DIY

The 15 Smartest and Smallest DIYs You Can Do for Your Home

You don’t have to spend a lot of time and effort to keep your house in top condition. Some of the best improvement projects don’t require pulling …

Home Improvement

What Does it Cost to Run a 5000 BTU Air Conditioner? | Home Guides | SF Gate

Air conditioner capacity is often described in British thermal units instead of amperage or wattage. To determine the cost to run a 5,000-Btu air conditioner, however, you'll have to know the amperage rating. In turn, you can convert that number to wattage. Once you know the wattage, you can find …

Home Improvement

33 Designer-Worthy DIYs For a Polished Home

There are few things that are as satisfying as pulling off a successful DIY project, especially when a guest asks where you purchased it. We've rounded up 50+ of our favorite tutorials that show you how to organize, entertain, and decorate with style, without spending a fortune. So, roll up your …

Decorations

Maker Pro News: Maker Humble Bundle, Fabricating Fabric, GPU Tech Conference, and More

<i>You’re reading our weekly Maker Pro Newsletter, which focuses on the impact of makers in business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, and innovators, along with technology and market trends. Subscribe today and never miss a post.</i><p><b>“The practicality…</b> …

Maker Faire

DIY: How much does it cost to build a swimming pool?

Building your own swimming pool is easier than you might think—there are costs to consider but the result is worth it, and can come at a fair …

Home Improvement

If you haven't been to a Maker Faire yet, you're missing out

Make Magazine hosted the 12th annual Bay Area Maker Faire this past weekend, drawing in more than one hundred thousand visitors.<p>The event is a celebration of "makers" of all sorts and kinds. Visitors could see 3-D printers in action, watch competitive drone races, learn how to solder, see …

Maker Faire

Three-Dimensional Paper Art Creations by Elisa Mearelli

Elisa Mearelli is an Italian artist specialized in paper art. She imagines artwork in three dimensions, playing with depth effects with creation of …

Paper Craft

Josef Prusa: Multi Material Extruders for Amazing Color Prints

The Prusa i3 Mk 2 is the hotness in consumer-grade, quality 3D printing right now. And things just keep getting more interesting. We caught up with …

Maker Faire

Justin Theroux’s Renovation Drama: What Went Wrong?

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicActor<b> Justin Theroux</b> might have many admirers (including his wife, <b>Jennifer Aniston</b>), but apparently the “Leftovers” hunk …

Home Improvement

Before & After: Condo Kitchen Leaves the Sea of Beige Behind

Wendy is doing Florida her way. After snatching up a beach condo with a view, she set about giving the outdated kitchen some much needed pizzaz. …

Renovations

A while back we had an unexpected forced kitchen remodel, a row of upper cabinets full fell off the wall one day nearly taking my wife out with it.  Like most projects around the house replacing these cabinets sat on the back burner until IKEA started sending us fliers in the mail and we noticed how nice their cabinets looked and how affordable they can be.  We went with the Akurum wall cabinets with the aluminum framed frosted glass doors and glass shelves, if they things fall it could be really bad so I have to make sure to get it right unlike the previous owners of our house. A little background, our house is concrete block and the wall these cabinets are to be installed on is the inside of an exterior concrete wall covered with furring strips, two layers of sheet rock, and about 3/16" thick textured finish. ...

A while back we had an unexpected forced kitchen remodel, a row of upper cabinets full fell off the wall one day nearly taking my wife out with it. …

Renovations

The Textile Bench

What’s on your bench? Mine’s mostly filled with electronic test equipment, soldering kit, and computers. I’m an electronic engineer by trade when I’m …

Sewing

Home improvement: How to turn your garage into living space

Some of us like our garage to simply be the space in which we keep our cars. Some of us however, don't even own a car—if you fit into this second …

Home Improvement

How to Keep Your BMW From Rusting

Life in cold climates brings with it certain unique challenges, one of which is coping with cold-weather car care. As a BMW owner, you want to take …

Home Improvement

Jlin Shares a Haunting New Music Video for “Carbon 7”

Indiana-hailing footwork producer Jlin today shares the music video for her track, "Carbon 7," off her newly released sophomore album <i>Black Origami</i> on Planet Mu. Directed by Berlin-based filmmaker Joji Koyama (who has also made music videos for Four Tet, Mogwai, and Coldcut), the video stars ballet …

Origami

How to keep your house warm this winter in Canberra

Brace yourselves, another Game of Thrones reference wasn't used in this article on keeping your house warm this winter.<p>ACT sustainability minister …

Home Improvement

Lowe’s Expected to Hike Dividend Next Week

Shares in <b>Lowe's</b> (LOW) were falling Tuesday, a day before its first quarter earnings release. As of 1 p.m. ET, the home improvement chain's shares …

Home Improvement

Plumbing Problems Get Solved With A Home Warranty

Plumbing is a home system that we often take for granted – until there is a problem with it. Just like any other home appliance, you can have big …

Home Improvement

INFRARED LAMP SAUNA PLANS

Updated 10/19/13<p>Essentially, one builds <i>an electrical heating unit</i> consisting of three infrared heat lamps mounted on a piece of wood or other …

Home Improvement

Industrial Fire Doors | FSE Special Purpose Doors

<b>Here is an overview of industrial fire doors – why they are important and the different options avaliable from FSE Special Purpose Doors.</b><p>Industrial …

Home Improvement

Picture Frame With Aluminum Inlay

I've become more and more fascinated with integrating metal into my woodworking. This is a simple project that yields incredible results. The …

Woodworking

10 Smart Ways to Organize and Store Your Spices

Familiar with the struggle of trying to find the cinnamon or the garlic powder among more than a dozen other spices in varying-sized containers with …

Hacking

This "simple" nail puzzle has kept me amused for hours

I was at Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend. One of my favorite things was a collection of simple handmade puzzles sitting on a table under an …

Maker Faire

Simple DIY Patterned Coasters Using Resin

These patterned coasters add a fun touch to your kitchen table or nightstand. I don’t know about you but I always leaves glasses around my house, and …

Crafting

Hardscaping 101: The Ins and Outs of Dutch Doors

Here’s a door with a split personality. Open and welcoming on the one hand, private and protective on the other. We’re talking, of course, about the …

Home Improvement

Before & After: A DIY, Use-What-You-Can Garage Remodel

If you have an old basement or other unused space in your home, you might dream about remodeling that space into something beautiful and useful. For …

Home Improvement

Graphic Design: Paper Craft Project Inspired by The Little Prince

Le Petit Prince is a graphic design project created and shared by Rafa Miqueleto. It was a commissioned work done inspired by The Little Prince …

Paper Craft

Summer Cooling With This DIY Bed Fan Hack

We live in NorCal, in an area with a very temperate climate. It rarely gets too cold, and it rarely gets too hot. While we have a furnace for keeping …

Home Improvement

See What These 13 Old And Dated Kitchens Look Like After Receiving A Makeover

Upgrading your kitchen is one of the best things you can do to increase the value of your home. Since the kitchen is the room you likely spend the …

Renovations

Sewing Machine Maintenance: How to Oil and Clean Video Tutorial (Top Loading Bobbin)

A great video tutorial for sewing machine maintenance oil and clean for top loading bobbin sewing machines. Easy to follow so you can maintain your …

Sewing