Chris Gardner

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chris Gardner is an artist, writer, and sawdust-maker living and making messes in Portland, Oregon. He's the editor-in-chief of the DIY home decor community Curbly.com, and the founder of ManMadeDIY.com, a craft, art, and design site for guys. Chris Gardner on Twitter | Google+

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OCTOBER 2, 2015 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Designs for a DIY Console Table

Positioning a console table along a wall or sofa in the home can really reinvent the room, whether you use it as an accent piece in your entryway or additional storage for your TV and ent...

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Hardworking DIY Desks

It may not fall on the standard back-to-school supply checklist, but a simple and comfortable computer desk should definitely be a top priority once class is back in session. It's the...

DECEMBER 19, 2014 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Ways to Make a Snow Sled

Mere days away from the official start of winter, we're eagerly anticipating some of the activities that only snowy weather affords. At the top of the list? Sledding. We've always...

OCTOBER 3, 2014 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Low-Cost DIY Fire Pits

After a summer spent out in the Great Wide Open, we hate to retreat indoors, but in most parts of the country, it's only a matter of time before bitterly cold winter temperatures set ...

AUGUST 29, 2014 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Easy Ways to Build an Outdoor Movie Screen

Like fireflies and fireworks, movies under the stars make for magically memorable summer nights. But if your town or city doesn’t already host nighttime screenings, you can bring the driv...

AUGUST 19, 2014 | TUESDAY
9 Handy Uses for Your Cordless Drill/Driver

Some folks swear by their wet saws for cutting tile, while others couldn’t bear to part with their trim router. But there's at least one power tool that any DIYer worth his salt keeps wit...

JANUARY 23, 2014 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Do with... Pegboard

People often peg pegboard as being fit only for the garage. Well, that theory sure has a lot of holes in it! As these DIY pegboard projects most emphatically suggest, there is potential f...

JANUARY 9, 2014 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Do with... Cardboard Boxes

Without cardboard boxes, what would the world be like? At times, it seems like cardboard is nearly as ubiquitous—and as essential to life—as the air that we breathe. Most people recycle t...

DECEMBER 27, 2013 | FRIDAY
How To: Store Holiday Decorations

When it's time to take down the tinsel, lights, ornaments, and garlands, these DIY solutions will keep the holidays from taking over your home during the rest of the year.

NOVEMBER 27, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila's Holiday Gift Guide: For the Woodworker

Shopping for the woodworker in your family? Browse our top picks for gifts that will delight beginners and experts alike.