Bourbon Barrel Project

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Perhaps the best day of 2016 was when we received a delivery of bourbon barrels to our dock at FirstBuild. After everyone got a chance to check out the barrels, and yes, take a sniff or two, we thought…”what are …

Fridge Drink Shelf

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Beau Muniz has been working on a really cool drink holder that can be inserted in your fridge to add some versatility to your storage situation. You can store your egg nog, or the wine for your Christmas dinner, in …

Community Spotlight: Bike Tread Art

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  FirstBuild community member, and Associate Professor of Photography/Fine Art at the University of Louisville, Mary Carothers, recently made it out to the Outer Hebrides islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. She had been working on a bike tread art project …

FirstBuild Holiday Hours

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Holiday Hours Our normal Monday-Friday (9AM-9PM) and Saturday (9AM-5PM) are in effect, with the exception of the following days: Friday December 16th – Closing at 5PM Friday December 23rd – Closed Saturday December 24th – Closed Monday December 26th– Closed …

Pizza Oven Assembly (In Pictures)

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This week, assembly started on our Monogram Pizza Oven. Each oven is being hand-built at our micro-factory in Louisville, Kentucky. The oven takes several hours to manufacture and assemble, but if you’ve seen some of the things it can do …

Smart Wine Chiller Project

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Take a sneak peek at the progress the “Smart Wine Chiller” team has been making recently! We’d also love any feedback you may have; drop comments below or on the YouTube video.    

Opal Video Walkthroughs

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We’ve been making a few videos about our Opal Nugget Ice Maker and how to best use it. We hope they are a valuable resource for current owners and soon-to-be owners. After a long wait, we know you just want to …

Talking Washer & Dryer

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working on a washer and dryer interface that will actually audibly communicate the selected setting. We believe it could have a great impact on the visually impaired community and possibly lead to voice-indication …

1B Lends a Hand

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By Taylor Beisler What were you doing when you were 4 years old? Chasing your childhood dog through the neighborhood…running down the ice cream man? Now imagine yourself without the ability to walk. Evander, a four-year-old who was thought unable …

Community Guest Blog: Guy Tedesco

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By Guy Tedesco My name is Guy Tedesco. I’m a sculptor, fine artist, and designer living and working in the Louisville area.   I’m fortunate to have work in many parts of the world, 8 different countries, many cities and states …

Custom Fridge

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Imagine a custom fridge design that matched perfectly with the surroundings of any kitchen, basement, or man cave. That’s what vinyl wrapped refrigerators allow you to do. We’ve been testing out various wraps and colors to gauge interest and determine …