Ryobi ONE+ Brushless Belt Sander

When is comes to big jobs like re-doing your hardwood floors or your deck, the everyday random orbital sander is just too small for a job so tough. That’s why the tool of choice is a belt sander. The New Ryobi 18V ONE+ Brushless Belt Sander makes it easy for you to accomplish bringing any

Herringbone Backsplash Tutorial

When my wife and I were buying a fixer upper home this time around, I told her that she can design the perfect house. One of the things that came with that territory was a very particular tile style called herringbone. Herringbone is one of the most popular tile patterns ranging from backsplash to floor tile.


Have you ever caught yourself empty handed in a situation where you couldn’t figure out how to cut, grind, or even sand a very tight and awkward section of a project? Well, I have a solution for you. The Dremel Multi-Mix Oscillating Tool Accessory Kit (1001810342) is an absolute MUST for anybody who has faced a

DIY Shaker Cabinet Doors

One of the first things people look at when it comes to remodeling a home is the kitchen. Unless you have brand new cabinets, chances are you have some natural wood color (yellow) cabinets in your home. Or even worse, you have the orange-ish colored and very dated oak cabinets that have what’s almost a

Makita Track Saw Review

As a disclaimer, I am not paid by Makita and so the following tool review is my own opinion. I, like many other wood workers, have drank what we call the “Green Cool-aide”. What that means is that we tried at least one Festool product and have loved it so much that we started purchasing

DIY Welding 101

5 Tips for Beginner Welders In the world of welding, there are many options to choose from. But just like with any tool out there, there is a more appropriate option for each job. I do not claim to be an expert welder, but I have developed the skill by learning from others on the

Target Bar Stool Makeover

Me, along with the rest of the world, loves Target. When it came down to bar stools, we couldn’t pass up the deal on the white stools. Now, the only thing that didn’t match our decor is the color/stain of the bar stool top. We decided to take things into our own hands and adjust

Hidden Wall mount TV cables

The glorious big screen TV is mean to be the center on attention,  not your cables the run to it down the wall. Lets see if we can hide them. There are many kits out there ranging from $25-$75, but since this is DIY, lets see if we can make it even more affordable. This

DREMEL 4300 Rotary Tool

The Dremel 4300 is the first Dremel rotary tool to allow tool-less and collet-less accessory changes with the inclusion of the three-jaw chuck. The chuck accepts all Dremel accessory shank sizes for fast and convenient accessory changes without ever using a wrench. Here is what I love about this Dremel 4300 Rotary Tool. Model #

Retro-Modern Fireplace

We recently bought the “long-term home” and the time has come to update the fireplace. I could go on and on about how the original fireplace did not work with our style, so lets just skip all off that and get started on what we wanted instead. Because the fireplace isn’t the main focal point

The Perfect Out-feed Assembly Table

We all wish we had endless room in our garage/workshops but we always have to trade off between storage and cars. Let me give you a little backround about my situation. I once had a 20×20 garage that was all devoted to woodworking. After we sold the house and got a new house that had

18-Volt ONE+ Ryobi Brushless Hammer Drill

Lets Talk Drilling! Not all drills are created equally! There are speed, mode, and adjustment settings that are designed to make your life easier. For example, you want an impact driver mode to help push the screw with plenty of torque while pulling the two materials together. Or you need the jolting hammer drill setting

How to Install Laminate Flooring

One the most attractive, yet financially appealing options for flooring is the Laminate flooring. There are cheap ones and there are expensive one, and they all range by the features. If you can find a batch that is scratch resistant, squeak resistant, and water resistant for a good price, you stuck gold. Installing the flooring

Ryobi ONE+ Palm Router Review

A Palm router is probably the 3rd or 4th most used tool in my arsenal. Number one, two, and three would be the table saw, miter saw, and sander. And then comes the palm router. After all the cutting, the palm router with a round-over bit or a trim bit are my bits of choice


We all know wood working is tough to get into with the initial cost of tools. Most of us have or started off with a limited supply of “Hand Me Downs”. Well with warmer weather approaching, comes new building challenges. That is why RYOBI is doing a grand weekend sale, calling it, RYOBI DAYS. Thats

Evolution Chop Saw Review

Not all Cut-off/Chop saws are created equal. I’ve been using a basic chop saw from Harbor Freight with a Diablo abrasive wheel and I must say, that thing does not pick up its slack. Here’s what I mean: First, it make a bulky cut, which makes it REALLY hard to do precision cuts that are