Instructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:58:21 PST BLOX v1.01 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
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
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
Additional Insulation Attic storage soultion http://www.instructables.com/id/Attic-storage-soultion/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:18:30 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
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
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
Air Seal Your Attic For Energy Savings http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Seal-Your-Attic-For-Energy-Savings/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:25:44 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
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
Faux Stone Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Stone-Painting/
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:54:01 PDT
Rain Chains http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Chains/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:49:01 PDT
Concrete Countertop With Integrated Sink and Fiber Optics http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Countertop-With-Integrated-Sink-and-Fiber/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:25:28 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
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
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
Quixote Off-Grid Cabin Under $5000 http://www.instructables.com/id/Quixote-Off-Grid-Cabin-Under-5000/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 13:55:58 PDT
Form In Place Concrete paver patio http://www.instructables.com/id/Form-In-Place-Concrete-paver-patio/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:32:21 PDT
Thoreau Off-Grid Cabin Design Under $1000 http://www.instructables.com/id/Thoreau-Off-Grid-Cabin-Design-Under-900/
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By: LaMar Solarcabin

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Thu, 22 May 2014 17:23:40 PDT
The Flower Pot Fire Pit http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Flower-Pot-Fire-PIt/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/8C71/H742Z0R9/FSQ8C71H742Z0R9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/8C71/H742Z0R9/FSQ8C71H742Z0R9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/8C71/H742Z0R9/FSQ8C71H742Z0R9.SMALL.jpg The Box Store Craftsman This is an easy, inexpensive and fun outdoor project! In this video we construct a Fire Pit using basic materials from the home/garden center.
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:06:25 PDT
Garden from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-from-scratch/
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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 07:54:43 PDT
Stone Veneer Fire Pit Patio http://www.instructables.com/id/Stone-Veneer-Fire-Pit-Patio/
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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/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:53:35 PDT
Solve yard drainage issues-Drain Tile Install http://www.instructables.com/id/Solve-yard-drainage-issues-Drain-Tile-Install/
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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:12:15 PDT
Homemade Kitchen cabinet door organizers http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Kitchen-cabinet-door-organizers/
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 05:18:55 PDT
building a timber deck http://www.instructables.com/id/building-a-timber-deck/
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:56:08 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
Quick and EZ Knock Down Drywall Texture Technique http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-EZ-Knock-Down-Drywall-Texture-Technique/
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 20:39:29 PST
How to use a hammer drill to vibrate concrete to get rid of air bubbles http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-hammer-drill-to-vibrate-concrete-to-g/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/K8XY/HT7P4W55/FY0K8XYHT7P4W55.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/K8XY/HT7P4W55/FY0K8XYHT7P4W55.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/K8XY/HT7P4W55/FY0K8XYHT7P4W55.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician This significantly extends the range of what the drill can do!  I just drilled 3/4 way into a piece of 2 by 4  wood with a smaller diameter wood bit, then drilled the hammer bit into it for a really tight fit.   Next screw on  a flat piece of wood to fit the concrete  you are vibrating.  It can be w...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:29:31 PDT
build a backyard barbecue! http://www.instructables.com/id/build-a-backyard-barbecue!/
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Tue, 27 Mar 2007 18:58:34 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
Prevent Garage Door Break-Ins http://www.instructables.com/id/Prevent-Garage-Door-Break-Ins/
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:56:41 PST
How to get the exterior of your house ready for spring in 3 easy steps http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-the-exterior-of-a-weathered-house-ready/
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:12:02 PST
Faux Wide Board Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Wide-Board-Ceiling/
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:10:23 PST