Instructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 May 2018 06:24:20 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Septic tank easy access http://www.instructables.com/id/Septic-tank-easy-access/
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Wed, 22 Jul 2009 18:38:57 PDT
A whiter, brighter vermiculite ceiling - painting by roller... http://www.instructables.com/id/A-whiter-brighter-vermiculite-ceiling-painting-by-/
A whiter, brighter vermiculite ceiling - painting by roller... - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/NXDN/HTRVJGNT/FD6NXDNHTRVJGNT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/NXDN/HTRVJGNT/FD6NXDNHTRVJGNT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/NXDN/HTRVJGNT/FD6NXDNHTRVJGNT.SMALL.jpg startree Welcome to my instructable on how to paint a vermiculite ceiling as an DIYer, by a DIYer, so yes, it's the blind leading the blind. I had never done one before, and truly put if off for near a decade out of pure terror of stuffing it up... but now i have, and if I do say so myself, quite successfull...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 21:53:00 PDT
Make a Sun Shade from an Old Sail http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Sun-Shade-from-an-Old-Sail/
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Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:19:33 PDT
Insulating A Garage Door. CHEAP! http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulating-A-Garage-Door-CHEAP/
Insulating A Garage Door. CHEAP! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/V6Z1/HPJ061FQ/FO8V6Z1HPJ061FQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/V6Z1/HPJ061FQ/FO8V6Z1HPJ061FQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/V6Z1/HPJ061FQ/FO8V6Z1HPJ061FQ.SMALL.jpg thebeave0630 If you want to make a huge heating difference in your garage/ workshop, but don't want to spend a lot of time or money this is for you. Now you could spend good money on a kit, but hey... I'm cheap. I didn't even spring for the pink foamboard. And be weary of adding too much extra weight. Warnin...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 23:46:51 PST
How to install a hardwood floor. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-a-hardwood-floor/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2008 20:01:06 PST
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 Install Concealed Cisterns for Wall Hung Toilets http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-of-Concealed-Cisterns-for-Wall-Hung/
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Sun, 1 Jul 2012 07:59:05 PDT
coffered ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/coffered-ceiling-1/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:40:34 PDT
Bathroom Water Sprayer / Bidet http://www.instructables.com/id/Bathroom-Water-Sprayer-Bidet/
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Sun, 7 Jul 2013 00:27:32 PDT
Juniper and Large Stump Removal http://www.instructables.com/id/Juniper-and-Large-Stump-Removal/
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Fri, 5 Aug 2011 12:52:28 PDT
Installing Ultra Touch (recycled cotton denim) insulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-Ultra-Touch-recycled-cotton-denim-ins/
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Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:59:47 PST
DIY: Vinyl Tiled Backsplash http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Vinyl-Tiled-Backsplash-Temporary/
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Mon, 6 May 2013 09:52:36 PDT
Wire your flat on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-your-flat-on-the-cheap/
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Sat, 23 Jan 2010 03:10:09 PST
Build an ultra efficient fridge http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-ultra-efficient-fridge/
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Tue, 14 Apr 2009 16:05:32 PDT
Installing a Slate Backsplash - The Easy Way. http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Slate-Backsplash---The-Easy-Way./
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Tue, 4 Sep 2007 11:37:06 PDT
Patching a Large Hole in Drywall http://www.instructables.com/id/Patching-a-Large-Hole-in-Drywall/
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Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:30:59 PDT
Build a Concrete Block Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Concrete-Block-Wall/
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Wed, 23 Jun 2010 05:48:44 PDT
Installing a Faucet and Drain; Home Improvement http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Faucet-and-Drain-Home-Improvement/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:59:28 PDT
How to make beautiful "tumbled" mosaic tiles inexpensively... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-beautiful-tumbled-mosaic-tiles-inexp/
How to make beautiful "tumbled" mosaic tiles inexpensively... - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/JF44/GFMBYN3W/FASJF44GFMBYN3W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/JF44/GFMBYN3W/FASJF44GFMBYN3W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/JF44/GFMBYN3W/FASJF44GFMBYN3W.SMALL.jpg DallasDeckard This is my first instructable. :-) Are you remodeling a bathroom or a kitchen or anywhere you need mosaic tiles? Do you want accents in your tile design that don't exist?I am remodeling my guest bathroom and I wanted some mosaic pieces that matched the tile I was installing. However, there were no ...
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Tue, 26 Oct 2010 03:12:24 PDT
Water meter installation procedure http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-meter-installation-procedure/
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Mon, 13 May 2013 08:19:45 PDT
Whole House Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Whole-House-Fan/
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Fri, 19 Aug 2011 21:19:51 PDT
Concrete Paver Floor http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Paver-Floor/
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Wed, 4 Nov 2009 08:27:28 PST
Removing a Toilet; Home Improvment http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-a-Toilet-Home-Improvment/
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Sun, 6 Mar 2011 09:38:21 PST
Whole house fan blows away our A/C bill. http://www.instructables.com/id/Whole-house-fan-blows-away-our-AC-bill/
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:04:34 PST
Turn a Closet Into a Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Closet-Into-a-Desk/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2008 18:14:17 PST
Simple Tiny House Loft Ladder http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Tiny-House-Loft-Ladder/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:14:24 PDT
How To Cut Drywall http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Cut-Drywall/
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Tue, 13 Sep 2011 23:02:38 PDT
Chimney Flue Damper - How to Install Chimney Flue Damper Step-By-Step http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-A-Top-Lock-Chimney-Damper/
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:25:08 PDT
DIY Bird Spikes http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bird-Spikes/
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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:37:55 PDT
Learn how to cut circles out of glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-how-to-cut-circles-out-of-glass/
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:17:26 PST
Painting with Colored Cement http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-with-Colored-Cement/
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Fri, 7 May 2010 06:16:13 PDT
Reuse silicone sealant and nozzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-silicone-sealant-and-nozzle/
Reuse silicone sealant and nozzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/8V1C/I1XEM9N6/FJH8V1CI1XEM9N6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/8V1C/I1XEM9N6/FJH8V1CI1XEM9N6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/8V1C/I1XEM9N6/FJH8V1CI1XEM9N6.SMALL.jpg blkxr5t I am in the process of painting the interior of my house. There are quite a few areas that need a little sealant as part of the preparation. I am trying to be economical (financially and environmentally) and not throw out mostly full but cured tubes of sealant.This Intractable is my method to reusin...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:51:51 PDT
paint your house address on the curb http://www.instructables.com/id/paint-your-house-address-on-the-curb/
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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:45:41 PDT
Turn an Empty Stairwell into a Storage Loft http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-Empty-Stairwell-into-a-Storage-Loft/
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Fri, 30 Nov 2007 15:16:06 PST
New take on the Terra Cotta smoker http://www.instructables.com/id/New-take-on-the-Terra-Cotta-smoker/
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Sun, 3 May 2009 20:08:31 PDT
Circular saw cutting jig for vinyl siding http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-siding-cutting-jig/
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Fri, 16 May 2014 10:38:19 PDT
How To Install Radiant Barrier on Attic Rafters in 5 Steps http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Install-Radiant-Barrier-on-Attic-Rafters-in/
How To Install Radiant Barrier on Attic Rafters in 5 Steps - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/M5HA/HUWMCSED/FMXM5HAHUWMCSED.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/M5HA/HUWMCSED/FMXM5HAHUWMCSED.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/M5HA/HUWMCSED/FMXM5HAHUWMCSED.SMALL.jpg AtticFoil The goal of adding a radiant barrier in your attic is to cover as much of the underside of the roof as possible. You want to add the foil on all surfaces that make up the roof, but you also need to keep vents open and clear of the foil. Determine how much you need. For stapling foil up, you need ...
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Wed, 7 May 2014 12:44:27 PDT
A Trick For Patching Drywall Using Hot Glue http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Trick-For-Patching-Drywall-Using-Hot-Glue/
A Trick For Patching Drywall Using Hot Glue - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/EUW6/H0KKWE0K/FLVEUW6H0KKWE0K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/EUW6/H0KKWE0K/FLVEUW6H0KKWE0K.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/EUW6/H0KKWE0K/FLVEUW6H0KKWE0K.SMALL.jpg kurt.schaefer So some angry door knob has knocked a hole in your wall.   It's time to strike back! Here's a quick trick that uses hot glue and a Popsicle Stick to hold a minimal drywall patch and get that hole fixed in a jiffy.   This kind of repair is for small holes, and is especially good for walls that have ...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 09:54:34 PDT
Control and Automate Window Shades with INSTEON http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-and-Automate-Window-Shades-with-INSTEON/
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Wed, 29 May 2013 13:00:03 PDT
Build a Brick Walkway http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Brick-Walkway/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:46:27 PDT
Add an extra pane to your windows http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-an-extra-pane-to-your-windows/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 16:59:53 PST
Alternating Tread Stairs http://www.instructables.com/id/Right-foot-stairs/
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Sun, 9 Jan 2011 20:06:58 PST
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
Upgrading a room floor with self adhesive Vinyl floor Planks with the help of Hydraulic car jack http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrading-a-room-floor-with-self-adhesive-Vinyl-/
Upgrading a room floor with self adhesive Vinyl floor Planks with the help of Hydraulic car jack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/2Q5D/H672X1PL/FIA2Q5DH672X1PL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/2Q5D/H672X1PL/FIA2Q5DH672X1PL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/2Q5D/H672X1PL/FIA2Q5DH672X1PL.SMALL.jpg 786Ayesha Thank you very much for posting this fix and improve contest which made us  to do our guest room so quickly.We  have been postponing this for the last two years and finally done with it.If not for this contest  I guess we wouldn't have done it this summer too. Here is my next  Instructables...... as...
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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:12:53 PDT
Cutting large stone and porcellain tiles http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-large-stone-and-porcellain-tiles/
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Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:25:08 PDT
Remove Paint With Infrared Heat (and without chemicals!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-Paint-With-Infrared-Heat-and-without-chemi/
Remove Paint With Infrared Heat (and without chemicals!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/06PM/FGK25O88/FB206PMFGK25O88.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/06PM/FGK25O88/FB206PMFGK25O88.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/06PM/FGK25O88/FB206PMFGK25O88.SMALL.jpg liseman This Instructable explains how to build an infrared paint remover, which is cheaper, safer, and more environmentally friendly than normal paint removal chemicals. Here's a video of this project: This should cost you ~ $50 to build (commercial versions cost ~$400). If you're going to strip any sign...
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Fri, 23 May 2008 10:27:48 PDT
Fast Fence Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-Fence-Repair/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2008 07:35:52 PDT
How to paint walls http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-paint-walls-1/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2008 17:15:01 PDT
How to Install a Lamp Post in Your Yard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-a-Lamp-Post-in-Your-Yard/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:40:26 PDT