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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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. How to Refinish Hardwood Floors

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    Renew a wood floor in half the time and at half the expense of sanding. The secret is to screen the old finish. Read on to see if screening will work for your floor.

  5. How to Sponge Paint a Wall

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    Sponge painting is a quick, simple way to make dull interior walls dramatic. With just a sponge, a can of glaze and a few paint colors you can transform your house.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Garage Floor Resurfacing: Fix a Pitted Garage Floor

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    Restore a pitted concrete garage floor with an easy-to-apply resurfacing product. It'll make the floor look fresh and new again at a modest price.

  10. DIY Toy Storage

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    These bins are great for sports gear and handle all kinds of miscellaneous garage clutter. Shelves and cabinets are great places to store kid stuff, but when you're in a hurry (and kids always are), it's nice to just throw and go.

  11. How to Paint a Ceiling

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    A professional home painter shares his tips for painting both smooth and textured ceilings, with equipment recommendations and tricks of the trade.

  12. Cabinet Refacing

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    Tired of your kitchen cabinets? Instead of replacing them, consider cabinet refacing. It's DIY-friendly, and you can save thousands of dollars.

  13. How to Wire a Finished Garage

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    If your garage doesn’t have enough outlets and you’re sick of squinting to see what you’re working on, then here’s the solution. Using PVC conduit and metal surface-mount electrical boxes, we’ll show you how to connect additional outlets to an existing garage outlet and how to add bright, ...

  14. How to Build a Garden Arbor

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    You can build this stylish, arched garden arbor with a swing in only a couple of days—it’s way easier than it looks.

  15. DIY Garden Cart

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    This DIY garden cart carries more than a wheelbarrow, easier to load and carries larger loads. We’ll show you how to build it in just a handful of steps.

  16. Store Your Tools in This Handy Tray Tower

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    Good woodworking tools deserve a home in a handsome, natural wood cabinet – not a cold metal tray. This birch tool tray tower makes the perfect home for hand tools and small parts.

  17. How to Install Crown Molding: Three-Piece Design

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    Crown molding can be intimidating, because walls often aren't flat and nailing is difficult. Don't worry. This three-piece system solves those problems. Here we'll show you how to install trim on the walls and ceiling first, then add the crown. The three combined look elegant and go up more easily than a single large piece. We'll also walk you through the tricky cuts at corners.

  18. How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring

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    You can save a lot of money by doing your own wiring. Here we'll show you to wire an entire room. Even if you've never picked up an electrical tool in your life, you can safely rough-in wiring by following the directions in this article. You'll learn all of the pro techniques for a wiring job, including choosing the right size receptacle boxes, running cable throughout the room, and making the electrical connections.

  19. 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.

  20. How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

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    Build this simple, attractive fire ring with retaining wall stone surrounded by flagstone, creating the perfect spot for cookouts, family gatherings and casual conversation. We'll show you how to build the fire ring so it's safe and durable, so you can enjoy relaxing fires year after year.

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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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