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Study Hall: Makers Gonna Make

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What are some ways to get kids excited about making? What are some starter restoration projects? How can the average person get into welding? ANSWERS: Providing different materials and letting them create stuff. Jimmy mentioned Legos and clay! Strip down an old door and repaint it. Change out door knobs. Clean up...

Make Without Fear of Failure

Have you ever needed something for your home and wished you could just make it? Well, today’s instructor will be the first to tell you that you absolutely can. Today’s instructor Jimmy Diresta aka The Godfather of Make is a multi-medium artist, designer, teacher, builder, TV personality, author, and video producer. You can currently find...

Woodshop 101: Getting Started

As any homeowner will attest, there’s always something to fix at home. Many people shy away from woodworking, but today we’re going to get empowered by the ultimate shop teacher, George Vondriska. George’s love of making and creating originally lead him to become a shop teacher. He opened his own woodworking school in 1998, the...

Home Renovation: Does Your House Have Good Bones?

You’re finally ready to buy that fixer upper or pull the trigger on a big renovation-now comes the hard part: figuring out how to tackle it. Whether you’re in for a gut renovation or just a major facelift, there’s a lot more to renovating a property than you might think.  Today we’re talking to a...

Study Hall: Tiny House Living

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What was John’s definition of living tiny? What does John suggest people do before taking the leap? What percentage of tiny houses on his show are mobile? What is the main advantage of building a tiny home on a trailer as opposed to on the ground? ANSWERS: An efficient house- it has...

Study Hall: Small Home Changes That Make A Big Impact

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What is phantom energy draw and what are some examples? What does Ashlee say everyone should ditch in the kitchen? Where are some good places to donate items to keep them out of the landfill? What is something she taught you about recycling that surprised you? ANSWERS: Energy drawn from things that...

Eco-Sustainability: Small Home Changes That Make A Big Impact

Saving the earth may seem like a hopeless situation—best left to lawmakers and politicians, but there is great power in individual choices- many made from the comfort of your home.  Today’s instructor Ashlee Piper is going to teach us changes we can make right away, to make our homes a more eco-friendly place. Ashlee is...

Study Hall: Cheap Old Homes

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: Where does Elizabeth find the houses she posts? What are some of the risks you may incur when buying an old house? What are some of the pros of buying a cheap old house? Which markets did she mention? ANSWERS: Some from her preservation resources and a lot from the community/followers. Lead...

Historic Preservation: Cheap Old Houses

Buying an old home that needs work can be intimidating, especially for those of us who’s only knowledge of fixer uppers comes from Chip and Joanna! But there’s a special set of home buyers that can see all the beauty and potential in older houses. What some view as eyesores, they see as charm—four walls...

Study Hall: Finding, Framing & Hanging Art

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What are some alternatives to framing? What should you look for when starting out with frames? What height should you hang your art at? What type of canvas did Kent recommend for process art? Kent recommends using these products for keeping art in place. ANSWERS: All art doesn’t need to be framed....

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