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Getting Started on a Deck

From the plan drawings to the joists, what you do at the beginning when building a deck can make a difference in both the ease in compl...

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Top 100 Building Projects

  1. 1. 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.

  2. 2. 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.

  3. 3. Joist Installation (01:33)

    Tom Gerlach gives advice on how to install joists when building a deck.

  4. 4. Blog Cabin: I Hate My Kitchen (00:20:00)

    The empty shell of a kitchen in the Blog Cabin 2011 is in need of love.

  5. 5. Hardworking Reciprocating Saw (04:54)

    Work safely and efficiently with this powerful multi-purpose tool.

  6. 6. Greenhouse Kit (04:22)

    Build a greenhouse in your own backyard with only this kit and a hammer.

  7. 7. Dome Home (20:00)

    Kevin tours a "monolithic dome" house that is nearly indestructible.

  8. 8. How to Build a Custom Game Console Cabinet

    Learn how to corral the clutter with a custom cabinet for video gaming equipment.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. Owner/Builder (00:38)

    Karl Champley explains the benefits (and drawbacks) of being an owner/builder.

  10. 10. How to Build an Electrical Closet

    See how unsafe, exposed wiring can disappear into a new, low-profile electrical closet with these step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. Log Heads: Rocky Top Furniture (00:01:25)

    Rocky Top Furniture creates handmade furniture and log homes.

  12. 12. How to Build a Swing-Out Shelf

    A swing-out shelf lets you use all the space in a corner cabinet.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  13. 13. Blog Cabin 2011 Special (00:40:00)

    Matt Blashaw hosts a one-hour look at the rebirth of the 2011 Blog Cabin.

  14. 14. How to Build a Picket Fence (06:12)

    A picket fence is a classic charmer. Find out how to add one to your yard.

  15. 15. Building an Outdoor Kitchen

    For spending time outdoors with your family or entertaining friends, there are few better options than an outdoor kitchen. It adds to t...

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