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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MARCH 8, 2013 | FRIDAY
5 Easy Ways to Contain Sawdust and Drill Debris

In the spring, summer, and fall at our house, we're pretty active cyclists—for recreation, exercise, and transportation. As any cyclist knows, storing bikes can be an issue. Rather than a...

FEBRUARY 26, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Remove Varnish and Other Wood Finishes

Varnish, lacquer, shellac and other clear coats are applied to protect wood furniture and flooring from scratches, scuff marks, and stains. Applied properly, these products do their job w...

FEBRUARY 12, 2013 | TUESDAY
10 Ways to Give Your House a Valentine

To celebrate Cupid's holiday this year, we count off ten ways to show your house that you care.

FEBRUARY 12, 2013 | TUESDAY
7 DIY Bathroom Storage Projects

If your vanity and medicine cabinets are anything like mine, they're (1) too small, (2) too cluttered, and (3) work just well enough that you can't justify the mess and expense of a remod...

FEBRUARY 5, 2013 | TUESDAY
5 Things to Do with... Hardware Cloth

Hardware cloth is a small, sturdy mesh product sold in rolls at your local hardware store or home center. Made from metal or plastic, hardware cloth cuts easily and can be used for all ki...

JANUARY 30, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
5 Ways to Give a New House Architectural Charm

Most homes built in the U. S. these days are done by developers. Which can be great: contractor-built homes are energy efficient, contain the latest features and technologies, and look br...

JANUARY 22, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bit of Knowledge: Choosing the Right Drill Bit for the Job

Drill bits are designed to do one thing: make holes in stuff. That is, except when they are intended to drive hardware, or sand wood, or, well. . . it's not as simple as buying a set from...

JANUARY 14, 2013 | MONDAY
10 Creative Uses for Chalkboard Paint

To the surprise of no one, chalkboard paint is exactly as it sounds: when you use it to paint a wall, that wall becomes a chalkboard. Got it? Got it. Except chalkboard paint can be used o...

JANUARY 10, 2013 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Do with... String Lights

String lights are always associated with the holidays, but what if you use 'em in April or September? Well, they look just as great, adding a bit of whimsy and fun wherever they're strung...

DECEMBER 28, 2012 | FRIDAY
How To: Store Holiday Lights, Decorations, and Accessories

I'm one of those who believes you can never have too many holiday decorations. A tree dripping with ornaments? Love it. You want a yard full of inflatables? Go for it. A house covered in ...