Posts by Mike Alonzo

Fractions to Decimals to Points Conversion Chart

Converting numbers between fractions, decimals, and points is now a little easier with this simple conversion chart cheat sheet. And if you’re looking for a super specific fraction to decimal conversion and dividing is too much of a hassle… here ya go. Google Sheets Reference

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Coffee Table with Storage

The Find While wandering the alleys, I came across an old cheap ottoman. The pillow top was wrecked but the base was still in pretty good shape so I brought it home. My wife had recently purchased an outdoor couch and wanted a small coffee table, so before she bought more stuff I jumped on…

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iLA the Alleybot

The Find Sometimes your scraps have scraps, and that’s where the darndest things live. I came across this little gal in a pile of wood bits and metal parts. The Build I started by putting together the body with some left over nails, attaching the head with a metal peg, adding a few accessories and…

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Aspen Branch and Pallet Wood Art

The Find While visiting my mom and grandmother in beautiful Flagstaff, AZ, I came across some fallen aspen tree branches. I’ve always loved the texture of the white bark and figured it could make a nice organic art piece. The Build I took 3 pieces of broken pallet wood and lined them up to match…

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Plumbing with Pete

My Grandmother had a leaky pipe from her water heater. It was Sunday. There was no one to call. So with little to no plumbing experience, my brother in-law Pete and I answered the call. Wish us luck.

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LA Fashion District with Briabay

In 2015 my wife Amie started a children’s clothing line called Briabay. She’s been grinding ever since and in the last year Briabay has really turned a corner. In an effort to find unique fabrics we’ve started venturing from our home in Scottsdale, AZ to the LA Fashion District. Watch our multi-day journey! Shopping in…

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Evening Rollin

I have a good general knowledge of photography and videography with a lot of really nice equipment. But the sad truth is, I rarely use it. Without a really good purpose, it’s often just to much effort to get it all out. BUT. I recently have discovered a mobile app called InShot. It’s the first…

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Scrap Wood Step Stool

The Find I had a few left over scrap pieces of cheap fir and had been wanting to build a step stool for my daughter so she could more easily wash her hands and brush her teeth. The space between the sink and the swing of the closing bathroom door was very narrow, so it…

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Reclaimed Wood Box Centerpiece

The Find I got really luck with these gems. As part of a large pile of beautifully weathered wood boards with flaking green and white paint, I couldn’t imagine letting these beauties rot in a dump. Just look at that texture! The Build I love boxes. They are beautiful, functional and easy to make. There are…

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