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  1. 16. How to Make an Upholstered Storage Bench

    The DIY to the Rescue team gives step-by-step instructions on how to upholster a storage bench.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 17. How to Join Pipe

    Ed the Plumber gives step-by-step instructions on how to join copper pipe and how to join PVC pipe.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 18. How to Create a Colorful Laminate Backsplash

    This clever idea lets you use laminate to transform your backsplash.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 19. How to Hang Shelves

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to properly hang shelves in a home.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 20. How to Repair a Cartridge-Type Faucet

    Cartridge faucets are so named because inside their handle is a movable brass or plastic cartridge. Master plumber Ed Del Grande gives ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 21. How to Make a Jig for Cutting Dado Joints

    Routing dado joints can be a nuisance when making several at a time. This simple homemade jig can make the job easier and more accurate...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 22. How to Create Colorful Lampshades

    By dripping colorful shades of paint, old lampshades are turned into a look of modern art.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 23. How to Lay Sod

    Everything grows in the soil, so it's important to prepare the soil properly.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 24. How to Harvest Seeds

    Rather than buying new seed every year, harvesting your own seed is cheap and easy to do.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 25. How to Build a Sandbox

    Build a sturdy sandbox for the kids in no time at all.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 26. How to Clean a Showerhead

    You don't have to buy a new showerhead to get more water to come out; it may just need a good cleaning. Learn how to clean out a shower...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 27. How to Paint a Bookcase with Rich Brown Tones

    Make a bookcase more interesting by painting it in rich browns with metallic accents.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 28. 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
  14. 29. How to Stencil Paint a Cabinet

    Learn how to create decorative furniture by using paint and stencils, from DIY Network.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 30. How to Weld PVC Piping

    PVC joints are "welded" with chemical bonds rather than a torch. The chemical reaction fuses the pipes and fittings together, and if th...

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

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