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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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How to Make Bar Stools


Hi fellow DIY’ers! A while back I created plans for an outdoor patio bar with a concrete top. I promised a follow up video and tutorial on how to build super simple bar stools. So… here it is! I modified plans from Georgia over at to fit my patio bar. The main modifications I made […]

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A trip to Scotland

Hi guys and gals! I got back from a 13 day vacation to Scotland and wanted to give you a little overview of the trip. I went with my Grandpa, Dad, big brother, and little brother. That’s right, three generations of Sveen’s all traveling together for 2 weeks. Not only did we all get along […]

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How to Build a 4×4 Farmhouse Table

Building and creating with my hands has always been a passion of mine and something I love sharing with others. When I stumbled upon plans for the table I was thrilled and wanted to create the most in-depth video online sharing how to build a farmhouse table. I’ve built a number of tables over the […]

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DIY Hobbies Will Have a Positive Impact on Your Life

It might sound like an exaggeration, but having a hobby can change your life—really! Finding an activity that is fun and a little challenging to do in your spare time can keep your mind active and thinking, and produce results that you can be proud of. An exciting project can give you something really positive […]

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How to Make a Concrete Coffee Table

Concrete Coffee Table Plans

Concrete tables will transform your home and add a high end look to any room. In this article I will show you the process of creating a concrete table with an old world look. To get this effect, I use a trowel finish technique and acid stains to color the concrete. In this tutorial I will […]

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