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Top 10 Posts for 2018 at The Handyman's Daughter

Every year, I reveal the top 10 posts from The Handyman's Daughter! Here's the list for 2018, with great woodworking, home improvement and DIY projects!

top 10 posts of 2018 at The Handyman's Daughter

Before the new year begins, I like to take a hard look at the data and try to figure out what kind of posts my readers like. Then I plan to give you more of what you want in the coming year! 

Last year when I published the top 10 posts of 2017, I noticed that the home improvement and woodworking categories were by far the most popular. This year is no different, and some of these projects are in the top 5 of all time! You can also check out my top 10 posts of 2016 here.

So without further ado, here are the top 10 posts published in 2018 at The Handyman's Daughter!

#10 - Garden Tool Storage Rack

landscaping power tool storage rack

That little cap at the end of your outdoor tool attachments? They're made for a garden tool storage rack like this one! Not only does it get that bulky leaf blower and string trimmer off the garage floor, but it has a shelf above it for storing the battery charger and extra string reels!

#9 - Recessed Bathroom Shelves

recessed bathroom shelves over vanityClaim some of that space between the studs of your bathroom walls for storage! These recessed bathroom shelves are a great spot for displaying pretty toiletries that would otherwise end up cluttering the countertop or drawers.

#8 - Between the Studs Shelves

between the studs storage shelves

Apparently between the studs storage shelves are popular this year! I turned this bare wall of studs in the workshop into a ton of storage space with simple shelves made from scrap wood!

#7 - 20 DIY Wooden Boxes and Bins

10 wooden boxes and bins to make yourself

Is your New Year's Resolution to get organized? Start by making one of these DIY wooden boxes and bins! From toy boxes to produce bins, there's a little bit of everything in this list!

#6 - How to Build a Pantry Cabinet

before and after kitchen pantry

This cluttered corner of the kitchen was driving me crazy! I'll show you how to build a pantry to hide away all those kitchen essentials without taking up a lot of space!

#5 - How to Use a Kreg Jig - K5 vs R3

How to Use a Kreg Jig - Comparing the Kreg Jig R3 and Kreg Jig K5

The Kreg Jig is one of my favorite tools! I have both the Kreg Jig R3 and the K5 and use them in almost all my projects. I'll show you how to use a Kreg Jig, and compare the two so you can decide which one is right for you.

#4 - 20 DIY Console Tables

20 Amazing DIY Console Tables

Looking for a new console table to fill that spot by the front door? Why buy when you can DIY! I've found 20 amazing DIY console tables to fit any style and space.

#3 - The Ultimate Guide to Pocket Holes

the ULTIMATE guide to pocket holes

Once you have a Kreg Jig, you'll need to learn how to use it! I've written up the ULTIMATE guide to pocket holes, so you can see just how I put my woodworking projects together.

#2 - The Perfect Grey Wood Stain

The PERFECT grey wood stain on dining table and chair

I've tried a LOT of grey wood stain colors over the years, but this is the perfect grey wood stain that I keep coming back to for almost every project. It turned our dining table from dated yellowish-orange to a deep charcoal while still showing the beautiful grain.

#1 - Contact Paper Kitchen Counter

contact paper countertop

Finally, the #1 post written in 2018, which is also the post with the most traffic of 2018! Who knew that covering your kitchen countertops in contact paper would be so popular (and controversial!) This is a great solution for renters, or those on a tight budget who just want to cover up those ugly laminate countertops!

There you have it, the top 10 posts written in 2018 at The Handyman's Daughter! Compiling this list makes me so motivated to keep going next year. A huge thank you to everyone who reads my posts and supports me in this crazy endeavor! Have a happy new year, and see you in 2019!


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Lindsay Fay

Wednesday 26th of December 2018

Hi Vineta,

This is an awesome list! I particularly love your garden tool storage rack; it seems like an easy way to quickly store bulky tools. One other thing that stood out to me was that 6 of these 10 posts, in addition to be woodworking or home improvement posts, were more specifically organization/storage idea posts. You have a real knack for creative and useful storage ideas, and I, at least, would love to see more of that in 2019!

Lindsay

Vineta

Thursday 27th of December 2018

Very true, I didn't notice that! I'm obsessed with storage and organization, so there will definitely be more of that next year!

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