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Family House with a Secret Room

This house on Lake Wenatchee in Washington was designed to be "cozy for two and comfortable for a crowd," as architect John DeForest puts it—thanks in part to a hidden media room.<p>The owners of the house, empty-nesters who have three kids in college, "asked for a small and rustic modern cabin that …

Architecture

Parity Pedestal Set of Drawers by Gareth Batowski

While the immediacy, price, and convenience of flat-pack, particle board furniture sometimes has its appeal, nothing beats hand built, wooden …

The Story of How Ron Paulk Discovered He Had Inadvertently Created a Product Design Hit

As industrial designers, a lot of us dream of having product design hits, where we design something so popular that those royalty checks start piling …

Product Design

Bedroom Storage: Making the Most of the Under-Bed Space

<i>I'm Jeri Dansky, and I've been a professional organizer since November 2004. I help people whose clutter is driving them crazy—and I help the mostly</i> …

Kaufmann Mercantile Walnut Tool Box

Online store Kaufmann Mercantile are one of our favorite stops for everyday objects, they have a great collection of products that are built for …

Furniture Inspired by Modernist Architects by Liam Treanor

Designer Liam Treanor is about to launch a brand new collection of furniture, called Santiago, at the upcoming London Design Festival. Included in …

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>(Photo by Alison Gootee)<p><b>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather</b> family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of …

Woodworking

How to Save Your Wet Cellphone...With Rice!

Even if a wet cellphone seems dead, there's a good chance it can be resuscitated as long as you act fast. This is a DIY moment: Your phone's warranty probably doesn't cover water damage.<p>Even if a wet cellphone seems dead, there's a good chance it can be resuscitated. Just make sure you act …

DIY

Fixing a Stuck Pixel

Got a dot on your display that won't go away? It's probably a pixel that's stuck on, and here's what you can do about it.<p>A tiny red dot appeared on my computer screen a few weeks ago, and it hasnt gone away. Is there anything I can do to make it disappear?<p>Your red dot is a red subpixel thats stuck …

Arduino

How to Use a Rafter Square

The Rafter Square, or Speed Square, does more than mark perpendicular lines. Here's how to make sense of all the numbers on your square and get the most out of this tool.<p>The Rafter Square, or Speed Square, does more than mark perpendicular lines. Here's how to make sense of all the numbers on your …

Woodworking

Plumbing Basics: How to Sweat a Pipe Joint

Preparation, not the flame, is the key to sweating a watertight joint.<p>As a mechanical contractor, I sweat a lot of copper pipe, yet people don't believe me when I say the preparation is more important than the torch work. Even the experienced tend to rush the job — maybe a 3650 F flame is just more …

Wiping

How to Safely Install a Power Generator: Home Survival How-To Video

Our expert home editor goes step-by-step on how to safely install a power generator, from fueling to carbon monoxide emissions and power sources, in case the lights go out.

Carbon Monoxide

How to add your child onto Family Sharing

Launch <b>Settings</b> from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.<p>Tap your <b>Apple ID</b> at the top (should be the name you used to sign up).<p>Tap <b>Family Sharing</b>.<p>Tap</b> …