Coffee Mug Rack (Part 2)

Posted by Dave Eddy on 23 Sep 2016 - tags: diy

I built a Coffee Mug Rack for Skye's Christmas gift. My sister Jenny said she liked it a lot so I built a second one for her birthday! This time, the openings were slightly larger to accommodate bigger mugs, and the stain darker.

This is the finish product with a mug I bought her from our favorite Sega game: Toe Jam and Earl.

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Face Beam with Pine

Posted by Dave Eddy on 13 Sep 2016 - tags: diy

Throughout my entire upstairs there are 2 solid wood beams that run across the ceiling that hold the roof up. In my bedroom a small section of one of the beams is visible. I used pine pieces stained dark to cover the beam to 1. make it slightly bigger and 2. make it look more rustic.

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Now Open for iOS

Posted by Dave Eddy on 08 Sep 2016 - tags: tech

Use Now Open to find places around you that are currently open

I created What's Open 3 years ago, but got a cease and desist for the name and pulled it from the market. Now, I have an LLC in place and a Trademark filed for Now Open, so it's back up under a new name!

Open this app to see a map that automatically zooms to your current location and shows every place around you that is open - Complete with "food" and "pizza" buttons!

  • Find all places around you that are currently open
  • See how long you have until a business closes (ie. 30 minutes left!)
  • Search for keywords like "pasta", "Chinese", "bars", etc.
  • Easily open your favorite maps app for navigation
  • Quickly call any place you find
  • Share places found on Facebook and Twitter
  • Eat at new restaurants, visit new locations!
  • Great for finding late night spots



Pine Tongue and Groove Ceiling

Posted by Dave Eddy on 24 Aug 2016 - tags: diy

I found some 4" (actually 3.5") wide thin tongue and groove panels from Lowe's that came with an insanely cheap price tag - 6x 8' panels for $15. I tore down some old 4'x8' painted wood paneling from my bedroom ceiling and installed these planks using 1" tack pins and Liquid Nails adhesive. I love the final result that next summer I'll be redoing my entire upstairs with these planks.

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DIY Wood Stained Staircase Risers

Posted by Dave Eddy on 18 Aug 2016 - tags: diy

My house had some ceramic tiles on the staircase risers that were... not my favorite. My mom had actually come up with the idea when I first bought the house to cut pieces to fit from a quarter inch sheet of Lauan plywood and stain and seal it - Two years later I finally did it!

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Cafe Chair Repair

Posted by Dave Eddy on 26 Jul 2016 - tags: diy

I repaired these chairs for my friend Lauren that had been broken by some of her roommates fat friends - these chairs can only hold so much weight. This is what the chairs looked like when she gave them to me. Luckily, the repair was simple enough because the seats themselves were just quarter inch plywood cut into a circle with roughly a 12" diameter.

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DIY Overwatch Themed Desk and Gaming Rig

Posted by Dave Eddy on 18 Jul 2016 - tags: diy

I have been absolutely hooked on Overwatch for the past couple of weeks - I haven't had this much fun playing a PC game since StarCraft Brood War or Minecraft. I've been mostly playing on my iMac running Windows through bootcamp. While it worked, it could really only handle medium graphics setting at around 40 FPS. For a long time I've toyed with the idea of building a "rig" - a new PC specifically for gaming. Now that I finally have the game I want to play, that was all the justification I needed.

I built a new PC, and at the same time also made a new Overwatch themed desk for the PC to go in my room.

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