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  • 00:31

    Let's talk DIY pallet projects with HGTV host & 'Pallet King' Matt Blashaw

    in Design

    Also joining Mark & Theresa on this episode is Celeste from Instructables.com. She's sharing some of the pallet inspiration and how-to from the site's recent pallet contest, and their archive of hundreds of DIY pallet projects.DIY pallet projects can be amazing additions to your landscape, but there are a few things you might want to know before you get started. Let's talk.


    We've proclaimed HGTV host Matt Blashaw as the 'Pallet King' for his creative DIY pallet projects featured on DIY Network's 'Yard Crashers.' Not only has he designed and shared the how-to for his famous pallet into a chair project with Men's Health and USA Today, he also did an entire Las Vegas background in pallets for a showgirl. We believe that Matt has successfully created the current and trendy DIY love for DIY pallet projects.


    So whether you are curious about DIYing with pallets or if you've gotten started on a pallet project and are looking for a few tips from the 'Pallet King' Matt Blashaw, you'll want to tune into this episode. (Oh, and when you watch the YouTube show, you'll get to take a peek at Matt in his kitchen, too.)


    Matt is a licensed contractor and a licensed Realtor. His on-camera career started in 2006 when he participated in DIY Network's 'Stud Finder.' Since then he has hosted Yard Crashers, Deconstruction, Project Xtreme, Money Hunters, Blog Cabin and Professional Grade, and specials such as Cool Tools Builders Show, Stud Finder 2009, HGTV's Rose Parade coverage and Worst Kitchen In America. Currently you'll find him on HGTV's "Vacation House for Free' that airs Sunday afternoons.


    We hope you enjoy this episode of MyFixitUpLife. If you have any questions or comments along the way to your DIY dreams with pallets, MyFixitUpLife's Mark & Theresa are always just a FB post or Tweet away from helping out.

  • 04:15

    Instructables - D&D Radio

    in Hobbies

    Alright alright alright -- it's time for yet another edition of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana!

    Up first we have Instructables community manager Randy Sarafan on the show. Randy is a whiz with computers and electronics, and at Instructables he works with their web-based documentation platform "where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others." He's also a true visionary as the inventor of the Clap-Off Bra(!!).

    In our Craftsmanship segment, we welcome "Small Time Drinker" from the Very Small Beer website to the show. He'll give us the lowdown on some of the best and worst craft beers, what it takes to make a great beer, and why he keeps his identity a secret.   We're also featuring another sports roundup with WSCR/The Score producer/host Joe Ostrowski during our Man-Land segment, and we've got a DIY Disaster story from our very own Rob North. And we might even throw in some other stuff into this packed hour. That sounds like a show!

    So let's get Down and Dirty...