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Make an Affordable Modern DIY Coat Hook

Make A DIY Coat Hook

After building and installing organizational compartments for our coat closet, I began searching for some coat hooks to add to the “mini lockers.” As is always the case, the ones I liked were not exactly cheap, and I needed a handful . . . which is when the usual question…

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Midi Lathe on DIY Portable Table with Storage

Garage Workshop: Everything Else

You’ve seen the miter station, the portable assembly table, my dust collection system and how I organize all my small hand tools. In this post I’m showing you where I keep everything else. *  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Read my full disclosure policy here. * Portable…

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Portable Assembly Table

DIY Portable Assembly Table

The assembly table! It’s my favorite place to work, because that’s when a project starts coming together! *  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Read my full disclosure policy here. * Remember in the Garage Workshop Before/After post when I mentioned that my original plans changed into something…

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Small Tools Organized in Shallow Workbench Drawers

Garage Workshop Small Tool Organization

The center section of the miter workstation is only about 2.5′ wide, but it stores nearly all of my small hand tools, supplies, and hardware. Here’s a look at how it’s organized: *  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Read my full disclosure policy here. * Small Tool…

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Small Garage Workshop Dust Collection Solution

Garage Workshop Dust Collection Solution

When I began planning for my woodworking garage workshop I made sure to include space for a dust collector. Though I didn’t own one yet, I knew it was time to get serious about protecting my lungs. Now that I have a system in place for dust collection the garage…

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Miter Station that Holds Everything

Miter Station : The Heart of My Garage Workshop

*  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Read my full disclosure policy here. * The Garage Workbench that Has Room for Everything The heart of my garage workshop is the large miter station, inspired by a modular workbench built by Sadie from The Awesome Orange. This large, stationary…

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Converting a 2 Car Garage into a Woodworking Workshop

My Garage Woodworking Workshop Before and After

I jumped into 2019 with big plans to build lots of furniture. About midway through the year, as I was tripping over bikes and hunting for misplaced tools, I put the furniture-building on hold. I desperately needed to reorganize my garage workshop before I could continue. Check out the chaotic…

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Easy Living Room Update

Easy Living Room Update

It’s pretty obvious that I love a good room update—tearing down walls, covering new ones in floor-to-ceiling tile, replacing light fixtures, etc. But improving a space doesn’t always involve days and weeks of manual labor, as was the case with our living room.

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How to Make a Wood Cake Display

How to Make a Wood Cake Stand

Earlier this year when I made dip-dyed stools, a friend mentioned that the walnut I used might make a pretty wood cake stand. I rushed back to the consignment store where I found the scraps of walnut, and bought several (ahem, eight) more. Of course they have sat on a…

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QEP Tile Nippers to Cut Penny Tile

How to Cut Penny Tile

Cutting Penny Tile When we renovated our small powder room, one of the first design decisions I made was to cover one of the walls in white penny tile. I learned a few things through the process–if you’re interested in those tips, you can find them here: Four Tips Before…

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