Easy-build 2×4 wood stencil storage rack

2x4 wood stencil storage

Easy-build 2×4 wood stencil storage rack In my quest to further revamp my paint studio downstairs, I have a new and improved update to share today! And boy did it turn out great! Make this stencil trolley HERE As most of you that already follow know, I collect a LOT of stencils, thanks to carrying […]

How to use a pocket hole jig – with video!

how to use a pocket hole jig

How to use a pocket hole jig with video! Not that long ago, I was browsing the aisles of a hardware store, and walked past the pocket hole jig isle. And I knew this was the day a jig would finally come home with me at long last! Why a pocket hole jig? . I’ve […]

How to build a shed door, with shed framing tips – Part 2

framing the shed door

You CAN build a shed door from scratch! Follow along as I frame out a doorway and door, including other shed framing tips on saving this old shed! The little rustic garden shed is looking VERY different these days! Not long ago, the back was completely busted out and the front frame let goat the […]

Reversible DIY reclaimed wood Flower and Apple Farm crate with video

DIY rustic Apple Farm crate for fall, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils-001

Reversible DIY reclaimed wood Flower and Apple Farm crate with video Every morning, I enjoy my first cup of brew on my outdoor patio overlooking the mountain view. There’s just something about nature that pulls me outdoors, no matter what the weather. Unfortunately, our BC skies have been filled with forest fire smoke lately, creating […]

How to make farmhouse window trim with stock lumber! (with photos)

farmhouse window with moulding

Learn how to make farmhouse window trim using stock lumber! NO fancy miter cuts nor expensive boards required. Easy and authentic! I cannot believe this vintage farmhouse window resides in my now Salvaged Farmhouse Bathroom! It’s the first farmhouse window trim I’ve ever played with, so I’m pretty pumped! But it sure didn’t look like […]

Make this pallet wood tool tote… in minutes!


It all happened by accident. I was planning to build these tool totes for the Hometalk Meetup Milner Village Garden event talk I’m doing April 9th. I found some reclaimed wood in the garage and just started tinkering around. These two pallet crate boards marked HT (for heat treated) were a fairly recent find. I […]

11 – How to fake being a builder (or ___?)


When I was at Bella Rustica, I did a workshop on working with tools, with the premise of faking being a real builder. I showed various photos of the ‘oh so impressive things I’ve built’, and then after each one, showed my cheat methods on how I did it. This rustic garden shed was my […]

How To Build A Pallet Sofa: Easy Step-By-Step Guide


This post was updated July 2023. Learn how to build a small-scale pallet couch for your patio, garden or yard. This pallet sofa is easy to customize and perfect for any sized patio! Welcome to Part 2 – How To Build A Pallet Sofa Part 1 – The Pallet Sofa Reveal is HERE The passion […]