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16 Tiny Home Improvement Hacks That Actually Make A Big Difference

Smart problem solvers, from drilling to decor.<p><i>Note: Responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

Don’t Glue Anything Without This Handy Reference Chart

For years I wondered why all my beautiful small-scale models kept falling apart. I underestimated the most important factor: adhesive. You can glue almost everything with super glue — but some materials just won’t stay together. Is it possible to glue rubber to glass? Will plastic stick to wood? …

Make Rusty Tools Good As New With This Natural Cleaning Hack

Bonus: You probably already have the ingredients at home.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>· Rusted tools<p>· Vinegar<p>· Bucket<p>· Toothbrush<p>· Paper towels<p>· Baking soda<p>· Water<p>· Hair dryer<p>· Coconut oil<p>· Sponge<p>1. Soak rusted items in vinegar for 3 hours, then scrub with a toothbrush.<p>2. Soak cleaned items in a …

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5 Places to Find Your Next Woodworking Project

Start your woodworking journey here.<p>After acquiring some tools and building a few basic wood projects, you'll want to test your skills by building larger and more complicated projects. There are a ton of great resources available online, but it can be overwhelming when you start searching. Here are …

Tools for Starting Woodworking | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

Why doing DIY projects?<p>Woodworking is one of those activities that stimulates your creativity and gives you self confidence. As any other hobby, you …

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From Flat to Fabulous: My Start-to-finish Lightroom-only Editing Tutorial

Hi Gang: Thought I’d do something different for this Friday – it’s a start to finish video tutorial (below) on taking a flat looking …

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How to Landscape a Shady Yard

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How to Make a Bookcase That's Also a Secret Door

Access to a crawlspace or attic is made more fun by building this covert door.<p>Secret doors aren't just in the movies. With a few tools and materials, you can build your own bookcase that doubles as a secret door into a crawlspace or attic.<p>Attic rooms and areas under stairs often have crawlspace …

How to Use a Circular Saw

Tips for Smooth, Accurate Cuts<p>To get an accurate cut, you have to start with an accurate mark. Stretch out your tape measure, place your pencil at …

How to Install Drawer Slides

While there are many types of drawer slides one can purchase or make, I always seem to gravitate back to these full-extension ball bearing slides. I …

Woodworking

The Best DIY YouTube Channels to Turn You Into a Fix-It Master

YouTube is an excellent resource if you want to be handier around the house. Whether you’re dealing with simple repairs or big improvement projects, …

Most Popular DIY Projects of 2015

We’re always looking for the best DIY tips at Lifehacker, and this year there was certainly no shortage of them. Here are some of the best DIY tips …

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The 7 Most Common Code Violations Remodelers Make

A good DIYer knows a lot about tools and techniques, but the best DIYers know about building codes, too. Completing home improvement projects that …

How to Clean Paint Brushes

Cleaning tips that'll make your high-quality brushes last<p>If you’re like me, the last thing you want to do after a long day of painting is clean …

How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

Don't let your ceiling fan go on a rampage<p>A properly mounted fan will be attached to a fan-rated box, mounted either on a 2×4 with lag screws or to …

DIY Idea: Make Your Own Portable Outdoor Kitchen

You may have seen all those beautiful <b>outdoor kitchens</b> with a fancy counter top and powerful grills and ovens. Well, everyone would want such a thing …

10 Tools You Didn't Know You Needed

Some tools, like your trusty cordless drill or hammer, you're going to use all the time. These specialty tools you won't need that oftenbut when the time comes, you'll sure be glad you've got 'em.<p>Some tools, like your trusty cordless drill or hammer, you're going to use all the time. These …

Woodworking

How to Remove a Tree Stump Painlessly

We'll show you how to do a tree stump removal. Use potassium nitrate stump remover to decompose old stumps.<p>Cut off as much of the top of the stump as …

How to Make a Coffee Table With Lift Top

Introduction: How to Make a Coffee Table With Lift Top<p>How to make a coffee table with a lift top mechanism and aluminum legs. The lift-top allows for …

Five Clever Tool Hacks

<i>The Family Handyman</i> magazine posted an article on their website of 22 clever new uses for tools. Here are five of my favorites. (My comments in parens.)<p><b>Cut with a Drill</b> (Above image) “If you need to shorten a bolt, let your drill do the hard work. Spin two nuts onto the bolt, tightening them …

How to Use a Speed Square

In this tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look at the speed square, a tool that you may already have, but may not fully understand. While made for framing carpentry, a speed square can be indispensable in a lot of measuring and marking situations. Let’s have a look.<p>What is a Speed Square?<p>A …

Woodworking

Here Are 30 Relatively Simple Things That Will Make Your Home Extremely Awesome.

If you want to make your home more efficient (and look better while you’re at it), you don’t necessarily have to break the bank. Sometimes, the …

How to Build Under-Cabinet Drawers & Increase Kitchen Storage

Get more kitchen storage in one weekend<p>To gain storage space, you usually have to give up space somewhere else. Not in this case. Hidden under almost …

26 DIY Experts Reveal Their Tool Box Essentials

Think your tool box is complete? Think again!<p>With so many different options on the market today, choosing the right bits of kit for your tool box can …

Woodworking

Make a Tiny Hole Saw to Remove Stripped Screws

There are a few different techniques for removing stripped screws such as the rubber-band trick and using a screw extractor , but this approach …

26 Must-Have Tools for the Ultimate Workshop

We highlight a range of options for each of the core tools a well-equipped shop must have, plus the new tools you're going to want.