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We’re talking with Mike Warren from Instructables.com about back yard hacks that’ll get you noticed—and so you can get the most out of your summer. For single-serve cookout portions, Instructables' beer can grill is easily loaded with a few charcoal briquettes and is instantly hot-dog ready. Want to bring your tunes and CDs down the lazy river? Mike brings it with a wild inner tube project. And for a project that’ll impress Theresa’s girlfriends: A watermelon margarita—literally made out of a watermelon. All you need is an immersion blender and the right booze. And for the steak man in your crew: we find out how to use the T-bone in a T-bone steak as a knife to eat more steak with. To get and share whacky ideas of how to make a project, hit up Instructables.com for more backyard hacks and other wild ideas—both family-friendly and what Mike calls ‘after-dark’. It’s all good.
"I make tasty, dangerous, and fun things...sometimes all at once! When I'm not melting microwaves or spray painting dinosaurs I can usually be found relaxing with a nice cup of coffee." -- Mike Warren (aka Mikeasaurus)?
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.
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...
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