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How to Build a Raised Planter Box

We built a raised planter box to introduce our son to the responsibilities of tending a garden and enjoying the fruits of his labor.…

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How to Build a Simple Firewood Rack

Here's how we cut down an old tree in our backyard and used it for firewood. We built a simple firewood rack to keep all of the freshly cut wood secure and accessible.…

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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 Therapy last year. We’re keen on keeping this…

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How To Build a Sawhorse Table

You can build this basic sawhorse table in a couple of hours and have money leftover for a night out on the town.…

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How to Change Your Own Shocks

Replacing the shocks on your vehicle are an important piece of maintenance and fortunately it's a job that you can do yourself.…

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DIY Pallet Shed Plans

Clean pallets make a great and sustainable building material that can be used to build a DIY shed.…

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Build a DIY Workbench for $50

This DIY workbench kit is an affordable way to build a custom work station to is easy to configure, update, and repair if needed.…

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Subway Tile

Subway tile looks great in any home and here are the resources to find the best tile and the know-how to install it.…

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How To Replace a P-Trap

That u-shaped piece of pipe under your sink is called a p-trap. They can get clogged which requires replacing or cleaning out the p-trap.…

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DRYLOK® Masonry Paint Solves Your Waterproofing Woes

Water can cause tremendous damage to a home in a short period of time, which is why stopping water in its tracks is vitally important. One of the most popular products available to stop water is DRYLOK® masonry paint.…

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How to Pack a Cooler

Use these cooler packing tips to maximize ice retention and keep your food and drink cold.…

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The Five Emergency Adhesives Everyone Needs

We've compiled a list of the five most essential, flexible, and durable adhesives to have in your workshop so you can (hopefully) save your project from complete failure.…

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Pool Shed Makeover

Our new home has a beautiful pool, but the pool shed we inherited is nothing more than a frame and a tin roof to cover the pool filter and non-working heater. After staring at the ugly pool equipment all…

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How to Make a Giant Jenga Game

Jenga is an awesome game, but you can make it even better by making the pieces 100x bigger! We took some scrap 2x4s and built our own giant Jenga game, and you can to.…

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How to Install a Swing Bar Lock

Home security is important to us, which is why we wanted to add another lock in addition to the deadbolt on our front door. We decided to replace the old chain lock with a swing bar lock from National Hardware.…

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GMC DIY Challenge

We battled against two teams of amazing DIYers and builders for the chance to win the inaugural GMC DIY Challenge. …

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How To Build A Picnic Table

Building a picnic table is the best way to enjoy the great outdoors in the summer. Eating outside seems to take even the most ordinary of meals to something special, and your backyard is a great place for entertaining,…

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Cheap Kitchen Countertop Design

Rustoleum has made it easy to transform the look of your kitchen countertops using their Countertop Transformations Kit. It's easy to apply and cheap to boot!…

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How to Refinish Wood Floors

Wood floors are gorgeous when well-maintained. They can last for years with proper care which includes refinishing them when they have worn out. …

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Habitat for Humanity Workshop

On Saturday July 30th, I'll be at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Torrance, CA, leading a workshop demonstrating how to build quick and easy sawhorses. …

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Valspar Launches New Paint Color Tool

We’ve all been there — seven odd paint chips in hand, the colors all ever so slightly different in shade, holding them up to a wall or a project and trying to discern the “perfect” color. You operate under…