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Member Since: 06/2017

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    • This is the cutest simplest dog bed that I have seen, but it fits the dog so easily, so easy for him to get in and out of.
      By Taxisand, on July 7, 2017
      • All the dog beds I had looked at or designs I had seen were (in my opinion) ugly and more complicated than they needed to be. This one works perfect for us and solved a space problem we had in the room. My bulldog absolutely loves laying on it and watching all the elementary kids go by every afternoon.
        By Sawdust&Beer, on July 7, 2017

    • This is such a great idea! My dog is constantly on our furniture (couches and beds). I think he likes to be up off the floor. After all it is his house - we are just lucky enough to live with him :) He loves to lay in front of the front door so he can see out into the neighborhood at what is going on. I think this would be a great idea to put in front of a window like you did so he can still see out but be off the floor. And hey - maybe it will keep him off the furniture too! Looks great and seems like an easy project even for a girl like me. I look forward to trying it!
      By hlweber, on July 7, 2017
      • You're pup will love it! Super simple and it can be done with any scrap wood (pallets or fencing) so its cheap too.
        By Sawdust&Beer, on July 7, 2017

    • Where do I find the how to for this project?
      By Fletch645, on March 29, 2020

    • What an awesome looking dog bed!! This is exactly what I'm looking to build for our Corgi so she can look out the front window. Could you give more detail on how you assembled? Did you frame it out and run a couple stringers (similar to a deck) to support and fasten the pickets to? The cut outs for the front 2x4 legs was an awesome idea! I'm also am new to the Kreg Jig and will be my first project using it. I was aslo wondering how you used it here. Again, great work!! Thank you in advance for any help. 
      By pweav, on May 28, 2020
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    • Wow - this is beautiful! What a great way to make such a big moment so special and more personal and heartfelt. She is a very lucky lady!
      By hlweber, on October 30, 2017

    • So thoughtful! We like the wood you chose - any particular reasoning for these two types of wood? Congratulations!
      By RYOBI Nation, on November 1, 2017
      • Mostly just because of the contrast, but I guess the name Purple Heart when proposing adds something special. The Purple Heart is a super hard wood too, so it should last for a long long time :)
        By Sawdust&Beer, on November 1, 2017

    • What an amazing box. It looks like you worked very hard on this.... My question is how did she not find out must have taken you a very long time. She is a very lucky lady that is for sure, do you make anything that you sale? I would be very interested to see what you all you can make. That for sure is a talent.
      By vadams, on November 10, 2017
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    • Such a neat design! Both a useful and beautiful gift!
      By RYOBI NATION, on December 15, 2017

    • She will love it. Well done. I really like the fact you made your own branding iron. That is very cool.
      By mrpip, on December 16, 2017
      • Thank you mrpip. It was actually a lot easier than I expected. Finding the solid brass was the hard part but one of my suppliers for work came through for me. If you try it I would recommend cutting the stencil out with a xacto knife and using finger nail polish to put the logo onto the brass.
        By Sawdust&Beer, on December 18, 2017

    • Awesome! What did you use for finish?
      By Shrub0, on February 13, 2018
      • Just food grade mineral oil. You don't want any chemicals near food and no oils that will go rancid (such as vegetable oils). End-Grain cutting boards take quite a bit longer to make and they add a lot more waste in sawdust from the extra cuts, but they are totally worth it. If this board gets oiled regularly it should last a life time and never show any sign of wear.
        By Sawdust&Beer, on February 14, 2018
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    • This is an awesome project and a cool way to help out the local humane society! There are going to be a lot of happy pets out there thanks to your builds 👍
      By RYOBI NATION, on July 30, 2018
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    • This is so impressive! What was your biggest struggle with this build?
      By RYOBI NATION, on August 10, 2018
      • Overall it was pretty simple. Getting the correct angles took a bit of double/triple checking. I think the most time consuming was the walk back and forth from the front yard to the back yard. I should have set up a work table right next to the deck lol
        By Sawdust&Beer, on August 10, 2018

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    • What a cool space! Looks like tons of hard work went into this!!
      By RYOBI NATION, on September 21, 2018
      • Absolutely it was :)
        By Sawdust&Beer, on September 21, 2018
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    • Your attention to detail really is amazing! You do Awesome work that is for sure!

      By vadams, on October 23, 2018

    • So many WINS in this project and story, @Sawdust&Beer! You two make a great team! We love how you built your wedding memories together. Congrats!
      By RYOBI Nation, on October 24, 2018
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    • Sounds like you put a lot of thought and planning into this one! Fantastic work. Love how you included a place to sit while playing with the puppies, that will definitely come in handy! 
      By RYOBI Nation, on October 31, 2018
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    • That is beautiful, and you can totally continue using this as a card keepsake box. We're really happy you added to your special day by building so many personal projects. 
      By RYOBI Nation, on November 14, 2018
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    • Ok, @sawdust&beer. This one makes us have to ask...Where was our invitation?!? Your wedding looks like so much fun! Congratulations, again! 
      By RYOBI Nation, on November 14, 2018
      • Thanks guys! It was so much fun! 
        By Sawdust&Beer, on November 14, 2018
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    • What a great way to dress up your snacks! Thank you for sharing the build details! And when you have to choose, always dance now and snack later.
      By RYOBI Nation, on November 14, 2018
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    • Absolutely stunning! Well worth so much sanding for the over-the-top sentimental value. Cheers, man, to a long and happy life together!
      By RYOBI Nation, on November 14, 2018
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    • Looks like you thought of everything when it came to this project! Your wife must be loving the extra storage space. Another great project for the win! 
      By RYOBI Nation, on December 4, 2018

    • Love this! look at all the storage room. Im an organize freak Im sure she loves it!
      By vadams, on December 4, 2018
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    • Looks like they had fun learning about tools and building a project of their own! What was their favorite part of the process? Your nephew's troop is lucky to have a mentor like you! 
      By RYOBI Nation, on December 4, 2018
      • Thanks for the kind words. Their favorite part was certainly playing with the drill.
        By Sawdust&Beer, on December 4, 2018

    • This was an amazing idea! Im sure they all had a blast doing this. Very creative on the colors for your nephew! Good Job Uncle!!!
      By vadams, on December 4, 2018
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    • Beautiful project! Not only is it an awesome treats display, but can be used later as a decorative shelf in the Nursery! Another slam dunk for @Sawdust&Beer.
      By RYOBI Nation, on April 12, 2019
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    • WOW!! We can't believe how incredible this transformation is! This was surely a labor of love, and now you will enjoy the work you've done for years to come. Thank you for sharing all your valuable learnings along the way!
      By RYOBI Nation, on April 22, 2019
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    • So fresh and so clean! Those 5 days are going to make a big difference to potential buyers. It really looks great. Congrats on the new job! We hope it means lots of new home projects for us to enjoy.
      By RYOBI Nation, on June 3, 2019
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    • Happy wife, happy life! :) Nice work!
      By hlweber, on October 19, 2018

    • That feeling when the organizer is now the same size as the silverware drawer.
      By user_metz_1037584, on October 20, 2018
      • haha yep! That was the plan :)
        By Sawdust&Beer, on October 22, 2018

    • Genius! Thanks so much for the details and documentation on how to replicate it for our kitchens. The Mrs. will probably expand the concept beyond drawers. Can't wait to see what's next! 
      By RYOBI Nation, on October 24, 2018
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    • Wow! Looks/sounds like a lot of hard work! Your yard looks totally different - amazing job! Can I hire you for my yard? :)
      By hlweber, on July 13, 2017

    • The new fence totally transforms the yard! Great work!
      By RYOBI Nation, on July 14, 2017
      • Thank you Ryobi! The pictures really don't even do it justice. The highlight of the entire project was how we inspired the rest of the neighborhood to clean up their yards and finish some of their projects.
        By Sawdust&Beer, on July 14, 2017

    • I just to regester my new chain saw but I was bounced around other peoples stories. There is a simple rule called K.I.S.S. Keep it simple stupid !!!!
      By user_yancey_1724823, on February 26, 2021
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    • Nicely done.  They look great side by side.
      By grover959, on May 17, 2018

    • Those look so great! What a cool outdoor addition! How long did it take you to make 10 of these?
      By RYOBI NATION, on May 18, 2018
      • With two people building it only took us approx 5 hrs. Super fast and efficient. :) 
        By Sawdust&Beer, on May 18, 2018
      • That's not bad at all! You guys rock!
        By RYOBI NATION, on May 22, 2018

    • Those are awesome! I think I need to do this instead of the shallow rain gutter system we have for our strawberries.
      By TechyHome, on June 5, 2018

    • This is awesome. Would love to use these for an herb garden. Do you have the plans anywhere so I can do my own?
      By WillHud, on June 5, 2018
      • I used Ana Whites design and modified it a bit for us. Here is the link http://www.ana-white.com/2014/06/plans/cedar-vertical-tiered-ladder-garden-planter?page=1

        Enjoy and happy building :)
        By Sawdust&Beer, on June 6, 2018
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    • Such a fun build! We would love to see it with the strawberry plants in it, too!
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 4, 2018
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