There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to fix or work around a stripped screw hole. This method can be used for fixing any stripped screw hole or if you just need to move a screw hole over a fraction of an inch from where an existing hole is, not just the scenario I’ve given here. I’ve even used it on furniture projects such as the end tables I built for my daughter’s room.
This past weekend at our family’s cottage, the bathroom door suddenly stopped closing all the way. It was probably due to the changes in the humidity and just threw everything a wee bit off of alignment. So it was a little hard for anyone to get any bathroom privacy, especially with a toddler running around to whom the concept of privacy is still a bit foreign at times.
Ok, so here is a quick project that anyone can tackle…and I mean ANYONE with a miter saw, sander and wood glue! It’s a decorative DIY rustic table tray and it will take you no time at all to make it. It’s large, and square which makes it the perfect accessory for a fabric ottoman to act as the table top. The overall size is 19.25″ x 19.25″ and features a diagonal wood pattern for the base.
I’m thinking of making a stock pile of these because I think they’d make a great house warming or hostess gift which will come in handy with the holiday season on our heels. They’re inexpensive to make and you could make a whole lot of them at the same time. I actually made this one out of a scrap 1x6x8′ and a 1″x3″x8′ I had sitting in the corner of the shop.
Every time my wife starts designing a new room or making over a room in our home I know that my honey-do-list is about to grow exponentially (it’s basically an ongoing series). Honestly, we get one room done, then start the next, and when we finish them all…we start again!.
But that’s okay because it keeps me busy doing something I love – building.
When my wife started designing our daughter’s ‘big girl’ room, I knew that there were going to be a few elements that I would have to tackle. That’s when I start seeing secret pins show up in boards that we share. I get an idea of what I’m in for.
We love pizza in our house, but really, who doesn’t. Actually, my father-in-law doesn’t…probably the only person in the world that doesn’t like pizza. I mean how could you not like pizza??? You can make so many different combinations of toppings, there’s gotta be something for everyone, right? Like this delicious barbecue chicken pizza.
Pizza comes in a close second to pasta as a quick go-to dinner because it’s so easy and versatile. On nights when we’re pressed for time, I will go looking through our fridge and pantry to create something out of nothing.
All of the projects I’ve worked on in the house have been, well…for the house. It’s all about making the house pretty, comfortable and organized. I finally realized I was building these projects on just two sawhorses that were anything but sturdy and a couple of 2×4’s with a 3×8′ sheet of plywood on top.
That really won’t hold anything with a significant amount of weight and it was throwing my builds just slightly off square/level/flat.