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DIY Projects, Home Improvement and Repair Guides

Fix a Wobbly Bookcase

Here are three simple ways to anchor your bookcase and keep it from tipping.

Simple Bookcase Plans

Build this simple bookshelf with a miter saw, biscuits - and a young helper.

Suspended Bookshelves

Build this simple set of book or display shelves in a single weekend.

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Build a Home Office

Build a compact home office with big work area and plenty of storage.

Create a Quiet Office

DIY strategies to soundproof your office and block the racket.

Office in a Closet

Learn how to turn a spare closet into a super-organized home office.

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Troubleshoot Outlets

Try these electrical tests before calling an electrician and save a service call.

Using a Multimeter

Test batteries, circuits, dead appliances and more with this helpful tool.

Rough-In Wiring

Save a lot of money by doing your own wiring safely with these techniques.

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Fast Furniture Fixes

Repair nicks, scratches, dings and dents in your wood furniture.

Refinish Furniture

Refinish furniture in less time, effort and mess, and get better results.

Reupholster a Chair

Follow our simple four step series and get first-class results.

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New Tile Backsplash

On a tight budget? Give your kitchen a whole new look for under $200.

Built-In Shelves

Discover hidden storage space in your walls with these two projects.

Build a Potting Bench

You don't need any special skills to build this gardener's bench.

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