Hubby and I rigged up an outdoor fiberglass storm curtain to attach over a sliding glass door in preparation for storms that bring hurricane force winds and rain to our coastal home. The rain comes at that door like a firehose, and we’re always afraid the water will push across the track, get inside, and flood (ruin) our hardwood floors. It’s happened before and required a panicked and rapid response. Fortunately we weren’t sleeping or away when those rains poured down.
This got me wondering: Who else here is a do-it-yourself type? If you fixed something you’re proud of, tell us about it. Maybe you can teach some old dogs new tricks.
I build them from foundation to finish Jan but I do believe in prefabricated homes now delivered to site is the way to go. Cost wise and time wise.
This is the last one I built. 3 beds, one bath, finished lower level on 1 acre of land. I called it the pretty house
Wow!, Very nice, Lovely Craig.!
Nothing as elaborate here, but we do love our squirrels, birds, etc.
Attached a plastic Pickle Jar to one of the feeders.
Protects feed from rain/winds.
Oh, this is exactly the kind of thing I want to know! Thanks for sharing this.
I am soooo impressed, Craig! Well done. Sweet!
@JanCee I have a new do it yourself-er project going on. New deck coming off a master bedroom on a Bi-level house top floor. I’ll post pictures when I’m done next week.
Lot of work by yourself but nice cool weather to do it in.
Very impressive Craig. Much more than I could attempt at my advanced age.
I discovered YouTube is a great source for home repairs. Fixed my dishwasher, refrigerator, and power washer. Saved hundreds dollars. Love that YouTube.
Thank you my friend. Good projects equal good therapy for me nice you can do that . Save yourself some money and enjoy the satisfaction.
I’m finished!!! Too tired to lift my arms to take pictures today that was a lot for one person. Came out good, pictures tomorrow
I used to be more of a diyer when younger - refinished furniture, layed flooring, remodeled the bathroom (with help), made drapes, made a pattern for a crocheted tablecloth that had around 8,000 stitches and took my mother 2-3 years to finish using fine gauge cotton.
These days I just make small repairs where possible. For example, as in the pictures below I fashioned a dishwasher rack clip out of a large paper clip and it works very well. Also, fashioned a fix for the toilet fill valve - something was missing and the sleeve was submerged so I cut a piece of cork and sliced into it half way, applied it to the centre post and that kept the sleeve above the water and stopped the water from filling continually. Made a new shade for a floor lamp from ikea. Used a roll of shoji gami paper to make the new shade. Dropped my phone and shattered a bit of the corner of the screen protector - applied New Skin to the corner to contain the wee bits of glass and it’s held ever since. Didn’t want to use glue for obvious reasons. I know I could have ordered new parts for all of these, but much less waste this way and it’s fun to improvise. The first picture is a combination of my interest in bottles and chess. I combined them to make the bottles to represent the king, queen and bishop:)
I could go on. Suffice to say that I like the question and thanks Jan Cee for asking!
One of the things what I (must) do myself. It is now 38 years old, and no one want to repair such old things. Not easy to get parts for it. In Germany is a very very friendly helping forum of owners of such bikes. Meetings too. It can break foot or leg on starting engine. And I had it at 80 mph offroad.
I can help you put an electric start on your motorcycle Poki. Is easy.
Craig_Anthony…Like A Boss!
The only cool thing I have to show is…I put this beer in my fridge .Did it all by my self
That takes a lot of talent bro