What are your favorite DIY blogs?
February 25, 2010 10:13 AM   Subscribe

What are your favorite DIY blogs?

Looking for blogs big and small that cover all things DIY -- interesting projects, creative solutions to common problems, etc -- especially if they're focused on around-the-house stuff.
posted by nitsuj to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 82 users marked this as a favorite
The DIY section of Lifehacker has some neat ideas
posted by cozenedindigo at 10:17 AM on February 25, 2010

I enjoy notmartha.com

(I believe she is metafilter's own)
posted by mmmbacon at 10:18 AM on February 25, 2010

Make Blog and Hack-a-day for tech.
posted by damn dirty ape at 10:21 AM on February 25, 2010

I like Central Roost for its one stop shoppery of actual remodeling inspiration and discussion.

Design Sponge is nice for crafty decorating.

And finally, the Build It Projects from Ready Made
posted by gagoumot at 10:24 AM on February 25, 2010

Prior art (but the latter is superannuated in Internet years.)
posted by Zed at 10:25 AM on February 25, 2010

Destination DIY is a pretty cool blog with a good podcast.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:26 AM on February 25, 2010

Response by poster: Holy crap, Zed. I asked the first question you posted. Embarassing. Still, that was almost 5 years ago.
posted by nitsuj at 10:32 AM on February 25, 2010

mmmbacon, I bet you mean notmartha.org
posted by veggieboy at 10:33 AM on February 25, 2010

Heh. I didn't remember it either. I just found it while googling for the first one, which I did remember.
posted by Zed at 10:34 AM on February 25, 2010

YoungHouseLove. They're focusing a little more on the impending birth of their daughter at the moment, but it's chock full of great ideas and tutorials.
posted by arishaun at 10:44 AM on February 25, 2010 [1 favorite]

Charles and Hudson is a personal favorite.

If you want to drink from a firehose, Houseblogs.net aggregates almost 1000 blogs from DIYers fixing up and building houses. I includes a Google Custom Search across all the blogs. (Full disclosure, I run Houseblogs.net.)
posted by DIYer at 12:04 PM on February 25, 2010

Hammerzone is a great because they deal with a lot of the real world problems you might encounter when trying to fix up older homes. Even tricky structural stuff.
posted by bonobothegreat at 1:25 PM on February 25, 2010

Knock off wood.

Blogger breaks down plans for Pottery Barn-type furniture and shows you how to build nearly the exact same piece yourself.

All kinds of awesome.
posted by thisperon at 1:53 PM on February 25, 2010

I like the Wood Whisperer, though the stuff seems to require an endless array of specialised tools.
posted by StephenF at 3:35 PM on February 25, 2010

for something a little less conventional, check out http://www.instructables.com/
I likes plugging that site!
posted by Redhush at 6:17 PM on February 25, 2010

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