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  1. 31. How to Replace an Exhaust Fan

    Home inspector Tim Hockenberry gives step-by-step instructions showing how to replace an old exhaust fan and install a new one.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 32. Tips on Using Wood Glue

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

  3. 33. 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.

  4. 34. Chisel Wood-Rasp

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

  5. 35. Tips for Organizing Holiday Decorations

    DIY offers tips on taking the chore out of organizing holiday decorations.

  6. 36. 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...

  7. 37. How To Give a File Cabinet a Makeover

    Beautify a metal file cabinet with bead board and wood veneer. This one's been stained green and finished with a striated effect to fit...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 38. How To Paint a Faux Wood Grain

    Create a faux wood-grain look on a table using gel stain and a wood-graining rocker.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 39. How To Paint a Trompe l'Oeil Rug

    Warm up a stone floor with this painted rug.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 40. 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. 41. Basic Flashlights and Work Lights

    No workshop should be without flashlights and work lights. Use this DIY guide to choose the right lights for any job.

  12. 42. 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
  13. 43. 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:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 44. How to Clean and Paint a Wicker Chair

    Follow these steps to make a wicker chair look like new again.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 45. 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...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy

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