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Watch how to make a wood table with a "river" of glass flowing through

Woodworker John Malecki created this amazing river table with a massive piece of gnarly claro walnut and a lot of elbow grease. The end result is …

Drywall Finish Levels Explained

Hanging drywall is a relatively straightforward project, even for do it yourselfers. But the final task of finishing drywall can easily frustrate …

New rooftop solar hydropanels harvest drinking water and energy at the same time

Sunlight + Air = Water. It’s a befuddling equation, but it’s at the heart of a new solar hydropanel developed by Arizona-based startup Zero Mass …

This construction unfolds into a home in just hours, and only costs around $33,400

Designed by Renato Vidal and manufactured by Area Legno in Italy, this modular living unit can unfold into a fully functional home within six to …

This backyard biodigester will turn your food scraps into free cooking gas

We’ve seen our fair share of Kickstarter projects that seem at best frivolous, and at worst useless. And then, of course, there are the Kickstarter …

​Daily Deal: Own Every Power Tool You Ever Need For Just $120 | Men’s Health

It usually costs $180, which is already a steal for all the different tool attachments you get. Powered by a 20-volt rechargeable lithium battery, the kit is built around Black & Decker’s Quick Connect System. It comes with one base and multiple attachments for each tool. You just press a button to …

This glittery, glow-in-the-dark slime is too "goo"-d to be true

You’re in for a good slime with this scary DIY! Spooky, stretchy, and best of all glow-in-the-dark, this slime has everything a<p>girl ghoul could want. …

How to fix doors that won’t stay put

<i>Q: Three interior doors are out of plumb. One swings closed unless it’s more than halfway open and has been that way since we bought the house; it may be the house that’s out of plumb, as it’s almost 80 years old. A second went out of true after I placed folded paper towels between the door and the</i> …

Woodworking

Are Smart People More Likely to Believe Stereotypes?

A new study published in the <i>Journal of Experimental Psychology: General</i> finds that people who score higher on one type of intelligence test are more …

Telescopes for Beginners - How do you choose the right Telescope? A 6 Step Guide

Choosing a telescope: A Beginner’s Guide in 6 Easy Steps<p>by: OZScopes - The Australian Telescope Experts<p>For most beginner astronomers finding the …

This Adorable Beehive Design Raised a Quarter Million Dollars in Just 15 Minutes | Inc.com

Over recent years, bee populations have been declining at staggering rates, with thousands of hive keepers reporting losses. That's alarming because, as pollinators, bees directly or indirectly contribute to a host of industries, playing a major role in the maintenance of fragile ecosystems. But a …

Insects

How to make compost: The only video tutorial you'll need

I've always considered myself a better compost-maker than I am a gardener. And from building a compost tumbler to composting indoors, I've posted a …

How to Make 3 Kinds of Homemade Fire Starters

For a diehard do-it-your-selfer, buying fire starters at the camping store is out of the question. You won’t be happy unless you’ve made your own …

The Prepper’s Easy to Set-Up Rain Water Catchment System

By Robert B – this is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest. <br>Whether for your home or your “Bug Out” location, you’re going to need water to …

Setup

DIY Wood and Resin Bowl Captures the Beauty of a Shimmering Ocean Shore

Artisan Peter Brown is a self-proclaimed “geek with a full set of power tools” who takes advantage of his knowledge and skills to create gorgeous DIY projects. With an incredible attention to detail and skillful hand, he’s recently produced a wooden bowl that glistens with blue resin dancing around …

13 Free DIY Wine Rack Plans So You Can Build One Right Now

These free wine rack plans include everything you need to create a wine rack that is functional and stylish. Written building directions, photos, …

Feed your entire neighborhood with this new garden idea from Ikea

Come for a salad, stay for the opportunity to provide meals for others. That appears to be the new mantra from Ikea and Space10, described as “a …

Build and Mount Your Own Floating Shelves for About Seven Bucks

Floating shelves are a great way to add some shelving to your house without taking up a ton of space. YouTuber DIY Creators shows off how to build …

Woodworking

How to Frame and Install a Partition Wall

Creating rooms starts with building walls the right way.<p>Remodeling a home usually consists of removing and building walls. These are both jobs that a motivated DIYer can take on and save some money in the process. Building a wall starts with assembling and installing the frame, which are the …

How to build a DIY solar oven

You can cook a meal even if all you have is the sun<p>You don't need a gas stove to cook a hot meal while you're out exploring. Lightweight flat-pack materials like cardboard can assemble into an oven that harnesses sunlight for heat. This solar oven, designed by high school student Brandon Spellman, …

Handy

Video: A Simple Visual Explanation of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO

If you need a simple, straight-forward explanation of how the digital camera captures photos, look no further. This creative little animation by …

Cameras

DIY Project: Make A Flaming Rock Bowl In Under An Hour

If you want to give your backyard a little design flare for your next get-together, or you’d just like a fire feature for your patio to enjoy on a …

Audio Mixing

100 Year Old Life Hacks That Still Work Today

Despite what most people think, life hacks are not a new trend. In fact, some of them have been around for hundreds of years, as demonstrated by …

DIY

How to Lay Artificial Grass

Enjoy a green lawn that never needs water.<p>A healthy green lawn can be difficult to achieve and maintain, especially in areas with water restrictions or poor soil. Artificial grass is a great option for homeowners who still want the look of a lawn but without the hassle and maintenance. You can lay …

DIY Projects: 10 Ways To Harness Wind Power

Even though our society may be on the verge of collapse, the increased interest in wind power has resulted in some amazing new designs. Rather than …

How to Unclog a Toilet

These tips will get the water flowing.<p>A clogged toilet is a terrible thing and, unfortunately, something you're likely to encounter sooner or later. That's why everyone should learn the basic steps to unclog a toilet, and avoid a nasty overflow situation.<p>Shut off the Water<p>As you watch the water …

23 Cheap Upgrades That Will Actually Increase The Value of Your Home

Invest in your own future bank account.

Home Improvement

How to Use a Multimeter to Measure Voltage, Current and Resistance

How to Use a Multimeter to Measure Voltage, Current and Resistance<p>Updated on March 30, 2018<p>What is a Multimeter?<p>A digital multimeter or DMM is a …

Unexpected Gear Of Mountain Pro Andrew Skurka

During an overnight trip last month in the Colorado Rockies with Andrew Skurka, it was quickly evident to me that he’s not your average backpacker.<p>A …

23 Brilliant Clothing Hacks And Tips That Will Make Life Easier

Making life easier one trick at a time.

Clothing