The page view numbers have been tallied! Check out the top 10 posts of 2017 at The Handyman’s Daughter, and let me know your favorite! From woodworking to home improvement to gardening, there’s sure to be an inspiring post for you in the list!
How has another year passed already?? The holidays are over, the guests have left, and I finally have a moment to reflect on the ups and downs of 2017. I got a lot accomplished! I’ve crunched the numbers and came up with a list of the top 10 posts of this year.
It’s always fascinating to see trends over a longer period of time, to find out what works and what doesn’t. From this list, it’s obvious that my home improvement and woodworking categories are the most popular!
My goal with The Handyman’s Daughter is to give you, the reader, more of what you want. These two topics will be my main focus of 2018! Craft projects never get much interest here, so I’ll be cutting them out in the future. If there’s a topic you’d like to see covered on my blog, please let me know in the comments!
These posts were all published in the past year. If you want to see my top 10 posts of all time, check out my list from last year!
So, without further ado, the top 10 posts of 2017 on The Handyman’s Daughter! I’ve compiled a video below, as well as photos with links to each project.
This simple addition to my miter saw stand has been an amazing time saver! Just set the stop and cut dozens of identical pieces in minutes without measuring. I’ve made a few less trips to the store for more lumber this year because of this tool! Remember, measure twice, cut once!
This Lego table has become quite a hit, even though it was published just last month! Our son has created an entire city in his new space, with each table having its own theme. With all the new Lego sets he received for Christmas, I’m sure his mini-metropolis will be growing soon!
Household technology is changing, and tankless water heaters are one of the most popular upgrades nowadays. We plan to go tankless when our current water heater bites the dust, but there are a few important things to consider first. I did my research, so you don’t have to!
This outdoor end table does double duty! Most of the summer, it held beautiful petunias that cascaded over the edge. But you can pop out the planter box and insert a new one to serve as an ice bucket, so you always have a cold one on hand! It fits perfectly next to the outdoor loveseat I built last year, and I plan to make a coffee table in 2018 to finish the set.
Can you believe this little table was built with nothing but scrap wood? I had a few 2 x 12 end cuts left over from a project I did for a friend, and they made a great hexagon table top! It doesn’t take up a lot of visual space in our living room, but gives me a spot for my coffee and planner while I write these blog posts every week.
This trellis idea popped into my head one day, and I couldn’t wait to build it! I taught myself how to use SketchUp this year, and this was one of my first projects in the woodworking plans library. Creating the design on the computer first saved me a lot of trial and error in the workshop! Having the printed plans in hand makes woodworking projects go much smoother, and I’ll be bringing you plenty more in 2018!
It’s amazing how quickly and easily I was able to transform our deck from dull and dirty and bright and clean! This was my first post with a video, which is something I’ll be doing a lot more of in the future. Nothing inspires me more than seeing how a DIY project is done first hand, and my job is to inspire you!
This is one of my favorite projects of 2017! It took forever to attach all those wood shims, but the end result was sooooo worth it. The door makes such a huge impact in our family room! I’ll be tackling the bathroom behind that beautiful door in the coming year.
I’m thrilled that my research on how to corral miter saw dust was helpful to so many people! I ended up creating my own miter saw dust hood based on one of these designs, and it works amazingly well. No more vacuuming huge piles of sawdust from hard to reach places!
These hanging moss balls were the most read post I wrote in 2017! They’re a great way to add some greenery to your window without cluttering up the sill. Unfortunately, mine all went to that great greenhouse in the sky when we went on vacation this summer during an especially hot week. Guess I need to make some more!
There you have it! The top 10 posts on The Handyman’s Daughter from 2017! Did any of these posts surprise you? Inspire you? I’d love to hear which project you’re excited to try out in 2018!
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