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Shoe Shelf Bench

During that big housing crisis, we were looking to get into a better neighborhood.  We were super lucky and sold our old house and found an unfinished house.  The main priorities were to finish what needed to be done to move in, and all of the perks would have to come later.  One room layout that never worked … Continue Reading

Recent Projects


Curvy Side Table

While flipping through the PBkids magazine, I saw the cutest little side table.  I've also seen similar shaped tables at Pier 1. It went on my long to-do list for my daughter's room.  But then my Aunts … Continue Reading

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DIY Outdoor Seating

I have been wanting to add outdoor seating to my deck.  My deck is long and narrow, standard outdoor furniture sets won't fit as intended.  So 'outdoor seating' has been on my to build list for a while.  I went to a … Continue Reading


18 Toy Storage Ideas

I often think back to 10 years ago, I was moving into my first apartment after college to start my engineering career.  I fit everything that I needed in my old VW Passat, including a twin mattress.  10 years, a … Continue Reading

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Tour de DIY Blogland

Before I started Hertoolbelt blog, I was so naive at the shear number of DIY blogs.  It blows me away, and the amazing creativity of people and their projects!  I am not artistically creative, my knack is fixing … Continue Reading

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Lavender Tower

I have had a Lavender bush in my herb garden for a few years.  I'm embarrassed to say that I've never done anything with it.  This year the bush did really well and I thought I should at least do something with the … Continue Reading


Tennis Ball Pallet Sign

Do we have any tennis fans out there?  Tennis has been my favorite sport to play since I was young.  We had the best coach in town, Coach Braithwaite.  He was an avid supporter of the game of tennis and coached at … Continue Reading

Americana Door Hanger

Americana Door Art

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  I love Memorial Day, it gives us a day to celebrate the lives of those that have passed & for those that serve our country.  I wanted to add a little more Red, White & Blue to my … Continue Reading

Twin Chevron Bed

Chevron Twin Bed Plan

This Chevron Twin Bed Plan is based off of the fun Rustic Barnwood bed that I built for my son that used rough cut reclaimed lumber.  This chevron twin bed plan uses readily available lumber from the hardware store … Continue Reading