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Floating Garage Storage Loft & Clamp Rack

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A bit of time travel here! This organization project was from right after I moved into my DC shop. I didn’t have the miter saw and table saw set up, so everything was done with just a circular saw and drill. It was such a simple project that I’ve been sitting on the footage since then unsure of whether it …

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DIY Yard/Garden/Wedding Pergola

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This pergola was built entirely from 2×4, 2×6, and 4×4 framing lumber. It also only takes a few tools to build, which makes it a very approachable project. I built it for a wedding but I could totally see this living in someone’s back yard, just scrap the bottom runners and embed the posts in concrete or fasten them to …

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French Cleat Shop Storage Wall & Loft

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In my shop there is a small area I share with other tenants with some food storage and a fridge and microwave, so I decided to close it off to keep the dust out and add a bunch of wall and loft storage space. The frame is all 2×4 construction, fastened together with 3″ deck screws (because I had an …

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Garage Steps Build

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New set of garage steps to replace a single box step that had seen better days. New stairs include composite decking to match to outside decks, smaller riser height to make them easier to climb, and a hand rail.

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Simple Kitchen Island Build

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This is a fairly simple kitchen island build made with a 2×4 frame and finished with oak plywood and trim. The owners budget was tight after buying the granite countertop for this and the rest of the kitchen, so this was a very bare-bones type of build without any extra storage or anything like that inside the cabinet. This means …

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Kitchen-Living Room Passthrough Window

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This house felt much too divided between spaces, so during the remodel I added a pass through window between the kitchen and living room. Work for this included a structural header as well as trim at the opening and a granite sill which matches the kitchen counters. I think this fairly simple addition added a lot to the space.