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Parts of the House: Featured DIY Projects

How to Repair Squeaky Stairs

Carpeted stairs that squeak can be repaired from above in several easy...

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How to Make Structural Repairs by Sistering Floor Joists

This article provides step-by-step instructions and...

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Parts of the House: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • How to Fix a Door Latch

  • When a house settles, doors sometimes stop latching properly because one side of the frame has sagged. You can fix the problem easily with a rotary tool and a metal-cutting bit.

  • Cathedral Ceiling Insulation

  • Solve moisture and rot problems in insulated cathedral ceilings with closed-cell foam insulation. It fills and seals the space and doesn't absorb moisture.

  • How to Cut Off Wood Door Bottoms

  • To cut off a door without splintering the finish, use a guide and sharp blade in a circular saw, and deeply score the cut line with a utility knife.

  • Siding Repair: Holes in Aluminum and Vinyl

  • Nail holes in aluminum and vinyl siding are tough to repair without replacing the entire piece, but a squirt of color-matched caulk from a siding supplier will solve the problem for a lot less money and aggravation.

  • How to Build a Wainscoted Wall

  • Elegant, traditional wainscoting looks like an intimidating project, but with this simple, easy-to-assemble design even a moderately skilled DIYer can transform an ordinary room into a showplace.

  • Garage Flooring Options

  • Garage floor coatings like epoxy paint or concrete stain, or coverings like snap-together tiles or floor mats instantly improve your garage. Here's an overview of what's available.

  • How to Fix Stubborn Bifold Closet Doors

  • Tired of bifolds that don't work right? Learn how to adjust a door that's always sticking, trim a door that binds, repair a broken corner, and tighten annoying handles that keep coming loose.

  • How to Install a Sheet Vinyl Floor

  • Learn the foolproof “pattern” method for installing a vinyl floor in your bathroom, with expert tips for avoiding common installation pitfalls.

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