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Top 100 Easy Projects

  1. 1. How to Grow Watermelon

    Who doesn’t love watermelon? This popular summer fruit is not that difficult to grow given the right conditions.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. How to Give a Fireplace Surround an Aged Look

    The DIY to the Rescue crew shows you how to update a fireplace surround.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. How to Install a Washer and Dryer

    Learn how to move and install a washer and dryer into a new laundry area with these basic step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. How to Grow Burnet

    Burnet is a little known perennial herb with leaves that have a fresh taste similar to cucumber.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. How to Install a Drain Pipe

    Learn how to install a drain pipe in a new laundry room with these simple step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. How to Repair a Gutter/Downspout

    A loose or missing gutter can cause water to collect near your house. These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to repair a gutte...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. How To Repair Laminate Countertops

    Kitchen countertops can take a beating over time. Here are a few different ideas on how to repair a laminate countertop.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Build a Bamboo Teepee

    The DIY Network garden experts show how to construct a simple bamboo teepee, ideal for supporting all types of climbing vegetables.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. How to Make a Fence-Straddling Jig

    A homemade push-stick can help keep fingers away from the blade on a table saw. Use these instructions to easily make a stick that fits...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. How to Mortise Using a Router and Corner Chisel

    David Thiel demonstrates the correct way to mortise using a router and corner chisel. These instructions show how to use a trim router ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How to Make a Compost Bin

    Commercial composters are available, but why not build your own? We explain how to make a composter from recycled wooden shipping palle...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How to Use Tile-Cutting Tools

    Learn the basics about tileworking tools and their functions.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. How to Touch Up Wood Floors

    Get step-by-step instructions for removing scratches and scuffs from hardwood flooring.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. A Chandelier of Beads for a Bohemian Eclectic Living Room

    Colorful beads are added to a chandelier for the finishing touch of this Bohemian living room makeover.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How to Make and Use a Panel Clamp

    A jig design makes sure panels stay flat during gluing. David Thiel of Tools & Techniques demonstrates how to make and use the panel cl...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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