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How to Build a Cold Frame For Winter Gardening (With Plans!)

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Your plant-growing season can start long before warm weather hits-all it takes is a wooden cold frame box with a transparent roof. Here's how to build one of these mini-greenhouses yourself.

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How to Turn Easy-to-Make DIY Boxes Into Flexible Furniture

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0400

If you can build a box, you can build almost anything. Build 10 boxes and you can furnish a room. Here's how to turn homemade veneered plywood boxes into a platform bed, coffee table and storage shelves.

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Pro Tips For Installing Crown Molding

Mon, 02 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Crown molding is not easy to install, but the right trim can transform a room. Here are illustrated step-by-step guidelines that prove that a skillful layout and smart shortcuts can change any apprentice carpenter into a ceiling molding master.

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8 Alternative DIY Woodworking Projects

Thu, 24 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0400

These eight alternative woodworking techniques from Instructables prove that it's possible to execute a successful project using down-and-dirty methods that emphasize frugality over formality.

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How to Build a Wooden Bench: DIY Woodworking Project

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Here's an easy weekend woodworking project. A simple wooden bench, which features a hinged top above a surprisingly spacious storage compartment. The 14 x 36-inch seat is wide enough to accommodate two adults.

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The Science of Flooring: DIY Guide

Fri, 10 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Here's a look at recent advances in flooring technology-flat, scratch-free floors that can soundproof a room, snap together without nails and sit cozily on top of concrete-and how it works.

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How to Plan and Post a Perfect Pergola

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Pergolas can be the perfect backyard oasis, but they're also fun to build. They're a perfect blend of big honkin' timbers, some pretty neat carpentry and a little landscaping thrown in for good measure. Here's how to plan and post a perfect pergola.

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How to Design and Cut Signature Rafter Tails for a Pergola

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400

One of my favorite things about pergolas is how unique they can be. This pattern-I'm officially naming it the Clipped Circle-is easy to lay out and replicate accurately for every rafter.

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How to Build A Storage Shed: Frequently Asked Questions

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Over the years, Popular Mechanics has published several articles about designing and building backyard storage sheds. These articles have always generated a lot of mail from readers looking for specific answers to their shed-building questions.

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How to Build a Tough Toolbox: Step-by-Step Plans With 3D

Tue, 30 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0400

Toolboxes these days look less and less like boxes. They're bags, usually. This homebuilt box has a nickel handle as beefy as a billy club, a diamond-plate exterior, sturdy oak ends-and there's not a stitch of fabric to be found.

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How to Build a Pergola: FAQs

Wed, 03 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0400

Pergola expert Mark Clement answers some of the most frequently asked questions on pergola design and construction to help you get started on your own pergola project.

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Your Ultimate Guide to the 5 Materials That Make a Modern Deck

Fri, 25 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400

Decking options have grown exponentially over the past several years, with five basic types, each with their own aesthetics, maintenance and price range, now available. We take a detailed look at each.
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How to Build a Folding Table: Simple DIY Woodworking Project

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400

A small table with a folding leaf that's the perfect place to toss your car keys or the day's mail.
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How to Build a Bookcase: Step-by-Step Woodworking Plans

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400

In-the-wall bookcases are elegant, but they can be difficult and expensive to construct. We show you an easier way to create a classic piece for any space.
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How to Build a Cheap, Good-Looking Firewood Rack: 2-by-Guy

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400

Hone your woodworking skills with this rough-and-ready backyard project.
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