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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DECEMBER 24, 2012 | MONDAY
5 DIY Spice Racks and Kitchen Organizing Solutions

They didn't offer shop class in my high school, so I came to my love of power tools and sawdust well after I graduated college. (My dad owned a drill from the 1970s and six random bits. )...

DECEMBER 12, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
6 Unorthodox DIY Christmas Trees

Nothing beats a fresh-cut, pine-smelling Christmas tree that's been decorated with care. . . . Unless you're an allergy or asthma sufferer who can't live with the spores and histamines. O...

DECEMBER 4, 2012 | TUESDAY
7 DIY Pantry Hacks and Kitchen Storage Ideas

Don't miss Recipe for Success: 10 Easy DIY Kitchen Storage HacksNo matter the size of your kitchen, you probably wish it had more storage space. And since the choice to remodel isn't one ...

NOVEMBER 27, 2012 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila's Holiday Gift Guide: For the Gadget-Lovers

Tool or toy? For the do-it-yourself, that line is always gray. Browse ten fun and practical holiday gifts for the gadget-crazy handyperson in your life.

NOVEMBER 19, 2012 | MONDAY
5 DIY Farm Table Projects That Will Last a Lifetime

Farm tables are those warm, rustic surfaces that draw inspiration from the original harvest tables found in American homes of the 18th and 19th centuries.  Rather than being built by skil...

NOVEMBER 7, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
9 DIY Headboard Projects to Suit Any Bedroom

I tend to think of headboards as the sort of thing that only real grown-ups own. When you're a 20-something who moves a lot and is still working with hand-me-downs, your bed might just be...

OCTOBER 30, 2012 | TUESDAY
5 Things to Do with... Empty Wine Bottles

Wine bottles, though made of glass, are actually quite strong. For durability and as a safety precaution, manufacturers make them from very thick, shatter-resistant glass. Can they break?...

OCTOBER 17, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
6 DIY Standing Desk Projects to Keep You Healthy While You Work

It turns out that sitting is bad for you. Like really, really awful. It's no surprise that a sedentary lifestyle isn't healthy, but some are now arguing that sitting down is a harmful way...

OCTOBER 10, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
6 Simple & Easy DIY Closet Door Transformations

There's the big stuff—renovations, major appliances, new suites of furniture—any of which can make an obvious impact in your home. But don't overlook the little features as well, like cab...

SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 | FRIDAY
5 "Make in a Weekend" Bookshelf Projects (No Fancy Woodworking Required)

Groucho Marx's famous quote, "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read," has been printed on many a tote bag, day planner, coffee ...