DIY Concrete Fire Table

DIY Concrete Fire Table
This year we finally hired a lawn service. I’ve been doing all the yard work myself for the past 18 years in this house but that was getting old (and I’m getting old too). Plus I imagined what else I could be doing with my time if I wasn’t spending 4-6 hours every weekend on ...

Soma Cube

Soma Cube
Soma Cube When I’m not working on a DIY project or I somehow get a few hours of free time, I like to build stuff. Working on an interesting project can often be a puzzle in itself. But this woodworking project is literally a puzzle. It’s called a Soma Cube. it’s a puzzle where the idea ...

Starting Tomato Seeds Indoors

Starting Tomato Seeds Indoors
Did you see the news about the blizzard on the East Coast recently?  Here in New Jersey we had our biggest snow storm of the year. About a foot of snow with a nice inch of freezing rain on top to make the whole thing a delightful treat to shovel. And now today, the town ...

Entrance Makeover 

Entrance Makeover 
I’m a big fan of a lot of home decorating blogs. I like when they do a room makeover and there’s lots of before and after pictures. Those are always pretty fun. So I thought why not give it a try. I’m already doing a lot of DIY projects. Why not pick a spot in ...

Widening a Doorway Quickly – The New Fridge That Didn’t Fit

Widening a Doorway Quickly - The New Fridge That Didn't Fit
Delivery will be on Thursday sometime between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. That’s what we were told when we purchased our new Samsung French Door refrigerator at Best Buy.  But let’s just say there were some complications. Our old refrigerator was white and our stove, microwave and dishwasher are stainless steel. That’s what happens when ...

Closing The Pool

Closing The Pool
I have a nice pool. Its a remnant from a more civilized age when I have a great job. My wife and I bought a house with a pool in 2000 then totally renovated the pool and surrounding hardscape in 2006. Big home equity loans were all the rage back then so we didn’t even ...