Instructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:20:26 PST BLOX v1.01 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
Counterweight Cellar Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Counterweight-Cellar-Door/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:53:19 PST
Hardwood Floor http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardwood-Floor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/KUC1/I3GX7AHM/FJ4KUC1I3GX7AHM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/KUC1/I3GX7AHM/FJ4KUC1I3GX7AHM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/KUC1/I3GX7AHM/FJ4KUC1I3GX7AHM.SMALL.jpg hardwoodchamp hardwood floors hardwood floor cleaning booties How to install a hardwood floor. How to refinish your hardwood floor (under carpet) How to Clean Mold from a Wood Floor
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 16:56:24 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
Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-11/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:54:24 PST
Update bathroom with some paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Update-bathroom-with-some-paint/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 13:27:55 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
3D Landscape Design Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Landscape-Design/
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:41:36 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
For My Lab http://www.instructables.com/id/For-My-Lab/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FVH/IJ8P/I2TG74S3/FVHIJ8PI2TG74S3.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FVH/IJ8P/I2TG74S3/FVHIJ8PI2TG74S3.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FVH/IJ8P/I2TG74S3/FVHIJ8PI2TG74S3.SMALL.jpg Angel Ariel Simple Rock-Solid Cantilever Desk EWaste 60$ 3DPrinter Eliminate Standby Power with a Desktop Power Switch! Turn a dead laptop into a monitor with Plexiglas stand cheap, nice and weird A4 graph plotter ($25 + some scrap) How To Build A Power Supply For Electronics Hobby Tu...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:17:00 PST
sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/sugru-10/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/0ZAE/I2RGXDSF/FF50ZAEI2RGXDSF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/0ZAE/I2RGXDSF/FF50ZAEI2RGXDSF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/0ZAE/I2RGXDSF/FF50ZAEI2RGXDSF.SMALL.jpg SparkySolar Get a grip Needle Threader Sugru - Toolbox Comfort Grip Homemade Sugru IMPROVED Sugru Eyeglass Screwdriver Hack Sugru Pill Bottle Hack null null
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:54:31 PST
Basement wall overhaul http://www.instructables.com/id/Basement-wall-overhaul/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:28:11 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
Cantilevered Room Insulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Cantilevered-Room-Insulation/
Cantilevered Room Insulation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/RF57/I2LM4ITX/FVSRF57I2LM4ITX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/RF57/I2LM4ITX/FVSRF57I2LM4ITX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/RF57/I2LM4ITX/FVSRF57I2LM4ITX.SMALL.jpg earz_cd My house was built in the late 60's and was always cold. I had seen some articles online about the lack of or improper insulation under the floors of cantilevered rooms. Since half of the front of my house is cantilvered, I figured it was a good possibility that this was my problem, so last spring I...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:56:01 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
Closet Mural http://www.instructables.com/id/Closet-Mural/
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:09:03 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
instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/instructable-4/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/KBC5/I2BRA9RA/FEJKBC5I2BRA9RA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/KBC5/I2BRA9RA/FEJKBC5I2BRA9RA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/KBC5/I2BRA9RA/FEJKBC5I2BRA9RA.SMALL.jpg SparkySolar Instructable Advent Calendar 2011! DIY CONCRETE:: Door Stop Make Oriental Paver/Stepping Stones For The Garden Infinity Table Download & Convert Movies for iPod/ iPhone in a Few Steps Simple Key Organiser Fixing a Reusable Grocery Bag How To Scavenge Electronic Parts....
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:59:30 PST
Cut and Thread Steel Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/Cut-and-Thread-Steel-Pipe/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:50:40 PST
Fit glass panel to hollow core door http://www.instructables.com/id/Fit-glass-panel-to-hollow-core-door/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 02:47:04 PST
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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/8V1C/I1XEM9N6/FJH8V1CI1XEM9N6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/8V1C/I1XEM9N6/FJH8V1CI1XEM9N6.SQUARE.jpg http://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
Chalkboard Pantry Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Chalkboard-Pantry-Door/
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:16:42 PDT
Update A Column http://www.instructables.com/id/Update-A-Column/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:51:14 PDT
How to Install a Toilet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-a-Toilet-1/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:58:58 PDT
Spray Paint Old Laminate Counter top http://www.instructables.com/id/Spray-Paint-Old-Laminate-Counter-top/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:05:46 PDT
How To Patch Drywall http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Patch-Drywall/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:27:02 PDT
Outdoor AC Unit Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-AC-Unit-Cover/
Outdoor AC Unit Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/XVRB/I1B6576T/F41XVRBI1B6576T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/XVRB/I1B6576T/F41XVRBI1B6576T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/XVRB/I1B6576T/F41XVRBI1B6576T.SMALL.jpg l33tn00b Im getting tired of seeing my AC unit get rustier ever year, because all we had to cover it was a piece of plywood(which ended up getting stolen, lol).So I decided my project for the day was to make a cover for it that I can expand on as the transition from rain to snow comes(reinforcing it.). I bee...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:28:35 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
Winterizing a shed office http://www.instructables.com/id/Weatherproofing-a-shed-office/
Winterizing a shed office - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/M7LO/I169QBN5/FZHM7LOI169QBN5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/M7LO/I169QBN5/FZHM7LOI169QBN5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/M7LO/I169QBN5/FZHM7LOI169QBN5.SMALL.jpg kansasdays With winter approaching, we decided to make our new shed winterized so we can use it as an office.Please vote for us in the Winterproofing contest! Gather materials The shed was basic studs and siding, so we plan to add hard foam insulation and and a plastic seal inside. We bought the following m...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:56:04 PDT
Basement painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Basement-painting/
Basement painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/RAE5/I169OATF/FDBRAE5I169OATF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/RAE5/I169OATF/FDBRAE5I169OATF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/RAE5/I169OATF/FDBRAE5I169OATF.SMALL.jpg jgaffney3 My girlfriend and I just bought our first house. We decided that it would be a great idea to paint the basement before we moved everything in. It should give it that clean and new feel, even though house was built in the 50's. In the following steps i will share with you my 4 day ordeal and how t...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:06:44 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
Dust collector using exhaust fan and bucket of water http://www.instructables.com/id/Dust-collector-using-exhaust-fan-and-bucket-of-wat/
Dust collector using exhaust fan and bucket of water - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/W26A/I12KELLC/F26W26AI12KELLC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/W26A/I12KELLC/F26W26AI12KELLC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/W26A/I12KELLC/F26W26AI12KELLC.SMALL.jpg raymerium here is my idea for a cheap and simple dust filter. Use an exhaust fan(impeller type) to suck the dust laden air, then blow it through a bucket of water. The idea is to force the dirty air through water so that the particles will get stuck in the water. To better increase contact of air with wate...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 03:16:57 PDT
DIY Ikea Kitchen Island http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Ikea-Kitchen-Island/
DIY Ikea Kitchen Island - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/5824/I10JEOK8/FQP5824I10JEOK8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/5824/I10JEOK8/FQP5824I10JEOK8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/5824/I10JEOK8/FQP5824I10JEOK8.SMALL.jpg GardenFork This is a budget kitchen renovation I did using an Ikea corner cabinet and butcher block. I used thin finish plywood for the side and back of the kitchen island and it worked out well. i think you can call this an Ikea hack, but not sure, but for a few bucks you can have a new kitchen island. Be sur...
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 08:15:10 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
Renovating bedroom time lapse http://www.instructables.com/id/Renovating-bedroom-time-lapse/
Renovating bedroom time lapse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/OELY/I0YG0M0K/FFBOELYI0YG0M0K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/OELY/I0YG0M0K/FFBOELYI0YG0M0K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/OELY/I0YG0M0K/FFBOELYI0YG0M0K.SMALL.jpg nlinventor We finally got to renovate our guest bedroom. Here's the "after" photo of the finished room. I mounted the GoPro camera on the wall in one corner of the room and set it to take a picture every 60 seconds. The edited time lapse video has about 180 pictures out of the total of 900 or so that were ta...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 06:44:02 PDT
How to refinish your hardwood floor (under carpet) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-refinish-your-hardwood-floor-under-carpet/
How to refinish your hardwood floor (under carpet) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/M1QG/I0RZ1F3Z/FICM1QGI0RZ1F3Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/M1QG/I0RZ1F3Z/FICM1QGI0RZ1F3Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/M1QG/I0RZ1F3Z/FICM1QGI0RZ1F3Z.SMALL.jpg vlxwgn When we bought our house, a GC just bought and flipped it. Luckily for us he had to sit on it for a while, dropping the price little by little until we came along. He put the same carpet throughout the house, and all of the walls are a neutral color. It was time to start making it ours.Alittle Che...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 10:41:23 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
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
TV Fish Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Fish-Tank/
TV Fish Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/YN4H/I0DOEQQ4/FEWYN4HI0DOEQQ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/YN4H/I0DOEQQ4/FEWYN4HI0DOEQQ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/YN4H/I0DOEQQ4/FEWYN4HI0DOEQQ4.SMALL.jpg anihver Panasonic TV fish tank mod.Unfortunately I did this many years ago so have no pictures of the steps involved but I think the pictures I have will give you the idea.WARNING: TV sets hold high voltage even if unplugged for a very long time.1. Find a flat screen TV that suits this mod.Any TV with a cur...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:30:36 PDT
Wall Demolition (install a pass through) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Demolition-install-a-pass-through/
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:56:05 PDT
How to tunnel under a Side walk/Walkway path. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-tunnel-under-a-Side-walkWalkway-path/
How to tunnel under a Side walk/Walkway path. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/BORH/I0ATH0N4/F6KBORHI0ATH0N4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/BORH/I0ATH0N4/F6KBORHI0ATH0N4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/BORH/I0ATH0N4/F6KBORHI0ATH0N4.SMALL.jpg Chamburn This instructables is about how to tunnel under a sidewalk/ pathway that cannot, difficult or some other reason cannot be removed. I needed to have my landscape lighting wire to go around in order to power on the lights as well as a drain to allow the water to go on the other side and later on add ...
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:57:21 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/
Porch-Swing Fire Pit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/AXRR/I08OUP36/FYVAXRRI08OUP36.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/AXRR/I08OUP36/FYVAXRRI08OUP36.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/AXRR/I08OUP36/FYVAXRRI08OUP36.SMALL.jpg hodgepodgerama When I first saw one of these hanging fire pits, sometimes called a porch-swing fire-pit, I just knew I had to build one. I had a large level area in my lower back yard that was a perfect spot. My kids are a little older now and like to spend time outside with friends, so I knew it would get plent...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:00:29 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
Renos http://www.instructables.com/id/Renos/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/W7DS/HZV3Q928/FBRW7DSHZV3Q928.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/W7DS/HZV3Q928/FBRW7DSHZV3Q928.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/W7DS/HZV3Q928/FBRW7DSHZV3Q928.SMALL.jpg Paskawimostos Build a Soundproof Wall Wind Mill (vertical axis wind turbine) Convenient paint holder for a ladder How To Install a Faux Beam Faux Stone Painting Ladder load spreader - avoid wall damage How To replace old guttering null null null null null null ...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:48:47 PDT