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100 Incredible Projects By DIYers Like You

From unique accent walls to crazy automotive creations, these real-life projects are as interesting and inspiring as the DIYers who built them.

Spray foam tube cleaning

Forget to clean the plastic tube and nozzle after using half a can of spray foam? Find out our spray...


Garden Shears Turned Insulation Trimmer

Here’s a faster, cleaner way to cut fiberglass insulation.


Trim Edge-banding with a Chisel

Check out this awesome edge-banding veneer trick.


Pinpoint Picture Hanging

Here’s a nifty way to mark nail hole positions on walls when you’re hanging that new picture. Glue two pushpins...

Fast and Cheap Glue Roller

When spreading carpenter’s glue, slide a piece of 1-in. diameter pipe insulation onto a 4-in. paint roller frame and use...


Flush-Cutting Hacksaw

Trim dowel plugs flush on fine furniture projects without scarring the adjacent surface.

On-the-Go Paint Shield

Spend a lot less time applying masking tape and more time painting trim and baseboard molding with this shop tip...


Clothespin Scriber

Here’s a great way to scribe lines when you’re fitting countertops, cabinets and built-in furniture against irregular walls. Tape a...


Nail Bed for Trim Painting

Need to spray-paint or varnish a raft of trim pieces for that bedroom remodeling job? Here’s a cushy way to...


Pointy-Tool Pincushion

Store router bits, drill bits, screwdrivers, awls, pencils, Allen wrenches and hole saws in a hunk of 1-1/2-in.-thick rigid foam...

Reader Project: Salvaged Pallets Transform Workshop Walls

Derek Greene prefers the  word 'salvaged.' He likes the challenge of finding something old and making it new again.