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Farmhouse Style Bedside Table

“] My wife has had an awkwardly tiny bedside table for a long time. You can fit a lamp and a charging iPhone and thats about it. So it’s time for an upgrade. I wanted something sturdy, with a large surface area, lots of storage, and easily accessible from the bed. So here’s what we came up with. Its basically made from 2 by stock wood from home depot, with 1 by wood for the drawers, with a built in pop-out power strip and hard wired lamp.   Here’s what …

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String Art Installation

I’m gonna start out by saying this is a pretty ambitious project, and I just want to go ahead and warn yall that this is gonna take awhile if you wanna make one for yourself, but hopefully this walk through will make the process a lot easier for someone to replicate vs having to figure all this out on your own. A quick history: My wife and I went to an art museum recently, the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, in Fayatteville Arkansas a few months ago and saw an …

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Raspberry Pi : Garage Door Opener

I had to buy a new garage door opener remote because my old remote’s button had disintegrated and no longer worked. I was curious if the board itself could still be activated and, sure enough, when I hit both pins on the board with a wire, the garage door opened. So now I wondered if we could make this board interact with a raspberry pi so that it could be activated over the network. Sure enough, you can! Here’s how. The basics steps are: Turn the Raspberry Pi into a …

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Breakfast Recipe : Fried Eggs

I wanted to share with you all one of my favorite breakfast recipes: Fried Eggs. When I was younger, I was skeptical of the runny yolk that typically comes with fried eggs and I have historically stuck with scrambled eggs for breakfast, but my wife encouraged me to try something new. We make a lot of egg recipes, which you probably do too if you own chickens, and I think we have developed one of the most delicious recipes. So here it is: For your ingredients, you’ll need (per person): …

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Wireless Inductive Phone Charger

 For many modern phones, wireless charging is now a reality. A large amount of current Android phones have this ability (iphones do not yet…. sad day) and if yours does, you can build this super cool bedside or desk dock for your phone. You only need a few parts and block of wood. Before we dig in, lets quickly look at the pro’s and con’s of wireless charging and why you might want to tackle this project. Let’s get started. For parts, you’ll need the following:       …

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Wireless Outdoor Patio Speakers

One of our favorite things is to sit outside on the back porch on a nice cool night and read a book while the chickens cluck themselves to sleep and the garden pond trickles in the background. But sometimes you just want to listen to your favorite jams while hanging out with friends, so I set out to install speakers in the backyard. I found out that there are tons of ways to accomplish this, from trendy looking waterproof speakers to hidden rock speakers you put in the landscaping, but …

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Upgrade Your Shaving – How to Shave Like Your Grandpa Used To

I’m going to start this post off with an aside: this post is all about modern day shaving done in an old fashioned way, but it’s not just for men and their faces. Men and Women alike can use the information in this post to get the best shave of their life. So let’s get started. For me, it all started a few years ago when I just got really tired of skin irritation after shaving. The pain of small red breakouts after a close shave just led me to …