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How to Haunt Your Bathroom

The bathroom in my 100 year old craftsman style house is getting a makeover. The mirror is temporarily down, which gives me …

Reversing the Swing of a Gate

My neighbors installed a fence that prevents by gate from opening all the way, making my driveway too narrow. Time for some …

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 …

Review: Dyson Hot+Cool Fan

The master bedroom of my 1915 craftsman style house has exterior walls to the east, south and west. That means constant sun …

Me and TOH on the Same Page?

Coincidentally, this weekend Ask This Old House installed a post light in a front yard and I installed one in the master …

Attic Odyssey

It’s finally raining in LA, so I finally know there’s a leak in my 100 year old house. It’s in a downstairs …

Full Turnout This Year

Some candid shots of me and my staff at the DoItWithJustin holiday party. Happy New Year from all of us to all …

Time Lapse

Whoa, when did it get dark? At some point before I finished my final topcoat. Time for lunch I guess.

Attack the Paneling

Someone put paneling all over the walls of my 100 year old craftsman style house, and it’s time to take it down. But …

x16

Ever watch a sheetrocking video? Me too. I don’t feel I have anything to add to the existing canon but this… 16 …

My Vanity Was Way Too Big

The sink in the master bathroom takes up too much space, so I’m building a pedestal sink out of welded steel and …

#1915House

I finally moved into my 100 year old craftsman style house, and it needs some fixing up. Tour the house and see …

Swag

A weekend of building and making at the Craftsman MAKEcation means you’ve got a lot of stuff to bring home. They shipped …

Problem Solving a Sink

On the road as the Itinerant DIYer, I’m at Ted Lyde’s house replacing a faucet. But what do you do when your …

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 …

Teasing Me Teasing You

That’s right, I’m teasing this very site. Look for DIY/Home Improvement/Maker videos and articles. You do it yourself, I do it myself – …

MyFixitUpLife Interview

  Chatting with Mark and Theresa of MyFixitUpLife.com at the National Hardware Show in Vegas. We talk about paint, decks and magic air. When I …