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How to Build a Reception Desk

Use these step-by-step instructions to make a desk that's topped with a custom-cut piece of granite.

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  1. 1. Building a Stairway Railing (00:44)

    Use basic building techniques for this final step of the deck project.

  2. 2. How to Make a Table From an Old Suitcase

    DIY Network has instructions for turning a vintage suitcase and four salvaged spindles into a stylish end table.

  3. 3. How to Install Post Anchors (01:48)

    Learn a simple method for installing post anchors when building a deck.

  4. 4. How to Make a Mudroom Bench Using Old Kitchen Cabinets

    DIY Network shows how you can create extra storage and seating by turning old kitchen cabinets into a bench.

  5. 5. Installing Anchors and Beams (00:48)

    Build a strong deck with this method for installing anchors and beams.

  6. 6. Corner Handrail Posts (02:18)

    Get tips for installing the corner posts and the handrails.

  7. 7. Deck Railings and Balusters (01:06)

    Follow this mathematical formula to get started with cutting the balusters.

  8. 8. Selecting the Best Beam Size (00:33)

    To build the strongest deck, find out how to select the right beam size.

  9. 9. Best Handrail Post Spacing (00:47)

    Calculate the best spacing for the handrail posts with these handy tips.

  10. 10. A Floating House (20:01)

    Thom Mayne has designed a floating for use in New Orleans, La.

  11. 11. How to Build a Playhouse Fort (00:06:41)

    Deek Diedricksen shows how to build a fort-style playhouse with a loft.

  12. 12. Working With Reclaimed Building Materials

    DIY Network shows how to refurbish old materials to use in future projects.

  13. 13. Best Stairway Construction (01:20)

    Take a look at some of the challenges of fabricating a solid stairway.

  14. 14. All About Deck Fasteners (00:50)

    Everything you need to know about fasteners when building a deck.

  15. 15. Blog Cabin 2007

    Visit the cozy mountain retreat built in the Great Smoky Mountains. DIY's first Blog Cabin featured a green metal roof, bark exterior s...

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