole boards, came out nicely.

    • Hi Anton! Those boards look great. Love the minions!! πŸ™‚

  • Jonathan Compton

    Wood Pallet Deck

  • Outtenbucks

    We just bought our first house and have started our first diy project, a tile backsplash for our kitchen. We are new at it but it’s been fun so far. Very rewarding working with my hands.

    • A tile backsplash is a great way to jazz up the kitchen. Have fun!

  • Niki Verrastro

    I built 3 matching 30″ square herringbone-top end tables for a client from pallet wood. Upcoming projects include custom pallet wood states and hopefully a king headboard and side tables!

    • Love it! Very cool distressed paint job too!

  • Brett Payne

    Just finished painting the bathroom and the wife wants more storage so I am off to build a large shelf/cabinet w/ adjustable shelves PLUS a new vanity; and my 5 yr old twins want me to build a playhouse in the backyard. This saw would come in very handy!

    • There never seems to be a shortage of projects does there? πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work Brett!

  • evyn

    There’s a few things I want to make – starting with a pipe rack and a wine rack. But first, I have to restore my deck. What I thought would take a slap of stain has turned out to be many hours and dollars of work.

    • Hi Evyn! Decks can be a lot of work, but are sooo worth it as they are such a great place to entertain. I’ve re-finished a number of decks using floor sanders to bring back the life on old wood. What is your current deck like and what type of wood? Cheers!

      • evyn

        To be honest, this is my first attempt at working with wood. I thought it was pine, and replaced some sections with pine, but it does not look the same as the old wood, and takes the stain very differently. Cedar, perhaps?

        Sadly, the stain did not take evenly across all of the wood. In some places it is matt (which it should be), in some it is gloss. I cannot see any difference in the wood itself that would account for this.

        The deck itself is grey with some bad planks and slats. I thought I could just use a deck cleaner and then stain, but it’s turned out to be deck cleaner, sand (by hand and with a little handheld belt sander), and replacing some of the wood.

        • Hi Evyn! Yeah those deck cleaners aren’t all they say they are. Sanding is the best option. I’d be willing to bet the wood used originally was either cedar or redwood. I know it is time consuming and a lot of work, but I think it will be worth it in the end. Good luck πŸ™‚ – Pete

          • evyn

            Thanks! It’s sad that the previous owner didn’t bother to maintain his investment.

  • Dawn Monroe

    We are making small wall shelves for our first wood project.

    • Small shelves will be the perfect first wood project for ya Dawn! You’ll learn so much and will be able to take your skills into the next project. Have fun!

  • George Nichols

    My wife and I just bought our first house and are getting ready to build a workbench and some overhead storage for the garage. More projects are in works for the future!

    • Congrats on the first house George!! — and good luck with all the projects πŸ™‚

      • George Nichols

        Thanks Pete! After showing the wife your youtube channel and website she (and so have I) has fallen in love with the farmhouse table! So add that to the list.

  • Ecko

    Hi, I am from Indonesia,

    I just started do woodworking stuff for 1 month, first two weeks i built nothing, just to learn how the machines, hand tools, and power tools work. because my coach said “if you mastered the machine, you can build anything.” and then the third week i start building a table set with kinda retro industrial style. But one set with only 1 table and 2 seat, take me 2 weeks (and boom, its today! along i see the giveaway from youtube) to get it done.

    By creating my tableset in 2 weeks, i learn alot about measuring, cutting, gluing, assembling, sanding, wood staining, finishing with color and natural. I through alot trial and error but those failures cant make me stop doing woodwork, because i choose woodworking for my main job!

    Failures i made are like cannot cut precisely, assembling only with nail without glue, building wrong table leg with cube model, painting wrong color and wrong finish instead doff i painted it glossy 😑 and so much more.

    But i am so proud my tableset is finished πŸ˜€ I need to win the Ryobi’s miter saw because at my workshop i dont have tool to cut any angle. But yeah, my journey in woodworking is still going! At the moment, I am building dressing table for my friend’s wedding on within a month.

    Thank you Pete,i learn alot from your youtube channel, Thank you Ryobi for helding this giveaway.

    • Hi Ecko! I hope all is well over in Indonesia. I am so excited for your journey in wood working and love hearing about everything you’ve learned in such a short period of time. You’ve done a great job with your table and the photos of the project look awesome. I love your attitude about not being afraid to fail and to take every step as a learning experience. Thank you so much for the message and keep on having fun building. You truly are doing a great job and I can’t wait to see what you make next. Cheers from Montana – USA. – Pete

  • JoeyZimbada

    Currently building an armoire for my wife because she’s still using plastic Rubbermaid organizers since we moved into our new home

    • The armoire is going to be a heck of an upgrade! Can’t wait to see some photos, have fun Joey! – Pete

  • JC Oliva

    I recently finished a Farm Table, inspired by DIY Pete/Anna White, with some modifications to suit our needs. It’s a perfect fit, seating up to 8 people. In fact I’ve had multiple friends request a version for their dining rooms. Let the building begin.

    • Hi JC! I’m so glad you took action and built the table, it looks great! Keep on building πŸ™‚

  • Rayne MacGeorge

    In the process of moving into a cool little cottage early September and all I can imagine for this place is your farm table. That’s first on my list to build. Thanks for the information and inspiration!

    • Hi Rayne! — I’m jealous. A cool little cottage sounds amazing πŸ™‚ I’d love to see some project photos of a table in it’s new home! Have fun and cheers from Montana! – Pete

      • Rayne MacGeorge

        Oh yes! Once I get it complete I’ll upload photos. Looking forward to having the space to finally make things. Thanks Pete!

        • Awesome! Sounds great Rayne!

          • Rayne MacGeorge

            And thank you for all of your instructions. They’re wonderful!

  • Tim Molinaro

    Built some really nice benches and a shipping crate coffee table out of pallet scraps! Check out my channel on YouTube

    • Hi Tim! Thanks so much for stopping by and for sharing your crate projects. I watched the coffee table video and it was a lot of fun to see. You do an excellent job with your videos. Keep up the great work bud! – Pete

  • Juliana Haddad

    Just finished the winerack, but with a twist since I didn’t have the proper tools. Im just starting out and I didn’t really think I could do it, but you have seriously plan a role in the Inspiration. I’ve always wanted to get into woodworking, just always got caught up in work. Since my brother passed at 27, I’ve realized life is snort and we all should get into something we always wanted to and make time for it. Thanks D.I.Y Pete.

    P.S. I’ll be watching any new videos you put up and attempt to keep up. Lol. You’re doing a great job.

    • Hi Juliana, first off, thank you for sharing your story and I’m so sorry to hear about your brother. 27 is way too young, and I think your mentality to find what you love to do is so important because life is too short. You are off to an amazing start with your woodworking already and I know you are going to do super well with the next ones. Keep up the great attitude and have fun with the projects. I love to hear from such great people like yourself. Feedback like yours is what inspires me to make new videos and to try and inspire others each day. Keep me updated on what you make next, I’m sure your brother is very proud of you. Take care – Pete

  • Shaun Arnado

    Just finished a dining room table inspired by your rustic farmhouse design and 6 chairs. The chairs, again based on your outdoor bar stools just modified with a lower seat and slightly angled back.

    • Hi Shaun! Wow, your table turned out great! And your chairs turned out amazing. Are you liking them? Would you be interested in sharing your chair photos on Cheers! – Pete

  • Leslie

    I plan to build a 6 foot workbench and construct some wings (additional cabinets)
    using cleats for attachment.

    • Awesome! Sounds like a fun project Leslie πŸ™‚

  • Jeannie Garcia-Buechele

    Just built my husband a couch table with his favorite team logo on it.

  • John Goodman

    Just built a table and chairs for my son! And he loves them. Next is his bed.

    • Hey John! What a great gift for your son. I’m sure he love the new setup. Are you teaching him some woodworking skills yet? He looks like a future builder πŸ™‚

      • John Goodman

        Funny you say that. His birthday is next month and my wife wants me to build him a little workbench. So he has somewhere to put his toy tools.

        • Ah, that’s awesome. He’d love his first workbench. Can’t wait to see what you make for him!

  • Wes Brownlee

    Just built a cooler box for my son’s wedding. It was a big hit with the guests. I got a few pointers from your You Tube channel. Now I have to make four more!!

    • You are going to be busy Wes! Great job!

  • Francisco VΓ©lez

    IΒ΄ve just finished up this small folding table for my mother, she asked me to. Now I need to make three more for the family.

    • Great work Francisco! Have fun with the remaining three!

  • jamie page

    i have been asked to make quite a few boxes for my aunts upcoming wedding and a mitre saw would come in very handy…thanks for the chance to enter πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Jamie and have fun making the wedding items!

  • Rick Lafferty

    I am planning on doing this Kitchen Island!

    • Hey Rick! That is beautiful. I saw you mentioned this on Facebook the other day and love the idea of adding it as a future project:) The list is long right now but I will have to try and do something similar someday for sure. In the meantime I can’t wait to see your new Kitchen Island that you are going to build! HAVE FUN!

  • Peter Mitchell

    I am currently building screw boxes and a french cleat system to make more room in my work shop they are nothing spectacular but they do the job

    • You can never have enough room or storage in the shop. Great idea!

  • AverageGuy Woodworking

    Hello From Canada. I’m just about to start a bathroom reno.

    • Hope all is well up in Canada! Good luck with the big bathroom renovation!

  • dimitris koro

    Greeck Monastery table from me.

    • That’s one heck of a good looking and solid table. Thanks for sharing Dimitris!

      • dimitris koro

        Solid and very heavy!!! Thank you Pete!!

  • dimitris koro

    Greetings from Greece!!!

    • Greetings back at ya! Would love to visit your country someday!

      • dimitris koro

        Very beautiful country Pete!!!!

  • Darrell Whitledge

    Hello from Aurora IL. Love your channel and have learned a lot from watching. Thanks!!! I am currently building laundry room cabinets (Kreg jig) and will post pics once completed!!!

    • Hey Darrel I hope all is well over in Illinois! Can’t wait to see the cabinets you build. Have fun!

  • Kurt Murphy

    I have already made the Cornhole game, outdoor bar and bar stool.

    • Hey Kurt! You are dominating taking action on projects. Keep up the good work!

  • Dan Mitchell

    Just finished an 96″ x 40″ dining table, made from 2″ threshing board…this saw would have come in very handy!!! I would love it for the next one I do!

    • Great work Dan! What an awesome table for your place!

  • Taylor

    Currently working on a farmhouse table and need this saw!!!

    • That’s awesome Taylor! Keep on building πŸ™‚

  • Jeremy Mullis

    Greetings from NC! I’m planning on building a 28′ x 16′ wooden pergola in my backyard as my first “bigger” DIY projects for my home. Can’t wait to get started and would love to use this RYOBI saw on the project!

    • That’s going to be a great addition to your home and a fun project!

  • David Moss

    Awesome giveaway count me in for all 15 entries!!!