I was looking around our house for things to fix, and I saw a lot of places where there was a small hole in the drywall caused by a door handle. I was going to patch all of these with drywall, but I knew it would eventually happen again, even…
Category: Reconstruction and Repair
Projects that involve reusing materials to repair or repurpose something.
We have a Yamaha player piano that I have been using off and on for around 15 years. It needed some work to maintain the hammers and make sure it can record correctly.
I was getting tired of soldering new a new cable on my headphones every few months, so I replaced the cable with a female 3.5mm headphone jack on the headphones. This is a cheap and easy improvement to any pair of wired headphones.
My office chair was pretty nice with a spot for a headrest to attach, but mine came without the headrest accessory. I decided it was worth a bit of effort, so I cobbled one together.
I repaired a credenza and made a pair of shelves to make a dry bar corner.
When I went to load a game for the first time in this PS4, the slot drive blocked my disc. This drive has a little wall that it lifts up so that you don’t accidentally stick a disc in while the disc in the drive is spinning, but this drive had a bit of an underbite. That wall was jammed above its intended position and was locking the rest of the mechanism.
This was a very simple project, just stripping down a skateboard from a thrift store, painting it, and assembling it.
Last night I finished and installed a new web server laptop, replacing the little one that had been running this site for the past two years.
Last year we had our bathroom professionally remodeled. One part of the bathroom that I wanted to do myself was to build the new vanity from a cute dresser. We had seen DIY sites with how-to tutorials for converting a wood dresser into a water-resistant vanity, so we went to…
Last summer we started a long process to resurface our kitchen cabinets and counters to make them both more functional and more modern-looking. We started with a plan that we wanted to do something about our ugly cabinets. My best guess is that the previous owner had tried to stain…