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  1. 1. How to Cut and Rip Boards and Plywood

    Before cutting and ripping large boards or sheets of plywood, know the proper table saw technique. Use these step-by-step instructions ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. How to Create a Butt Joint With Screws

    When making a butt joint, screws give the wood a more secure fit than nails or biscuits. DIY experts show how to create a butt joint wi...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. How to Make a Table Saw Accessory Rack

    This useful table saw accessory rack mounts between the motor section and the base of the contractor saw. The rack has two accessory bo...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. Home Automation Part I: How to Install a Wireless RF Lighting System

    Begin by replacing your ordinary light switches with control units.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. How to Build Custom Shelves for a Rustic Room

    If you're looking for a rustic style -- or maybe even a cabin feel for your own bedroom -- here's a project from host Fuad Reveiz to ma...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. Home Automation Part II: How to Install a Wireless Home Security System

    Add door and window sensors for protection all around your home.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Install Standard-and-Bracket Shelves

    The easiest shelving system to use is the standard-and-bracket system, in which brackets fit into slotted metal strips known as standar...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. How to use a Lathe

    For cutting, shaping and shearing wood, a lathe can't be beat. Lathes are used to create cylinders and round furniture legs and also to...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. How to Grow Cabbage

    Cabbage is a delightfully crunchy vegetable that is easily grown in spring and fall.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How to Avoid Problems When Making Half-Lap Joints

    A half-lap joint is made of two rabbets that partially overlap. See how to avoid a bad half-lip joint -- one that doesn't mate up well ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How To Make Personalized Flashlights and a Hand Shadow Chart

    Spark every kid's imaginations with hand shadows that spring to life when the lights go down.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. How to Make an Adjustable Outfeed Table

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make an adjustable outfeed table that mounts on a portable workbench. Place the table next to th...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. Home Automation Part III: Install a High-Speed Wireless Computer Network and Security Camera

    Link all of your home's computers and peripherals, and add a door camera for convenience and security.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How to Seal an Attic Duct

    Securing existing ductwork in the attic will help with eliminating dust in a house. Learn how to repair a leaking duct and seal it for ...

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