Instructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 3 Aug 2015 02:02:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 hammer door knocker http://www.instructables.com/id/hammer-door-knocker/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:51:32 PDT
Bathroom Renovation http://www.instructables.com/id/Bathroom-Renovation-2/
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 17:00:56 PDT
Old Beam Fireplace Mantle http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Beam-Fireplace-Mantle/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:56:42 PDT
DIY attic storage assistance http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-attic-storage-assistance/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:19:50 PDT
Playable roll-up cloth http://www.instructables.com/id/Playable-roll-up-cloth/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:51:15 PDT
Building my Tiny House Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-my-Tiny-House-Door/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:18:46 PDT
Under Kitchen Cabinet LED Strip Lights for Under $30.00! http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-Kitchen-Cabinet-LED-Strip-Lights-for-Under-3/
Under Kitchen Cabinet LED Strip Lights for Under $30.00! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/TOLZ/I7KB72O6/FP2TOLZI7KB72O6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/TOLZ/I7KB72O6/FP2TOLZI7KB72O6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/TOLZ/I7KB72O6/FP2TOLZI7KB72O6.SMALL.jpg Tom Hargrave I lit up my kitchen counter top with modern LED lighting for just over $20.00. My exact cost was $20.62 ($7.63 + $12.99) because I had everything else laying around. You can do yours for less than $30.00 depending on what donor parts you already have laying around!Here is what I used:12 VDC 2 Amp Un...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 20:06:50 PDT
Space saving bathroom door-closet-mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-saving-bathroom-door-closet-mirror/
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 23:20:12 PDT
Glass Fuse Cabinet Pulls http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Fuse-Cabinet-Pulls/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:35:19 PDT
Window Trimming the Easy Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Window-Trimming-the-Easy-Way/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:44:53 PST
HomeMade Modern DIY Concrete Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/HomeMade-Modern-DIY-Concrete-Bar/
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:49:56 PST
Wood Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Wall/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 17:13:01 PST
How to Build a Portuguese Wood Fired Brick Pizza Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Portuguese-Brick-Pizza-Oven/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 13:30:39 PST
Make Concrete Rocks for Rock Walls, Fire Pits, Walk Ways, Water Fountains and More! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Concrete-Rocks-for-Rock-Walls-Fire-Pits-Walk-/
Make Concrete Rocks for Rock Walls, Fire Pits, Walk Ways, Water Fountains and More! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/Y4T2/I5MD2YET/F8ZY4T2I5MD2YET.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/Y4T2/I5MD2YET/F8ZY4T2I5MD2YET.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/Y4T2/I5MD2YET/F8ZY4T2I5MD2YET.SMALL.jpg ComposiMold Learn how to create your own concrete rocks for building rock walls, fire pits, decorative piece and more! Mold Preparation The mold box was built by using plywood plastic and cardboard. The rocks are laid out so that their height are as even as possible. It is a good idea to spray or brush mold...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 09:42:53 PST
Home bar with reclaimed bowling alley bar top http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-bar-with-reclaimed-bowling-alley-bar-top/
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:28:13 PST
$14 Secret Crawlspace Access Door http://www.instructables.com/id/14-Secret-Crawlspace-Access-Door/
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:29:15 PST
Super SIMPLE Secret Bookshelf Door & Book Unlock Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-SIMPLE-Secret-Bookshelf-Door-Book-Unlock-Mec/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:04:35 PST
kitchen roller cart http://www.instructables.com/id/kitchen-roller-cart/
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:04:02 PST
Deck Inlay http://www.instructables.com/id/Deck-Inlay/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:32:24 PST
Marvel Toy Chest http://www.instructables.com/id/Marvel-Toy-Chest/
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 04:27:17 PST
Simple Mason Jar Soap Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Mason-Jar-Soap-Dispenser/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 16:38:27 PST
Home decor how-to: Make a holiday mantle. Fireplace not required http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-decor-how-to-Make-a-holiday-mantle-Fireplace-/
Home decor how-to: Make a holiday mantle. Fireplace not required - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/28XK/I3R75BN8/F3G28XKI3R75BN8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/28XK/I3R75BN8/F3G28XKI3R75BN8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/28XK/I3R75BN8/F3G28XKI3R75BN8.SMALL.jpg MyFixitUpLife Want a sock-knockin’ home decor how-to you can love all year? Check out MyFixitUpLife’s mega mantle. One look and you’ll say: That’s the background for our holiday card. Or if you’re on Santa’s naughty list you might think something else. But that’s none of my business. Here’s how we mega-ed this on...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:00:23 PST
HomeMade Modern DIY Concrete Fire Pit http://www.instructables.com/id/HomeMade-Modern-DIY-Concrete-Fire-Pit/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:42:59 PST
Closet Mural http://www.instructables.com/id/Closet-Mural/
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:09:03 PST
DIY Kitchen Cabinet Makeover http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kitchen-Cabinet-Makeover/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 16:24:31 PST
HomeMade Modern DIY Concrete: Coloring & Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/HomeMade-Modern-DIY-Concrete-Coloring-Casting/
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 09:57:06 PST
Wallpaper to Wood: A Bathroom Remodel http://www.instructables.com/id/Wallpaper-to-Wood-A-Bathroom-Remodel/
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:23:48 PST
Make Your Wall Plates Invisible http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Wall-Plates-Invisible/
Make Your Wall Plates Invisible - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/DUI6/I327GAFE/FMVDUI6I327GAFE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/DUI6/I327GAFE/FMVDUI6I327GAFE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/DUI6/I327GAFE/FMVDUI6I327GAFE.SMALL.jpg the_tool_man Have you ever thought how much nicer your walls would look if you couldn't see the cover plates around your switches and outlets? This Instructable will show you how to make them disappear on wallpapered walls. Tools and Materials Nearly everything you need is something you will already have aro...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:53:59 PST
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/
Coloring and Aging Wood Planks with Simple Painting Techniques - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/M9EY/I2P3RVNN/FYEM9EYI2P3RVNN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/M9EY/I2P3RVNN/FYEM9EYI2P3RVNN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/M9EY/I2P3RVNN/FYEM9EYI2P3RVNN.SMALL.jpg Nscottrdcs Looking for a warm and comfortable feel for a room in your house? Explore how you can turn new wood planks into those that look like weathered barn wood with a few simple paint techniques. This re-do of our den was done with a board and batten wainscoting but the wood treatments can be done on mos...
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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/
Convenient paint holder for a ladder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/A9GQ/HZV3PI8Y/F9FA9GQHZV3PI8Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/A9GQ/HZV3PI8Y/F9FA9GQHZV3PI8Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/A9GQ/HZV3PI8Y/F9FA9GQHZV3PI8Y.SMALL.jpg 1o_o7 Here is a very cheap, very convenient, way to paint at the top of a ladder without having to hold both a brush and a paint bucket. It can be installed on a ladder in 2 minutes and uses a removable disposable beer cup to store the paint. This allows you to refill or replace the paint without having t...
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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/
Air Seal Your Attic For Energy Savings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/K50E/I0HYV7IA/FC9K50EI0HYV7IA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/K50E/I0HYV7IA/FC9K50EI0HYV7IA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/K50E/I0HYV7IA/FC9K50EI0HYV7IA.SMALL.jpg More Cowbell Hot air rises. Without air sealing your attic you are allowing warm air to escape from your home carrying with it your hard earned winter heating money. Most people just add insulation to their attic - this will not stop the escaping warm air. The EPA estimates that the typical American home has e...
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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/
Repair Windows (not the OS) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/JWCV/I1AJH160/FN5JWCVI1AJH160.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/JWCV/I1AJH160/FN5JWCVI1AJH160.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/JWCV/I1AJH160/FN5JWCVI1AJH160.SMALL.jpg Ginko Balboa If you have those old wooden windows, which haven't been painted and refreshed for a loooong time and you don't want to or can't buy new ones (which is a big investment)...maybe it is time to get things into your own hands and get the most you can from the old windows you have.This instructable is f...
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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/
Make a Hidden Gate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/3TAK/I1698AIA/FMG3TAKI1698AIA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/3TAK/I1698AIA/FMG3TAKI1698AIA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/3TAK/I1698AIA/FMG3TAKI1698AIA.SMALL.jpg r_anderson_c In this instructable we will make a gate, that from the outside, looks like a normal section of a fence. This is a remix of masoon's secret door.http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-door-that-looks-like-an-8-fence/Materials used include:-two 4"x4"x96" treated posts set about 24" in the ground wit...
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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/
Spruce up your shop: install a wood floor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/F33Y/I0VP1UEH/F9VF33YI0VP1UEH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/F33Y/I0VP1UEH/F9VF33YI0VP1UEH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/F33Y/I0VP1UEH/F9VF33YI0VP1UEH.SMALL.jpg warehouse32 For quite some time now I've been dreaming of having a dedicated space to be my woodworking shop. Now that I have a garage I can finally make it happen! I've been wanting to customize it from the ground up, literally. The first major change will be adding a plywood floor to go over top of the existi...
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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/
Improve your yard! Make a brick and stone walkway - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/CEXY/I0LCCI3P/FOICEXYI0LCCI3P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/CEXY/I0LCCI3P/FOICEXYI0LCCI3P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/CEXY/I0LCCI3P/FOICEXYI0LCCI3P.SMALL.jpg warehouse32 Making the entrance to a house seem truly open and welcoming means more than slapping a wreath on your door and getting a "wipe your paws" door mat...not that there's anything wrong with that. Rather than just making it look pretty, you need to draw your guests in; give their eyes and feet something...
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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/
Build a Wood Fired Earth Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/KKBL/I09LS2OW/FISKKBLI09LS2OW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/KKBL/I09LS2OW/FISKKBLI09LS2OW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/KKBL/I09LS2OW/FISKKBLI09LS2OW.SMALL.jpg blissful2015 3 weeks ago I attended an earth oven building class taught by one of the best teachers in this field, Kiko Denzer ( for more on Kiko and his books see the end of the article!), at the fabulous Grain Gathering.During the 6 hour long class, we built 2 portable earth ovens, which were auctioned the nex...
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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/
Make Rebar Cages On-site For Concrete Piers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/T2UC/HZB3K9XJ/FYCT2UCHZB3K9XJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/T2UC/HZB3K9XJ/FYCT2UCHZB3K9XJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/T2UC/HZB3K9XJ/FYCT2UCHZB3K9XJ.SMALL.jpg anarnold So, you're pouring a reinforced concrete pier foundation. The "concrete" part is easy, but you're a bit stumped as to how you can accurately place the steel reinforcement to match the design...The pro's would just fabricate a rebar "spiral" with their fancy million-dollar rebar coiling machine. (see...
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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/
How to remove wallpaper the easy way - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/EI2Z/HZV3SJ0X/FQZEI2ZHZV3SJ0X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/EI2Z/HZV3SJ0X/FQZEI2ZHZV3SJ0X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/EI2Z/HZV3SJ0X/FQZEI2ZHZV3SJ0X.SMALL.jpg hip2thrift One of the most dreaded renovation projects for many people is wallpaper removal. In the past I've many different recommended methods, such as: special sprays or renting a steamer, none of which worked without lots of hours and tears. This time around, I was armed with patience and ready to have the...
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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/
Ceiling Mounted Waterfall Shower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/KVID/HZJORLQQ/FNKKVIDHZJORLQQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/KVID/HZJORLQQ/FNKKVIDHZJORLQQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/KVID/HZJORLQQ/FNKKVIDHZJORLQQ.SMALL.jpg xcelerator I wanted a ceiling mounted waterfall shower head. Anyone who has taken a shower in one knows exactly why -- it is incredible. But I live in an apartment. And the bathroom is already finished. So ... I decided to put an industrial-look, exposed copper piping, ceiling mounted shower head. It is easil...
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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/
Trick for Attaching Sill Plates To Concrete Footings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/CG76/HZ9O35W3/FASCG76HZ9O35W3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/CG76/HZ9O35W3/FASCG76HZ9O35W3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/CG76/HZ9O35W3/FASCG76HZ9O35W3.SMALL.jpg anarnold Attaching sill plates to continuous footings on the first try can be a challenge. Traditionally, contractors will lay the sill plate on top of the anchors and bash it with a hammer to mark the location of the anchor bolts. Typically the board will move between hammer blows, and you never end up with...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:22 PDT
Faux Stone Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Stone-Painting/
Faux Stone Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/M7BK/HYHGC24Q/FETM7BKHYHGC24Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/M7BK/HYHGC24Q/FETM7BKHYHGC24Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/M7BK/HYHGC24Q/FETM7BKHYHGC24Q.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design When I replaced my ancient one piece range with new appliances I was left with a big swath of unfinished drywall. Looking at my options and not liking most of them, I decided to paint a faux stone wall. I'm pretty happy with the result, and even more important, so is my family.Update: I've been usin...
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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/
THE JEEP CAVE FLOOR - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/4LD8/HYPNVQEG/FW64LD8HYPNVQEG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/4LD8/HYPNVQEG/FW64LD8HYPNVQEG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/4LD8/HYPNVQEG/FW64LD8HYPNVQEG.SMALL.jpg jakel I wanted to do something a little special for my new shop. I went with a painted floor. My Shop My Shop is 24x24 and it took three gallons of white and one gallon of black (mixed) of garage floor paint to get it covered. What you need. 1. Paint2. Paint tape (two plus rolls)3. Pans, rollers an...
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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/
How to build a treehouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/ND6G/HYE5YNUY/F77ND6GHYE5YNUY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/ND6G/HYE5YNUY/F77ND6GHYE5YNUY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/ND6G/HYE5YNUY/F77ND6GHYE5YNUY.SMALL.jpg makendo This particular design requires two or three trees (or branches) in close proximity. It was made over the course of several weekends using new, pressure-treated wood for the support structure and floor and an old fence was recycled for the sides. The roof is a camouflage-pattern tarp. It's not weath...
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Sat, 26 Sep 2009 15:06:25 PDT