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  1. 31. How to Make Drawer Joints

    The tongue-and-groove joint and the rabbet joint are combined to create tight drawer joints. Follow these step-by-step instructions and...

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 32. Tips on Maintaining a Water Heater

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

  3. 33. Sod Removal, Soil Prep and Weed Control

    Garden beds are a great way to lay out a vegetable garden. DIY shows how to clear the space, prep the soil and shield against weeds.

  4. 34. How To Refresh a Dining Room Table

    Don't throw out old furniture -- it has great character. Instead, DIY experts turn a dining room table into a new focal point for the r...

  5. 35. How to Install Basement Drywall

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to install drywall as a substrate for paneling to adhere to.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 36. How to Create a Raised-Panel Door Using a Shaper

    As its name suggests, the shaper -- essentially a router with added power -- is a tool used to shape wood. Use these step-by-step instr...

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 37. 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:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 38. 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...

  9. 39. How to Apply Drywall Mud

    Read through simple step-by-step instructions that show how to mix and apply both ready-mix and powdered drywall compounds.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 40. Home Siding and Crawlspace Tips

    DIY Network shares tips on maintaining home siding and crawlspaces.

  11. 41. 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:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 42. How To Give a Desk a Faux Leather Look

    An heirloom desk receives a faux leather makeover and a surprising border.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 43. 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
  14. 44. 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
  15. 45. 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

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