Monday, June 15, 2020

Do Make Build Recommended! Summer Edition

There are times when I may have purchased or used a product that has simply made life easier.
Sometimes its a kitchen tool or a something that helped with parenting or something that was just awesome. I will be posting these items here. You can help support Do Make Build by using the affiliate links below.

Mosquito repellent
Every summer and spring I like to spend as much time as I can with my family in our little backyard oasis. Nothing ruins our outdoor fun like those pesky mosquitoes. I have tried everything from bug zappers to citronella plants and candles nothing has worked as well as this. Hands down my favorite mosquito repellent is made by Thermacell. Practically no odor, no harmful chemicals, user friendly and this version comes with a nice lantern. It has about a 15 foot "protection zone", which is great for small backyards. You have to purchase replacement butane cartridges and mosquito repellent pads.
I have two versions, one of them too take with us when we decide to go for a picnic. I purchase the cartridges and mats in bulk about once a year and stay mosquito free all summer long!



Nothing smells more like summer than BBQ or wood fires. The easiest and fastest way I've found to get my summer started is with some lighter cubes by Webster. Just one cube under your charcoal chimney or wood stack is all you need. If your old school there are always fatwood sticks. 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Making a magnetic chalkboard.

Here’s a quick, simple build. Making a magnetic chalkboard. 
In this my video, I go over the steps and show how to make an old fashioned chalk board. Good for indoor or outdoor displays. Teachers, stores fronts, moms, dads and kids can all enjoy using this chalkboard.
Super simple to make. I used a table saw, a handsaw, a chisel, a small hand plane and a drill.  If you don't have a table saw you can make this using any saw and a router. 
The materials can be found at most home stores.


1/4 in 24x48 exterior grade plywood sheet

24x36 26 gauge galvanized sheet

Chalk board paint

Paint primer

120 grit sandpaper

Pva glue 

Cedar 1x6 decking board (4ft used)



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