Car stereo installation

I decided that I had enough of listening to over the air radio while in my car. Up until now that was my only option because the six-disc changer in my Toyota Prius had jammed about a year ago. The factory stereo also didn’t have a means to hook up a iPod or iPhone. I …

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Oak speaker stands

One of the main things I learned from this project is that I love working with oak. So much better than pine! As usual, I bought all of the wood at Home Depot. The first step was to cut all of the pieces down to size. That consisted of two tops, two bases and six …

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Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library

I just found one of the greatest places ever. It’s like a normal library, but instead of checking out books, you check out tools! It’s called the Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library. As of this writing the yearly membership costs a measly $55. I was able to get the membership for $45 because of a deal …

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Slat nightstands

The next project that I wanted to tackle were two nightstands for either side of my bed. I originally was going to build them to be similar in style as my TV stand. However, I was on the web and I saw some pictures of slat benches that I loved the look of. I thought …

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Mid-century modern inspired TV stand

Since I had purchased a new TV when I moved into my apartment, I needed a new stand to go with it. I wanted to try to build something that was mid-century-modern-esque. Pretty simple but it’s all I know how to do at the moment. Glad I like the style! I did a little work …

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Stand-up desk

I wanted to build something with the new Kreg 8.25 in. Mini Jig Pocket Hole Kit I got. The only thing I could think to make at the time was a stand-up desk. This isn’t a standalone desk mind you. It’s meant to sit on an existing desk. The legs and cross-beams are made of …

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