Tagged: Renter

Build a Mosquito Bazooka

Watch as I hack my backpack blower into a BAZOOKA to wage war on New Jersey’s unofficial state bird, the mosquito. Professional mosquito services cost about $75 per application. A dedicated mosquito blower costs...

Platform Bed TV

Platform Bed TV

The IKEA Hack Platform Bed that I built for my daughter, Becca, is celebrating a birthday! It’s one year old and still going strong. This video shows how I installed a platform bed TV on...

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...

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...

Upside Down Fire

How to Build an Upside Down Fire

A Tried and True Pattern When I was a Boy Scout in 1970-something, I earned a merit badge for building a campfire according to the laws of physics. I was taught to crumple some newspaper, cover...

ikea hack bed bridge bookcase

IKEA Hack Bed Bridge Bookcase

The IKEA Hack Bed Bridge Bookcase is a bridge bookcase made from IKEA cabinets that takes the place of nightstands and spans a full or queen size bed. I built this project for my oldest...

IKEA Hack Platform Bed Q&A

I am overwhelmed by the popularity of my IKEA Hack Platform Bed (affectionately known as #thebed in my house). On YouTube, the video generated more than 16 million views, 40 thousand subscribers, and four thousand comments. Those comments...

Cordless Tools

As a general rule, I don’t like cordless tools for two reasons: battery life and battery life. Batteries often don’t last long enough to do a whole day on a project. They tend to die when...