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A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some big changes to your home.

How to Build a DIY Nightstand

Learn how to build your own custom nightstand using minimal tools and moderate woodworking skills.


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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


How to Make a DIY Bread Box

Back in the day, people stored their bread in a special box in the kitchen or pantry. Relive those days...


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DIY Shaker Cabinet Doors

A table saw is all you need!

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How To Build a Raised Dog Bed

Keep your dog off the furniture and up off the cold floor.


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How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 

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How to Build a Garage Storage Wall

A customizable clutter-buster that turns your garage into a mudroom.


How to Build a Portable Prep Table for Your RV Road Trip

Running water and a work surface for convenient outdoor cooking.


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Everything to Know About Piano Hinges

Add piano hinges to your playlist of woodworking hardware. Here's when and how to use them.


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How to Build a Murphy Bed that Easily Transforms into a Desk

From home office to guest room in seconds.

How to Build a Garden Shed Addition

Plenty of storage for outdoor tools and toys, only a step away from your back door


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


DIY Murphy Bed and Bookcase

A cozy extra bed when you need it, a handsome showpiece when you don't have a ton of room. We'll...


How to Bend Wood

Bending hardwood trim for a countertop


How to Build a Bookcase with Crates

This simple bookcase is made with four crates and wheels. You can put one together for your bedroom in less...

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How to Install Edging for Plywood

Tips for installing oak and hardwood edgings for plywood.


2-Hour Project: How to Build a Cantina Bird Feeder

This two-hour project is a fun and clever way to attract some feathery friends to your yard, and to hone...


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How to Build a Desktop Catapult

Build this awesome desktop catapult with leftover wood, a couple of dowels and some rubber bands. Your inner child will...


How to Remove Dents in Wood

Don't worry, it can be fixed!


Tips for Creating Face Frame Cabinets

Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s some great tips and sound advice...


How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

At first glance, this bench may look like a complex project. But take a closer look and you’ll see that...


Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build Hexagon Shelves

Build these modern shelves to spice up your living space and add a bit of storage.


Custom Picture Shelves

Picture shelves are the perfect marriage of beauty and function. They elegantly display your picture collections, large or small, and...

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Ikea Hemnes Hack: Built-in Bench

Because you assemble it yourself, ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture invites tinkering. In fact, customizing RTA pieces is so common that it...


Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build A Folding Stool

Build a few of these small folding stools in an afternoon, and take them out camping or to sit around...


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Simple Tablet Stand

Following online recipes is easier with a tablet stand. Make this one for less than $10 in materials and only...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build An Adjustable Sawhorse

Add these ingenious, handy, adjustable sawhorses to your jobsite arsenal.


How to Build a Pipe Desk

Made with black steel pipe and a piece of IKEA butcher-block countertop, this roomy pipe desk is the perfect home...


Easiest and Smoothest Way to Apply Varnish

Want to know how to avoid drips and messes when you apply polyurethane varnish to large surfaces or multiple pieces...