Why Uncharted DIY?

Why Uncharted DIY?

Have you ever wanted to do a project and can’t find any information on how to do it?

Have you thought, “If only…

  • it was the right size

  • was available for purchase or even existed

  • was affordable

  • in my hands today, etc.?”


As a result of pondering these problems, the idea of creating Uncharted DIY was born.

Consequently, UnchartedDIY.com focuses on:

  • Inexpensive solutions without elaborate resources, and with quality results
  • Using commonplace tools, sometimes in unusual ways
  • Reviewing and demonstrating new or interesting tools
  • Creating totally custom solutions to unique problems rather than settling for off-the-shelf products that don’t fit your need or aesthetic
  • Using existing items in ways they were not originally intended
  • Taking pride in a creative job well done
  • Saving things from obsolescence and going to a landfill. Throwing away the habits of a throw-away world
  • One-of-a-kind creations with soul, energy, personality. Character that can’t be bought
  • Adding your personal touch, making it uniquely yours
  • Knowing what is going into a project, that it was done right, and how it works
  • Gaining new knowledge and skills
  • An outlet for your creative expression. Simply having fun and reducing the stress of daily living
  • Imbuing the love and care many hired professionals would not have time for

Steve DiMasi Uncharted Steve

For me, if I save money or time doing a DIY project, that is an added bonus—though not necessarily my main motivation. I am obsessed with making everything around me as efficient and user friendly as possible.

With a small house and usually a small budget to work with, I take it as a personal challenge to find creative ways to fix things, improve them or to dream up completely new items with unique functionality.

Most of all, I love having an idea spring to life from my very own hands, and hope to inspire others to do the same!

I would love your feedback, input, suggestions, questions.

Let’s see what we can create together!

Make sure to visit the “DIY How-To Projects” section for lots of fun projects. The articles and videos cover a broad range of topics, but they are all meant to be fun and useful. Equally important, they are explained so almost anyone can follow along, from DIY pros to complete beginners. 

Then, have a look at the “Product Reviews” section for reviews of tools and products. These unsponsored and unbiased evaluations help you make informed decisions when it comes to adding helpful gear to your DIY toolbox!

Finally, make sure to check the Uncharted DIY YouTube channel!

Uncharted DIY is for DIY enthusiasts tackling uncommon projects, utilizing common tools and often on a limited budget

Uncharted DIY is for DIY enthusiasts tackling uncommon projects, utilizing common tools and often on a limited budget


  1. Chet Zenone
    10/01/2020 @ 10:49 pm

    Steve…..like your method for joining fence pickets with brads to create wider and thicker boards to build large nestboxes. Seems a much easier way to join the pickets than using glue.


    • Uncharted Steve
      10/01/2020 @ 11:10 pm

      Thank you Chet, and thanks for reading Uncharted DIY! The article mentioned is: https://uncharteddiy.com/flicker-box/

      It is much easier than glue, and there’s no potential issues with the birds possibly having any reaction to glue. Their lungs are super sensitive – I’m sure you are familiar with the term “canary in a coal mine”…


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