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  1. DIY Furniture

    Looking for inexpensive DIY furniture plans? These three projects will show you how to turn stock kitchen cabinets into a TV stand, a storage cabinet and an entry bench.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Ultimate Tool Storage Cabinets

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    Neatly pack away most of your shop in this attractive tool storage cabinet, which features both shallow and deep drawers and adjustable open shelving.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Build a Wall Niche

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    Save space by mounting a simple cabinet inside a wall between wall studs. You can build and finish it in a day for less than $50.

  5. Three Bathroom Storage Ideas

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    Here are three DIY friendly projects that will provide more storage for your bathroom, no matter how small it is. We’ll show you how to install a large medicine cabinet in the wall, add glass shelves over your toilet (or anywhere else you want them) and install built-in pantry cabinets. Whether you decide to upgrade your bathroom with one of these projects or all three, you’ll make your bathroom more functional.

  6. Interior Trim Work Basics

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    We show you how to make crisp, sharp corners and tight joints when installing door trim, window trim and a three-piece baseboard. With a few basic carpentry tools and a little patience, you can trim out a room in a weekend. With a little practice you can master the two key trim techniques, mitering ...

  7. How to Build a Message Center

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    Get organized with this hallway message center. With an erasable calendar, mail bin, shelving, key hooks and corkboards, it’s the perfect spot for keeping track of family activities.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. How to Build a Shower Pan

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    Learn how to build a custom-sized, waterproof shower pan for a curved shower enclosure by following these clear, detailed photos and step-by-step instructions.

  11. How to Build a Picnic Table

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    Looking for different kind of outdoor table? This article will show you how to build a round, Craftsman-style picnic table that's perfect for a backyard deck or patio.

  12. Decorating Ideas: Wall Panels

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    Create the look of traditional paneled walls for your bedroom or living room with painted MDF strips. For very little money you can completely transform the appearance of your house.

  13. Simple Modern Computer Desk

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    This sleek computer desk has the look of a contemporary classic, but it can be built in a weekend with basic carpentry tools and minimal carpentry experience.

  14. How to Build a Garden Bench

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    Assemble this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it so it's strong and durable, using a simple biscuit joinery technique.

  15. Garage Storage Tower

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    Here's an easy-to-build tower for storing stuff in your garage, basement or mudroom—it's perfect for organizing those big, plastic storage bins you keep throwing everything into. And you can build two or three towers in a weekend without breaking the bank.

  16. Router Table Plans

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    Once you mount your router in a router table, you might never remove it. Use these plans to build this router table and change your woodworking world.

  17. Composting Tips

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    Kick your composting up a notch with these tips. Using this simple 3-bin composter you can turn yard and kitchen waste into rich compost in 4 to 6 weeks.

  18. How to Brush on Bed Liner in a Pickup Truck

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    Want to save money on a bed liner? Instead of a plastic liner or a professionally sprayed-on liner, try a DIY roll-on bed liner. You'll get great-looking results at a fraction of the cost

  19. How to Build Mudroom Lockers

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    Neaten up your mudroom with these simple, hide-the-mess lockers. Behind every door is storage for coats, boots, a backpack, hats and other odds and ends.

  20. How to Build an Adirondack Chair

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    Learn how to build a classic wooden Adirondack chair. With clear, detailed photos and drawings you'll learn how to cut the graceful curves that make this chair so comfortable to sit in.

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DIY Videos from The Family Handyman:

  1. Custom Garage Storage

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    The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, will show you the features that make this garage storage system truly adaptable and unique. With this system you will be able to change it up to store all your stuff easily.

  2. How to Build a Miter Saw Table

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    The Family Handyman carpentry expert, Mark Petersen, will show you how to get more efficient use out of your miter saw by building your own miter saw table.

  3. How to Build a Sub Irrigated Planter System

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    If you like fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden but don't think you can have a garden of your own, this is the project for you. The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick shows you how to build a sub irrigated planter (also called a self-watering planter) that will allow you to grow your favorite foods and keep them watered, even while you are on vacation.

  4. How to Repair Concrete Steps

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    Repairing concrete steps is a lot cheaper than building new ones. After you make the repair, The Family Handyman expert Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to resurface the concrete to make the old and new concrete match perfectly.

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