How to Hang Shelves

How To : Securely hang a shelf

Adding a decorative shelf to a room enhances the decor and also gives you a place to display your favorite photos and knickknacks. Before you get started, learn how to securely hang a shelf.

How To : Build a stylish bar cabinet with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to build a stained-glass bar cabinet. Steps: 1. Cut the cabinet's 1x preprimed pine sides to the length of the glass door. The ends and shelves should be 1½ inches smaller than the window's width. (You can also have the wood c ...more

How To : Consistently Locate Hidden Wall Studs in Your Home

Wall studs are both critical for maintaining the structure of your home and supporting items of weight and function on the interior walls (e.g. cabinets, shelves, plasma TVs, etc.). With wall studs playing such a critical role, consistently being able to find them is important ...more

How To : Organize your closet

To organize the closet you have to start with the donate or keep principle. Start your piles and get rid of the stuff that you no longer need. You can also have a "can't decide" pile that you put somewhere until you decide but the general rule is, if you haven't used it in a y ...more

How To : Make unique shelves for storage

In this how to video by Decor It Yourself, we tackle DIY shelves. With a few design details & up-grades you can make your shelving look fantastic. Watch this video and you can hang these cool shelves in your home. At the end of this video you will find a great project to store ...more

How To : Organize a basement

It's not too uncommon for your basement to become extraordinarily messy, as that is where unused items tend to migate. Has your basement become the catch-all place for stuff you don’t know what to do with? Take a deep breath, go downstairs, and get the clutter under control o ...more

News : Mirror Image

While a cast member is our filming a prank, perhaps over a weekend, go into their house or appartment and turn everything upside down. By that I mean permanently fix all the household furnature (ie. desks, bookshelves, bed, fridge) to the ceiling. So he'll return to find his w ...more

How To : Pack clothing for a move

Moving is one of the top ten most stressful life experiences. Here’s how to pack it up without wanting to pack it in. You Will Need * Wardrobe or cardboard boxes * Twist ties * Heavy duty garbage bags * Shopping bags * Luggage * Dryer sheets (optional) Step 1: Invest in war ...more

How To : Build a garden tool shed

he age-old “shtick” about a rake handle smacking you in the face when you step on the teeth isn't funny. It's happened to me more than once. One of the problems is improperly storing rakes, hoes, shovels and other long-handled tools. They can be hung up in a garage or garden s ...more

How To : Install additional shelving in an office closet

Home improvement expert Danny Lipford talks about additional closet shelving. See this video tutorial to see how to install additional shelving in an office closet. Closets typically have a hanging rod with a single shelf above it. This leaves several feet of wasted space nea ...more

News : Organize Yo'sef! Part Two

Continued from Organize Yo'sef Part One! Clean Up! Once you have some boxes, bins and assorted storage ‘units’, mercilessly clear out the clutter. Be swift and meticulous (like a tidy ninja). Make four piles on the floor: Keep, Store, Toss, Donate. Keep the piles well separat ...more

How To : Make a neat necklace & earring organizer

For anyone with jewelry sets consisting of earrings and a necklace, learn how to make this organizer to avoid tangles, broken pieces, or mismatched sets. Go to any Wal-Mart store and purchase a stacking shelf, which has a grid pattern. This will be used for your earrings. You ...more

How To : Organize a closet with a shelves and compartments

You can organize your closet with simple drawers and shelves or racks that you purchase at a discount store such as Target. Outside of your closet you can have drawer space (use transparent drawers) by labeling your own drawers with large labels that you have written the conte ...more

How To : Use a Hydroponic Seed Starter to produce seedlings

Learn how to make and use a hydroponic seed starter to produce seedlings with this video tutorial. This is a very easy setup to make. Start with a basic metal shelving unit. Hang florescent lights above each of the shelves on the shelving unit. Make sure the lights are balance ...more

How To : Make a ceramic flower pot

Ceramic flower pots are perfectly shaped to hang on a wall or sit on a shelf. Learn how to making your own ceramic flower pot in this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 17 - How to Make a ceramic flower pot. Make a ceramic flower pot - Part 2 of 17. Click through to watch t ...more

How To : Install a pegboard in a workshop

A pegboard for storage is an essential item in a workshop. Danny Lipford shows you how to install a pegboard in a workshop in this video tutorial. A pegboard wall makes a great way to hang your tools in the shop for easy access. When we had finished building the workbench acr ...more

How To : Expand your garage shelving

More handy shelving ideas from home improvement expert, Danny Lipford. See how to expand your garage shelving in this video tutorial. While the garage is a great place for storage, it often becomes cluttered, making it hard to find what you need. Here are some easy projects t ...more

How To : Keep Your Fitted Caps Fresh

This tutorial is for all fitted fanatics like me out there. I’ve been wearing fitted caps and snapbacks since I was in elementary school, and it has become a part of who I am. However, I also know that fitted caps and snapbacks are expensive, especially those from brand name c ...more

News : Book Review - Egg on Mao by Denise Chong

“Of a generation who remembers Tiananmen Square, 1989, I considered how some excuse – the lack of, or slow progress on, human rights in China because ‘times have changed’, or because other concerns, including making money, come first, or because rights, freedom, and democracy ...more

Night People : A Bad Vibes Label Profile

Night People: A Bad Vibes Label Profile Shawn Reed is one of our favorite people, not content with making music with Wet Hair, he also runs 'Night People' - an almost complete DIY record and tape label operation in Iowa - a label which has consistently put out and introduced ...more

How To : Install shelves using drywall anchors

In this series of DIY video clips, expert contractor Dominic Capone demonstrates the simple process of how to install a shelving unit to drywall using anchors. These basic tips can be easily adapted to construct a closet, pantry or entertainment center. With the proper anchors ...more

How To : 10 Smart Storage Hacks for Your Small Kitchen

There are a lot of frustrations when you're dealing with cramped living quarters, but you can do a lot of good cooking in your tiny kitchen if you make the most of your space. These storage hacks will make it easy to cook delicious meals, no matter how limited your square foot ...more

How To : Make a Vertical Wall-Mounted Chessboard

Love chess, but hate having to stop in the middle of a game when you don't have time to finish? This DIY vertical chess set made by Redditor pigthunder will ensure you never have to abandon a game again. It hangs on the wall, so you can pick up where you left off anytime. Here ...more

How To : Organize Your Bedroom Closet

Frustrated with a bedroom closet that doesn’t work for you? You’re not alone, and you don’t have to live with it the way it is! In this episode, a renter’s closet gets a makeover so she can have easy access to everything and have more hanging space. Taking the sliding doors of ...more

How To : 9 Cheap Interior Decorating Tips

To add a splash of unexpected color to your living space, paint the side of your door a vibrant color, or repaint an old piece of furniture to a bright new hue. Sometimes interior decorating, especially if you want to do it on a budget, is simply a matter of elevating what you ...more

How To : Install Drywall Anchors

Wall Anchors. Drywall Wall Anchors. Plasterboard Wall Anchors. I discovered these plasterboard (drywall) anchors / plugs a few years ago and think they are fantastic. They are ridiculously easy to use and are extremely effective in attaching fixtures to walls. One of the main ...more

How To : Make Holiday Decorating Easier with a Glue Gun

You've probably tried just about every method of hanging your holiday decorations: nails, thumbtacks, sticky hooks, and, in desperation, even tape. Each method can leave a host of complications when removed, though, from chipping paint to visible holes. Your holiday adornment ...more

How To : 5 Cheap Life Hacks for Organizing Your Bathroom

There comes a time in relationships when two people decide to move in together, and when this happens, you learn two things: Your perfect, wonderful, adorable significant other is a disgusting, messy pig. Your significant other thinks the same about you. So how do you make s ...more

How To : 10 Beautiful DIY Ways to Declutter Your Closet

Your closet is an area that holds important things such as keys, glasses, clothes and shoes. However, for some reason, it's always messy. Why is this? I know my closet is messy because I don’t have a lot of time to sit down and organize every little thing in there. I have neve ...more

News : Meta Cuts Ribbon on New AR Workspace

Meta CEO and founder — and Next Reality 50 member —Meron Gribetz unveiled a new operating environment for augmented reality called Meta Workspace for the audience at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) in Santa Clara, California, today. Gribetz demonstrated several features of the ...more

How To : Care for an Iguana Without a Cage

First of all, I would like you all to meet my good friend Iggy. There he is, in all his scaly reptilian glory. As you can see, he spends a lot more time on top of his cage than inside of it. You see, Iggy here doesn't deal well AT ALL with confinement. I don't know if it's pos ...more

Ingredients 101 : How to Select, Store, & Prep Fresh Herbs

Herbs, both fresh and dried, can be intimidating and mysterious to cooks. Just how much is too much? How do you prepare them? Food writer Mark Bittman says you should think of herbs as "teeny vegetables." To me, that means we should be using more herbs in our food, especially ...more

Study : You'll Remember More by Photographing Less

Thanks to the steady increase in quality of smartphone cameras, it's easier than ever to take amazing photos or video without thinking twice. If you've been to a concert in the last five years, you undoubtedly know what I mean. But it turns out that using your camera as a new ...more

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