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How to Make a Kid's Teepee

Build a backyard teepee with your kids this summer. It's easy and fun and the ideal summer craft project for the whole family.<p>Photo: ziggityzoom.com<p>A …

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Do it Yourself Home Improvement: Home Repair | The Family Handyman

You don't have to be an expert woodworker or own specialty tools to take on one of these 40 outdoor woodworking projects. Every one of the simple …

Sanding Stainless Steel Appliances

Sand out those ugly scratches in your shiny stainless steel finishes<p>Start with the scratch and then blend in. Determine the direction of the ‘grain’ …

Paint a Room Without Making a Mess!

Home › Painting › Painting Tips › Paint a Room Without Making a Mess!<p>Protect against spills, splatters and other disasters!QA

Build a Wall Niche

Beautiful, practical and less than $50<p>If you need to carve out more storage space in your bathroom, we've got the project for you. Bathrooms are …

Paint Roller Techniques and Tips

Paint faster and smoother with the right rolling techniques<p>Load the roller cover with paint by dipping into the paint about 1/2 in. and then rolling …

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 …

Cabinet Facelift

Six simple, attractive kitchen upgrades you can do yourself—without replacing your cabinets<p>We raised an upper cabinet, painted the frames, installed …

How to Finish a Basement: Framing and Insulating

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find out more about insulating …

How to Paint a Room Fast

A veteran painting contractor shares his secrets on how to paint a room fast, yet producing first-rate results. You can easily master these …

Toilet Seat Repair: Keep Your Seat Tight

Add rubber bushings and stabilizers to stop the wiggle<p>Install the rubber bushing with the tapered side facing up toward the toilet seat. Then use the …

How to Repair a Dishwasher

Simple dishwasher repairs: Get solutions to common dishwasher problems.<p>Do your dishes come out spotted and stained? Have you noticed a puddle of …

How to Organize: Garage Storage Projects

One-day storage projects that organize odds and ends, clean up your workbench, and clear the garage floor.<p>What you get:<p>What you get:<p>What you …

Eliminate Paint Brush Marks

Two simple ways to eliminate paint brush marks on walls<p>Sand the brush marks with coarse sandpaper.<p>If you have unsightly brush marks left over from a …

Toilet Seat Replacement

What to do if the hold-down bolts won't loosen<p>Unscrew nuts on metal toilet seat bolts with a deep-well socket. Apply penetrating lubricant to help …

How To Caulk a Bathroom

Fix a Running Toilet and Toilet Flapper

Repair a leaking toilet flapper seat<p>Follow the directions included with your flush seat repair kit to seal a new repair seat onto the old, damaged …

Avoid and Remove Paint Drips

Remove dried paint drips<p>Drag the edge of the paint scraper across the old paint, angling it so it doesn't dig into the wood.<p>Scrape out corners and …

Create a Sliding Storage System On the Garage Ceiling

Build this simple, slide-in storage system for your garage<p>Install the system in the empty area above the garage door.<p>The boxes slide into and out of …

How to Carpet a Basement Floor

Keep your finished basement floor dry, even if the concrete gets wet.<p>Use Option A to keep your floor dry if you have damp floors in your basement. …

Clever Kitchen Cabinet & Pantry Storage Ideas

Need more space in your kitchen? These tips will help you take advantage of every nook and cranny to help you instantly organize and cut the clutter …

How to Repair a Water Softener

Fix your water softener injectors, brine tank and regenerate the resin tank.<p>Use a screwdriver to start the manual regeneration and purge the …

Paint a Room Without Making a Mess!

Protect against spills, splatters and other disasters!QA<p>Cramped working conditions lead to messy accidents. Remove furniture or stack it up. Set …

Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Find and fix minor drips before they cause major damage<p>Splash water all around a shower door. If water seeps out from behind the frame, caulk the …

Fixing a Double Flushing Toilet

The rinse holes may be the reason you need to double flush<p>Clean the rinse holes.<p>Seal the rinse holes.<p>Remove lime deposits.<p>If your toilet worked well …

How to Plant Grass to Fix a Bare Spot

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How to Adjust Sliding Shower Doors

Get sticking shower doors back on track<p>Unscrew the guide at the lower edge of the sliding door. Protect the shower or tub from scratches with a drop …