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  1. Garage Storage Ideas: Find Unused Space

    Create a huge, accessible storage platform on the upper walls of your garage without taking up any floor space. With these 2-ft. wide shelves you can make 150 square feet of storage space in a weekend.

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  1. How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

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    Instead of replacing your old kitchen cabinets, make them new by repainting them. With an inexpensive paint sprayer and a few gallons of paint you can transform your kitchen in a weekend.

  2. The Best Carpentry Tips and Advice

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    We asked professional carpenters to pass along some of the tricks and tips they've learned after years of pounding thousands of nails into just about anything made of wood. Read the following tips to benefit from their hardworking carpentry experiences.

  3. Folding Workbench

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    Build this solid, roll-around, folding workbench in a day with simple hardware and only two sheets of plywood.

  4. How to Install a Sheet Vinyl Floor

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

  5. Easy Storage Ideas

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    When it comes to easy storage ideas, nobody beats our crew of editors. Here are 10 creative DIY solutions that provide more storage without adding cabinets or drawers.

  6. How to Use a Block Plane

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    Nothing beats a handy little block plane for simplicity and convenience. It's versatile enough to perform all kinds of cutting and shaping tasks, yet small enough to fit in a tool pouch. And it's perfectly shaped to use with one hand. In this article, you'll learn how to use a block plane and find tips for sharpening and buying them.

  7. How to Fix Sweating Pipes

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    Cover cold water pipes with inexpensive foam pipe insulation to prevent condensation and dripping in humid weather.

  8. How to Repair a Leaking Tub Faucet

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    You don't have to put up with the slow drip from a leaky faucet, nor with the growing stain it often leaves in the tub or shower. Fix it now and you'll prevent those headaches and save on you water bill too. The entire job, with special tools, may set you back a bit of cash, but doing it yourself ...

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  1. Halloween Cleanup: How to Deal with the Mess after Trick-or-Treaters - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    If you wound up with more tricks than treats this Halloween, you're likely to have your hands full with a mess: toilet paper in the trees, eggs dripping on your house, maybe even chocolate mashed into the carpet. There’s no reason to get spooked: These 6 strategies for dealing with Halloween ...

  2. 7 Smart (Unauthorized) Uses for Home Appliances - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    If you think of your dishwasher, microwave, and coffeemaker as one-trick ponies, you might be surprised that they're each capable of doing a lot more than cleaning your plates, warming your food, and delivering a daily jolt of java. In fact, most appliances in your home can do double—if not ...

  3. Reusing Candy Wrappers - 5 Things You Can Make - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Looking for a reason to have yet another piece of chocolate? We'll give you five. These sweet DIYs have us reaching into the candy bowl again and again.

  4. Home Safety Tips - Projects You Should Never DIY - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Owning a home can be very expensive, which is why many savvy homeowners learn to do minor maintenance and repair work themselves, rather than hire a professional. Some projects, however, are way beyond the skill level of the average homeowner and should not be attempted. These dangerous projects ...

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  1. How to Cut a Large Hole in Tile

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    Cutting large holes in tile, like for a shower valve, can be challenging. The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, shows you how to layout the hole and how to cut it with an angle grinder for a perfect fit. This technique will work with any type of tile or stone.

  2. How to Install a Toilet

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    Installing a toilet is a lot faster and cheaper than hiring a plumber. The Family Handyman editor, Les Zell, shows you how to install a toilet yourself and share tips to avoid mistakes and expensive service calls.

  3. Circular Saw Safety Tips

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    The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will share tips that will keep you and your fingers safe when using a circular saw.

  4. Proper Way to Use Wire Nuts

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    There are two schools of thought on connecting wires with wire nuts. The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat, will show you the way that the wire nut manufacturers recommend. Let the wire nuts to the twisting for you.

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Blog Posts

  1. Wood Doll Pram or Stroller

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    FromAna-White.com

    DIY Doll pram or stroller made from wood scraps.  Build the pram bottom and ends with 3/4" pocket holes on underside.   Project Type:  Toys Room:  Kids and Toys Nursery and Baby main_category:  Handmade Holidays Skill Level:  Intermediate Dimensions:  Recommended for toddlers Cut List:  2 - 1/2" plywood @ 19-1/4" x 12" (sides of pram - will be cut out with jigsaw) 1 - 1x10 @ 9-3/4" - long point measurement, one end cut at 20 degrees off square (front of pram) 1 - 1x10 @ 5" - long point measurement, one end cut at 20 degrees off square (back of pram) 1 - 1x10 @ 13-3/8" - long point to long point measurement, both ends cut at 20 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel (bottom of pram) 5" rounds or store bought wheels 2 - 1x2 @ 16" long 1 - 1" dowel cut at 7-3/4" long   Author Notes:    Happy Halloween! No tricks, just treats today!!! As you know, I've been teaming up with the super star talented Jaime from That's My Letter on a holiday series we call Handmade Holidays , to bring you a new, free gift plan every Friday for the twelve weeks prior to Christmas. Just to recap - here's a few of the awesome project's we've shared with you (this year and last) -            Yes, you read that right - this is just a few.  You can check out our growing collection of Holiday plans here. And today, we are adding another awesome plan that you can make! You know those wood doll prams that sell for big bucks? Well, check out what used to be wood scraps - Yup, practically free! And just perfect for a baby doll I've partnered up with Jaime from That's My Letter on this post, so you'll find my plans following, but make sure you first go check out Jaime's building post with lots of construction photos and tips! See you back here for the plans! Have a great weekend! XO Ana   Transfer side pattern on to your 1/2" plywood.  Cut out with jigsaw.  Copy and create a second side.  Sand the two together so edges match.  Drill holes through both sides for the wheels at this step (sized for your hardware). Attach sides to the bottom and ends with glue and finish nails.   Install wheels to sides through predrilled holes.  For more details on Jaime's wheels and how she installed them, please go here. Use 1-1/4" screws to attach handle inside the pram, and attach dowel to the 1x2s. Preparation Instructions:  Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed. Shopping List:  4 - 5" rounds or store bought wheels and bolts 1 - sheet of 1/2" plywood @ 24" x 24" (available in project panel section of hardware store) 1 - 1x10 @ 36" long 1 - 1x2 @ 36" long 1 - 1" dowel @ 7-3/4" long Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck! 1 1/4 inch finish nails 1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws Elmer's Wood Glue wood filler Tools:  measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection Kreg Jig™ drill jigsaw compound miter saw nailer sander

  2. Bench that Converts to Toddler Table

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    FromAna-White.com

    Convertible toddler table bench- DIY plans Now add the cleats 1-1/2" down from center seam, with 2" screws and glue. Room:  dining room kitchen Skill Level:  Intermediate Project Type:  Bench Kids Tables and Chairs Estimated Cost:  $20 - $50 Style:  Children's Industrial Modern Rustic Dimensions:  ...

  3. Protect Your Ears When Woodworking

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

  4. It’s Not Over Yet

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    FromDIY Diva

    It’s tempting to spend all of my free time these days holed up in a half-demolished bathroom, trying to piece it back together. Usually when...

  5. 11 Facts and Falsehoods about Kitchen Knife Sharpening

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    FromRon Hazelton's Blog

    Myths an falsehoods abound when it comes to knife sharpening.  Here are some of the more popular beliefs -- some true, some false. Continue reading

  6. Micro Bevel Sanding Jig

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

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