Category Archives: DIY Ideas

DIY Wall Art Ideas

Looking for some creative DIY wall art ideas ? With redecoration on the top of everyone’s mind, it is the perfect time to take a look at some of the best DIY wall art ideas around. Family Tree on the wall this is such a great idea  for those doing genealogy and family history.  Easy…
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Wood Joinery – Sliding Dovetail Joint

Of all dovetail joints, the sliding dovetail may be the least well-known, particularly among relative newcomers to woodworking. However, the sliding dovetail may be the most versatile of all dovetail joints. It is not only very useful for connecting two pieces of stock at a right-angle, as in a drawer or case, but can also…
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DIY- Staining Concrete Slabs

Staining concrete can be an inexpensive way to update the exterior look of your home. Acid stain can be one of the cheapest things you can do and it provides a great bang for your buck. This look is achieved by creating a chemical reaction that alters the color of concrete. Concrete acid stain contains…
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New Smart – Home Technologies

Digital advances have dramatically reshaped our daily lives, yet for the most part, today's typical home isn't very different from a home built 50 years ago. There may, however, be a significant shift on the horizon. As energy and environmental concerns drive a wave of innovation, a critical mass of homeowners are seeking to live…
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Teak Furniture Care and Maintenance

Teak is unique because it produces its own natural oil that makes it very low maintenance in comparison to other types of outdoor wood furniture. Furthermore, teak oil prevents water and moisture from sinking into the wood that can cause dry rot. If you don’t mind the grayish patina teak will develop overtime, teak requires…
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Easter Craft and Decorating Ideas

Turn your home into an Easter Bunny's paradise Grab your creativity and find the project that best suits your decoration needs. You are sure to find something that is easy and fun and will allow you to create beautiful decorations that you are sure to want to show off this Easter. These colorful, fun and…
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Wood Joinery – Mitered Butt Joint

The butt joint is the most basic woodworking joint, where two pieces of wood are butted together (most often at a right angle to one another). The butt joint isn't the most prettiest of joints, since the end grain of one of the two boards will be visible. When you want a more attractive option,…
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How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be easier than you may have thought. Not only is the soil quality better in a raised garden, it will drain better as well. If you have short…
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How to Install a Pet Door

Pet doors are easy to install and can create a lot of convenience for pets and owners alike. Giving your pets easy access to a fenced yard can save you from the need to participate in every bathroom break and help keep dogs and cats active and healthy. For safety and security, most pet doors…
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DIY River Stone Doormat

DIY River Stone Doormat How to Make a DIY River Stone doormat. Here's the coolest doormat ever, and you can easily make one yourself! This is a great idea. Buy yourself a plain door mat with no decoration. Make sure it has holes to let water drain through. Gather a bunch of river stones (wash them…
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Two Food-Safe Wood Finishes Everyone Should Know

There are many great reasons why every woodworker should learn how to use food-safe wood finishes. Many wood finishes contain toxic drying agents. Some people are sensitive to chemicals. Sometimes you just want to apply a finish, and have a little peace of mind. Never fear. There are many excellent non-toxic wood finishes. My go-to…
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How to Paint Outdoor Furniture?

Give your outdoor furniture a refreshing new look with a repainting project. When doing a painting project, there are a number of things to consider. Add temperamental weather and all the other elements and your list is multiplied. Here we’ll try to answer common questions about how to paint outdoor furniture. What supplies do you need…
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Wood Joinery – Box Joint

Dovetail joints are beautiful and strong, but not always practical. A box joint is a simpler alternative to the dovetail joint. The dovetail joint is a classic, beautiful & strong method for connecting two pieces of stock. However, there are times where the dovetail wouldn't be the best choice. For instance, what if you need…
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Amazing Valentines Day Decorations Ideas

Amazing Valentines Day Decorations Ideas Here we present you great ideas for home decor that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. They all are sweet and they symbolize the love. You can use these ideas to create some gorgeous decorations that will make your home look lovely for the following holiday. It is time to start thinking…
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Table Saw Techniques – A Journey Into Joinery

A table saw is probably not the first power tool that comes to mind when you think of craftsmanship, artistry, and woodworking. It is, after all, just a saw mounted to a table. At least, that’s the definition most people ascribe. What’s so crafty about that? In a word? Joinery. At its foundation, joinery is…
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Building Deck From Wood or Plastic?

Wood is still the king of decking materials, but the widespread acceptance and availability of manufactured "plastic" lumber has continued to grow among DIYers and professional deck builders alike. Which material is best for your new deck or deck-remodeling project will depend on factors including decking color, available board sizes, maintenance requirements, and, of course,…
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