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10 Bed Ideas That Are So Cool Your Kids Will Want One If You Dare Let Them Peek
Make a fantastic kids room and add a spark of fun with a house bed.  From the outside, like a child’s house with folding doors and inside a cozy bed. These 10 boys’ beds are really fun! Before publishing this post I asked my sons wich one they like. The answer was “A...
18 Elegant And Inventive Handmade Wine Holders
Handmade Wine Rack, How To from Francisco Aliwalas on Vimeo. Are there any wine lovers amongst our fans out there?Today, we have produced a collection of 18 sophisticated and inventive handmade wine holders just for you who adore drinking and maintaining collections of wine in your h...
19 Off-Grid Small Business Ideas: How To Make Money Doing What You Love.
Going off the grid has been on my mind for awhile now. However, one of the roadblocks to going off the grid is the problem of making enough cash/money to pay your taxes, purchase items that you can't get off the grid or just having some cash for a rainy day. Now, since I am a woman, this problem is...
A Wood Carver - Mad Skills
Here's one chain-saw carver who has a style all his own:  David Prothro   We stopped by a ticket outlet in Branson, and right out front, there he was sanding and smoothing one of his "masterpieces." He takes a wood blank log like this... And turns it into a beautiful creation like ...
Badassketry... As Ben Calls It
A lot of black ash pack baskets got made this weekend. It was good because making things is good and making things with good people is even gooder. I think I might like to do it a bit more often. Pounding splints. If I had tats on my biceps like Greg, maybe I’d be strong enough to wield the ham...
Beautiful Hand Made Glass
On our recent trip to Silver Dollar City, we enjoyed their glassworks shop tremendously, and think many of you will too!  Here is a video of the tech making a beautiful vase:  Here are some still shots from the shop:   The flowers are spectacular! ...
Boat Building & Life In Washington State
Since finishing my hike I decided to stay in Northern Washington State for a while. It seemed a little more fitting for me than New York City! I've been busy renovating bathrooms and kitchens and have started preparing for my next trip. I plan on heading out to Bi...
Carver Steve Blanchard Inspires Artistry Of Home
Capturing the words Rustic, Relaxing, Outdoorsman, Nature, and Off Grid, all wrapped up into a bundle of creativity, Blanchard has given the world a gift that goes beyond words.  The imagery alone sets one to dreaming. Photos by Steve Blanchard Wood Sculpture and the Internationa...
Chris Robinson's Tsunamiball Continues... Working On A Viable Design To Survive The Big One
A couple years ago Chris Robinson was a former Facebook and PayPal art director with no boat-building (nor sailing) experience. Then the Tsunami hit Japan (a place where he’d lived and met his wife). He happened to be working in a startup incubator at the time with some “very smart peopl...
Converting An Old Golf Cart Into A Fabulous Saw Mill!
There is nothing quite as satisfying as building something for a few hundred dollars that would cost you $5,000 or more to buy.  It makes it worth while to the max!  This is one of those great ideas!   Turning an old cruddy golf cart into a saw mill!  Now that's old fashioned ing...
Custom Cedar Blocks by Wild Cedar Mill
Building blocks I cut different size blocks for the grandkids 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, and patties, makes great walls for your zoo        Wild Cedar Mill makes great things out of cedar.  This is just a teaser - wait to see what's next!  Custom made ideas and cra...
Don't Throw Away Your Old Pair of Jeans! Look At What You Can Do With Them
Denim fabric is one of the few things in life that actually looks and feels better as it ages. And, unlike other textiles, denim never falls out of fashion. As a result of its timeless style, used denim, in the form of old jeans, is an inexpensive and easily available craft supply for just about eve...
From Logs To Furniture - One Man's Amazing Cedar Creations
Oklahoma farmers know the cedars to be pests.  They drink too much water, and deplete the water table so the crops can't grow properly. They grow up quickly and spontaneously everywhere, so they are quite often bulldozed into a burn pile and burned up.  It's all about dollars, and for many...
Handmaking Marbled Soap Using Pantry Spices
Source:  Arcadian Mermaid I've been making soap for a few years now and I've always wanted to try marbling. The problem I've come across is the fairly limited natural color options... that are safe, cheap and easy to find. Since my primary reason for making my own soap is to avoid synthet...
He Takes A Piece Of Wood And Starts To Chisel Away, What He Creates Left Me Speechless
Woodworking is an art that requires a steady hand and creativity. It can be tricky and take a lot of a patience. While making a birdhouse can be difficult, you’ll be blown away at the creations this man puts out. And this man in the video takes the art of woodworking to a whole new level. Yo...
Home Made Instruments -
// Post by Punjab Spectrum. There are limitless ways to make music, drumming on a bucket, blowing over a bottle, or even handmaking a lyre. Our world is full of improvisational music and creative ways to make instruments.  Now go give it a try... see what you can come up with!  If you ...
How Creative Are You With Your Snow?
People are amazing! And they come up with the most creative things! You know you want one of these sitting in your house! And Um... I think they just found a great way for congress to save money... meet only in winter inside here...  D'oh! Mailman:  "Say Ahhh!" ...
How To Make A Cute Little Burlap Christmas Tree
These little burlap Christmas trees are easy and fun to make, not to mention pretty inexpensive, especially if you already have a few items on hand. I talk a lot about shopping at Hobby Lobby. First of all, I love the fact that I live less than a mile from a Hobby Lobby. Second of all, I love that i...
Hungarian Wood Craftsman Builds Motorized Trike
This Hungarian Craftsman Builds A Beautiful Wooden Motorized Trike Just Because He Can.  What do you think you can build?  Give it a try sometime, you'll be amazed at what you Can do when you want to: ...
It Took Him Over 35 Years, But What He Did With Thousands Of Toothpicks Will Leave You STUNNED
When people make art out of household products, sometimes the results can be less than fantastic. But this particular work of art  is absolutely mind-blowing. The first interesting thing about this project is that it is made entirely out of tiny wooden toothpicks. This must have taken the art...
Log Staircases Make Me Stumble For Words To Describe The Beauty
In a world where so much of what we see in furniture is pressed board and glue-heavy furnishings, there is something fabulous about natural wood construction.  Yes we must be wise about the management of our timber, but it is a renewable resource that we can use to build our wilderness homes. &...
Magic Wheelchair creates awe-inspiring Halloween costumes for children in wheelchairs
When Ryan Weimer's son Keaton first had to use a wheelchair, (after being diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy as an infant), Ryan knew he wanted to create an epic Halloween costume for his child that incorporated the wheelchair. His first costume on wheels venture was a pirate ship that used...
Making Your Own Natural Oak Shingles Can Be A Fun And Useful Trade
Here at the Forestry Commission`s `Treefest`, Ruth Goodfellow shows us her skills in making durable shingles for roofs using wood from the coppice restoration project at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire. Ruth makes these individual shingles entirely by hand from cleft oak or sweet chestnut....
Meet The Man Who Grows Furniture Right From The Ground
Gavin Munro doesn’t just grow trees, he grows furniture. Making one piece of furniture can take decades using traditional methods, if you consider the time it takes to grow the tree. What if you could incorporate the growing of the tree into the process? By growing the tree into the shape you ...
Necessity Breeds Ingenuity - One Man's Inventiveness On The Farm
In the course of blogging for MEN we have met many people from all over the world. Recently that included Darren and Linda Holliday from Missouri. Darren contacted me to ask my opinion on a water pumping invention he had created. He wanted to know if it might be useful for off grid use. Not only wo...
Ornaments from wood scraps in the garage - Family working together
My daughter wanted to make some ornaments.  Mama wanted to go to the hobby store to buy some foam pieces.  I wandered into my garage, and there... lo and behold... lay a pile of cutoffs from last summers playhouse project...  and you know daddy likes to save his hard earned dollars, s...
Owl House Is Quite An Astonishing Creation!
This pair of little houses on the river looks like owls! I wonder who lives there? The owls are entirely fashioned out of wood and are the creation of Zébra3/Buy-Sellf. Inside, everything’s covered with geometric forms, with sleeping quarters up above behind the eyes. The round mat...
Park Bench Converts to Picknick Table - Great Design!
This is a great design! I love when ingenious people come up with awesome new ideas!...
Six Different Ways Of Building A Canoe By Hand
If you have ever found yourself scrambling through the internet for a good deal on a canoe, you will find that they are not cheap.  In fact, you can find a nice big hull boat without a running engine for about the same price or less than a nice canoe.  You can make your way through Youtube...
Some Old Tin And A Bit Of Creativity
Who doesn't love the charm and character that an embossed tin ceiling provides?  Once found only in historic homes, these wonderful architectural details are the perfect way to add some vintage personality to your home.  If you have a knack for this type of thing, you might make ...
Space Ship Lands In Oklahoma......
NEAR TALALA, Oklahoma --  The strange history of one of northeast Oklahoma's oddest landmarks just got a little weirder.... Someone has updated the famous lost cement mixer of Winganon. Using paint and some props, the artists turned it into a faux space capsule complete with NASA logo, Am...
The Birth Of A Tool - Making The Perfect Carving Axe
It's easy to understand how difficult it is to loan out a tool, especially when they are hand made like this.  They are a treasure, a sustenance, one's guarantee that work can be accomplished.  When lost or removed, one's livelihood can be at stake.  There is nothing like the old worl...
The Built-In Roll-Out Bed Is Comfortable And Space-Saving!
This simple to make pull-out bed is a fantastic design for that home with a space-crunch.  You could put an extra sleeper in every room if you had to!  Drew at Tiny Revolution came up with this fantastic plan.  Necessity is the father of invention, and those who live in tiny homes dis...
The Day A Pallet Becomes A Pen
My Christopher has always been infatuated with off grid gadgets and gismos, and the idea of doing things a better way.  Along with the pallet craze has come this simple creative.   A pallet is hand rescued from its landfill final destination And a piece is removed from the pallet ...
Turning a Downed Log into Wooden Bowls - A Beautiful Process
The process begins by finding a good piece of downed beech or maple to be used The log is trimmed in the best way to save a blemish free blank for cutting Specially made knives are used in the process One after another a different sized blade is used to cut out the nesting bowls from the same ...
You Can Stay Warm This Winter With These 16 Creative And Cuddly Knit Hats
Every winter, there comes a time when you need to break out the cold weather gear. Yes, this means it's time to dig around for your gloves, scarves, coats and, of course, hats. The cozy toppers pretty much have free range when it comes to how they look, and people seem to be willing to allow hat...