Mother of invention

It is said that “necessity is the mother of invention”. For me, I would expand that to say “necessity–without means–is the mother of invention”. If you were to walk around our house, explore my workshop or even inspect our cars, you would see this in living color. Show me the money! I have had what many […]


Mobile home living is synonymous with lack of storage. So, we are always looking at shelving and storage ideas. We require any system of organization to be not only functional, but aesthetically pleasing. It is always a challenge to install shelving in a mobile home. The walls are constructed of randomly spaced 2×3 studs covered by […]

Custom Products

This is a pallet entry table I custom built for a friend. I haven’t had much luck in the the past with furniture, but this one came out perfect! The Design Process During the summer of 2015, I started building things for our kitchen and was getting some interest from friends. I posted my first […]


This headboard is one of the first things I created for the home. My good ideas tend to create more work for me. During a project, I find new things that, unfortunately expand the project. I very much enjoyed this first project. I built this piece using reclaimed rough sawn wood from my father-in-law’s barn. […]

Non-Pallety Pallet Project

When I am considering a pallet project, I turn to social media for ideas, feedback and planning. For this and other hobby topics, social media can be a wonderful resource. However, one drawback can be lack of originality or variety. So often, when I find a pallet project, it looks like all the others. People are […]

Typical Scott Haines DIY project

It wouldn’t quite be a typical Scott Haines DIY project without a trip to the emergency room. The first question now asked by MGH nurses is “What now?” As many of you know, the count of broken bones now stands at 11 with various other incidents thrown in. This past weekend, I nearly added a […]

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