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18 Smart Examples of Shoe Storage DIY Projects For Your Home

In most households storage tends to be a problem. A recurrent problem that can only be solved with patience and dedication though the optimization of …

Wall Art

DIY Printer Cover

<i>This is a sponsored post. The kind folks at True Value have asked me to share a fun back to school project with you. I have been compensated for my</i> …

The Ikea Dresser Hack You've Been Looking For

Custom furnishings are perfect (obviously) but pricey and unless you're a buzz saw pro, they don't exactly fit into the DIY category. Fortunately Homepolish designers are clever, innovative and really good at using power tools. For this project, our designer Casey DeBois transformed her regular ol' …

How to Make Jungle Juice

Community Tested<p>Jungle juice is an often-fruity and always heavily alcoholic punch that is a specialty on college campuses, especially frat houses, …

Recipes

Create Circular Saw Cutting Guides for Plywood

Make circular saw cuts so clean that you don't have to sand or touch up the plywood edges<p>Full support means that the cut-off piece won't splinter and …

Woodworking

Choosing 4×4 Wood

Growth rings tell the story<p>Centered growth rings indicate the post is made from peeler core and won’t accept pressure treatment well (right), while …

Woodworking

How to Scribe for a Perfect Fit

Fit woodwork perfectly to even the waviest walls with an inexpensive compass.<p>A compass is key for this project.<p>Scribing is a simple technique that …

Woodworking

Build a Low Cost Custom Closet

A designer closet without the designer price!<p>If you have a messy closet and a free Saturday, this story’s for you. Thanks to great-looking ready-made …

Home Improvement

The Best Carpentry Tips and Advice

We asked carpentry pros who have spent years pounding thousands of nails to pass along some of the best of what they've learned on the job …

Woodworking

Wood Router Basics

Shape it, cut it, decorate it, dado it. All with an everyday wood router.<p>Clamp the board down and move the router in a counterclockwise direction …

Woodworking

Our Best Grouting Tips

Finish your tile job right.<p>Grouting can be a rewarding task. It’s the last step in a tile job, so you know you’re almost done. And filling the joints …

Home Improvement

How to Cut a Hole in Tile

Don't splice ceramic tile around fixtures<p>If you are tiling a bathroom, you are sure to run into a pipe or two you have to cut holes for. The Family …

Home Improvement

How to Add Shelves Above Kitchen Cabinets

Make every inch count with an easy-to-clean upper-cabinet shelf<p>If you have empty space above your kitchen cabinets, you already know how difficult it …

Woodworking

How to Use a Table Saw: Ripping Boards Safely

Learn the right way to make rip cuts<p>Adjust the blade height so the bottom of the saw blade gullet is even with the top of the wood you’re ripping.<p>A …

Woodworking

Finish Nailer Tips

Get the most out of your pneumatic trim nailer.<p>David Radtke is a Field Editor, designer, remodeler and cabinetmaker in Minneapolis.<p>Back when I was a …

Woodworking

Fishing Electrical Wire Through Walls

Run electrical cable through walls and across ceilings without tearing them apart<p>Once your hole is drilled, you can shove a glow rod through the …

Home Improvement

Garage Floor Resurfacing: Fix a Pitted Garage Floor

Special concrete resurfacers will make a concrete floor look like new<p>If your slab is suffering from low self-esteem because of pits, craters or …

Home Improvement

Table Saw Tips and Techniques

Do more with your table saw<p>The plywood widens the base making the saw more stable. Plus you can quickly screw the plywood down to sawhorses, …

Woodworking

Finish Carpentry Tips

Great results, even in bad situations<p>This doorjamb protrudes a bit beyond the wall, and the result is that the trim can’t lie flat and the front of …

Woodworking

Garage Storage: Space-Saving Sliding Shelves

Store more in a smaller footprint<p>This bypass door hardware is the key to smooth-gliding rollouts.<p>Let’s face it. No matter how big your garage is, …

Woodworking

Face Frame Cabinet Building Tips

Advice from the pros<p>Dry-fit face frame parts so the best side of all the boards will be seen, avoiding stark grain color variations at joints. Label …

Woodworking

Using Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing

Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.<p><b>A</b>s the supply of quality lumber diminishes, <b>steel studs</b> will replace …

Woodworking

Drywall Sanding Tips and Techniques

All the best tips and techniques for a smooth drywall surface.<p>Sand with light pressure along the edge of seams and around screws to avoid “fuzzing” …

Woodworking

Drywall

Learn how to install, tape and sand drywall yourself with these projects and professional tips.<p>Popcorn ceilings were all the rage back in the '60s …

Home Improvement

Tips For Caulking

Use these tips for perfect results every time!<p>Apply painter's tape to control your caulk lines. Apply the caulk, smooth the joint with your finger …

Caulking

Giant DIY Garage Cabinet

Store tons of stuff out of sight!<p>Don’t let the size of this project fool you. It may be big, but you can build it in a weekend. The cabinet is just a …

Woodworking

Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit

Add a new circuit to your home's wiring<p>Your main breaker panel might not be exactly like the one here. With any panel, find the large cables and the …

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