Nov
28
By Ben Uyeda

EP119 DIY Concrete Table with Walnut Inlays


I used 1/8” thick acrylic to mold recess in a white concrete table top that could accommodates pieces of 1/8” walnut. I used a laser cutter to make a geometric pattern inlay but the same concept could be used with hand tools. The white concrete table top has a plywood core and is supported on […]


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Nov
20
By Ben Uyeda

EP118 DIY Plywood Shelves with Smart Home Tech


This DIY plywood shelving system is made out of 3/4″ sanded pine plywood from Home Depot. This system can be modified to fit all sorts of shelving and home office needs but should be fastened to the structural members behind the gypsum board of the wall it is being installed on. This project cost about […]


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Nov
14
By Ben Uyeda

EP117 DIY Secret Garden Writing Desk


I have been thinking a lot about how a space can foster productivity and creativity. I am starting my 2nd book and I asked some of my other writer friends what their ideal space for writing would be. They also suggested a remote environment surrounded by nature like a country house with limited Wi-Fi and […]


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Nov
9
By Ben Uyeda

EP116 DIY Steel Fire Pit


This DIY fire pit is made from 3/8”, 7/16”, and ½” steel rod that I bought from Home Depot. I made a jig out of plywood to hold the pieces of rod at the right angle and then welded them together into a series of hexagonal frames. I made one frame with 22” long sides, […]


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Oct
18
By Ben Uyeda

EP115 Building a Solar Powered Workshop


For my largest project to date I will show you how I built an off-the-grid solar powered workshop using products and materials from Home Depot. I started with a pre-fabricated shed from Tuffshed and added photovoltaic panels and a battery system that would allow me to run power tools as well as lawn and garden […]


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Sep
28
By Ben Uyeda

EP114 DIY Laundry Room Makeover


I needed new laundry machines for one of my rental units and decided to build a counter and storage systems around them. I visited my local Home Depot to look at different options but ultimately made the decision at home and ordered them online. I scheduled the delivery and installation through Home Depot. This project […]


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Aug
31
By Ben Uyeda

EP113 DIY Fold-Out Gym


I designed this DIY crossfit style home gym so that it can fold out of the wall. When folded up it takes up less than 4 sq ft of floor space and only takes about 8 hours to build. The cabinet made out of 3/4″ and 1/2″ furniture grade plywood that is glued and screwed […]


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Jul
8
By Ben Uyeda

EP112 DIY Wood Fired Hot Tub


Warning! Wood fire hot tubs can overheat and cause injuries. This project is for demonstration purposes only. I used a stock tank and some copper tubing to make a wood fired hot tub. This project cost around $250 and took about 2 hours. SUPPLIES: Quikrete Fast Setting Concrete Mix Available at Home Depot Quikrete Gravel […]


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Jun
13
By Ben Uyeda

EP111 DIY Modern Plywood Sofa


This DIY modern plywood sofa is made out of 2-1/2” sheets of ¾” plywood from Home Depot. The cushions are made out of foam from foambymail.com I bought the leather to cover the foam cushions from tandyleather.com SUPPLIES: ¾” Plywood Available at Home Depot


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