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  1. 31. How to Cut Mortises With a Mortiser

    Making a mortise -- sometimes cut with a drill bit and finished with a chisel -- can be tough. With a mortiser the process is much simp...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 32. How To Create Faux Leather Using Kraft Paper

    Layers of ordinary brown kraft paper, covered by a polyurethane glaze, give a warm, rich texture reminiscent of leather.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 33. 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
  4. 34. How to Make Fun-Dough and More (00:01:38)

    Dan and Laurie make Fun-Dough and other kid-friendly crafts in the kitchen.

  5. 35. How to Make a Slip Joint

    A slip joint is a variation of the mortise and tenon that can be cut entirely on the table saw.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 36. Workshop Flooring Options

    David Thiel — host of DIY Tools & Techniques — explores the various workshop flooring options available.

  7. 37. Rod-Threading Alignment Techniques

    Holding the rod perpendicular to the tool is a difficult aspect of threading. These instructions show how to make and attach a block to...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 38. 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:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 39. How to Repaint a Front Door

    Get expert advice on the proper way to repaint a front door.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 40. How to Paint a Kitchen Countertop

    Are your laminate countertops are out of style? Learn how to paint them, from DIY Network.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 41. Easy Antique Painting Techniques

    Create a classy antique cabinet by applying this easy antique painting technique.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 42. 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
  13. 43. How To Create A Building-Block Shelf

    Cool and colorful, these shelves for kids' walls are winners.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 44. 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
  15. 45. How To Build a Sports Equipment Storage Rack

    A storage rack is a great place for kids to keep large sports equipment such as basketballs, soccer balls and baseball gloves.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate

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