Hi I’m Paul. I’m a a guy who loves tools, wood and making sawdust. My interests are varied but my main passion is building custom furniture and cabinetry. Anyway I’ve been making saw dust for well over 30 years and I am running out of projects so here I am offering advice, making stuff for those who don’t want to do-it-themselves and sharing a few things I learned to do well.

For those interested in having work done and are in the metro Chicago area you can contact me at paulsdiysolutions@gmail.com (No solicitors, PLEASE). Leave me a brief description of the type work you are interested in and your phone number and I will get back to you.

For those doing it themselves there are a few ways of accessing featured topics. One is my YouTube video accessible by clicking the appropriate link on the topic blog page. The second is a printable PDF “Cheat Sheet” summary outlining project supply lists, procedural rules and tips. And the last a detailed guide for those who prefer written instructions, however with one click link to my YouTube channel you can actually see (rather than read about) the methods employed. In either case I thank you for visiting and ask that you subscribe to my channels and periodic newsletters. The world is a creative place and given some basic information we are capable of amazing things . . . so “LET’S DO IT OURSELVES!”

From the lumber yard . . . to the shop . . . to the wall . . .

   Ash Live Edge – Lumbar Yard   Drawer Face – My Shop  Floating Cabinet – Installed

Other Projects:

   Fireplace Mantle   Kitchen Cabinetry   Work Station

   Trestle Table – Ready for Finish