Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - home-renovation - home - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:52:58 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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
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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By: Matt2 Silver

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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
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/
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 08:38:50 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 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
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
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 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
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
Central Vacuum Retrofit http://www.instructables.com/id/Central-Vacuum-Retrofit/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2008 19:25:15 PDT
Home made DIY Grey water system water recycling. http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-DIY-Grey-water-system-water-recycling/
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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 13:15:32 PDT
Remodel a bathroom http://www.instructables.com/id/Remodel-a-bathroom/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2009 21:41:14 PDT
Roof making http://www.instructables.com/id/Roof-making/
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Thu, 2 Mar 2006 05:29:33 PST