Woodworkers of Instagram #2: Lance’s Workshop

Posted by John on December 1st, 2015

Well it’s been nearly a month since my last post.  Did you miss me? With three little kids, a pretty demanding full-time job and the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I haven’t have much time to work on any home improvement projects lately.  Add to that pile, I’m using all of my free time […]

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The Cabinet Course

Posted by John on December 26th, 2014

Coming Soon! Starting in July 2016 we’ll be launching a kitchen cabinet and built-in video course.  Visit CabinetsFromScratch.com and sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when the course goes live.

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Start here Content

Posted by John on December 26th, 2014

Hi, I’m John and I’m going to show you how to add value to your home by tackling DIY projects big and small all while saving you money. Let’s start adding value to your home today!

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6 Ways I’m Planning on Adding MORE Value to my Current Home. #3 May Kill Me.

Posted by John on February 20th, 2014

As promised, I’m back with another post on adding value to our home.  If you’re new to our site, here’s what we’ve covered so far in this short series.  Oh and definitely check out our new “Start Here” page. 1.  How I Doubled my First Home’s Value (Free Newsletter Subscribers Only) 2.  How I Added Value […]

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Custom Woodworking Plans

Posted by John on January 15th, 2014

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 […]

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Our New DIY Projects Page

Posted by John on August 22nd, 2013

When we recently redesigned our blog theme, one of our goals was to have an index of all our DIY projects.  Ideally, when readers and new visitors land on our site, they shouldn’t have to look very hard to find our project posts.  To that end, we installed the Catablog Plugin after reading Taryn’s post […]

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Lighting Ideas

Posted by John on July 8th, 2013

Hope everyone had an outstanding holiday weekend. We spent the last few days hanging out with family and hit up the shore for a little while. Other than some sunburn, we couldn’t have asked for a better time. Since we finished the built-in in our sitting room a few months ago, we’ve been spending a […]

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Hide Flat Screen TV Cables

Posted by John on January 8th, 2013

There are a number of items in our sitting room that are still up in the air.  We haven’t decided what kind of book shelf we’re going to go with, what kind of decor the room will have, paint colors, etc.  We did decide, however, on the couch and mounting our old flat screen TV.  […]

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Front Door Improvements

Posted by John on August 22nd, 2012

You could say this past weekend was somewhat productive. In addition to finally knocking out our dining room wainscoting, we did a couple other projects around the house that have been nagging us. One little improvement that Lisa and I are quite fond of is the front door. We spruced it up a little. Sometime […]

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Remodeling Old Homes #2: How to Run a Demo

Posted by John on February 22nd, 2012

Last time we posted on renovating an old home, we discussed how to determine what to keep and what to hit with a sledge hammer and then throw out.  I thought I’d expand on the whole demolition topic and give some tips and suggestions for making a demo go smooth. Because I was a gigantic […]

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