Instructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:24:39 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
Recycled Glass Countertop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/8I52/HXRU333N/FWE8I52HXRU333N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/8I52/HXRU333N/FWE8I52HXRU333N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/8I52/HXRU333N/FWE8I52HXRU333N.SMALL.jpg CHENG Concrete This bright blue recycled glass countertop was made as a shipping and packaging table in our Berkeley, CA warehouse. The countertop contains 75 pounds of recycled blue glass and 50 pounds of Surecrete’s Terrazzo Mix. The color is CHENG’s SmartColor Indigo and the entire project is sealed with Sur...
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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/
How to Build a 12x20 Cabin on a Budget - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/9277/H6730I5M/F669277H6730I5M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/9277/H6730I5M/F669277H6730I5M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/9277/H6730I5M/F669277H6730I5M.SMALL.jpg coolbeansbaby68  I wanted to have a cabin on my property for quite some time now but with the economy, The prices of having one built has more than doubled... So i had to build it myself . Six years ago i bought a 12x16 shed from a well known company by where i live. It cost 2,000.00 for them to build it and drop i...
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 07:34:24 PDT
Dragon Scale Shingles http://www.instructables.com/id/Dragon-Scale-Shingles/
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:33:21 PDT
Garden Room - Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Room-overview/
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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 10:08:27 PDT
How to make a Stone Patio Fire Pit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Stone-Patio-Fire-Pit/
How to make a Stone Patio Fire Pit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/IWOS/HLA23ANR/FDOIWOSHLA23ANR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/IWOS/HLA23ANR/FDOIWOSHLA23ANR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/IWOS/HLA23ANR/FDOIWOSHLA23ANR.SMALL.jpg kwlowrie This summers project was a backyard fire pit for a friends cabin in the woods. Like every project it turned out being more work/materials/time than originally planned but also more fun along the way. I'll try to break this down into clear steps of what we did from design planning to lighting the fi...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 19:03:12 PDT
Hidden Cave / Play room fort http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Cave-Play-room-fort/
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:31:59 PDT
Floating circular concrete staircase http://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-circular-concrete-staircase/
Floating circular concrete staircase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/FRY9/HKM8YU5N/FUOFRY9HKM8YU5N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/FRY9/HKM8YU5N/FUOFRY9HKM8YU5N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/FRY9/HKM8YU5N/FUOFRY9HKM8YU5N.SMALL.jpg jerryjaksha This unique circular staircase at my casa in Mexico has no center support. It's 24 steps allow a 12' rise in a 10' diameter circular stairwell. I designed an built it with help from my son. Circular stairs usually need a center support, but I wanted to have the center open, so I designed this one to...
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:25:30 PDT
Concrete Water Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Cement-Water-Tower/
Concrete Water Tower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/L32V/HJUWSWFV/FMZL32VHJUWSWFV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/L32V/HJUWSWFV/FMZL32VHJUWSWFV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/L32V/HJUWSWFV/FMZL32VHJUWSWFV.SMALL.jpg th3_jungle_inv3ntor Running water is a great blessing that many people take for granted.  My family spent years in Haiti where my family was without running water for years.  When we moved to South America my dad wanted a to give our family more modern conveniences, and thus we needed a water tower.  This is an instrut...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:24:48 PDT
concrete sink http://www.instructables.com/id/concrete-sink/
concrete sink - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/C53O/HK483SH2/FKKC53OHK483SH2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/C53O/HK483SH2/FKKC53OHK483SH2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/C53O/HK483SH2/FKKC53OHK483SH2.SMALL.jpg stathis stathatos This is my latest work, bathroom makeover. It is a wide sink (60cm x 40cm) with lots of space underneath. The total cost is under 70 euros www.instructables.com/id/concrete-sink-123D/ clean area first First i removed the old furniture and sink and then cleaned all the area from any residue (glue,...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:49:53 PDT
Latex Concrete Roof http://www.instructables.com/id/Latex-Concrete-Roof/
Latex Concrete Roof - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/PMTJ/HK6XMVRZ/FL0PMTJHK6XMVRZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/PMTJ/HK6XMVRZ/FL0PMTJHK6XMVRZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/PMTJ/HK6XMVRZ/FL0PMTJHK6XMVRZ.SMALL.jpg velacreations Latex, or acrylic, concrete is an underused and little known form of concrete for the DIYer, which is a huge shame. It has so many benefits, especially as a roof (or unique art project). It is: Lightweight - the support structure does not need to be as extensive as with other materials. Fas...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:56:35 PDT
Painting Striped Walls http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-Striped-Walls/
Painting Striped Walls - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/16QL/HCB8CTYP/FQ016QLHCB8CTYP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/16QL/HCB8CTYP/FQ016QLHCB8CTYP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/16QL/HCB8CTYP/FQ016QLHCB8CTYP.SMALL.jpg dworley I wanted to decorate my son's room a little better now that we've settled in our new house. I figured bright stripes in the color of his favorite ninja turtle would do the trick. Materials: 1) large level - the nice kind used by carpenters 2) colored pencil in a shade of your stripes 3) tape. not o...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:27:09 PDT
Outdoor Kitchen with Concrete Countertops http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Kitchen-with-Concrete-Countertops/
Outdoor Kitchen with Concrete Countertops - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/8N6U/HJKBMHY7/F6K8N6UHJKBMHY7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/8N6U/HJKBMHY7/F6K8N6UHJKBMHY7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/8N6U/HJKBMHY7/F6K8N6UHJKBMHY7.SMALL.jpg glennmaggard My project involved creating an outdoor cooking area.  This involved constructing bases of steel studs, hardipanel, synthetic stucco  and poured concrete countertops that would hold a natural gas grill and provide storage and space for food layout.   Framing The first step in creating these were ...
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 06:02:37 PDT
Hidden room under the stairs http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-room-under-the-stairs/
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:37:32 PDT
FreeStyle Drain by Noble http://www.instructables.com/id/FreeStyle-Drain-by-Noble/
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:37:16 PDT
Make sliding barn doors using skateboard wheels. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-sliding-barn-doors-using-skateboard-wheels/
Make sliding barn doors using skateboard wheels. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/D9EF/HJAI01JE/F66D9EFHJAI01JE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/D9EF/HJAI01JE/F66D9EFHJAI01JE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/D9EF/HJAI01JE/F66D9EFHJAI01JE.SMALL.jpg dewey302      While building a couple of sheds (okay, glorified yard barns) I wanted to equip one of them with sliding type barn doors.   I like the look of sliding doors and they are very practical for a shed, allowing a much wider access opening than a normal door.   But I developed a bad case of sticker s...
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Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:46:48 PDT
Construction Ventilator: What is it? How do you use it? http://www.instructables.com/id/Construction-Ventilator-What-is-it-How-do-you-u/
Construction Ventilator: What is it? How do you use it? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/G7FZ/HJ1XJ0Q8/FWBG7FZHJ1XJ0Q8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/G7FZ/HJ1XJ0Q8/FWBG7FZHJ1XJ0Q8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/G7FZ/HJ1XJ0Q8/FWBG7FZHJ1XJ0Q8.SMALL.jpg Mechenger Having some professional experience with controlled manufacturing environments, it occurred to me that being able to setup a negative pressure system in household rooms during renovations would be a great way to keep the construction dust away from the rest of the house. This instructable focuses o...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 17:40:43 PDT
Making Small Stains / Burns / Holes in Carpet As If They Never Happened http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Small-Stains-Burns-Holes-in-Carpet-As-I/
Making Small Stains / Burns / Holes in Carpet As If They Never Happened - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/6FIQ/HIGFJVUR/FEY6FIQHIGFJVUR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/6FIQ/HIGFJVUR/FEY6FIQHIGFJVUR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/6FIQ/HIGFJVUR/FEY6FIQHIGFJVUR.SMALL.jpg DrRhodes Even when we try our hardest to be careful, we are all bound to do some small damage to our carpets. I mean, come on. How can you actually expect something that covers the entire floor you walk on to stay spotless. The force of nature, gravity in this case, is quite literally working against you con...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 08:38:50 PDT
Craftsman Style Sliding Doors http://www.instructables.com/id/Craftsman-Style-Sliding-Doors/
Craftsman Style Sliding Doors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/TTL6/HEQ37PMJ/F8ZTTL6HEQ37PMJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/TTL6/HEQ37PMJ/F8ZTTL6HEQ37PMJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/TTL6/HEQ37PMJ/F8ZTTL6HEQ37PMJ.SMALL.jpg plays in traffic I was closing part of a room in my house for use as a workshop and had to add some doors.  The two ways in were both about 47" wide so I couldn't use a 48" door and I didn't want to use a smaller door.  I built two doorways- one a 48-inch slider and one with two 24-inch doors.  The doors themselves ...
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Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:00:39 PDT
Classy Screen Door Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Classy-Screen-Door-Repair/
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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:46:48 PDT
$50 fire pit using concrete tree rings. http://www.instructables.com/id/50-fire-pit-using-concrete-tree-rings/
$50 fire pit using concrete tree rings. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/6H49/HHS9LRP2/F036H49HHS9LRP2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/6H49/HHS9LRP2/F036H49HHS9LRP2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/6H49/HHS9LRP2/F036H49HHS9LRP2.SMALL.jpg dewey302 We recently moved from the remote north-woods of  Wisconsin where large lakeside fire pits were simply dug into the ground and lined with large rocks creating great campfires.  We now live in a residential neighborhood in  the Central Valley of CA.    Campfires here are confined to  well defined con...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 20:08:32 PDT
Building a 24' x 20' deck on steep slope http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-24-x-20-deck-on-steep-slope/
Building a 24' x 20' deck on steep slope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/0BYV/HHS9A07N/FST0BYVHHS9A07N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/0BYV/HHS9A07N/FST0BYVHHS9A07N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/0BYV/HHS9A07N/FST0BYVHHS9A07N.SMALL.jpg damienrv TOOLS:                                                                                                                                                                                      SHOVEL, WHEEL BARREL, STRING, PLUMBBOB, SQUARE, 5 GAL BUCKET, HAMMER SCREW GUN, MITER SAW, DRILL PRESS, I USED A...
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:06:39 PDT
how to build a nice little custom deck http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-build-a-nice-little-custom-deck/
how to build a nice little custom deck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/742S/H8RK8G8A/F8K742SH8RK8G8A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/742S/H8RK8G8A/F8K742SH8RK8G8A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/742S/H8RK8G8A/F8K742SH8RK8G8A.SMALL.jpg damienrv Ok this is an instructable that may help you create or finish that deck or level pad you wanted. this was built in 1 1/2 days.  First find an area for your deck, then get an idea on the height you would like it to be.                                                                                   ...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 04:47:35 PDT
I Love Papercrete http://www.instructables.com/id/I-Love-Papercrete/
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 08:02:38 PDT
Carpenter themed fathers day coat rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Carpenter-themed-fathers-day-coat-rack/
Carpenter themed fathers day coat rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/V1G0/HHMI8EEP/F6PV1G0HHMI8EEP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/V1G0/HHMI8EEP/F6PV1G0HHMI8EEP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/V1G0/HHMI8EEP/F6PV1G0HHMI8EEP.SMALL.jpg coolbeansbaby68 This is my coat rack i made with a carpenter theme. For the wood i used a 1x12x6 oak board,Five claw hammers and two quick squares. Materials (1) 1x12x6 piece of red oak (2) Five  claw hammers (3) Two quick squares Cutting The oak wood boards Step 1 ~ I decided to cut the oak  rack boards 9 ...
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 06:41:50 PDT
Vibrant Fence Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Vibrant-Fence-Project/
Vibrant Fence Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/B1TZ/HHJOCW8I/FHAB1TZHHJOCW8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/B1TZ/HHJOCW8I/FHAB1TZHHJOCW8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/B1TZ/HHJOCW8I/FHAB1TZHHJOCW8I.SMALL.jpg miamitreasure * Update 6/5 * Thanks to all of you who voted up my Project. Little did I know this would go so great A shout out to 'BeachBum Living" on Youtube, he was my inspiration for this. Visit his great Restoration Page. Thanks again ! **********888 I wanted to brighten up my pool area, and thought I woul...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 20:48:59 PDT
Paint Roller Spinner http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Roller-Spinner/
Paint Roller Spinner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/E2TC/HH2VO7TI/FW7E2TCHH2VO7TI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/E2TC/HH2VO7TI/FW7E2TCHH2VO7TI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/E2TC/HH2VO7TI/FW7E2TCHH2VO7TI.SMALL.jpg cbdave     I was recently painting a room when the paint roller I was using came apart. So instead of throwing it out I decided to make a Paint Roller Spinner for cleaning rollers that I could chuck into a drill.     You use it like the store bought ones by washing the roller and then spinning it out in a ...
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 01:11:52 PDT
Vintage Looking Wall Hanger http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Looking-Wall-Hanger/
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Mon, 27 May 2013 15:46:24 PDT