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7 Genius Tips and Tricks for Working With Extension Cords

You can't get much done on a jobsite without extension cords. These field-tested tips for storing and using those cords safely can save you time and money.

20 Amazing Storage Products from Harbor Freight

Harbor Freight is a gold mine of affordable equipment for the DIY enthusiast. Here are 20 items that can help...


10 Ways to Organize and Store Plastic Bags

Having a barrage of plastic bags fly out of your cabinet every time you open it can be downright maddening....


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


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Pro-Recommended Painting Products for DIYers

We're always on the lookout for stuff to help us do our painting jobs better and faster. We scour the...

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15 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

The modern garbage disposal has been a tremendous boon for homeowners and renters worldwide. It provides a quick and sanitary...


Easy Garage Storage Solutions

4 quick and simple DIY storage projects

10 Ways to Repurpose Repurposing Projects That Aren’t Trendy Anymore

Tired of your mason jar lanterns or ladder shelves? With our tongue firmly planted in our cheek, we came up...


Build Your Own Melamine Closet Organizer

From anarchy to order in a weekend! Melamine panels make it easy. Build your own white closet organization system with...


Convertible Miter Saw Station Plans

A huge work surface when you need it, compact storage when you don't


How to Build an Entryway Coat Rack and Storage Bench

If your entryway is littered with shoes and jackets, purses and book bags, this simple bench and matching shelf might...

Modular Workbench

Five foldout features make this bench a perfect project for even small shop spaces.


12 Walk-In Closets to Die For

Who wouldn't want customized closet shelving, space for all of your shoes and boots, plus the added convenience of a...


How to Easily Dry the Inside of Latex Cleaning Gloves

It's easy to rinse off grimy latex gloves and hang them over the bathtub to dry after a cleaning job,...


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Simple Workbench Plans

With this workbench plan even a beginner can build a workbench strong enough to hold a V-8 engine!


Backward Jigsaw

An opening for an electrical outlet in the cabinet back directly below a breakfast bar was close to the counter...

Circular Saw Tips and Techniques

Brush up on the basics with this collection of circular saw do's and don'ts


Trash Bag Dispenser

You can build a simple dispenser for your trash bags using 1/2-inch pipe and a few fittings. Screw a floor...


Sharpen and Use a Cabinet Scraper

Once you try a cabinet scraper to smooth flat surfaces or curved sculpted forms, you’ll want to use it on...


Paper Towel Roll Bag Storage

Stuff as many plastic grocery bags as possible into an empty paper towel roll. Then toss the roll in a...


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How to Drill a Hole in Tile

Mounting towel bars, shower doors and other bathroom accessories often require drilling holes in tile.


The Best Sander for Finishing Cabinets

Random orbital sanders do the best job of finish-sanding wood.


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid pine cabinet


Garage Storage: Backdoor Storage Center

Get clutter off the floor and out of the house with these 5 quick storage solutions

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Installing Large Garage Cabinets

With this 2x2 frame and panel system, you can add 80-plus cubic feet of storage in an afternoon


Install Mosaic Tile

In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because the individual tiles are small...