Instructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:28:44 PST BLOX v1.01 Rekeying Home Locks Yourself http://www.instructables.com/id/Rekeying-Home-Locks-Yourself/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:35:22 PST
Extreme Room Overhaul http://www.instructables.com/id/Extreme-Room-Overhaul/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:26:13 PST
Coloring and Aging Wood Planks with Simple Painting Techniques http://www.instructables.com/id/Coloring-and-Aging-Wood-Planks-with-Simple-Paintin/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:49:17 PST
3 Steps & Most EFFECTIVE Way to Insulate your Garage Door To Reduce Heat Gain http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Steps-Most-EFFECTIVE-Way-to-Insulate-your-Garage/
3 Steps & Most EFFECTIVE Way to Insulate your Garage Door To Reduce Heat Gain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/DULM/I2F1Z3XS/FCBDULMI2F1Z3XS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/DULM/I2F1Z3XS/FCBDULMI2F1Z3XS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/DULM/I2F1Z3XS/FCBDULMI2F1Z3XS.SMALL.jpg AtticFoil Insulating a garage door is worthwhile for many reasons. The main reason someone might want to insulate the garage is simply because they spend time in there. Be it woodworking, automotive tinkering or lifting weights on a home gym - these are all reasons why you would want the garage to be more com...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:53:06 PST
Convenient paint holder for a ladder http://www.instructables.com/id/Convenient-paint-holder-for-a-ladder/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:25:57 PDT
Update A Column http://www.instructables.com/id/Update-A-Column/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:51:14 PDT
Air Seal Your Attic For Energy Savings http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Seal-Your-Attic-For-Energy-Savings/
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By: More Cowbell

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:25:44 PDT
Repair Windows (not the OS) http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Windows-not-the-OS/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:14:29 PDT
Make a Hidden Gate http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Hidden-Gate/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:14:39 PDT
Spruce up your shop: install a wood floor http://www.instructables.com/id/Spruce-up-your-shop-install-a-wood-floor/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:04:50 PDT
Fun Room Update http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-Room-Update/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:21:36 PDT
Improve your yard! Make a brick and stone walkway http://www.instructables.com/id/Improve-your-yard-Make-a-brick-and-stone-walkway/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:47:13 PDT
Build a Wood Fired Earth Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Wood-Fired-Earth-Oven/
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:15:56 PDT
Porch-Swing Fire Pit http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Fire-Pit/
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:00:29 PDT
Make Rebar Cages On-site For Concrete Piers http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Rebar-Cages-On-site-For-Concrete-Piers/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:59:34 PDT
How to remove wallpaper the easy way http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-wallpaper-the-easy-way/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:17:36 PDT
Ceiling Mounted Waterfall Shower http://www.instructables.com/id/Ceiling-Mounted-Waterfall-Shower/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:03:30 PDT
Build a Soundproof Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Soundproof-Wall/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:52:03 PDT
Trick for Attaching Sill Plates To Concrete Footings http://www.instructables.com/id/Trick-for-Attaching-Sill-Plates-To-Concrete-Footin/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:22 PDT
Faux Stone Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Stone-Painting/
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:54:01 PDT
THE JEEP CAVE FLOOR http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-JEEP-CAVE-FLOOR/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:38:15 PDT
How to build a treehouse http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-treehouse/
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Sat, 26 Sep 2009 15:06:25 PDT
The secret to a bathroom river tile floor for $19.50 http://www.instructables.com/id/The-secret-to-a-bathroom-river-tile-floor-for-1950/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:44:50 PDT
Rain Chains http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Chains/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:49:01 PDT
Secret door that looks like an 8' fence http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-door-that-looks-like-an-8-fence/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:07:39 PDT
Recycled Glass Countertop http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Glass-Countertop/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:36:44 PDT
Upgrade an OLD Metal Shed Exterior http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-an-OLD-Metal-Shed-Exterior/
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 16:50:25 PDT
How to Build a 12x20 Cabin on a Budget http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-12x20-Cabin-on-a-Budget/
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Wed, 29 Aug 2012 05:38:33 PDT
DIY Privacy Panels for a small balcony http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Privacy-Panels-for-a-small-balcony/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:34:34 PDT
Monitors for home door locks. http://www.instructables.com/id/Monitors-for-home-door-locks/
Monitors for home door locks. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/8KK2/HUBWTJ2M/F3C8KK2HUBWTJ2M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/8KK2/HUBWTJ2M/F3C8KK2HUBWTJ2M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/8KK2/HUBWTJ2M/F3C8KK2HUBWTJ2M.SMALL.jpg garymunson One of the failings of most alarm systems is that they only monitor that you have doors closed and do not tell you if you have locked the doors. I decided to re-purpose common garage door monitors to function as a 'locked door' reporter. I recently came across 'Deadbolt Beacons' that attach to your ...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:54:05 PDT
Stone Veneer Fire Pit Patio http://www.instructables.com/id/Stone-Veneer-Fire-Pit-Patio/
Stone Veneer Fire Pit Patio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/QOIJ/HTOUEKB7/F0QQOIJHTOUEKB7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/QOIJ/HTOUEKB7/F0QQOIJHTOUEKB7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/QOIJ/HTOUEKB7/F0QQOIJHTOUEKB7.SMALL.jpg alr227    I set out to build a small but permanent fire pit/patio area. The dimensions got revised as I went along though, and I wound up with a fairly large flagstone patio and sitting wall. I'd never taken on a masonry project, so I relied heavily on internet help videos, how-to's, and some old-fashioned...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:28:12 PDT
Custom Flagstone Backyard Patio http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-asymmetrical-stone-tiles-in-you-bac/
Custom Flagstone Backyard Patio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/J4GG/HU6RZF9D/F8PJ4GGHU6RZF9D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/J4GG/HU6RZF9D/F8PJ4GGHU6RZF9D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/J4GG/HU6RZF9D/F8PJ4GGHU6RZF9D.SMALL.jpg Hariskal EDIT: After asking for some help, I decided to make a separate instructable for the bench and change the name to "flagstone backyard patio". The whole project took almost a week to finish. Ever since last summer I was thinking to improve the looks of the backyard of my parents' house. So I d...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:53:35 PDT
building a timber deck http://www.instructables.com/id/building-a-timber-deck/
building a timber deck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/0UTI/HTHKEFZS/F680UTIHTHKEFZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/0UTI/HTHKEFZS/F680UTIHTHKEFZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/0UTI/HTHKEFZS/F680UTIHTHKEFZS.SMALL.jpg acasamento Choose desired location for new timber deck.In this case concrete footings where poured to support the deck. Step 1 Work out where the finished height of the deck is.In this case the decking is going to finish underneath the sliding door.Subtract the thickness of the decking (20mm) then the heigh...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:56:08 PDT
Homemade Kitchen cabinet door organizers http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Kitchen-cabinet-door-organizers/
Homemade Kitchen cabinet door organizers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/5Q2K/HTIWJ3TR/F4X5Q2KHTIWJ3TR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/5Q2K/HTIWJ3TR/F4X5Q2KHTIWJ3TR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/5Q2K/HTIWJ3TR/F4X5Q2KHTIWJ3TR.SMALL.jpg coolbeansbaby68 Here is a easy way to save space in your kitchen cabinets.Its a great way to organize. Side boards Step 1 *  I purchased  a 1x6x8 pine board .  I measured and cut two  pieces 20 inches long. Step 2 *  Measured and ripped both boards 4 inches wide on the table saw. Marking for dowel holes Step...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 05:18:55 PDT
Kitchen Wall Pass Through http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitchen-Wall-Pass-Through-Knock-Down-Fun-Experienc/
Kitchen Wall Pass Through - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/LKQM/HTD7RAO8/FS8LKQMHTD7RAO8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/LKQM/HTD7RAO8/FS8LKQMHTD7RAO8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/LKQM/HTD7RAO8/FS8LKQMHTD7RAO8.SMALL.jpg Sonata85 After a month of sleuthing into my house's structural makeup, I decided to visually open up the non-bearing wall between the kitchen and dining room. Knocking it down completely would require adding cabinetry or leveling the floor to match the height of the original sub floors, which would be a pa...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:00:56 PDT
Hand Made Address Plaque with Glowing Numbers & Secret Compartment! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Made-Address-Plaque-with-Glowing-Numbers-Secr/
Hand Made Address Plaque with Glowing Numbers & Secret Compartment! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/JVA9/HSM4ZUWU/FRFJVA9HSM4ZUWU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/JVA9/HSM4ZUWU/FRFJVA9HSM4ZUWU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/JVA9/HSM4ZUWU/FRFJVA9HSM4ZUWU.SMALL.jpg Matt2 Silver Springs coming and for me that means that it's time to start sprucing up around the house.  One thing that had been on my to-do list for some time was to create a nice big  hand made address plaque.  Prior to this project I had the standard black plastic numbers nailed to a post on my front patio se...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:53:57 PDT
Removing Popcorn Ceilings! http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-Popcorn-Ceilings/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/KW7F/HRKR0NXS/FTJKW7FHRKR0NXS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/KW7F/HRKR0NXS/FTJKW7FHRKR0NXS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/KW7F/HRKR0NXS/FTJKW7FHRKR0NXS.SMALL.jpg Sonata85 I surprised my wife by having her walk in from a long day at work to find me covered in sloppy wet oatmeal-like popcorn ceiling plaster and the furniture all over the house, but she wasn't mad and it turned out to be a very easy DIY project!   ***((Warning: Popcorn applied before 1978 MUST BE TESTE...
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:13:02 PST
Pac Man / Pacman Mosaic Table Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Pac-Man-Pacman-Mosaic-Table-Cover/
Pac Man / Pacman Mosaic Table Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/O9EK/HR8VDT4Y/F5PO9EKHR8VDT4Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/O9EK/HR8VDT4Y/F5PO9EKHR8VDT4Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/O9EK/HR8VDT4Y/F5PO9EKHR8VDT4Y.SMALL.jpg Tzabary Hello everyone! This will be my instructible for the second table cover I'm making.. This time I'm making PACMAN ! It's great for making a new table, covering an old one or applying this technique to something defferent than a table.   You can turn it into a new table or make it the s...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:47:16 PST
Make a Big Metal Riveted Sliding Door [for the mad scientist in your life]. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Big-Metal-Riveted-Sliding-Door-for-the-mad-/
Make a Big Metal Riveted Sliding Door [for the mad scientist in your life]. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/O0JV/HQYW5PCV/FYYO0JVHQYW5PCV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/O0JV/HQYW5PCV/FYYO0JVHQYW5PCV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/O0JV/HQYW5PCV/FYYO0JVHQYW5PCV.SMALL.jpg damianzuch Hiya! If you like this Instructable please vote for it in the SECRET DOORS contest in the upper right hand corner! Thanks!!! We decided that we needed a dust-free room in our shop so that my partner Tina could make the weird little robots and monsters and stuff she does without sawdust all over the...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:46:47 PST
Installing Interior Door - 3 Easy Steps http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-Interior-Door-3-Easy-Steps/
Installing Interior Door - 3 Easy Steps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/VZS0/HPBJ2D6F/FLUVZS0HPBJ2D6F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/VZS0/HPBJ2D6F/FLUVZS0HPBJ2D6F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/VZS0/HPBJ2D6F/FLUVZS0HPBJ2D6F.SMALL.jpg gillplane See how to install an interior door in just 3 easy steps. None of the hard work of shimming is required. Use the Quick Door Hanger bracket kit that is available at nearly all Home Depot locations in the interior door aisle. Roughly $4 per kit. Easiest and fastest interior door installs possible for ...
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:34:19 PST
How to Install a Central Vacuum Cleaning System http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-a-Central-Vacuum-Cleaning-System/
How to Install a Central Vacuum Cleaning System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/QLI1/HM8D9BP3/FEUQLI1HM8D9BP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/QLI1/HM8D9BP3/FEUQLI1HM8D9BP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/QLI1/HM8D9BP3/FEUQLI1HM8D9BP3.SMALL.jpg Popular Mechanics If you’re tired of dragging a portable vacuum cleaner from room to room, you might consider a central vacuum system. Central vacs are convenient, quiet and up to five times more powerful than portable vacs. With self-cleaning microfilters, they capture smaller particles than many portable units, and...
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 16:10:28 PST
Laying a foundation for a tool shed or children's playhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Laying-a-foundation-for-a-tool-shed-or-childrens-p/
Laying a foundation for a tool shed or children's playhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/AO3S/HOHYDGAN/FLWAO3SHOHYDGAN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/AO3S/HOHYDGAN/FLWAO3SHOHYDGAN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/AO3S/HOHYDGAN/FLWAO3SHOHYDGAN.SMALL.jpg sircorvus This tutorial shows how to lay a strong 6' x 3' x 4" concrete slab a foundation for a small structure such as a toolshed or children's playhouse.  What's different from this foundation and a simple concrete slab is the inclusion of steel bolts embedded in the concrete that a 2x4 frame plate can atta...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 11:38:27 PST
3-Tiered Propane Fire Pit http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Tiered-Propane-Fire-Pit/
3-Tiered Propane Fire Pit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/BBZI/HO7XFTQP/F1PBBZIHO7XFTQP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/BBZI/HO7XFTQP/F1PBBZIHO7XFTQP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/BBZI/HO7XFTQP/F1PBBZIHO7XFTQP.SMALL.jpg BruRomeo This project will create a 3-tiered propane fire pit. Each tier will be made of a different material, so you will be able to try out several new skills.  The bottom tier will show you how to create a flagstone covered base.  The middle tier will show you how to work with metal and burn a design into...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:14:00 PST
Painted Plywood Floors http://www.instructables.com/id/Painted-Plywood-Floors/
Painted Plywood Floors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/HB3F/HLFIKXEQ/FZQHB3FHLFIKXEQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/HB3F/HLFIKXEQ/FZQHB3FHLFIKXEQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/HB3F/HLFIKXEQ/FZQHB3FHLFIKXEQ.SMALL.jpg Dr.Duckhunt So lets say you buy a house with ruined carpets( my case, dog pee and poop) and you don't want to put new carpets in for a few years. Painting your plywood floors is a cheap alternative. And gets quite the attention . Great for a clumsy person who always spills or kids. Here are my living room, st...
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:23:54 PDT
Furnace Add-Ons to Improve Home Air Quality http://www.instructables.com/id/Furnace-Add-Ons-to-Improve-Home-Air-Quality/
Furnace Add-Ons to Improve Home Air Quality - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/B3XS/HM8D9DDL/FK0B3XSHM8D9DDL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/B3XS/HM8D9DDL/FK0B3XSHM8D9DDL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/B3XS/HM8D9DDL/FK0B3XSHM8D9DDL.SMALL.jpg Popular Mechanics When thinking about indoor air quality, furnaces and central air conditioners should come to mind. After all, every cubic foot of air in a house is eventually drawn through these systems—and is altered by the process. Air is mixed, filtered and redirected, emerging hotter or colder, wetter or drier,...
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 13:07:34 PST
Ironing Board Cabinet Converted into Shelving http://www.instructables.com/id/Ironing-Board-Cabinet-Converted-into-Shelving/
Ironing Board Cabinet Converted into Shelving - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/6BCH/HMVJ23ZK/FCF6BCHHMVJ23ZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/6BCH/HMVJ23ZK/FCF6BCHHMVJ23ZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/6BCH/HMVJ23ZK/FCF6BCHHMVJ23ZK.SMALL.jpg Mitchell T Our San Francisco apartment had an old-style ironing board cabinet in the kitchen which wasn't being used. Rather than let it go as waisted space, I decided to clean it up and install some shelves. It was a fun weekend project and for the low $20 cost of supplies (some cheap wood, some finishing nai...
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 23:16:19 PDT
Cutting PVC In A Tight Spot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-PVC-In-A-Tight-Spot/
Cutting PVC In A Tight Spot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/20UN/HMMF7AXH/FCL20UNHMMF7AXH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/20UN/HMMF7AXH/FCL20UNHMMF7AXH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/20UN/HMMF7AXH/FCL20UNHMMF7AXH.SMALL.jpg hdmotorc I used a vise and a couple of 2x4's to simulate a hard to reach pipe. As a plumber I encounter this a lot. They do make a cable saw for this but, they don't last. I'll show you a way you can cut it easier than a cable saw. Get Nylon String The string on the left is nylon . It's very common strin...
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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:51:00 PDT
How to Install Gutters http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-Gutters/
How to Install Gutters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/31JO/HLPSAXTD/F0C31JOHLPSAXTD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/31JO/HLPSAXTD/F0C31JOHLPSAXTD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/31JO/HLPSAXTD/F0C31JOHLPSAXTD.SMALL.jpg Popular Mechanics Gutters don't look very impressive, but they're about as important as the roof over your head. Most basement water problems are really gutter and downspout problems. In fact, leaky, overflowing gutters can buckle basement walls in just a few years, so it pays to keep your system working properly. Wh...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:42:04 PDT
Drywall Sanding Dust Collector/Separator http://www.instructables.com/id/Drywall-Sanding-Dust-CollectorSeperator/
Drywall Sanding Dust Collector/Separator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/0L5J/HLZRES1H/FRX0L5JHLZRES1H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/0L5J/HLZRES1H/FRX0L5JHLZRES1H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/0L5J/HLZRES1H/FRX0L5JHLZRES1H.SMALL.jpg Randyrandy74 Drywall sanding produces lots of dust no matter how dust free your joint compound claims to be, Drywall dust will quickly clog your shop vac filter and shorten the life of your vacuum. There is a wide selection of drywall dust separators on the market from $50 or so on up to several hundred dollars...
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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 07:34:24 PDT
Dragon Scale Shingles http://www.instructables.com/id/Dragon-Scale-Shingles/
Dragon Scale Shingles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/5JE7/HLR1SATQ/FHY5JE7HLR1SATQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/5JE7/HLR1SATQ/FHY5JE7HLR1SATQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/5JE7/HLR1SATQ/FHY5JE7HLR1SATQ.SMALL.jpg spike3579 Years ago I saw a picture on the back of Fine Homebuilding of a backyard building that had a conical roof covered with shingles cut in an organic wavy pattern.  It looked almost thatched or as if it was covered in scales (Dragon Scales?!?).  At the time I didn't need any roofs for circular building...
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:33:21 PDT