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6 Simple Projects You Can Make From Scrap Wood

They’re easy, they’re strong, they’re reliable—and they’re yours.<p>When I was a kid, carpenters built, didn’t buy, their toolboxes and a lot of their day-to-day work aids. I admit, it’s hard to beat the store-bought tool bags and parts organizers in wide use today. Wear-resistant fabrics, plastics, …

Woodworking

17 Beautiful Towns To Visit In The UK

Okay, just putting it out there, us Brits have some great places to visit. Including some of the most beautiful towns to visit in the UK. What’s best …

Robin Hood

Wheels of progress: What happens when a rural town becomes the mountain bike capital of Australia?

A few years ago, Derby was a typical Tasmanian town — few job opportunities, a falling head count and bargain basement real estate. But then the Blue …

Is there any nation on earth that has a more staggeringly, bewilderingly, all-round awe-inspiring selection of road trips than Australia? If so, we’d like to see it. In the meantime, check your oil and your water, strap yourself in, and get set to go…

Road Trips

36 Dump-And-Cook Crockpot Recipes You Need To Try

Make chicken tetrazzini the easy way with this breezy recipe. The only thing you have to do when you get home at the end of the day is add cream …

Best Smart Garage Door Openers

Our Favorite Garage Openers<p>Most, if not all garage door openers have small remotes so you can open and close the door from your car. However, you can …

New HomeKit-enabled LED Light Bulb from Koogeek arrives at $37

Koogeek has officially released its new HomeKit-enabled Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb, the latest in its ever-expanding line of Apple-friendly accessories. Its $37 price tag represents one of the lowest entry-points that we’ve seen when it comes to HomeKit lighting. Unlike Philips Hue, Koogeek does …

The Prettiest Patios on the Internet & How to Get the Look — Patio Perfection

There are few things dreamier than sipping your morning coffee outside while reading a new book, or toasting the end of another work day with a glass …

Landscaping

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas That Blend Looks And Function In Crazy Ways

Having a fire pit out in the backyard is simply genius. It gives you the perfect entertainment setting for outdoor. The fire pit is an excellent …

Tesla’s solar roof gets new competitor in Forward Labs

The startup claims its product offers higher energy production and lower cost<p>While Tesla’s gearing up to ship its first batch of solar-panels-that-look-just-like-normal-roofs, other companies are venturing into the fray. One such startup, the Palo Alto, CA-based Forward Labs, is now accepting …

Tesla

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Medium-density fiberboard is a wood product made from densely packed wood fibers. Full-sized panels are 4 feet by 8 feet and sanded to a smooth finish on both sides. Painted MDF looks good and the factory finish doesn't need extensive sanding before you paint it. The biggest obstacle to painting …

10 Crock-Pot Recipes For Beginners That Definitely Don't Taste Simple

I'll be the first to admit that I don't love cooking, but eating out or ordering in every night isn't financially sustainable no matter how much I …

Cooking

CES 2017: Incipio Debuts HomeKit-Enabled Smart Wall Switch and Power Strip

Incipio today expanded its line of CommandKit home automation products, introducing the CommandKit Wireless Smart Wall Switch and Wireless Smart Power Strip, both of which are compatible with HomeKit<p>The Wireless Smart Wall Switch is designed to offer a way to manually control HomeKit products like …

Best Raspberry Pi Projects

Our pick of the most fun and useful things you can do with your Raspberry Pi<p>Make a Raspberry Pi CCTV security system<p>There's no need to spend a …

Solar Water Pumping for Sustainable Water Supply

Millions of people around the world live with limited access to water. In many communities, ground water is extracted through electric water pumps, …

Japanese Soaking Tubs

For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular indoors, too. Relaxing in steaming neck-high water marks the end of each day for many families, a custom catching on in the West as homeowners ask their architects for spa …

Dipping my toes into the home automation pool

<b>NOTE:</b> <b>I’ve written a more current update to this post here.</b><p>After joining Google, we moved into a new place in Mountain View which gave me a chance to …

Smart Homes

12 trips everyone should take in Europe in 2017

Europe is always a good idea.<p>However, some places might be a better idea than others next year.<p>We've put together the ultimate European bucket list …

European Travel

How to make limoncello with just four ingredients and in just 10 days

A four-ingredient recipe for Limoncello is taking the internet by storm.<p>The syrupy-sweet Italian liqueur is notoriously painstaking to make, …

12 Utterly Quaint Places You Must Visit In Southern England

England is an incredibly beautiful country… although we’ve got some pretty incredible cities (here’s looking at you, London) there are a whole heap …

Hardscaping 101: Pergolas

Say “pergola” and I think: relaxation station. But the not easy listening radio kind of station. A pergola is a relatively simple structure that …

How to Tech Out Your Home With DIY Security

One of the biggest reasons why homeowners choose not to install a home security system is cost. With monthly service fees, installation prices, and …

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather 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 construction lumber and …

Woodworking

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The old saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" applies to gardening as much as medicine. The time it takes to properly rid a space of weeds before planting a garden saves you time and labor if you don't have to pull new weeds after the garden has begun to grow. In addition to …

How to build deck railings | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This article is about <b>how to build deck railings</b>. Building deck railings is a fun project for any diy-er, as you have the chance to use many …

DIY barn door designs and tutorials

As many of you know, I tend to get into decor trends way late. Usually by the time they're not cool anymore, I like them. It's my thing. I'm pretty …

Lowe's

7 Incredible ways to Secure your home with Automation Technology

The advent of the internet has improved the connectivity. With the improved technology, it is now possible to link different devices. The …

Black Friday 2018: When is Black Friday? | Trusted Reviews

<b>Black Friday Deals 2018: Here’s everything you need to know about the year’s big shopping extravaganza.</b><p>Black Friday has become a bargain hunters …

How to Make Mini DIY Dust Collectors for Each Workshop Tool

No ductwork or blast gates to worry about.<p>A dust collection system is an important workshop safety feature, but investing in a dust collector and running ductwork and hoses around your shop can be expensive and time-consuming. Matthias Wandel enjoys building his own tools, so it's only natural that …

DIY