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DIY wood fence – How to install your own privacy fences

There are many reasons for building a fence. Security, noise reduction and boundary definition are practical reasons. A well-designed and installed fence is also a stylish addition to your landscape. Wood fences allow you to combine function and fashion. Preassembled fence panels make fence construction faster and easier for do-it-yourselfers.

Still working on replacing a ratty chain link fence; bookmarking this article for a weekend or two that I have off.

DIY wood sign making classes

Welcome to Board & Brush Creative Studio! We are your place to build on-trend, farmhouse-classic, inspirational pieces of décor for your home, office, or cabin.

Our studios offer a vintage, timeless look with accents of black and weathered wood to help cultivate your inner DIY design skills. And each hands-on wood sign workshop teaches you the techniques needed to create a custom piece that looks professionally made

This looks like a great company that operates right here in Colorado.

DIY wood map sign

I had originally planned to hang this on the wall in my son’s room but one of the other projects I started this weekend was making him a headboard-my husband had the idea of framing this out and making it into his headboard.

I love maps and I saw one of these wooden map signs at the store for about $300 dollars. That’s about the going price for my afternoon, so why not make one of these myself!

DIY wood cutting boards… again

Cutting boards are just about the most useful tool in the kitchen, but store bought or hand crafted wood ones can get pricey quickly.

I had this vision in my head of a thick slab of wood with a lot of character that could become a focal point on a table.  Over the weekend I created a few of my own wood cutting boards out of a slab found at a local salvage yard.

Can’t get enough of these wooden cutting boards.

DIY wooden countertops

If you are looking for something less minimalist, more traditional and warm, take wood! I suppose that making a wooden countertop is even easier in case you have some wood-working skills. The easiest way is to take some wooden planks, measure them, cut, send and arrange in a countertop. You can also make a small countertop to cover the space near the sink or just in the corner – save some space and use every inch!

We love DIY wood countertops; here are 12 more options.

DIY wood stain

Many conventional wood stains on the market are made up of toxic and harmful chemicals. Additionally, many of these stains have high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) which degrade your indoor air quality and smell terrible. The best part of making your own wood stain is that it is super easy and it will save you money! I spent less than $10.00 to buy all the ingredients necessary to make multiple different colors and shades. You will probably spend even less as many of these ingredients are common kitchen items.

Awesome idea. I always hate the idea of harsh chemicals. This stuff is cheap and easy to make plus looks great.

DIY wood laundry hamper

There is no excuse for using a tired old canvas bag or an open-top basket to stash your dirty duds. We were pleased to find lots of hampers with furniture-like details on the market.

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DIY Natural Wood Cutting Board

The best DIY projects are also the simplest. This rustic cheese board takes less than an hour to whip up, and costs less than $10.00 in materials. Plus, it’s easy to create even if you don’t have access to a huge forest or wood pile, and doesn’t require a chainsaw or any fancy power tools.

The simpler the better in my book. My wife has wanted one of these for years, but with our family name burned into it.

DIY wood coasters

You can make these DIY Wooden Drink Coasters complete with 4 wood coasters and a coaster holder in just a couple hours of total work.  This walnut and maple wooden coaster set makes a great housewarming gift.

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These beverage coasters are made from walnut with a stripe of maple for a little flair, but you can really use any wood you want.  I’ve seen several done in reclaimed pallet wood and they look great too

These are a little fancier than the cardboard coasters I have from breweries sitting around my home. They would definitely look great in a man cave or a dining room.