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Build-It-Yourself

  • How To Install Crown Molding In A Weekend

    Watching home improvement or real estate shows with my boyfriend really irks me. He laughs when couples get excited over crown molding in a house. I finally had to ask him…

  • Need A Weekend Project? Transform A Closet!

    Closets are magic places. They hold lots (and LOTS) of treasures, make great hiding places and are a necessary part of any shopping-obsessed person’s lifestyle. Because they tend to be overfull,…

  • DIY Inspiration: Pine Plank Ceilings

    We follow several DIY bloggers who are all in varying stages of basement renovations. Whether your lower level needs an update or a complete finish, putting some DIY muscle into your…

  • C&H Best Of SURFACES 2011

    We recently traveled to Las Vegas for SURFACES, and for 2.5 days were immersed in the world of flooring. This was the first year that SURFACES co-located with StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, creating…

  • Small Space Solutions: Tiny & Tall Closets

    If you’re in the process of a renovation, something that’s likely to come up numerous times is the concept of storage. Namely, creating more. Whether you live in a 200-year-old house…

  • Creative Places For Built-In Bookshelves

    Here at C&H, we’re big fans of reading. And that means we’re always on the lookout for great bookshelf projects. Adding built-in bookshelves to your home is an ideal way to…

  • Modern Shower Details Unite Design, Function

    The bathroom is, arguably, one of the most important rooms in the home–and certainly the most personal. Whether your bathroom style is modern, classic, minimalist or spa-like, selecting the ideal fixtures,…

  • Feel The Heat: At-Home Saunas On The Rise

    They say that your home is your sanctuary, so it only makes sense that your space reflect your interests, tastes and, in the case of at-home saunas, your leisure preferences. What…

  • Give Your Baseboard Moldings New Height

    Baseboard moldings are one of those thoughtful touches that polish a room and add just enough architectural aesthetic to make things interesting. Yet depending on your home, you may find yourself…

  • Build A DIY Snow Ramp

    Who says all of your DIY fun has to be confined inside during the winter months? If you’re lucky enough to live in a locale that receives snow (or are on…

  • How Do You Learn To DIY?

    A coat of paint here, a new faucet there — minor home improvement projects are relatively easy to tackle. But what about the big stuff? Maybe you want to install hardwood…

  • Records As Roofing

    File this one under creative genius! Nashville resident and artist Matt Glassmeyer found a way to use 350 vinyl records — attaching them to a roof in place of shingles. Conflicting…

  • Hackerspace Profile: Pumping Station One in Chicago

    As part of the Craftsman Experience Holiday Extravaganza, they invited the Chicago hackerspace, Pumping Station: One to participate and build some holiday projects like snow globes powered by Craftsman orbital sanders…

  • Amazing Kids Room Kinetic Marble Track

    The latest project on Instructables is an amazing kinetic marble track a Dad built along the perimeter of his son’s room and runs along the wall. As you watch the video…

  • How To Display a Snowboard on the Wall

    An avid snowboard collector and DIY enthusiast recently inquired about our 1993 Burton Jeff Brushie Pro model we used in our how-to for hanging a snowboard that we shared with Apartment…

  • Crank It Up: A DIY Soundtrack

    What’s a good, messy renovation project without music? In the spirit of all things DIY, we’ve compiled a suggested soundtrack to get you through even the toughest of home projects. Warning:…

  • Build A Fire Pit In Two Hours Or Less

    What better way to celebrate the crisp weather of fall — especially those delightfully chilly evenings — than with a backyard fire pit? And thanks to a DIY version featured in…

  • Spare Change Equals New Floor

    I can’t get enough of unconventional materials used in a DIY project, or even ordinary objects used in extraordinary ways. My latest inspiration? Flooring created from pennies. What a brilliant way…