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    How to Build Cornhole Boards

    Bring your next backyard barbecue to life by building this beautiful cornhole set.

    How to Build a Brick Pizza Oven

    Make artisan pizzas and more right in your backyard.


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    How to Make a Candle Holder

    Make the most of your pile of hardwood offcuts and build this simple and elegant candle holder.


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    How to Build a DIY Wood Ladder Shelf

    If you're in need of a bookcase or a space to display your growing number of plants, this ladder shelf...


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    How to Make Your Own Silverware Drawer Organizer

    Organize your kitchen utensils with this quick and easy project.

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    How to Build a DIY Workbench with Storage

    With plywood, MDF and these simple plans, you can build an inexpensive yet sturdy workbench that's perfect for your basement...


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    How to Make a Simple Coat Rack

    Take advantage of a free afternoon in the woodshop to create this timeless, Craftsman-style coat
    rack.

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    How to Build a Key Rack For Your Wall

    If you're always misplacing your keys, wallet or sunglasses, this handy key rack is the perfect project for you.


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    How to Build a Wooden Clothing Rack

    Is your closet overflowing with clothes? You can build this practical and stylish clothing rack in a day by following...


    How to Build a Modern Water Fountain

    Create a calming and relaxing environment right in your backyard with this modern water curtain.


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    How to Build a Storage Coffee Table

    With a bit of undertable storage for books and magazines, this timeless modern coffee table is sure to last for...

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    How to Build a Vertical Garden

    Time to grow up with these plans for a vertical garden.


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    How to Make Simple Mortise and Tenon Joints

    A guide to mortise and tenon joinery, a core technique

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    How to Make DIY Wood Chess Pieces

    Put your own spin on a classic game.


    How to Install an Egress Window

    Adding a code compliant egress window makes a brighter, safer basement.


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    How to Build a DIY Barstool

    If you know your way around a table saw, you can make this barstool. Read on to learn how.

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    How to Make a Simple Wooden Box

    Here's a practical project to hone your woodworking skills.


    How to Build Faux Basement Windows That Provide Real Light

    This project uses a slim LED light panel mounted in a simple frame to give you light and the illusion...


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    Here’s How to Clean Every Type of Couch

    Learning how to clean a couch is easier than you might thinkā€”as long as you follow these expert-approved instructions


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    How to Build Your Own Drawer Slides

    Make your own drawer slides for your next cabinetry project with these easy step-by-step plans.


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    How To Build a DIY Cat Tree and Tower

    Cat trees don't have to be boring pet store affairs. Make this rugged tree in a weekend.


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    Common Dryer Repairs You Can Do Yourself

    Dryer not working? Don't despair. You might be able to fix it yourself.


    How to Make Extra Income Flipping Furniture

    Interested in flipping furniture? This fun, beginner-friendly, low-investment hobby can be surprisingly lucrative.


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    Rewiring a House: How To Hire a Pro

    Rewiring a house is a major undertaking. An electrical inspector offers tips on hiring the right pro for the...


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    Why Are My Christmas Lights Not Working?

    The good news is that there are only a few things can go wrong with holiday lights, and they're relatively...

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    How To Drain a Pool

    If you live in a cold climate, you may need to partially drain your pool in the winter. Here's how...


    How to Make a DIY Napkin Holder

    Make your own napkin holder out of leftover wood.



    How to Bend Wood with Steam

    A new woodworking skill, right around the bend!


    How to Forge a Knife From an Old Railroad Spike

    Forge something new from something old.


    How to Build a Sliding Door Tambour Cabinet

    Here's how to make a simple, elegant cabinet with an easy sliding door.