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Upcycling

One Day Upcycling Makeover

In the morning there was nothing in this nook. Now it’s an built-in vanity made from several pieces acquired at the #habitatforhumanity …

History Lesson

Casters with used up clay wheels off a restoration project  (remember roller skates with clay wheels?)

School Supplies

When you’re me… You get a call from a friend when something like this shows up on a curb #upcycle

Do You Even Lift?

Missed the gym today, but spent an hour lifting, lugging, sorting & chucking logs, doors, rocks, farm implements & bob wire. Now …

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us (me) at DoItWithJustin.com to all of you! Looking forward to DIYs, upcycling, problem solving, home …

Making a Mannequin Stand

I acquired two mannequins from a store that was going out of business. They’re only torsos, so to get them up off …

Tool Support

You never know when an opportunity might present itself. I’ve had luck with fixtures, furniture and equipment before. Sadly, I couldn’t get …

Are You a Maker?

I’m a maker. Are you? If you are, or if you’d like to be, or if you just like to watch things …

Can’t Resist the ReStore

200 miles from my house I haven’t even moved into yet. Still can’t resist going to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Maker Faire Morning

On my weekend with the Craftsman Tools MAKEcation in Brooklyn, we made an excursion to Queens for the amazing Maker Faire. Among the …

My 10 Rules for the ReStore

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is an excellent DIYer and Maker resource for tools and materials at a good price – and for …

Will This Blow My Hand Off?

Found this cool, vintage Craftsman drill at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I’m gonna plug it in and see if it electrocutes …

Repurposed Blockbuster Card

Moving out? Spackle job to do? Tools packed? Time for the last useful act of your Blockbuster card. Do I look tired …

Creeper

I have a lot of mirrors waiting to be upcycled. And I keep thinking someone’s sneaking up on me.

Mega Drought

7 years of drought. Move my shop outside to sort and pack it. 7 days of rain in the forecast. (this is maybe …

Rolling Shop Bins Solution

Welding solves everything. Already had these steel trash cans. Welding casters to the bottom. Good for moving my shop – good for …

The Scrap Steel Haul

50 pounds of 4-inch angle iron, plus other random metal, loaded into my brother’s truck.

Bad Medicine

Why would someone throw away this perfectly good medicine ball?  

Emergency Water Supply

Update: So, I originally posted this when San Andreas came out, but now NASA and the USGS are arguing over whether the …

Frank Sinatra’s Floor

Frank Sinatra stood on this table. Seriously. Doug fir 2×12 floor joists rescued by E & K Vintage Wood from Franks torn down Malibu …