I am a big fan of DIY projects. Over the past few months, I have built a picnic table, replaced our garbage disposal unit, and repaired our clothes dryer. I tackled all of these projects using two sources of information – my Dad, who is an awesome handyman – and youtube.
I have a couple of projects planned for the coming months, so I thought I would share the videos I’ve bookmarked for both information and inspiration. You can click on the links to view the individual videos or stream them from this site.
I plan to build a cabinet / desk unit for my son’s bedroom, which means I will be dealing with sheet goods. First, I am going to build the awesome I-beam based work support system from the video below. I love the fact that this system can be built using a single sheet of plywood and a few scraps. This video is from the Down To Earth Woodworking youtube page.
My favorite new DIY tool is the SKIL 1830 120-Volt 2-1/4 HP Combo Base Router Set. It’s a great little router – especially for someone like me, who doesn’t need a super high-end power tool, but is looking for enough power to get the job done. Check it out, if you are looking for both a fixed-base router and plunge router, for less than $100.
I will be using both the router and a plate (biscuit) joiner to build face-frames for my son’s cabinets. I really learned a lot from the Beachside Hank youtube channel, including this video about the triangle marking system, which helps to organize stock. I also learned a lot from Hank’s other videos, especially the ones about using the biscuit joiner.
I am also planning to build a greenhouse. When I do, this video from the Wranglerstar channel will come in handy. I love the fact that materials, both recycled and new, are used to create a functional AND attractive place to start a garden. The video below is part 1 of a series.
These are just a few of the videos that I have bookmarked. Over the coming weeks and months, as I work on various projects, I’ll share my progress – and the videos / websites which inspire. Be blessed.