Author: Mike

The Best Homemade Chocolate (or Vanilla!) Ice Cream

The Best Homemade Chocolate (or Vanilla!) Ice Cream

This ice cream is amazingly creamy, decadent, and spoils you so much that you won’t be able to look at store brand ice cream the same way ever again. If you’re willing to take the risk, read on… Although Vanilla and Chocolate are explicitly described 

Reclaiming Lost Space Under the Bed

Reclaiming Lost Space Under the Bed

See how we reclaimed this wasted space under Nathan’s bed while reducing clutter in the garage and creating a new “easy to put away” play space.

DIY Ground Level Deck

DIY Ground Level Deck

After we cleared out trailer loads of overgrown hedges and trees from the backyard, we finally had some space in the corner to add something of our own. We designed and built a ground level deck that provides a much needed focal point and makes 

Sturdy Clutter-Free Garage Shelving

Sturdy Clutter-Free Garage Shelving

We designed and built these custom shelves to make the most of our garage storage space.

Foldable Custom Trailer

Foldable Custom Trailer

We generate a lot of debris from our various projects, but don’t have a truck to haul it away. Initially, we would just pile it up in the garage until we could borrow a truck. However, this got old pretty quick and it took a 

Taut Line Hitch

Taut Line Hitch

We find that one of the most useful (more obscure) knots is the Taut Line Hitch. We use it for tying down loads in our trailer (and when folding it) and we even use it to help support items that are being lifted about head 

Building our Walnut Dutch Door (or “DIY Door-ty”)

Building our Walnut Dutch Door (or “DIY Door-ty”)

Dutch doors were very appealing, but they were only available from custom door builders which drove the cost way up. So, of course, what else were we to do except design and build our own!?