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How to Expand a Trapdoor for Installing Stairs

Begin a trapdoor construction process by framing out the trapdoor opening to make space for the stairs. These step-by-step instructions...

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  1. 1. How to Build a Hanging Rack and Nesting Boxes

    Turn an unsightly pile into storage with style with these step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 2. How to Construct Stone Columns

    Build illuminated stone columns to flank your front entry.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 3. How to Install a Beadboard Ceiling

    Add a cottage look to your bathroom or kitchen with an easy-to-install beadboard ceiling.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 4. How to Install Trapdoor Stairs

    These basic step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to frame a trapdoor opening and install stairs leading into the attic.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 5. How to Install Beadboard and Trim

    Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to transform an ordinary bathroom into an eye-catching space by painting, adding some beadboard and new fixt...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 6. How to Install a Yard Hydrant

    Ed Del Grande, from Ed the Plumber, demonstrates how to install a hydrant in a backyard.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 7. How to Install Landscaping Lights

    Solar-powered lights are a good option when there's no electrical source nearby.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. How to Hang Drywall on a Cinderblock Wall

    When you attach drywall to a cinderblock or cement wall, you'll need something called hat channel.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. How To Install a Murphy Bed

    Learn how to install a space-saving Murphy bed that tucks out of the way to open up valuable floor space.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. How to Install a Bathroom Waterfall

    A cascading waterfall can give any bathroom a spa-like feel.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 11. How to Build a Stone Sitting Wall

    Add a stylish touch to a yard or patio with a stone sitting wall.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. How To Install Porch Flooring

    The first phase of a front-porch restoration is to complete construction of the porch floor, including support and decking. Here's how ...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. How to Reface a Fireplace With Stone

    Give a fireplace a rugged, rustic look by adding natural-looking stone.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. How to Use a Yard Trencher

    A yard trencher can dig out a trench for conduit or water pipes in the yard. It makes a thin trench in the yard without disturbing the ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 15. How to Use a Trencher

    When it comes to digging, a trencher can dig a trench that's 4" wide and up to 36" deep. Use these step-by-step instructions to easily ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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