Art of the Handmade

Ep3 The Mad Maker Show (Matthew Haas)

The Mad Maker Show live on YouTube¬†Here   Streamed live on Oct 10, 2017 Eloy: First of all where are you from and just give us a little background so people get a better picture of you. Matt: Awesome, I’m from Pennsylvania. That’s where I live now. I have a design degree in commercial art […]

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The Mad Maker Show live on YouTube Here   Streamed live on Oct 3, 2017 Eloy: Bobby Duke, can you give us a little bit about yourself to start off? Bobby Duke: I was born in Georgia, moved to Fort Worth Texas when I was really young. From there my parents decided to home school […]

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Little Purple Heart and Padauk Box

I went to Shell Lumber here in Miami. It’s the only place I know of where I can find exotic woods in my area. They have a great selection of hard to come by woods. So I picked up a few sample boards of Padauk and Purple Heart while I was there. Back at the […]

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Ep1 The Mad Maker Show (Adam McMillen)

The Mad Maker Show Live on YouTube Here   Streamed live on Sep 27, 2017 Eloy: Welcome Adam McMillen! Tell us a little about yourself, give us the lowdown. Adam: I pretty much work by myself. We’re making signs and other things that people care to hire me to do. I’m kind of a hired […]

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how to age and distress wood / make it rustic

We have two benches here that we’re building to acompany a farmhouse table. So we’re going to go ahead and distress them. Below is the list of tools I used and the video so you can get some ideas of your own. 1. We’ll need a hammer to dent the wood. 2. A drywall saw […]

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Industrial Seat from a bicycle ( Upcycle )

Upcycled bicycle into a chair   I had my mountain bike sitting in the yard for years. The sun cooked it and the rain cooled it down for a good while. Long story short, The bike was weathered and rusty. I’ve been making YouTube video’s for some time now. I was thinking about different projects […]

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Remove Carpet from Stairs / Damaged by Cats

Remove Carpet from Stairs / Damaged by Cats I was called on to renovate carpeted stairs. The owner had multiple cats. They had spent years clawing and lifting the carpet in various spots throughout. The owner wanted a budget friendly fix or solution. First off, here’s an example photo of damage found all up and […]

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Small workshop and workbench in a tiny outdoor space

Small workshop and workbench in a tiny outdoor space I have a small backyard patio area. This is where I do most of my work. I do have a larger area towards… each side of the property but they don’t have cover from the sun and rain. I live in Florida so it can get […]

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Shabby Chic Cabinet, Blue and Distressed

Here is a beautiful little cabinet I made. I saw a similar design while walking the mall one day. It was so striking to me that it stayed in the back of my mind. So I eventually got around to it. I really love how it came out. Check out the video for inspiration and […]

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Woman’s Shoe Cabinet With a Secret!

I was asked to make a Shoe Cabinet for a wedding anniversary. They wanted a lot of storage space and something extra. Well? You know those shoe cabinets from IKEA? The ones where the drawers fold out and down? That’s what they wanted. Plus a secret compartment for valuables. Check out the video I made […]

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Patio makeover with privacy ( take back your space )

Two things, many of us have nosy neighbors…..and have need for a patio space that is functional! Well, that was the case for me. So I planned out a design and created a modern outdoor space that addressed both problems! Check it out… Video for inspiration and ideas! Before My side patio was a mess! […]

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Make a privacy flower box to block nosy neighbors

I’ve had a lot of comments from Hometalkers on my previous post, the privacy project. It was mentioned by many, ‘we need a simpler solution’. ‘Maybe something light weight and manageable’. So I sat down and thought of an easier project. I came up with this flower bed/box and tall backing. This privacy solution is […]

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