March 06, 2020

Applying Vinyl Decals to Vinyl Fabric

I am sure as you read through these post you have or will figure out that I love my man-cave. It is my favorite on-going project. It is this space in my home that some of my most creativity comes out.

I this video I am posting today I am showing you how I apply vinyl decals to the vinyl fabric on my pub table stools. I have yet to find any type of fabric that I could use for upholstery with the Minnesota Loons logo, so I have created my own!

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March 05, 2020

Applying Vinyl Decals to Table Tops

Vinyl decals are a very versatile way of customizing just about anything. I get my decals from eBay or Amazon and if I can't find what I want I go to my local sign place and have one custom made. The decals on my Dart cabinets are a good example of custom decals.

In today's video I show you how to apply decals to table tops.

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March 04, 2020

In 2007 I started what has become a never ending DIY project. I took it upon myself to remove the roof of my home and build a complete 2nd story addition. Truth be told I had believed that I would be working on my garage addition by now, but no. Having a garage at this point is probably fantasy.

During the framing construction of this 2nd story addition I have fallen from the roof twice. The graphic video I am sharing below is a good reminder as to why you should wear a fall harness. A fall harness is not a complicated thing to install on your home. A kit can be purchased easily at any home improvement store. At the time of this post kits started at about $30.00. Most kits have both a temporary and permanent hook loop that is installed at the peak of your roof.

Having regularly used my fall harness after this incident and after my 2nd fall where I was wearing it, I have a strong belief in their use. I would highly recommend that you install one on your house if you ever go up on your roof.

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February 29, 2020

Today I am posting my most recent DIY Video. Sweating copper joints. This is a short basic video showing the steps to sweating copper water pipes.

February 28, 2020

Creating a Craftsman Style Bathroom Light Fixture

I could not find a light fixture that I felt well complemented the decor of the Craftsman Style Bathroom I am building. This video is a simple tell all of how I created the one I used.

February 23, 2020

Worst Kitchen in America

An age old video of my kitchen some 10 years ago. I was a video entry into a DIY contest. Sadly I did not win. My Kitchen is not much better. I still have not finished renovating it. :-(

Enjoy the Video

February 21, 2020

Using PEX Pipe and Pex Press Fittings

In my home I have been replacing 100% of the old steel and copper plumbing pipes with PEX. I feel PEX water pipe is far superior to any of the other options, Steel, Copper or CPVC. In this video I show you the basics of PEX water pipe installation. This is for water pipe ONLY. Hydronic systems use a different type of PEX.