How to Build Cabinet Boxes

How to Build Cabinet Boxes

(How to Build Cabinet Boxes – Photo by Co Adaptive Architecture PLLC)

One of the easiest, and yet scariest DIYs, is to build cabinet boxes. There are so many different techniques that are used to build cabinet boxes, and every builder will have a preference. I frequently get questions pertaining to my method of choice. So, today I am going to go over the two most common ways that I build cabinet boxes for both the upper and lower cabinets. I promise, they really are not difficult to make. So, jump right in and try it yourself! (keep reading…)

How To – Winterize Outdoor Kitchen Sink

How To - Winterize Outdoor Kitchen Sink

(How To – Winterize Outdoor Kitchen Sink – Photo by Ted Lare Design Build)

How To – Winterize Outdoor Kitchen Sink…

Well, the weather has really begun to get cold here in the South. So, I know that it is time to close down the outdoor kitchen and get it ready to survive the winter. If you have an outdoor sink, you may want to read this article to  make sure that you have your sink ready to go, as well. (Keep Reading…)


Refinish Cedar Shutters!

Refinish Cedar Shutters…

Since the weather has been so nice lately, I thought this would be a great time to do some much needed maintenance on some outside items. At the top of that list is my board and batten cedar shutters. It has been 3 years since they were stained and installed, and they are really begging for some attention. So, I thought I would quickly go over how I refinish cedar shutters and keep them looking good. (keep reading…)

How To – Table Top Build

Table Top Build

Table Top Build

As promised, I am demonstrating how I made the cedar top for my DIY Island last week. This particular table top build is done using 6″ construction grade cedar planks. Now if you know anything about cedar, you know that the construction grade lumber is quite rough, and it may seem like an unusual choice for a DIY table top. However, it actually makes a beautiful rustic piece when done properly. In fact, if you try it, you may never want to use standard pine (most  DIYer’s wood of choice) again. (Keep Reading)

DIY Island Build

DIY Island

MY Easy DIY Island…

Just recently I decided to build a DIY island to go in my guest house. I really wanted a cedar topped island, but knew that this was not the typical countertop material for an island. But, I decided that I would go ahead with the project and try to demonstrate how to easily throw one of these together using only wood materials that can be found at any big box store. (Keep Reading…)

How to Repair Sling Chairs & Chaises

Repair Sling Chairs and Chaises…
Repair Sling Chairs and Chaises

How To Repair Sling Chairs and Chaises

I was so sad to see my favorite sling chaise die. After many, many years of good service, it finally succumb to the relentless abuse of my two boys. Now, I have several other lounge chairs that I could choose for my poolside relaxing, but for some reason I just wanted this one. So, what more is there to do than to perform an overhaul, and this is how I repair sling chairs and chaises. (keep reading)

Reupholster Leather Chair

Reupholster Leather Chair -How To

Reupholster Leather Chair… or just replace the damaged Parts.

Not long ago, I replaced the leather (or pleather) on the seat cushions in my theater room. They had become worn and were beginning to peel. I thought that I could get away with just reupholstering the seats, because everything else looked fine. But, wouldn’t you know it. Just a few months after completing the seat cushions, one of the backs began to peel, as well. This is what it looked like just before I got around to reupholstering it. So, I guess technically this article is on how to replace the back cushions more so than on how to reupholster leather chair (s). (Keep Reading…)