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  1. 46. How to Plant a Bare-Root Tree or Shrub

    Bare-root trees and shrubs are an economical alternative to those sold as balled-and-burlapped or in containers. Follow these tips on h...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 47. Project Calculator

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

  3. 48. 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
  4. 49. Home Maintenance: Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

    DIY host Tim Hockenberry shares tips on maintaining smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

  5. 50. 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.

  6. 51. 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. Host David Thiel demonstrates an easy t...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 52. Chisel Wood-Rasp

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

  8. 53. Easy Antique Painting Techniques

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

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 54. 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
  10. 55. 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...

  11. 56. How To Finish A Centerpiece Bowl

    One room's centerpiece, a fruit bowl, gets a final makeover.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 57. Patchwork Tack Board and Pins

    Forget plain bulletin boards. Check out this patchwork tack board with funky fabric and custom pins, perfect for saving all your most i...

  13. 58. Recycled-Plastic Carryall

    Recycle plastic shopping bags by knitting them into a carryall.

  14. 59. Hammers and Nails

    No matter what the project, choosing the right hammers and nails is essential. DIY Network experts make it easy to pick the right tools...

  15. 60. How To Install a Murphy Bed

    Learn how to install a space-saving Murphy bed that tucks out of the way to open up valuable floor space.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate

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