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  1. 16. How to Cut Small Parts on a Table Saw

    Cutting small parts on a table saw can be a dangerous task. Create a jig that eliminates 99 percent of the danger by enabling users to ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 17. Wood-Filler Basics

    DIY expert Brad Staggs provides information about fillers: wood fillers, solvent-based wood patches, wood-stain fillers and plastic-bas...

  3. 18. 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...

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 19. Tips on Choosing Adhesives

    DIY experts offer tips on how to choose the best adhesive for any workshop project.

  5. 20. Project Calculator

    DIY experts show why this project calculator is a great tool to have around the workshop. It can perform functions ordinary calculators...

  6. 21. How To Install a Drop Ceiling

    Learn how to install a soundproof ceiling, a must for any musical space.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 22. Padded Message Board

    Even with e-mail and instant messages, notes, bills, photos and traditional mail can pile up quickly. A good clutter-cutter is a padded...

  8. 23. How to Fix a Chair Tenon

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

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 24. How To Create a Modern Baroque Mirror Detail

    The area around a mirror receives a simple and very personal touch, including a paint technique to resemble an antique frame and handpr...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 25. Paver-Patio Tips

    DIY Network experts provide tips for proper drainage and a level surface when building a paver patio.

  11. 26. How to Expand a Trapdoor for Installing Stairs

    Begin a trapdoor construction process by framing out the trapdoor opening to make space for the stairs. These step-by-step instructions...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 27. 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.

  13. 28. How to Make Drawer Sides with One-Pass Milling

    Making multiple sets of drawers for cabinetry is a time-consuming process that requires multiple blade setups. These instructions show ...

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 29. How To Make a Stenciled Wet Bar

    A buffet gets an update with lime green paint and a tightly placed Victorian stencil pattern in black, creating the illusion that it ha...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 30. How To Apply a Fresco Blend Technique to Walls

    Learn how to add dimension to a wall with this painting technique.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy

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