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Top 100 Easy Projects

  1. 1. How to Winterize Your Lawn

    Autumn is a great time to prepare your lawn for a better summer. Planting and fertilizing are among the steps needed to winterize your ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. How to Build a Bed Frame

    A custom bed frame is a great beginner carpentry project that requires few tools. The following frame is set up for a standard king-siz...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. How to Use a Pantagraph

    DIY experts demonstrate how a pantagraph -- a handy router attachment -- can make cutting patterns easy.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. How To Build a Mirrored Box

    Learn how to build a mirrored box to help keep indoor plants from getting pale and leggy from lack of light.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. How to Build Custom Wall Paneling

    Four-panel interior doors form a fantastic wall paneling in a master bedroom.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. Reface a Fireplace with Stone Veneer

    Give a brick-faced hearth a new look in four simple steps.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. How to Maintain a Humidifier

    These step-by-step instructions show how to clean and maintain a whole-house humidifier to prepare for the winter months.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Grow Arugula

    Arugula is a leafy green vegetable that is prized for its strong, peppery flavor. Like most lettuces, it is very easy to grow.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. How to Plant Shrubs for Hedging and Privacy

    Planting a shrub hedge adds privacy and helps define spaces.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. How to Grow Asian Pears

    Asian pears may sound exotic, but they are relatively easy to grow.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How to Build a Message Center

    Making a message center out of spare or leftover building materials is an easy and low-cost way to add a custom touch to any living spa...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How to Compost Fallen Leaves

    With a little assistance, fallen leaves can be transformed into wonderful free compost for the garden. All you need is a simple compost...

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. How To Apply a Crackle Finish

    An easy-to-do crackle finish gives a piece the aged look of peeling paint.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. HVAC: Install a Programmable Thermostat

    Improve your home's comfort and efficiency with a unit that allows multiple settings.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How to Build a Classic Window Box

    Window boxes brighten up the façade of any home. Follow these instructions to build some for the front of your house.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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