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Build-It-Yourself

  • 6 Tips to Assembling Store Bought Furniture

    Sometimes ready-to-assemble furniture is a nightmare. And by sometimes, I mean most of the time. Even for a moderately experienced DIYer like myself, identifying parts, trying to understand diagrams and figuring…

  • Create Easy Home Access with a Wooden Ramp

    For whatever reason, you may find out that your home needs better accessibility. Stairs are difficult and dangerous when you’re in a wheelchair. Tackle the problem yourself by building a simple…

  • See Clearly with Tempered Glass Railings

    Even on a large deck or patio, railings can make you feel closed or boxed in. Think about the beauty and open-look of tempered glass railings and break out of that…

  • Build-It-Yourself Room Divider

    Here’s a great do-it-yourself room divider idea I spotted over at Remodelista from Australia design studio Alwill. The divider was made with rope, tied to two wooden dowels, one attached to…

  • Use Wasted Space: Install your Shed on a Slope

    If you have a sloped backyard, don’t despair. You won’t necessarily be destined for terraced gardens or mowing sideways for all time. Consider using some of the space for a shed.…

  • How To Disguise a Litter Box

    If you’re a cat owner like me, then litter boxes just may be the bane of your existence. I didn’t so much mind it when I lived in a three-bedroom apartment,…

  • What it Takes to Install a Skylight

    Before beginning any project, be sure to consult with your state and building codes. Also be sure to follow proper safety precautions, when you’re installing the skylight. After you choose your…

  • How To Build Your Very Own Home

    As new home sales have plunged this year, the rate of custom homes being built has remained steady. Many homeowners are looking for more than a box in a master planned…

  • Check the Frost Line Before Digging Footings

    If you’re going to build your own deck one of the first considerations after you’ve laid out your posts is how deep your footings should be set. This is determined by…

  • Build Your Own Skate Ramp

    It was the summer of 1988 and Steve Alba and Christian Hosoi seemed to be on cover of every Thrasher magazine. My days were spent hanging out at the local skate…

  • Build It Yourself: Cyclone Dust Collector

    Over at Lumberjocks you can peruse a ton of user submitted projects. Most of them are woodworking. Some masterpieces and some questionable but all home grown. This homemade cyclone dust collector…

  • Scrap Wood to Awesome Table

    Re-Nest turned us onto this amazing DIY table built from scraps of wood gathered from an industrial area of decaying buildings. With the help of some friends a little know-how this…

  • How To Turn Your Cabinet Faces to Glass

    If you want a dramatic change to your kitchen, consider adding a glass front to a few of your cabinet doors. Make sure the insides of the cabinet are painted properly…

  • How To Patina a Mirror for that French Bistro Look

    We recently contributed to TimeOut New York’s Home Design 2009 issue which hit newsstands today. We’re featured in the Steal This Idea section for creating a patina mirror just like you’ve…

  • Victorian Staircase is Reborn in San Francisco

    We want to share one of our favorite new houseblogs, San Fran Vic. The homeowners have chronicled the ongoing restoration of their 1890’s Victorian home in San Francisco. They’ve done amazing…

  • Top 21 Build-It-Yourself Projects

    We’ve got a ton of build-it-yourself projects available in our archives and but we’ve gone ahead and pulled your favorite 21. Grab your hammer and get to work! 1. Build Your…