Chris Gardner

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chris Gardner is an artist, writer, and sawdust-maker living and making messes in Columbus, Ohio. 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. Follow him on Twitter: @ManMadeDIY. Or check him out on Google+!

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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...

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.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 | THURSDAY
7 DIY Bathroom Storage Solutions

You don't have to renovate! First, try out some of these smart, do-it-yourself storage solutions to make better use of the bath you have.

AUGUST 27, 2013 | TUESDAY
10 Top DIY Pipe Fitting Projects

Plumbing may be best left in the hands of a pro, but getting creative with pipe fittings is a DIY project that can yield surprising results. Here are ten designs that raise the bar.

MAY 24, 2013 | FRIDAY
10 Reasons to Go Crazy for Chalkboard Paint

Personalize your mugs, label your storage, and throw creativity up on a wall with these clever uses for the DIYer's favorite and most customizable weapon: chalkboard paint.

MAY 23, 2013 | THURSDAY
Inexpensive Ideas and DIY Tips for Storing Sandpaper

When you first start tackling home projects, it's no problem to hit the hardware store for one of those sandpaper multipacks. But the more you get into building and repair—or any work inv...

MAY 9, 2013 | THURSDAY
How To: Sand Wood

Sanding is the unsung hero of any project with wood. It can take a long time, and the results are subtle: Sanding does not transform your workpiece in the way that cutting it to size does...

APRIL 23, 2013 | TUESDAY
DIY Workbenches: 5 You Can Build in a Weekend

The workbench is any DIY project's hub, where supplies are kept and progress gets made.  Sure, you can buy a workbench—but unless you're upgrading to a professional European-style model, ...

APRIL 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Make a Mitered Corner

A mitered corner is formed by joining two pieces of wood, each cut to a 45° angle. One of the easier joints to cut, a mitered corner does not require a lot of special tools or setup time,...