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How to Hide Speaker Wire using Sewell Ghost Wire

First things first, we started with a roll of the Sewell Ghost Wire. The product is available in 50 and 100ft. lengths and comes in two conductors …

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Interior Design

DIY Industrial Rolling Cart

Industrial style is an interesting thing. It can be an all-encompassing aesthetic, what with exposed brick walls and duct pipes in the ceiling and …

At CES, the free Amp Me app wants to take on Sonos

Multi-speaker audio setups make for great dance parties, but they can get expensive fast. Now, a free app called Amp Me thinks it has the solution: synced audio playback across multiple phones and tablets.<p>It's a clever idea that makes good use of the fact that a lot of today's mobile devices can …

Backyard Room

Everyone can use some solitude from time to time. But if you have a rambunctious household this much needed regrouping ritual becomes increasingly …

Environmentally Friendly

How to Waterproof Wood - 3 Ways

That natural beauty demands protection! Choose the products and techniques that work best with your wood.<p>Photo: istockphoto.com<p>Some of most …

TECH TIPS: Soldering Basics for the Absolute Beginner

Soldering is a method of using a conductive material (solder) to connect a wire with another device, such as another wire, a 1/4 inch plug, a guitar …

Repurpose Your Old iPhone into an iPod

There are few things we love more than upcycling. Recycling is all well and good and is a big part of saving the planet, but if you can make something totally new out of something old, we are 100 percent on board. If you recently upgraded to the iPhone 7, you’ve most likely got an old (but …

IPhone 7

The Secret to Better Broccoli Cheddar Soup: Add the Broccoli In Stages

Some broccoli cheddar soups are just a sad bowl of nacho cheese with a few chunks of broccoli floating in it. For a more flavorful soup, the broccoli …

Cooking

Wooden BBQ Table Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about bbq table plans. This wood table is easy to build, even if you are a weekend woodworker. All you need …

35 Laundry Tips and Tricks That Everyone Should Know

The words "laundry day" strike fear in even the bravest of hearts. Still, it simply has to happen — but it doesn't have so bad! We've rounded up the …

Old Towels Are the Best Material for Cheap DIY Sound Absorption Panels

If you’re looking to create a quiet recording environment without breaking the budget, a stack of old towels might be all you need.<p>In this video from …

Towels make a cheap solution for DIY sound-absorption panels

Bad audio can seriously harm an otherwise strong video. But recording good audio can be a daunting task. It’s not just about having the right …

Wall Art

Give Old iPhones and iPads a New Lease on Life

Save money and spare landfills by putting old smartphones and tablets to work as home security systems, picture frames, alarm clocks and more<p>I’ve got a museum of old gadgets once destined to change the world that now just look quaint. The original Apple iPhone sits snuggled next to Teddy Ruxpin, …

5 Things All Good Hosts Do — and How They Do it

There's a special feeling that comes over you when you're halfway through the perfect dinner at a friend's house. She always manages to do this, your …

Make Your Bed Like a Pro with This Video from the Four Seasons Hotel in Paris

A well-made bed is a joy to jump into, plus it makes your bedroom look nice. Who better to learn from than a housekeeper at the esteemed Four Seasons …

DIY - Fence Picket Outdoor Bar / Countertop - Quiet Corner

I love cooking and hanging with friends. I especially love grilling. So I finally decided to design and build an outdoor counter top for all my …

Woodworking

DIY: Make Your Own Custom Mugs

Want to make custom mugs without breaking the bank? Let YouTube be your guide. In this video, we see how using white mugs, simple stencils, and …

DIY Doormat - DIY Lite

Greet guests with a chipper "Hello!" right at the door when you adorn your entrance with this simple and sunny DIY welcome mat.<p>Photo: Ohoh Blog for …

DIY

Impress Your Party Guests With Cocktails Served Inside Orbs of Ice

Sure, you could just pour some soda on top of some vodka and call it good. Or you could make fancy, cocktail-filled orbs of ice and literally break …

Cocktails

DIY Cubby Shelves

I have fallen in love with so many cubby shelves over the years. The ones that I love most are usually chippy, painted different colors and have …

Rustic

Build a Minimalist Chair Out of Plywood

In the desert of West Texas lies Marfa, a picturesque town dedicated to the design style and legacy of modern artist Donald Judd. While visiting last summer, I fell in love with the minimal, utilitarian design of his art and the unique style he inspired in the town itself. I especially loved the …

The Perfect Bar Cart

A Study in the Finer Points of Drinking<p>How do you take it?<p>Preface <i><br>Before we begin, a note</i> <br>Throughout our collective history, alcohol remains definite, …

Five reasons why DIY is the future of computing and will get kids into coding

Call it a counter movement, call it what you will. But kids - and adults - want to make things, including computers. Falling prices for components …

How I Built the Media Center of My Dreams for Under $500

Between the Blu-Ray player, cable box, laptop, and everything else hooked up to your TV, your home theater situation is a mess. Here’s how I rolled …

I Tried 5 Ikea Hacks To See How Cheap And Easy They Really Are

Would I LACK the skills or would I find the Allen key to success?<p>I've just moved house and had a load of old Ikea furniture on my hands, so I decided to try out some popular hacks I found online, hoping to transform it from cheap and <i>generic</i>, to cheap and <i>chic</i>.<p>The closest I've come to DIY is changing …

Afraid Of DIY? These Kits Are Designed To Turn Anyone Into A Craftsperson

“People naturally want to make things,” says Taylor Sizemore, one of the cofounders of Steps. The Seattle-based company makes kits designed to …