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Reclaimed Wood DIY Studio Desk

Reclaimed Wood Studio Desk

When you DIY, it can be a rewarding experience in which you learn a ton and create something truly unique. You're able to build exactly what you're looking for and feel accomplished for doing so. That's why when it came time for a new desk in my home studio/office, I decided to create my own. The featured desk shown here is the result of 40 plus hours of work and a lot of thought and research along the way. This post will walk you through everything that lead to my final creation. From the reasoning for building the desk, finding materials, constructing the table top, assembling the frame, and everything else in between:

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Reclaimed Bowling Lane Desk

Reclaimed Bowling Lane Desk

I have been part of the Simplified Building team for the past seven years, so I readily turned towards KeeKlamps for the construction of a new desk.  I wanted the base of the desk to be simple so I could focus my attention on designing the tabletop. When you are able to put time and creative effort into a DIY project like this, you end up with furniture that tells a story unlike any other piece.

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Pipe Tables for the Home

Pipe Tables For the Home

Home. Your place of safety, comfort, and where you can express your creativity the most. Your personal space to decorate however you want; rooms you can outfit with meaningful artwork and furniture with character.

One of our favorite parts of this job is when customers “invite” us into their homes to help turn their pipe furniture ideas into reality. Keep Reading

Easy Steps for Installing a Simple Handrail

Easy Steps for Installing a Simple Handrail

If you know anything about Pittsburgh, you know that there are lots of hills. With hills comes stairs. 

My brother recently moved from PA to NY. At his old house, he had an old rusted out threaded railing in his back yard. This railing needed to be replaced so that he could better sell his house. Having no experience in railings, he reached out to me for help.


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Build a Steel Hockey Goal: Complete DIY Plans

Build a Steel Hockey Goal: Complete DIY Plans

When the weather cools down and the leaves change on the trees, for me it’s hockey season!

If you are like me, you have spent $50-$100 on building PVC hockey goals in the past. We all know that it only takes one good slap shot off the post for that thing to shatter. You then find yourself purchasing that same net year after year.

Residing in Upstate New York, the weather gets cold and PVC hockey goals do not fare well in these conditions. The fittings come loose, the net rips, the goal moves every time you bump it or hit a hard shot. However, to purchase a quality hockey goal will cost you in the neighborhood of $350-$400!

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