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  1. 16. How to Hide a Drywall Patch

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to hide a drywall patch on a ceiling or wall using joint tape and drywall compound.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 17. How To Paint a Trompe l'Oeil Rug

    Warm up a stone floor with this painted rug.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 18. How To Give Walls a Faux Suede Look

    Learn how to give walls the look of suede with this faux painting technique.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 19. Putty Remover

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

  5. 20. Maintaining a Fireplace and Chimney

    Host Tim Hockenberry tackles two hot topics – the fireplace and chimney. He also shares tips on the proper maintenance before and...

  6. 21. Dovetail Techniques

    A special dovetail machine can guide a router to make perfect dovetail cuts in wood. Here's how to use a dovetail machine to create a d...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 22. How To Add Horizontal Stripes and a Hutch To A Room

    A room gets a modern European flair with black horizontal stripes on the cream walls and a hutch enhanced with bright colors.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 23. 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...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 24. Installing Living and Dining Room Lighting

    Light up a home with these step-by-step instructions. Add a recessed can light above a fireplace, rope lighting to a China cabinet and ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 25. How to Make a Desktop Clock

    Lathe users find the tool useful in making bowls, furniture and parts for furniture. But the lathe can also be used to make intricate c...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 26. Tips on Using Wood Glue

    Here's a DIY guide to choosing and using the right wood glue.

  12. 27. How to Rebuild a Leaking Sillcock

    Learn how to rebuild a leaking sillcock in a home with these basic step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 28. Butt-Joint Techniques

    DIY experts share techniques on how to create strong butt joints. Find out how to strengthen them using nails, gussets or dowels.

  14. 29. Chisel Wood-Rasp

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

  15. 30. How To Paint Tiles In High-Moisture Areas

    To use hand-painted tiles in a high-moisture area, such as a bathroom or near a stove, paint unfinished tiles and then bake them. Here'...

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

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