Our Home from Scratch

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We are Lisa and John and we run a home DIY blog. In addition to our projects, we also share our adventures in cooking, baking and whatever else comes along.

Home Office Layout Options

Authors: John

In this post you’ll learn:

- How room layout options can be tweaked to get desirable results

- How SketchUp can be used to design and build room layouts

With all the snow we’ve had this week, I had enough down time to work on our home office layout options.  To make things easier on us, I used SketchUp to draw the room and...

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The Home Remodeling Process

Authors: John

In this post, you’re going to learn:

- How your home improvement project is exactly like the space shuttle

- How to use the Home Remodeling Process for your next home improvement project

After another full weekend of labor and our home office floor is finally finished.  Now it’s time to turn our attention to the remainder of...

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Custom Woodworking Plans

Authors: John

Since we started releasing our free woodworking plans to our newsletter subscribers, I realized that not everyone may be interested in building projects that are exactly the same size as the units in our house.  Fair enough.  So, I decided to open up an Etsy shop and sell custom dimensioned versions of the projects we make available t...

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How to Remove Hardwood Flooring

Authors: John

So last weekend we ripped out some of the hardwood flooring in our vestibule and got started with adding in the new boards.  Since we were super busy with work and our Free Built-In Plans, we haven’t had much opportunity to continue work on it.  Even though the office floor is roughly half done, it’s probably still going t...

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Free Built-In Cabinet Plans

Authors: John

Well, we’ve had another busy week.  Fortunately for you, we’ve been busy working on our next set of free woodworking plans.

These plans took FOREVER! I kinda went a little overboard too.  They’re more like an ebook than plans.  Complete with a material and tool list, step by step instructions, etc.  It’s more th...

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Hardwood Floor Installation

Authors: John

Happy 2014!!  We’re back.  Cue the theme music.

A few weeks ago, I finished up my last grad school course and headed into the holidays ready to take some much needed time off.  Consequently, we decided to take a blog vacation until the holidays were over.  Hope you missed us.

This past week, we kicked-off our Home Office improvemen...

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Our 2013 Blog Year in Review

Authors: John

Maybe this post is a week or so early, but with the holiday week fast approaching, I think it’s now or never.  I’m not sure how much time I’ll have next week for a wrap-up, plus I want to make some changes to our theme during my Christmas vacation.  I actually LOVE tweaking the html and css for our site.  Probably be...

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Our Home Office Ideas

Authors: John

Happy Friday folks!  Christmas is less than two weeks away.  Hope your shopping and decorating is going well.  I have yet to purchase a single item.  Pretty par for the course for me though.

Today I wanted to start sharing some of our home office ideas.  If you follow our Pinterest home office ideas board, you may have already seen...

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Free Mobile Workbench Plans

Authors: John

We are excited to finally make some woodworking plans available.  We’re starting with our Mobile Workbench.  The plans include a complete material list  as well as detailed, graphic instructions.  The workbench plans are absolutely free to our newsletter subscribers.  You may have seen our How-To post on this workbench on our...

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The Next Project: Our Home Office

Authors: John

Even though we’re still wrapping up some work in our sitting room (paint and some decor still to-do), we wanted to let everyone know what project we’d be starting after we finish.  We’re psyched to be switching gears soon and finally getting to work on our home office.

If you took our home tour, you may have noticed...

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