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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. Dream Garage: Double-Decker Car Storage

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    Innovative two-tier car parking, special ventilation, super organization and diamond-plate décor make this garage a palace for the auto-loving homeowner and friends.

  5. Garage Cabinet Storage

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    Assemble this large and versatile garage storage system in a weekend. It features many sizes of cabinets and various widths of shelves, yet leaves plenty of open wall spaces for hanging tools and other items.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Organizing Tools - 7 Toolboxes for Today's DIYer - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Sure, tools are an absolute necessity for DIY projects, but just as critical is the box in which you store them. A good toolbox can help ease any project along by organizing, protecting, and transporting your tools safely and efficiently. If you still picture these boxes as the dull metal tins ...

  2. The 7 Newest Wallpaper Patterns - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    For years, all-white walls and simple one-coat paint jobs have dominated the domestic scene. But move over, neutrals—decorative wallpaper is making a comeback. Living rooms spring to life with graphic accent walls, bedrooms soften with romantic florals, and even the most mundane of interior spaces ...

  3. Fireplace Maintenance - Getting Ready for Winter - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Nothing is quite as warm and cozy as a crackling fire in autumn. But before you touch match to kindling, take a good look around your fireplace and chimney to make sure you're following these essential guidelines for a safe—and warm—season. Poorly maintained fireplaces can cause house fires or ...

  4. How to Remove a Wall - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Your quest for more light and openness might lead you to remove a wall (or several). Before you start swinging the sledge, make sure you understand what you're getting into.

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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 Get Rid of Mice

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    Has your family mouser retired and is no longer interested in catching mice? The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, shares some of his best tips for catching mice without a cat. He will show you where to place mousetraps to catch the most mice. Can you beat 41 catches in three weeks?

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Blog Posts

  1. Chickens & Colors

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    FromDIY Diva

    Fall is by far my favorite season, but it also means a lot of my favorite things are ending for the year–no more fresh veggies...

  2. Square Mirrors for a Few Bucks

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    FromAna-White.com

    Make a mirror for about $3!  Free plans from ana-white.com #DIY #PLANS Then cut two more 1x2s and attach on outsides with glue and nails or screws or pocket holes to all of the exisiting 1x2 boards. Project Type:  Wall Projects Wall Art frames Skill Level:  Beginner Room:  Bathroom Bedroom dining ...

  3. KEEN Utility Braddock Work Boot Review

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  4. Reindeer Rocking Chair

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    FromAna-White.com

    DIY Reindeer rocker chair with template and plans from ana-white.com Jaime built with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.     If a Kreg Jig is on your Christmas list, you can also build with countersunk screws in the meantime, but you'll have to hide screw holes and it will be a little ...

  5. In Progress Problems: Bathroom Edition

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    FromDIY Diva

    How many times have you guys heard me say this? When it comes to DIY things always, always get worse before they get better. The...

  6. Turned Leg Traditional Desk

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    FromAna-White.com

    DIY Desk inspired by Pottery Barn Printer desk - free step by step plans from ana-white.com Attach 1x2 to front of cabinet at top. Check for square and adjust for square.   Room:  Craftroom office Project Type:  Desk Collections:  Basic Collection Style:  Classic Estimated Cost:  $150 - $200 Skill ...

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