Tag Archives: DIY

Wooden outdoor play blocks for kid

Summer has finally arrived and these will be great attraction for kid to play and learn outside the house. My uncle has made terrace to the lake and left some materials – great materials! It took me 3h of work … Continue reading

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Refurbishing russian sleds with steering wheel

  This device is more than 20 years old and it is developed in Russia (in local slang that was – Argomat). Each boy wanted them and was in those 90% who did not get them. Now I will refurbish … Continue reading

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Wooden catapult toy

This game is teaching the very basic of physics and allows kid feel that he can make things to fly. Simply wooden catapult with 5 bullets. Material costs around 2 EUR and 1h of work.

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Knife holds with magnet

This project refresh will my kitchen. I have found that holding knives using magnet is great idea. Total costs 20EUR and 4h of work

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Baby Play House with LED ceilings

When babies become older (+/- 1,5 years) parents should think about play house because they need some private space to play and house is he way what they love! This is made for inside use from wood and fabric. All … Continue reading

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Activity panel for baby

This is for boys but I think girls also will like to play with. This panel provide for baby different objects, shapes, weights, movements and sounds. All together some 40EUR for parts and 5h working together with baby

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Special christmas gifts – beer and wine

Christmas time is over but ideas is here. This year I was made special bottles for my dark beer (STOUT with  coffee, vanilla and orange) and wine which my wife found in pinterest.com.

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DIY Baby bed (UPGRADE)

Some time ago there was post about project first phase. Now its time to upgrade and make higher sides. Main idea was to make convenient operation field and solve security issues. And there is some inventions which makes this baby … Continue reading

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Advent wreath from pine

Thanks to my wife idea I have made this advent wreath. Idea came from pinterest.com. As I am living near the forest this is 30min job – cut, drill, clean. Merry christmas – hou, hou, hou!

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Brewing my first beer

Beer is one of my favorite drinks. Ths year is special because I have tried out my self in beer making and I like it. Hope my friends like it to because right now is easy to grab some box … Continue reading

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Baby safety gate for stairs

As main activity is going in second flor very essential is safety on stairs. I have made safety gate with lock. This gate becomes as activity wall. Total cost is 15 EUR.

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Ready to winter – new furniture for handcraft office

Wooden box is simplest way how to hide and categorize stuff. In handcraft office stuff is a lot specially if DIY is your life style. My solution is 5 reserved style boxes. Simply as box!

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Organized closet

Closet size is around 1m x 1m and now it is organized. As you see one of the boxes have note. Idea was to write on the boxes about content like “home wear” or something else. Using little magnets notes … Continue reading

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Low profile drawer under the bed

This project is from the old story “How to find more space”. Under the bed is lot of space, but tricky part is how to use it convenient! There will be some idea from my side

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BBQ smoker – adittional module for grill

This will be a smoker module for my existing BBQ grill. Cost of materials ~40EUR and 8h of work. Ideas and princips are taken from this kind of technology. This is just first step and maybe after some years I … Continue reading

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Creating massive log bench

Before some 10 years there was lightning in the pine tree and half of the tree still was on place. What to do? Cut down to make log bench and other pieces burn in cold winters

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Fixing water tank foundations

This will be simply before/after DIY photo show. Last summer I have made simply construction and after winter I fill water tank with 1000 liters and fundaments started to sink. Also there was one more problem after opening the tap … Continue reading

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Restaurating family dining table and chairs

This is more than 100 years old furniture. To keep my family relics and give them 2nd breath I tried to renovate two chairs and table. This is my first experience to do such emotional job because I know that … Continue reading

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Stairs in to the water

Last two winters spring floods has washed away everything from the coast. This year I have made something fundamentaly stronger.

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Expand house – attic repair

Why not to put in some effort and afterwards use attic to keep some seasonal stuff and other good things like records from the study in Chaos theory. This summer I have cleaned and refreshed first part of my attic. All parts are polished … Continue reading

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DIY Baby bed

Question is – do or not to do? I chose – DO! I have made bed for my kid. It will be modular bed and right now is enough with first part. Basic idea is to make light frame, customizable, low profile healthy and cheep bed. … Continue reading

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Wooden toys in white photo box

In this post I will show you some new wooden toys and my new technic how to take photos of them. On this vacation I have got photo white box. Of corse there is also lot of photoshop because I … Continue reading

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Clothe changing table for baby

It is nothing special. Simply table for changing baby diapers:)

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Some technology in garden

This year our garden is getting advanced! There are lot of new things and technologies. I am little bit sick with using technology but this is my DIY playground.

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Spring? Yes – April is month of juice!

Do you know what is natural Sprite? It is Maple and Birch juices! This photo is Mr.Birch! How fast it is? Very fast production – 5 drops per second. How much it cost in shop? 2$ per liter:)

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Wooden puck toy

Two types of wood – acacia and cherry. Guess who is who? I have read that toys for babies I can paint with linseed oil – it is kind of wooden protection syrup.  So you can se difference between painted … Continue reading

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Wooden clock & noisy rattles

What time is it? Educational toy and coordination training.. Movements always is fun? :)

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Fishing equipment

Do you think that in your river is empty? Make your own fish. This is fun for kids and shapes up coordination and patients. Same eBay magnets – 10EUR for 100 pieces.

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Mystical magnets

How to add sense into wooden toys? Build in magnets and get new ideas! In eBay you can buy small but strong magnets – 10EUR for 100 pieces and glue into toy. Don`t forget that magnet has two polarities:)

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Simply wooden box for my 50 sqm tent

We had bought tent for the weddings and now we rent it – trying to get extra income. Original cardboard box is very flimsy and I can`t move or give it to clients. Idea was to made simply box  using OSB material … Continue reading

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Prepare apple wine and add chokeberry (photo tutorial)

I am tying to restore family tradition – make apple wine. I don`t have any records how my grand grand parents has made it, but I have  willing to do. It is my second year when I will try to … Continue reading

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Take care of mouthed pine (Pinus Sylvestris)

I have some self seeded pine trees. They are small and it`s time to make choice – cut down or take care and try to learn how to cut pine crown or silhouette. To make this I spend 8 EUR … Continue reading

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Everybody should try to make a solar panel

Even though my grades in physics were fairly average I had a wish to make a solar panel by searching for the cheapest components on eBay and tutorials on YouTube. If I was in US this project could cost 50% less but now … Continue reading

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Projector screen at your garden

This time I will show you how to make your own projector screen to watch your favorite films in garden or whatever. Construction is light, flexible and cheep. Projection screen is 2,7 hight and 1,5 m width. Cost around 8 EUR … Continue reading

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How to avoid freezing pipes

Last winter was stress test for my renewed family house. Temperature hang -30 C around one/two weeks. During this time in second floor shower pipes had friezed 3 times. I know where is the problem – let`s fix it! Project costs 200EUR … Continue reading

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Stairs to river “Mazā Jugla”

Living near river “Mazā jugla” I have quite steep slope crossing way from home to river. All this time my grand, grand parents try to deal with simply solutions – steps made from ground. My solution is something with bigger … Continue reading

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Cheep Chilloutchair

In this picture you can see hanging chilloutchair, it was on of my girlfriends dreams. So – I have serch oportunities to get it from local shop and friendly sales man answered me that it costs 200 EUR! In further … Continue reading

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