Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - home-renovation - cheap http://www.instructables.com Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:13:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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/
The secret to a bathroom river tile floor for $19.50 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/Q6LV/HY12LFJ1/FYGQ6LVHY12LFJ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/Q6LV/HY12LFJ1/FYGQ6LVHY12LFJ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/Q6LV/HY12LFJ1/FYGQ6LVHY12LFJ1.SMALL.jpg DelanahBanana I usually pick out a cheap field tile the 16"x16" are eighty cents a sqft. at Lowes. Then secret is to look on the bottom shelf and there are usually ripped bags of thinset and grout for 1/2 off or more. I was able to get a bag of thin set for 1/2 off $2.50 and a free bag of grout. My total cam...
By: DelanahBanana

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:44:50 PDT
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
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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/V6Z1/HPJ061FQ/FO8V6Z1HPJ061FQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/V6Z1/HPJ061FQ/FO8V6Z1HPJ061FQ.SQUARE.jpg http://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
Easy Cab (arcade) http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Cab-arcade/
Easy Cab (arcade) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/5KI2/GN1I6M02/F845KI2GN1I6M02.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/5KI2/GN1I6M02/F845KI2GN1I6M02.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/5KI2/GN1I6M02/F845KI2GN1I6M02.SMALL.jpg uitechclub Here are instructions on how to build an upright arcade cabinet. I have built a couple of arcade cabinets and have enjoyed learning how to build them and customize them. a preview video can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-3FZYUdghI I wrote these instructions to assist those who are ...
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Fri, 29 Apr 2011 01:34:59 PDT
Cheap and Easy Brick Floors http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Brick-Floors/
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By: velacreations

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Sat, 23 Apr 2011 08:37:40 PDT
Build a pigsty out of empty bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-pigsty-out-of-empty-bottles/
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By: nikone

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Sun, 17 Oct 2010 15:29:41 PDT
Cheap DIY Air Conditioner http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DIY-Air-Conditioner/
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Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:34:07 PDT
Easy Duct Tape/Plastic Sheeting Apron http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Duct-TapePlastic-Sheeting-Apron/
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Tue, 27 Jul 2010 21:40:10 PDT
Shoji style sliding closet doors, from scratch. http://www.instructables.com/id/Shoji-style-sliding-closet-doors-from-scratch/
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By: Espo78

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Sat, 3 Oct 2009 15:22:34 PDT
A cheap and easy homemade paint (una pintura barata y fácil hecha en casa) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-cheap-and-easy-homemade-paint-una-pintura-barat/
A cheap and easy homemade paint (una pintura barata y fácil hecha en casa) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/CJQ5/FZ8J4SOG/F20CJQ5FZ8J4SOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/CJQ5/FZ8J4SOG/F20CJQ5FZ8J4SOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/CJQ5/FZ8J4SOG/F20CJQ5FZ8J4SOG.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 La pintura al l�tex m�s barata, en Argentina, cuesta alrededor de 1.17 U$S el litro. La que les presento hoy cuesta solamente 0.65 U$S, y no tiene nada que envidiarle en cuanto a resultados. La receta me la pas� un amigo ruso que vive en Argentina desde hace unos 14 a�os. The cheapest latex pain...
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Wed, 9 Sep 2009 16:30:44 PDT
Cardboard Catch-all Shelf (2nd Edition) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Catch-all-Shelf-2nd-Edition/
Cardboard Catch-all Shelf (2nd Edition) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/15KL/FXA2U6XW/F5415KLFXA2U6XW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/15KL/FXA2U6XW/F5415KLFXA2U6XW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/15KL/FXA2U6XW/F5415KLFXA2U6XW.SMALL.jpg shesparticular Though it's served its purpose, the Cardboard Catch-all Shelf I made to toss my stuff on just wasn't all that pretty. This one, however, not only holds a phone and keys, but also looks pretty nice! You'll Need. . . - the template here (can be modified in Photoshop/G.I.M.P./similar programs to...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:20:56 PDT
Cardboard Catch-all Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Catch-all-Shelf/
Cardboard Catch-all Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/F4NZ/FXHJYFBV/F14F4NZFXHJYFBV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/F4NZ/FXHJYFBV/F14F4NZFXHJYFBV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/F4NZ/FXHJYFBV/F14F4NZFXHJYFBV.SMALL.jpg shesparticular Unlike my old apartment, my new one has very little space in near the door for a place where I can drop my keys, phone, etc. when I get home - even a small table would be in the way. A little shelf, however, would do just fine!With just some cardboard and push pins, I was able to whip one up that lo...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:02:44 PDT
Paint Can Pocket: The Dumbest Fashion Statement http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Can-Pocket-The-Dumbest-Fashion-Statement/
Paint Can Pocket: The Dumbest Fashion Statement - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/79EX/FRNMDE4I/FWT79EXFRNMDE4I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/79EX/FRNMDE4I/FWT79EXFRNMDE4I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/79EX/FRNMDE4I/FWT79EXFRNMDE4I.SMALL.jpg blksheep This shows you how to make the Paint Can Pocket, a very useful, but incredibly stupid looking paint tool caddy... basically a paint can you've strapped to your belt. Now you're asking: Why would I ever want to endure the embarrassment of wearing that stupid thing?Well, suppose you're doing a paint j...
By: blksheep

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Thu, 26 Feb 2009 19:43:56 PST
VFECAFGS (Very Fast, Easy, Cheap, Almost Free, Garage Shelves) http://www.instructables.com/id/VFECAFGS-Very-Fast-Easy-Cheap-Almost-Free-Gar/
VFECAFGS (Very Fast, Easy, Cheap, Almost Free, Garage Shelves) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/6E8B/FP9CSF9N/F616E8BFP9CSF9N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/6E8B/FP9CSF9N/F616E8BFP9CSF9N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/6E8B/FP9CSF9N/F616E8BFP9CSF9N.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 Yesterday my garage was in chaos. Today my garage is less chaotic than yesterday because of some "ghetto shelves" I made. Before I am of that type of people that does not throw anything to the trash. Therefore, I go accumulating rods, straps, wires, pipes, plates, tin, etc, etc. Therefore, as t...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2008 10:26:35 PST
How to Get Cheap or Free Hardwood Lumber http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Lumber/
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Sun, 20 Jan 2008 20:52:57 PST
How to build a wood fired hot tub http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-wood-fired-hot-tub/
How to build a wood fired hot tub - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/QHIB/F9AC3F36/FAOQHIBF9AC3F36.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/QHIB/F9AC3F36/FAOQHIBF9AC3F36.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/QHIB/F9AC3F36/FAOQHIBF9AC3F36.SMALL.jpg veloboy In this instructable I will describe how I built a hot tub for less than $100 NZ ($75ish USD) from an old bulk liquids tank, a gas bottle and some stainless tube and junk that I had laying around. This tub is cheap and relatively easy to build and is also useful as a plunge pool in hot weather...
By: veloboy

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