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How to Make a Lap Joint

When there's a piece of lumber that's too short for the project, a second piece of wood can be used to extend the length. Lap joining i...

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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. Patchwork Tack Board and Pins

    Forget plain bulletin boards. Check out this patchwork tack board with funky fabric and custom pins, perfect for saving all your most i...

  5. 5. Recycled-Plastic Carryall

    Recycle plastic shopping bags by knitting them into a carryall.

  6. 6. Tool Identification Kit

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

  7. 7. Tips on Repairing a Drill

    DIY Network offers tips for tool experts on how to perform even the most difficult drill repairs.

  8. 8. Putty Remover

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

  9. 9. Jointer Basics

    DIY Network explains why a jointer is the tool of choice for smoothing edges or cutting corners in preparation for joining boards.

  10. 10. 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.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How to Fix a Chair Tenon

    Spindles and rungs on chairs are easily broken. Follow these simple steps to fix a broken tenon.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. Chisel Wood-Rasp

    This combination Chisel Wood-Rasp serves three functions and is very useful in a workshop.

  13. 13. Creative Island

    If kids are going to have fun and have a place to toss their stuff at the end of the day, easy-to-use storage containers are a must. He...

  14. 14. Family Time

    Get suggestions and tips from DIY Network on family activities.

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    Difficulty:
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  15. 15. How To Build a Custom Toybox

    A home with children never seems to have enough storage for toys. Here's a toybox that is sturdy and easy to make.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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