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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JULY 25, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
5 Upcycled Pot Racks & Cookware Storage Ideas

I have a tiny urban townhome kitchen. You can't open the refrigerator door more than 60% without banging into the oven, and the oven can't be opened more than 80% without hitting the frid...

JULY 18, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Match End Grain with Side Grain

As you may recall from science class as a kid, wood is a collection of fibers that run in the same direction. Basically, it's a collection of the tree's xylum, all stacked up next to and ...

JULY 13, 2012 | FRIDAY
10 Ways to Use Your Cordless Drill/Driver

Some may love their wet saws for cutting tiles, while others couldn't bear to part with their trim router or thickness planer, but I'm willing to bet there's at least one power tool that ...

JULY 5, 2012 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Do with... Mason Jars

Might I tell you my very favorite thing about the ever-versatile mason jar? The design has remained essentially unchanged since 1888. Eighteen hundred eighty-eight! That's 124 years ago. ...

JUNE 28, 2012 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Do with... Old Windows

Vintage windows are much easier to come by than you might think. Before the salvage craze became mainstream, windows were often one of the few items saved from building demolition. As a r...

JUNE 18, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Install a Ceiling Fan

Installing a ceiling fan is a fantastic way to cut energy costs all year round. It helps circulate cool air in the warm summer months, but can also help push heated air back down in the w...

JUNE 18, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Make a Birdhouse

The homemade birdhouse is a DIY classic. And with good reason: It’s usually the first woodworking project for many; often how youngsters are introduced to working with tools. It's a quick...

JUNE 18, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Make an Outdoor Shower

Whether you’re cooling off, rinsing off, or actually bathing, an outdoor shower is a fun and relatively easy summer DIY project that you’ll find yourself using even more than you imagined...

JUNE 13, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Top Tips for Making a Better Birdhouse

A birdhouse can be as simple or as detailed as you like—from a basic box shape built with butt-joints and a 45-degree roof to one modeled after architecture you love, a miniature version ...

JUNE 5, 2012 | TUESDAY
How To: Clean Your Toolbox and Workshop

While spring is generally considered the month for cleaning windows, airing out the house, reorganizing the cupboards, and tending to general home maintenance, your workshop and tools kno...