Instructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - home http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:18:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 I sketch a interior of a bathroom impromptu http://www.instructables.com/id/I-sketch-a-interior-of-a-bathroom-impromptu/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/4UZ9/HTUFCI61/FMY4UZ9HTUFCI61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/4UZ9/HTUFCI61/FMY4UZ9HTUFCI61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/4UZ9/HTUFCI61/FMY4UZ9HTUFCI61.SMALL.jpg ishiyasu I sketched a picture looked into bathroom from the top. I can overlook the whole room and think that it is easy to look. A disappearance point is important to this how to describe. I can express a perspective by setting a disappearance point. Let's sketch it! Please subscribe!! http://www.youtube.c...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:28:36 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
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
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
Install a Concrete Front Walk http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-a-Concrete-Front-Walk/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:04:41 PDT
Easy-To-Install DIY Cable Railing with Wood Posts http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-To-Install-DIY-Cable-Railing-with-Wood-Posts-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/6HPI/HLXUITJV/F1O6HPIHLXUITJV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/6HPI/HLXUITJV/F1O6HPIHLXUITJV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/6HPI/HLXUITJV/F1O6HPIHLXUITJV.SMALL.jpg AGSstainless Create a unique and stand out deck railing with Clearview® Cable Railing Hardware. This video shows how to install AGS Stainless Cable Railing Fittings with wood posts. Installing cable railing with wood posts is an easy-to-install DIY project. This could work with existing posts or for a new instal...
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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:31:03 PDT
Add a Pendant Light Anywhere... with INSTEON, Of Course http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-a-Pendant-Light-Anywhere-with-INSTEON-Of-C/
Add a Pendant Light Anywhere... with INSTEON, Of Course - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/O1VA/HJ607GIY/FAMO1VAHJ607GIY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/O1VA/HJ607GIY/FAMO1VAHJ607GIY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/O1VA/HJ607GIY/FAMO1VAHJ607GIY.SMALL.jpg baughhumbug When I moved into my current home, I really wanted to brighten the place up at night. There are windows on almost every wall in every room which makes the place very bright during the day, but that light quickly fades as the sun sets. There were two recessed light fixtures and one track light, other...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:38:39 PDT
Upgrade Your Sprinklers with INSTEON Automation http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-Your-Sprinklers-with-INSTEON-Automation/
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:46:39 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
Insulate a house with natural cork http://www.instructables.com/id/Isolate-a-house-with-natural-kork/
Insulate a house with natural cork - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/W1YN/HH2VMEML/FHXW1YNHH2VMEML.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/W1YN/HH2VMEML/FHXW1YNHH2VMEML.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/W1YN/HH2VMEML/FHXW1YNHH2VMEML.SMALL.jpg jtabuenca Insulating with natural cork a 70's house wall air gap was a challenging project saving thousands of Euro's. Our contractor suggested rebuilding all the interior walls! Get the kork Unless you have a cork tree, buy it from the spanish or portuguese dealers or collect wine bottle cap's How to f...
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Thu, 30 May 2013 11:10:02 PDT
Control and Automate Window Shades with INSTEON http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-and-Automate-Window-Shades-with-INSTEON/
Control and Automate Window Shades with INSTEON - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/9XS0/HH9SOASH/FC29XS0HH9SOASH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/9XS0/HH9SOASH/FC29XS0HH9SOASH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/9XS0/HH9SOASH/FC29XS0HH9SOASH.SMALL.jpg baughhumbug For as long as I have been into home control and automation, I have wanted to control every aspect of my home. While there are certainly professional solutions to automating your window shades, none of them have ever approached affordability. After stumbling upon a company selling tubular motors for...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 13:00:03 PDT
Home Appliance Repair: Freezer Door Shelf Bracket Part. I made it at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Appliance-Repair-Freezer-Door-Shelf-Bracket-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/9YYT/HGZNX494/FDT9YYTHGZNX494.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/9YYT/HGZNX494/FDT9YYTHGZNX494.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/9YYT/HGZNX494/FDT9YYTHGZNX494.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Background:      Oftentimes, when our appliance parts start breaking apart, the warranty has just expired and we have to pay excessive charge of tiny little parts.  It sound familiar?  Yes, it happened to me time and again.  Worst, the part could be rare, extinct or impossible to find.  How do we mi...
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Wed, 22 May 2013 06:25:44 PDT
How to install a structured wiring enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-a-structured-wiring-enclosure/
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 12:12:34 PDT
How to Install a Sump Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-a-Sump-Pump/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/8N24/HEXSS2G8/FGH8N24HEXSS2G8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/8N24/HEXSS2G8/FGH8N24HEXSS2G8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/8N24/HEXSS2G8/FGH8N24HEXSS2G8.SMALL.jpg RodsEliteHandyman Installing a new Sump Pump: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtgtOgp_904
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 19:59:10 PDT
How To Fix A Door Latch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Fix-A-Door-Latch/
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:14:38 PST
How to Sell Your Home http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sell-Your-Home-1/
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 05:39:12 PST
Reattaching faux shutters - permanently http://www.instructables.com/id/Reattaching-faux-shutters-permanently/
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:21:56 PST
Installing a TV in a sauna http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-TV-in-a-sauna/
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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 21:42:46 PDT
How to Re-Pin a Lock With Original Key http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Re-Pin-a-Lock-With-Original-Key/
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 16:30:06 PDT
Learn how to cut circles out of glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-how-to-cut-circles-out-of-glass/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/056Z/GXUZILUI/FP2056ZGXUZILUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/056Z/GXUZILUI/FP2056ZGXUZILUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/056Z/GXUZILUI/FP2056ZGXUZILUI.SMALL.jpg mdavis19 Learn the easy way to cut perfect circles out of plate glass for art projects, making a glass tabletop, glass coasters, or for repairing round windows. The only tools needed are a glass circle cutter with a suction cup, and an ordinary hand-held glass cutter. The technique is quick and easy to lea...
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:17:26 PST
Remodel another bathroom http://www.instructables.com/id/Remodel-another-bathroom/
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Sun, 15 Jan 2012 20:06:28 PST
Refinishing an Hardwood Staircase http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinishing-an-Hardwood-Staircase/
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Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:35:19 PST
How to secure your home from thieves. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-secure-your-home-from-thieves/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/0U74/GT19NJY7/FSV0U74GT19NJY7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/0U74/GT19NJY7/FSV0U74GT19NJY7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/0U74/GT19NJY7/FSV0U74GT19NJY7.SMALL.gif wrksnfx The following is a PSYWAR (psychological warfare) against the dirt bag pieces of garbage that like to prey on the weak (by making the thieves ASSUME they'd have less troubles, less risk of going to jail again or getting hurt) and in doing so turn their FEAR against them and make them your plaything ...
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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 21:38:21 PDT
Drywall Hole Patched With Styrofoam http://www.instructables.com/id/Drywall-Hole-Patched-With-Styrofoam/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/VBLF/GRFNCO4F/FCMVBLFGRFNCO4F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/VBLF/GRFNCO4F/FCMVBLFGRFNCO4F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/VBLF/GRFNCO4F/FCMVBLFGRFNCO4F.SMALL.jpg LoganMackey I removed a baseboard heater and installed  a outlet where the heater was wired so i had to cut a hole in the dry wall.  But had no drywall to fill the hole, so i used some foam packaging it worked really good, jut cut a block to fill the gap and pasted it in with some dry wall paste. And painted i...
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Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:45:38 PDT
Juniper and Large Stump Removal http://www.instructables.com/id/Juniper-and-Large-Stump-Removal/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/V4X9/GQZJMS5M/FSGV4X9GQZJMS5M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/V4X9/GQZJMS5M/FSGV4X9GQZJMS5M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/V4X9/GQZJMS5M/FSGV4X9GQZJMS5M.SMALL.jpg jkalter Stumps can be hard to remove. Real hard. For the motivated, hours and hours of back breaking shoveling, swinging a pick axe, ruining chain saw blades and cursing so loud so as to negate any relationship with one's neighbor is usually involved. For the unmotivated, tons of beer, chains, and a truck a...
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Fri, 5 Aug 2011 12:52:28 PDT
Recycled Styrofoam Block Insulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Styrofoam-Block-Insulation/
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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:08:22 PDT
Insulated Bamboo Walls http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulated-Bamboo-Walls/
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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 06:23:09 PDT
How to Build Dirt Cheap Houses http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Dirt-Cheap-Houses/
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Wed, 2 Feb 2011 02:59:17 PST
Air-Powered Star Trek Style Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Powered-Star-Trek-Style-Door/
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Mon, 6 Dec 2010 12:08:58 PST
Installing Chair Rail http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-Chair-Rail/
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Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:54:55 PST
Water Heater Idea http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Heater-Idea/
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Tue, 13 Apr 2010 15:25:57 PDT
Cutting a curve in a ceramic tile with an angle grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-a-curve-in-a-ceramic-tile-with-an-angle-gr-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/8L3R/G4NVT7ID/F1A8L3RG4NVT7ID.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/8L3R/G4NVT7ID/F1A8L3RG4NVT7ID.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/8L3R/G4NVT7ID/F1A8L3RG4NVT7ID.SMALL.jpg tonyi Hi here is something I posted on You Tube some time ago and would like to share it with you ... now i have discovered this web site. While tiling a 50msq (538sq ft) floor area, i had to cut the 450mm x 450mm (17.7" x 17.7") ceramic tiles around the spiral stair case & hand rail, which involved a lo...
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Wed, 20 Jan 2010 02:24:39 PST
Sand and refinish your hardwood floors with a converted floor polisher http://www.instructables.com/id/Sand-and-refinish-your-hardwood-floors-with-a-conv/
Sand and refinish your hardwood floors with a converted floor polisher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/VE6K/G23UUFT9/F25VE6KG23UUFT9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/VE6K/G23UUFT9/F25VE6KG23UUFT9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/VE6K/G23UUFT9/F25VE6KG23UUFT9.SMALL.jpg tewharau I wanted to refinish my Rimu (New Zealand native timber) floors but I was doing it in the evenings and weekends and I didn't want to rent a floor sander for weeks at a time (OK, I'm cheap).  At the hire shop, they had big belt floor sanders but also a big circular floor sander.  I thought the circul...
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Thu, 19 Nov 2009 18:10:51 PST
Pretty boxwood wall covering around your mounted TV http://www.instructables.com/id/Pretty-boxwood-wall-covering-around-your-mounted-T/
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Tue, 29 Sep 2009 14:42:49 PDT
How to Build a Home Office http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Home-Office/
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Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:54:22 PDT
Room Divider from Louvered Bi-Fold Doors http://www.instructables.com/id/Room-Divider-from-Louvered-Bi-Fold-Doors/
Room Divider from Louvered Bi-Fold Doors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/B28G/FUI0SP7R/F1VB28GFUI0SP7R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/B28G/FUI0SP7R/F1VB28GFUI0SP7R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/B28G/FUI0SP7R/F1VB28GFUI0SP7R.SMALL.jpg TimBTodd This house is small, and from the entrance, and living area, one can see the entire (albeit tiny) kitchen, as well as the side of the giant fridge, and the food on top of it. I had some old louvered bi-fold doors in my garage, so I decided to turn them into a room divider. Not much to it There's...
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Sat, 16 May 2009 23:34:28 PDT
Home made DIY Grey water system water recycling. http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-DIY-Grey-water-system-water-recycling/
Home made DIY Grey water system water recycling. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/7N7R/FTO54MWO/F0N7N7RFTO54MWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/7N7R/FTO54MWO/F0N7N7RFTO54MWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/7N7R/FTO54MWO/F0N7N7RFTO54MWO.SMALL.jpg simon72post I have always hated flushing clean water down the toilet and wasting the water that goes down the plug hole. So I decided to make my own grey water recycling system.It is fairly easy to put together if you are technically minded. And doesn#25;t cost to much compared to other systems. Basic princip...
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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 13:15:32 PDT
Plastic bottle insulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-bottle-insulation/
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Wed, 15 Apr 2009 15:09:33 PDT
Remodel a bathroom http://www.instructables.com/id/Remodel-a-bathroom/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2009 21:41:14 PDT
Do-it-yourself Brick Mailbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Do-it-yourself-Brick-Mailbox/
Do-it-yourself Brick Mailbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/4THN/FPIUQOC9/FYC4THNFPIUQOC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/4THN/FPIUQOC9/FYC4THNFPIUQOC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/4THN/FPIUQOC9/FYC4THNFPIUQOC9.SMALL.jpg Vintiquities Here is an Instructable showing you how to build your very own brick mailbox. My husband built this mailbox in one day, although he is a 20 year masonry veteran, we believe anyone can do this with the correct tools, materials, and planning. It is a very simple 16" square masonry mailbox. By doing th...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 08:43:06 PST
Central Vacuum Retrofit http://www.instructables.com/id/Central-Vacuum-Retrofit/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2008 19:25:15 PDT
How to make a little fence http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-little-fence/
How to make a little fence - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/EKMW/FEMY2PU6/FZDEKMWFEMY2PU6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/EKMW/FEMY2PU6/FZDEKMWFEMY2PU6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/EKMW/FEMY2PU6/FZDEKMWFEMY2PU6.SMALL.jpg Andruha1123 ok, have you been remodeling your house and have some hardwood floor board left? Well we did, most of them are rejects, some were just left over. So, me and my dad made this little fence around shed in our backyard. It took about 2-3 hours. Tools Ok, you will need some tools. 1 pic: table saw 2 ...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2008 10:57:59 PDT
How to Plan for Building Your Country Home http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Plan-for-Building-Your-Contry-Home/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/LIME/FB11U6C2/F9ZLIMEFB11U6C2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/LIME/FB11U6C2/F9ZLIMEFB11U6C2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/LIME/FB11U6C2/F9ZLIMEFB11U6C2.SMALL.jpg Progressive Farmer This video shows you what you need to know about building a country place. Here we talk about the land, where to place barns and the home, and other considerations to think about when planning your home.
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Mon, 7 Jan 2008 10:32:25 PST
How to Build a Simple Handrail http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Simple-Handrail/
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Mon, 14 Aug 2006 20:17:25 PDT
Roof making http://www.instructables.com/id/Roof-making/
Roof making - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/79OU/05REP27TD4P/FCM79OU05REP27TD4P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/79OU/05REP27TD4P/FCM79OU05REP27TD4P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/79OU/05REP27TD4P/FCM79OU05REP27TD4P.SMALL.jpg maffiou First project, quite a low tech one... but hey... Not that long ago, I purchased a building whose roof was made of cement sheets known to contain asbestos. As I intended to move in with my wife and kids, there was no way I was keeping it like that: So I decided to change the roof for a standard ti...
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Thu, 2 Mar 2006 05:29:33 PST