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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. Choosing the Best Hammer

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    Can't decide on the best hammer for you? We compared balance, strength and features of classic and modern hammers. See which ones our Editors preferred.

  5. How to Install a Chair Rail

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    Chair rail wood molding can transform the appearance of your living room, dining room or hallway, and installation goes quickly when you prefinish the wood.

  6. Car Battery Care

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    Avoid an expensive service or tow charge (and the worry of being stranded!) by keeping your car battery working at peak performance. This article will show you how to perform a simple step-by-step 10-minute seasonal battery check-up so you know whether your battery is performing well. This article ...

  7. Closet Organization: A Simple Shelf and Rod System

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    This simple shelf-and-rod system will bring order to your cluttered closet and double the storage space. We'll show you everything you need to build this organizer. No more excuses! In just two days, you'll have an organized closet.

  8. Bathroom Ideas: Replace Tub and Shower Faucet Trim

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    Change out tub/shower control handles and spouts to achieve a brand new look, without redoing the valve plumbing. Use a simple replacement kit.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Home Staging Tips - 9 Ideas to Entice Buyers - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Preparing to sell your house? You should have two separate to-do lists. In one, itemize the issues a good home inspector is likely to find. Those are matters you must address. In the second list, put down the minor improvements that are totally optional but can be extremely persuasive to a ...

  2. Enter Bob Vila’s “Too Cool for Summer” Give-Away—TODAY! - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Enter today and everyday in August for your best chance of winning $10,000 in Lennox cooling or heating products and installation.

  3. NeverWet Review - In the War Against Wet, A New Weapon - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    A new line from Rust-Oleum repels water, mud, ice and other liquids from a variety of surfaces. We put one member of the NeverWet product family to the test. Read on to find out what happened.

  4. Cardboard Crafts – 17 Creative Ideas - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    While technology is constantly giving us new ways of doing things, there are some things that stubbornly stay the same. Take the good old cardboard box, for example: 90 percent of all products shipped in the United States are still sent using some type of cardboard packaging. So what do we do with ...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Extreme Close Up: Auto Hammer

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    Sears Handyman shows you the Auto Hammer - a motorized hammer that does the hammering work for you.

  2. Make Garden Sustainability a Goal

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    Master gardener William Moss discusses the importance of garden sustainability.

  3. 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.

  4. How to Repair a Washing Machine Leaking From Underneath

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    Stop the leak and learn how to repair a washing machine that's leaking underneath.

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Blog Posts

  1. Easiest Industrial Cart

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    FromAna-White.com

    easiest every bookshelf with modern industrial styling! free step by step plans from ana-white.com Follow Ana on Pinterest! About Project Author Notes:  Hi everyone, Jen here today! This is a fun simple project with big impact! I love the mix of wood and metal. Oh did I mention it only took 2 hours from start to finish, one board, one stick of “angle aluminum” and some screws! Well, it actually goes finish first on this one!  The first step was to cut down my 2 x 12 into 3 pieces at 31 1/2” (so I could get three shelves out of one 8 foot long board). I gave them a good sanding and stained them. I used Carrington by RustOleum - it's got a slight reddish tint, very pretty! Now for the aluminum angle.  You can find it at most any hardware store, and it's pretty inexpensive - Aluminum angle comes in precut sizes, but mine were 48" in length, so I decided to cut them in half.   The best way I've found to cut aluminum angle is with a jigsaw with a metal blade. Just clamp the aluminum angle down, And it cuts like butter! Even easier than cutting wood! Then it was time add the aluminum angle to the boards.  I set my 3 boards on their side on a couple sawhorses, set the first aluminum piece flush with the top and bottom board.  Then I predrilled through just the aluminum where I wanted to place my self tapping screws,  One on each side of the angle piece.  I did the top board first and then the bottom.  I measured and marked the middle of the angle piece and set the center of the middle 2 x 12 board and did the same, predrilled and sunk my self tapping screws. I did the same for all four sides. Almost done. Then I just needed to add these sweet casters! I used 1 1/4” self tapping screws here. I flipped it up and stood back to admire.  AMAZING! It's really is amazing what 2 hours and few materials can make!  Would look amazing in the kitchen as a baking cart, Or if your kiddos are heading back to school, a great place to store art and school supplies that will easily wheel into a closet or bedroom. Now it's your turn, just do it! Materials and Tools Shopping List:  1 - 2x12 board, 8 feet long 96" of 1" aluminum angle 24 - 1-1/4" self tapping wood screws 4 - caster wheels (we used 4") with 16 screws to attach to base Tools:  measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection drill circular saw jigsaw sander Cut List Cut List:  3 - 2x12 @ 32-1/2" 4 - aluminum angle @ 24" Step 1 Step 2 Finishing Instructions 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.

  2. Simpson ALH3225 Pressure Washer

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

  3. Visible Progress

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    FromDIY Diva

    Ten years of DIY has taught me a lot of things, but the longest running lesson is how to keep myself going when I’m feeling...

  4. Milwaukee Laser Distance Meter 2282-20

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

  5. Modern Indsutrial Adjustable Sawhorse Desk to Coffee Table

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    FromAna-White.com

    Desk to coffee table with industrial style sawhorses - free plans from Ana-White.com Follow Ana on Pinterest! About Project Author Notes:  Please welcome Toliy today. Toliy is an industrial design student, spending his summer break local to us in Alaska. We put Toliy right to work, embracing his ...

  6. In The Garden: Pickles & Dilly Beans

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    FromDIY Diva

    I feel like the only appropriate way to start this post is with an admission: I have no idea what the eff I’m doing in...

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