Category: Projects

Turkey wood craft

Turkey Wood Craft – Free Pattern

This turkey wood craft project is a fun and festive way to kick off the holiday season. It can be made with any kind of wood, even plywood. I used a scrap 3/4-inch thick...

Bed Builder: Trevor Jessup

Trevor Jessup is a “hacker extraordinaire” in my Bed Builder Hall of Fame. He’s a relatively new dad of a 4-year-old boy, Lee. While browsing the Internet for interesting bed designs, he came across my IKEA...

Home Surveillance System Upgrade

My previous home surveillance system provided me four years of reliable service and it was still going strong. But after I helped my neighbor install a high definition Lorex system, I saw first-hand how beautiful that...

IKEA Hack Platform Bed

Viral Bed Turns One

By REBECCA ALLEN, Press Writer Mon Jul 4, 6:31 AM ET FREEHOLD, NJ — A year ago, while the rest of America celebrated Independence Day 2015 with hot dogs, beer and fireworks, Chris Heider was creating his...

Build a Curved Pergola for $800

This curved pergola is the highlight of our back yard. It is a beautiful structure that makes our patio feel like an outdoor room from Spring through Fall. In the summer, I attach a shade tarp...

Bed Builder: Karin Alvarado

Two Girls, Two Beds, One Weekend Karin Alvarado has a special place in my Bed Builder Hall of Fame. She’s a mom of twin 12-year-old girls, Isabel and Audrey, who saw my IKEA Hack Platform Bed...

Chalk Painted Dressers

Chalk Painted Dressers

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? This was my first time using chalk paint, and I think it turned out really well! I built this furniture in 1991 for our baby’s...

Boy's Room Makeover

Boy’s Bedroom Makeover

My boy’s bedroom makeover was an investment of time (about eight weekends) and a little bit of money for some new furniture that would go with him when he eventually moves out on his own. This...

Crazy Bedroom Lighting

Crazy Bedroom Lighting

I know. I know. I’m crazy. Who needs lighting like this in a bedroom? Well, this crazy bedroom lighting is a testament to my obsession with lights; an obsession that I have in common...

Pallet World Map

Pallet World Map

My son’s bedroom makeover was bold with a very masculine black and tan theme. Very contemporary, slightly industrial. It was the first time I ever painted a wall black in my house. We always...