Chip Wade Bio

Atlanta native Chip Wade has building in his blood. Coming from a long line of experienced carpenters and wood craftsmen, Chip began working with his father at an early age and over the years developed an interest in carpentry, landscaping and renovation. As a contractor and master carpenter on HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block, Chip explained and demonstrated the tools and processes best suited for exterior renovation, landscaping and construction. Chip also appeared as the carpenter on HGTV's Designed to Sell. After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, Chip moved on to earn his certification in residential construction. He soon developed a passion for construction as he became proficient in both the design and execution of large-scale remodels. Chip is the owner of Wade Works Creative, a design and construction firm, and he resides in Atlanta with his wife, Pauli, and son, Mac.

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How to Paint Over Wood Wall Paneling

By: Chip Wade

No need to tear down that dingy 1970s paneling. Learn how to fill in the grooves and cover with a fresh coat of paint.

How to Build a Murphy Bed

By: Chip Wade

Get step-by-step instructions on how to construct a hideaway bed for a studio apartment or guest bedroom.

How to Lay a Brick Pathway

This weekend, elevate your home’s exterior by installing an elegant brick paver walkway in your landscaping.

Tour Chip Wade's Next-Level Rustic Wood Cabin 12 Photos

Woodsy turns chic in designer Chip Wade's lakeside getaway in Georgia. HGTV Magazine shows you around.

How to Make a Gardener's Potting Bench

By: Chip Wade

Learn how to build a custom work table for your gardening and outdoor chores. We outfitted this bench with a dry sink, tool storag …

Learn How to Achieve an Acid-Stain Look on Concrete Flooring

By: Chip Wade

You can get the look of acid-stained concrete floors without using heavy-duty chemicals. Learn how to stain concrete floors using …

How to Install a Shower Tile Wall

By: Chip Wade

Update your bathroom by installing tile in the shower with these step-by-step instructions

How to Build Storage Blocks For a Kid's Room

By: Chip Wade

These cube tables are easy to make and are perfect to use as a nightstand, toy storage or a footstool.

How to Build a Ledge Bookshelf

By: Chip Wade

Learn how to build narrow floating shelves that are perfect for a kid’s room or living area, or any small space.

How to Make a Headboard With Storage

By: Chip Wade

Maximize your bedroom's storage by building handy cubbies into your headboard.

How to Build a Loft Bed With a Built-In Table and Benches

By: Chip Wade

Increase the square footage in your child's bedroom by making a loft bed with a built-in desk/play station. 

Chip Wade's Top Money-Saving Yard Tips 41 Photos

Learn from the best how to keep costs low without sacrificing gorgeous landscaping.

Chip Wade Off Duty 15 Photos

By: Jessica Dodell-Feder

What happens when super-handy HGTV star Chip Wade renos his own house in Atlanta? It’s a power tool party! Come take a tour with H …

Talk to a Toolman: Q&A With Chip Wade

Should you hire a pro or do that home repair yourself? HGTV Magazine asks Elbow Room’s Chip Wade to weigh in on five common questi …

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