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  1. 61. Installing Living and Dining Room Lighting

    Light up a home with these step-by-step instructions. Add a recessed can light above a fireplace, rope lighting to a China cabinet and ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 62. Ghoulish Gourds for Halloween

    How to create ghoulish gourds for your Halloween decorations.

  3. 63. Living in the Kitchen 'Great Room'

    As families congregate more and more in their kitchens, the traditional living room may soon be replaced by the kitchen "great room."

  4. 64. Maintaining a Fireplace and Chimney

    Host Tim Hockenberry tackles two hot topics – the fireplace and chimney. He also shares tips on the proper maintenance before and...

  5. 65. How to Make a Bottle Stopper

    If you know how to turn wood on a lathe, you can have hours of fun in your workshop. Use a lathe or a mini-lathe to transform raw mater...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 66. 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
  7. 67. 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.

  8. 68. 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...

  9. 69. 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.

  10. 70. How to Hang Shelves

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to properly hang shelves in a home.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 71. 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:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 72. How To Make a Hideaway Video Projector Box

    Learn how to replace a flimsy shelf with a sleek, ceiling-mounted projector box, sometimes called a mantis box.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 73. How to Bend Wood

    Kerfs are grooves in a piece of wood cut by a saw. Kerfing involves bending a piece of wood by making equally spaced cuts.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 74. 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:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 75. 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

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