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8 Plants That Repel Bugs and Mosquitoes

<i>This story originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p>Grow these in your garden or plant them in a pot to keep the bugs away.

Build a Portable Spray Paint Booth for Your Workshop

If you do a lot of spray painting, this clever box design keeps over-spray from ruining your stuff, helps you avoid nasty paint fumes, and is as easy …

Blacksmithing Essentials for the Beginner

Blacksmithing is by no means a dead trade, but if you watch or have watched shows like Forged in Fire, you’ll notice the modern forge has quite a few degrees of separation from the bellows and hammering of forges past. When I first got into blacksmithing, I wanted things to be modern. “This trade …

How to Make a Tank Style Water Heater More Energy Efficient

At the beginning of 2016 government standards dictated that new tank style water heaters must be more energy efficient. In response, manufacturers …

Home Improvement

Winter Home Maintenance: Time to Oil Your Wooden Furniture

It's a fact of life that things tend to get dry and crackly in the winter: your skin, your lips, even your wooden furniture. And if <i>you</i> think your …

Tap Water

Farmhouse or Apron Sinks: Everything You Need to Know

The apron-front, or farmhouse, sink has been a popular fixture in all kinds of kitchens for some time now, and with the rise in popularity of …

Home Improvement

23 Whole30 Recipes for Two Since You Guys Are in This Together

So you’ve decided to attempt the Whole30—good for you, we’re total believers. We also highly recommend getting your boo or bestie on board, because …

Real-Deal Tools You Can Use | Garage

The DCF885B impact driver from DeWalt is a powerful and made-in-the-USA cordless impact driver that can and will break even the most stubborn …

Avocado Hummus Dip

1<p>Done<p>Pulse chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to …

10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Modern Square Bath Sinks

Sourcing the simplest version of something is often the hardest task in a remodeling project. Looking for a clean, modern white bath sink? Here are …

Coyote Nation: A Crash Course in Coyote Hunting

It used to be that when small-game, upland bird, waterfowl, and big-game seasons ended, a hunter finally had a chance to pull up an easy chair next …

Hunting

10 ways to control pistol muzzle rise like a boss

If you want to truly control your muzzle so it doesn’t move at all, you need to have your entire body involved in the process.<p>Starting from your feet …

How to Acquire Inexpensive Shop Tools, Troubleshooting a Bandsaw, Making Eyeglasses from Scratch—Including the Lenses!—& More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Space-Saving Flipping Lathe Cabinet</b><p>Leave it to Izzy Swan to come up with an ingenious way to place a lathe inside …

11 Cooking Basics Every Grown Person Should Know

Growing up is hard; cooking really isn't (most of the time). If you find stirring pasta sauce on the stove as scary as doing your own taxes, we've …

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

Architecture

Hand Tool School #16: Joinery Problem Solving

When CAD doesn't line up with the real world and you've still got to make it work<p>Recently I backed myself into a corner by losing track of grain …

The trick to getting even more delicious fruit from your garden

It may be the season for cold and rain, but this is the perfect time for grafting different varieties onto your deciduous fruit trees.<p>The Foothill chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers is having its annual Scion Exchange event Feb. 4 at the Arboretum in Arcadia.<p>Free with Arboretum admission …

Gardening

23 Healthier Recipes That Feed Your Fast-Food Addiction

No matter how well you eat on a regular basis, it’s only human to get slammed with a serious urge for some good old-fashioned fast food once in a …

How To Sharpen Your Woodworking Tools On A Budget

Wood may seem like a soft, weak material if you’re used to working with steel, but to do good work, you’ll quickly learn you need your tools sharp. …

Kitchen Cabinets Organizers That Keep The Room Clean and Tidy

Keeping the kitchen clean and organized is no easy task. It is, however, easier to achieve that when there’s a designated space for everything and …

Build a Huge Floating Shelf With a Hidden Storage Compartment

Floating shelves are a great way to mount a huge shelf to the wall so it looks natural, but YouTuber DIY Creators took that to the next level with an …

10 Netflix lifehacks everyone should know

This one might only apply to users that want a little bit more privacy than Netflix affords by default, but it’s absolutely possible to wipe your viewing history from your account. Whether you want to clear it all out or just remove certain items, it’s a simple process.<p>Pop back into your Netflix …

Lifehacks

Hot 'n Sweet Broccoli and Asparagus Recipe

"Both sweet and spicy, you get the best of both worlds in this delicious vegetable dish. Honey cuts the red pepper to create the perfect …

Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

<b>Get the Book!</b> The first comprehensive guide to applying digital design techniques to traditional leatherwork .<p>Though its history dates back to the dawn of civilization, leatherworking remains an enjoyable and useful skill even in the age of 3D printers. And while you can spend a lifetime learning …

4 Tools Essential for Getting Into Woodworking

Woodworking isn’t just for those looking to make a living out of it. Many people love woodworking as a hobby, while some actually get into …

Woodworking

Top 4 Marijuana Stocks to Watch | Investopedia

California joined the list of states to legalize recreational marijuana use at the start of 2018, and the markets are showing some enthusiasm for …

DIY Bathroom Floating Shelves

Do you love the contemporary look and feel of floating shelves…but feel intimidated by tackling such a project yourself? I want to let you in on a …

31 Reasons Garlic, Ginger, and Scallions Are the Holy Flavor Trinity

This combo makes everything better, except maybe ice cream. That would be weird.<p><b>Is there a more foolproof trio of ingredients</b> than garlic, ginger, and scallions? Hard to think of any. This holy trinity of Cantonese cooking provides a fragrant base for any good stir-fry, but it's also versatile …

Cooking