Caitlin Castelaz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Editor and Social Media Director at BobVila.com and DIY enthusiast. Check her out on Pinterest.

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DECEMBER 5, 2014 | FRIDAY
5 Things to Do with... Stair Spindles

On your last trip to the architectural salvage yard, you doubtless saw scores of antique sinks, windows, and at every turn, balusters. Most often made of wood, these spindles once support...

DECEMBER 3, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Best of 2014 Competition Begins Today!

Six months ago, we started Bob Vila Thumbs Up as a way to recognize the incredible work of DIY bloggers—from the well-established pros to the up-and-coming makers. Along the way, we've be...

NOVEMBER 21, 2014 | FRIDAY
Meet the Detroit Couple Giving New Life to Salvaged Lumber

Meet Mutual Adoration—the power couple behind one of Detroit's coolest furniture design studios. Wayne and Clare run a design house and experimental craft workshop in their hometown, buil...

NOVEMBER 20, 2014 | THURSDAY
7 Incredible Uses for Salvaged Lumber

Mutual Adoration, the artist couple turned furniture makers, have a love for salvaged materials. Their work reflects a respect for their materials history, but what they create is entirel...

NOVEMBER 17, 2014 | MONDAY
7 Ways to Set Up Your Home Workshop

Where do you keep your workshop? It's best to set it up in a place where noise, dust, and space aren't an issue. But there are other considerations to keep in mind as well, like humidity,...

NOVEMBER 5, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The DIY Pallet Project Competition Starts Today

There's no doubt about it: The humble pallet appeals to the imagination. There's almost no end to its possibilities and it seems like every DIYer, blogger, and Pinterest user has consider...

OCTOBER 24, 2014 | FRIDAY
Make Room for the Car: 7 Easy DIY Garage Organizers

The garage is more than a place to park the car. It is a storage space for lawn tools, sports equipment, and off-season supplies, and it often houses the home workshop. More often than no...

OCTOBER 17, 2014 | FRIDAY
Modern Furniture You Can Make with Most Unexpected Materials

Ben Uyeda of Homemade Modern is an architect, blogger, and maker. And some of his most incredible creations are projects you can DIY in your own home with a few spare hours and a few extr...

OCTOBER 17, 2014 | FRIDAY
Meet the Furniture Designer Who Discovered the Beauty of Concrete

Meet Ben Uyeda, a champion of smart, green, and affordable design. With a pedigree in architecture, he's also an award-winning designer, lecturer, blogger, and co-founder of ZeroEnergy De...

OCTOBER 1, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The PVC Pipe Competition Starts Today

PVC pipes are a ubiquitous fixture in many homes, though you wouldn't know it by looking at the surface. That's because PVC pipe, a tried and true plumbing product, is usually hidden behi...