Carpentry and Woodwork
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Here are some of my favorite outdoor projects. An arbor is a decorative and functional structure in a garden that can provide shade, privacy, and add beauty to your ourdoor space. Depending on where you choose to place it, it can serve as a statement piece or blend into your landscape. A pergola is similar to what an arbor can provide for you and your home. This project is all about building your own pergola. https://www.ronhazelton.com/projects/how_to_build_a_free_standing_pergola
A step bit is a conical shaped drill bit that can drill various hole sizes without having to change bits. If you’re going to be drilling into sheet metal, thin acrylic sheets, plywood and plastic laminate, this is a tool you’re going to want to know about. Visit my blog about this project:
A question I get asked often is when should you use bolts instead of screws or nails? The short answer is that it depends on your project and what you are trying to accomplish. To decide which fastener to use, you need to consider whether your project is considered light, medium, or heavy-duty and how the load is being put on the fastener. Watch my video for more.
This faux stone accent wall is easy to install and as realistic as a traditional stone wall. It can be installed without the mess, or the specialty tools and masonry experience needed for real stone. Not only is the look truly authentic, but it’s also one you can absolutely create yourself.
This DIY woodworking jig can cut perfect circles of any size. A round table, for example, requires a perfectly circular piece to be cut for a tabletop. While you can try to cut it by hand, even the steadiest of hands wouldn’t get close to the precision that a jig offers.
The weather may be beautiful today, but extreme weather and natural disasters can come upon us quickly and unexpectedly. That's why it's important to have a supply of safe drinking water available during emergencies. The other day, I came across a disposable plastic bladder designed to fit in a bathtub that guarantees you’ll have up to 100 gallons of clean drinking water should your usual water supply be interrupted for any reason.
A while back, I was unpacking a new interior door when I discovered the frame to be seriously gouged due to a shipping problem. What’s more, the location of the damage – right on the edge – meant I really couldn’t use materials like common wood putty or spackle since they just wouldn’t be strong enough. So, I turned to a solution I often rely on when I want to make this kind of repair quickly and ensure that it will resist bumps and bangs.