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How To Repair An Old Trunk

Old steamer trunks, prized by many antiques enthusiasts, can be repaired and restored for use as coffee tables or storage benches.

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  1. 1. Pressure Washer Tips

    DIY Network provides tips on cleaning your deck and other surfaces with a pressure washer.

  2. 2. Tips on Maintaining a Water Heater

    DIY Network host Tim Hockenberry reveals tips for checking, flushing and maintaining a home's water heater.

  3. 3. Garden Multipurpose Tool

    This 5-in-1 gardening tool is a must-have for beginner and expert gardeners. From pruning shrubs to light digging, this tool will get t...

  4. 4. Recycled-Plastic Carryall

    Recycle plastic shopping bags by knitting them into a carryall.

  5. 5. Tool Identification Kit

    DIY Network shows how to identify various tools in a workshop with this spring-loaded tool ID kit.

  6. 6. Putty Remover

    Need to remove stubborn paint or putty? DIY experts suggest a tool that'll get the job done.

  7. 7. How to Repair a Kitchen Faucet

    Learn the basics of kitchen faucet repair and how to replace the stems, seals and springs to create a whole new faucet.

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Make a Chair Rung

    If a chair tenon cannot be repaired, it's easy to make a new rung. A router table with a special fence is the tool of choice for this p...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. How To Create Faux Leather Using Kraft Paper

    Layers of ordinary brown kraft paper, covered by a polyurethane glaze, give a warm, rich texture reminiscent of leather.

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    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. Tips for Maintaining a Furnace

    Host Tim Hockenberry shares tips for checking and maintaining your home's furnace. Extra web tips on filters are provided as well.

  11. 11. How To Add Finishing Touches to a Table

    A flea market find becomes the focal point of the nearly renovated dining room with just the stroke of a paintbrush.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How to Replace a Broken Handle

    When the handle on your putty knife breaks off, use a dowel rod to make the tool useful again. Host David Thiel gives new life to an ol...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. Rod-Threading Alignment Techniques

    Holding the rod perpendicular to the tool is a difficult aspect of threading. These instructions show how to make and attach a block to...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. Plastic Bottle Trellis

    Everyone has them -- empty water and soda bottles they don't know what to do with. Well, DIY knows.

  15. 15. Padded Message Board

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