Dennis Laakso

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How I Built the Media Center of My Dreams for Under $500

Between the Blu-Ray player, cable box, laptop, and everything else hooked up to your TV, your home theater situation is a mess. Here’s how I rolled …

Kodi

How to Build Mudroom Lockers

Build simple boxes and add store-bought doors<p>Spike Carlsen is a carpenter, author and former editor at The Family Handyman. You can find his books in …

Best iPod Classic Hacks: DIY Upgrades and Alternative Uses

iPod Classic hacks can breathe new life into your once-beloved gadget, now rendered all-but obsolete by smartphones. The click-wheel iPod may no …

Why Honey is a Smart Alternative to Sugar (& How to Substitute)

<i>Joanne Chang—owner of Flour Bakery, author of Baking with Less Sugar, and all-around dessert wizard—has discovered that less sugar can often mean more flavor.</i><p><i>Today: This light and airy sticky morning bun is made entirely with honey, which means you'll keep enjoying it even after the first couple</i> …

Recipes

DIY – Building A Titanium Suppressor At Home – The Components

<b>Today, I’m excited to start a new series of articles documenting the process of LEGALLY building a suppressor from home. Building your own suppressor</b> …

Top 10 Projects for Your Recently Acquired Raspberry Pi

The <b>Raspberry Pi</b> is a tiny computer that only costs $35, but comes with lots of interesting features for its price. While it has been initially …

Raspberry Pi

Bookcase Shelves That Do Not Sag

Introduction: Bookcase Shelves That Do Not Sag<p>About: I'm an Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor at the University of Kentucky. I'm probably …

Here's How To Tie Anything And Everything

Knots, laces, togas, scarves — you have met your match. Bookmark this immediately.

25 Recipes Sweetened with Honey

With sugar unnecessarily added to products, many health-conscious shoppers are realizing that they would rather enjoy natural flavors and foods that …

DIY | Beeswax Lip Balm

We made this beeswax lip balm at the November A Daily Gathering Natural Decor + Beeswax Workshop. It’s simple to make, and really rewarding! This …

Ingenious Beehive Extracts Honey On Tap Without Disturbing Bees

A new invention by father-and-son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson could drastically change the way we harvest honey from beehives. Created and tested by the Australia-based beekeeper duo over the last decade, the Flow Hive uses specially designed honeycomb frames and a spigot system to extract honey …

Behind the Scenes of Elgin Park, a Retro City of Optical Illusions Photographed by Michael Paul Smith | Colossal

<p>Here at Colossal we’ve long been fans of photographer Michael Paul Smith whose broad life experiences lead him to the creation of Elgin Park, a …

Colossal

Skill Builder: Making A Butterfly Spline (Or “Arikata”)

<i>We asked Make: contributor Len Cullum to contribute some pieces on understanding basic woodworking tools and techniques. In this article, he outlines the process for making the butterfly spline, known in Japanese as “arikata. — Gareth</i><p>When working with wider, thicker slabs of wood, it is not …

Sean Hendrick's DIY Mechanized Drafting Table

Speaking of drafting tables, carpenter Sean Headrick decided to build his own out of baltic birch ply, and featuring human-powered adjustability …

How to Get a Strong Wi-Fi Signal in Every Room of Your House

If you live in a particularly tall or wide house, or one with a complicated layout, then you might have problems with Wi-Fi dead zones where your …

Wi-Fi

The Shopdog: A High School Woodshop Teacher's Simple, Flexible, Versatile DIY Sawhorse Design

I love that people are still designing sawhorses. For such a simple, basic item that's been around for centuries, you'd think that by now we'd have …

The Only Knot You Need to Know.

DIY Camper Van Conversion Bed Build, Bed Converts to a Couch! #VANLIFE<p>Torque: DIY All Terrain Electric Longboard<p>Outdoor Table From Wood and Steel …

Elite: Dangerous Is The Ultimate 'Water Cooler' PC Game

Probably the highest praise I can pay Elite: Dangerous is that it’s been a genuine struggle forcing myself to stop playing long enough to write about it. That’s because of the limitless stories that happen so organically while pirating/space trucking/Han Solo’ing your way through Frontier …

4 Steps To Create A Simple Backyard Garden Without Breaking Your Back or Wallet!

If you have always wanted to garden – but think you can’t because you don’t have access to a rototiller, great soil, or endless hours of extra time …

Brooklyn Dad's Beard Game So Strong He Freezes It For Eternity

Just when we thought it couldn't get any more Brooklyn than a precocious 11-year-old named <b>Cerulean</b> rocking a bow tie and slaying <i>Jeopardy!</i>, this Brooklyn dad had to bring his amazing facial hair into it. Luke Hughett, whose beard game is so strong that he created a <b>beautifully shot, five-minute film</b> …

15 podcasts guaranteed to tell you a fantastic story

What's the magic ingredient of a really great podcast, the thing that makes people tune in time after time? It's simple in theory: Have a really good …

The future of humanity

I have seen countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. None of them were as inspiring, beautiful, and realistic …

Solar System

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

10 Facts That Everyone Gets Wrong About Vaping

About a year ago, a couple of good friends invited me to help them run a vape shop and eventual e-juice manufacturer in my hometown (Louisville, …

Public Health

Keira Knightley Posed Topless to Protest Photoshopping

D Dipasupil—Getty Images for Extra<p>Loic Venance—AFP/Getty Images<p>Anthony Harvey—Getty Images<p>Joe Scarnici—Getty Images<p>Jason Kempin—Getty …

Hilarious Captions by Moms Highlight Absurd Parenting Stock Photos

Many of the images that you'll find on stock photo websites don't accurately convey reality. And sometimes, the difference between the real world and these sites' fantasy lands are so far apart that it's absolutely hilarious. No one knows this better than parents, who, according to these stock …