RBCP'S BIG STUPID HOMEPAGE

Workshop

Here’s a page for me to brag about my dumb projects.

Monitor Stand: Make a flat-screen computer monitor stand out of a few gas pipes and a sheet of plexiglass.

Laptop Car Mount: In 2004, I decided that I needed a laptop mount for my car, so I could surf the net and watch movies while I drive. Here’s how I built one that worked just as good as the $200 models on Ebay.

Secret Bookshelf Doors: After watching just a little too much Scooby Doo, I suddenly had the urge to build secret bookshelf doors that automatically opened when I pulled out a certain book. I never got quite that far with it, but here’s what I accomplished.

Renovating an Old Store: Back in 1999, my wife and I opened up a business in Alton – a resale shop for baby/children’s clothing, cribs, swings, etc. To save a little money in startup costs, I rented a storefront in horrible condition and got a discount on the monthly rent by agreeing to fix it up myself.

Building an Open Staircase: Here’s some pictures from when I chopped a huge hole in our living room ceiling and put some stairs in.

Building a Deck: My first attempt at building something really big – an outdoor deck.

Renovating an Old Store

Back in 1999, my wife and I opened up a business in Alton – a resale shop for baby/children’s clothing, cribs, swings, etc. To save a little money in startup costs, I rented a storefront in horrible condition and got a discount on the monthly rent by agreeing to fix it up myself. Before we …

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Workshop – Building a Deck

There’s a side porch on the house but it’s too small to be useful. So I’ve decided to build a large deck on top of it. The existing porch was about 4′ by 8′. I decided the deck should be at least twice that size so I decided to go with 10′ x 20′ which …

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Workshop – Building a Laptop Mount

In 2004, I decided that I needed a laptop mount for my car, so I could surf the net and watch movies while I drive. Oh yeah, and watch a GPS screen. At the time I was driving across the country a lot, so my GPS was being extremely useful during this time. The only …

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Workshop – Building an Open Staircase

My original plan was to flip the existing stairs leading upstairs around. So instead of leading to the back door in the kitchen, they would come to the door in the living room. That would make the basement stairs end up at the backdoor/kitchen. But after my ex-landlord showed me some old blueprints of the …

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Workshop – Secret Bookshelf Doors

One day, after watching just a little too much Scooby Doo, I suddenly had the urge to build secret bookshelf doors that led into my office. We were in the process of renovating the attic at the time and hadn’t gotten around to putting a door up for the office yet, so it was pretty …

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