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Make Hypertufa Pots

Create rustic, textured containers from a mixture of Portland cement, perlite (or vermiculite), and water. Once you master this technique, you can make containers in any size.

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Make and Install Window Boxes

Make and Install Window Boxes

Build these window boxes and fill them with flowers for instant curb appeal.

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Raised Patio Planter

Raised Patio Planter

Put your patio to use and grow everything from flowers to vegetables in a raised patio planter that includes built-in storage space.

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Wire Mesh Projects

Wire Mesh Projects

Turn humble hardware cloth and chicken wire into fun, bold, and decorative items you can use to decorate your home and add fun to a garden.

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Textured Concrete Stepping-Stones

Textured Concrete Stepping-Stones

Cast an entire walkway of these stepping-stones using a variety of materials for the decorative texture of your choice.

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Tile Display Shelf

Tile Display Shelf

Combine wood and marble to create a display shelf with clean lines and an appealing natural look.

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One Cabinet with Three Uses

One Cabinet with Three Uses

Customize a single cabinet design into a home office organization cabinet, dining hutch, or entry bench coatrack.

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Stock Cabinet Corner Desk

Stock Cabinet Corner Desk

Create a home office this weekend by turning ready-to-assemble storage cubes into a custom workspace.

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Modular Bookcase

Modular Bookcase

Plywood and oak combine for a modular bookcase that expands to suit a variety of needs and room sizes.

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Hanging Daybed

Hanging Daybed

Build this hanging daybed and turn a porch into a restful sleeping place.

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Outdoor Privacy Panel

Outdoor Privacy Panel

Make privacy pretty with these cedar panels that can be built as artfully placed screens or linked to form a custom-look fence.

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Display Tray Centerpiece

Display Tray Centerpiece

On a table in your dining room or one on your deck, this cedar tray showcases plants, candles, or decorative display items.

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Built-in Bench Seat from Stock Cabinets

Built-in Bench Seat from Stock Cabinets

Create a cozy retreat in the corner of a bedroom or along the wall of a family room with problem-solving stock cabinets and easy-to-add trim.

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How-Tos

Get everything you need for your wood projects and crafts.  From hardwood and softwood lumber to hand and power tools, the selection is virtually endless.

Power Drill Buying Guide

Power Drill Buying Guide

The right drill can accomplish a lot around the home or workshop. Learn the available options and tips for finding the best drill for your work.

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How to Drill a Pilot Hole

How to Drill a Pilot Hole

Drilling a pilot hole before using a screw or nail to join parts together makes the process easier and prevents the wood from splitting.

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Assemble a Basic Tool Kit

Assemble a Basic Tool Kit

Here's how to put together a set of basic hand and power tools that will allow you to handle almost any home repair.

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Pocket Hole Joinery

Pocket Hole Joinery

You can easily make pocket hole joints for your projects at home with a pocket hole jig and a portable drill.

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Rotary and Oscillating Tool Buying Guide

Rotary and Oscillating Tool Buying Guide

Rotary and oscillating tools are suited to many applications and choosing the right one for your project can be a little confusing. Use our guide to sort it all out.

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Compound Miter Saw Buying Guide

Compound Miter Saw Buying Guide

Learn about different types of compound miter saws, miter saw blades and available features.

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