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How To : Install a solid hardwood floor with Lowe's

A solid hardwood floor offers a clean and simple alternative to carpeting. This video tutorial demonstrates how to install solid hardwood flooring in your home. Once you’ve prepped the subfloor, let the wood planks acclimate to the room temperature for at least 72 hours. Check ...more

How To : Cover plywood edges

Watch this video to learn a few of the many ways you can cover the exposed edges of plywood. The Wood Whisperer demonstrates how to iron on veneer, thin solid wood, and thick solid wood.

How To : Build a stow-and-go router table

This video will show you how to build a full-featured router table that is portable, lightweight and easy to store. All it takes to put a compact, versatile router table in your shop is a half sheet of plywood, a small supply of solid-wood lumber, a handful of hardware, a rout ...more

How To : Use crown molding

If you're looking to dress up an ordinary room, think about installing crown molding (also spelled moulding). Very few additions make a visual impact like crown molding, which gives a subtle yet elegant design element to any space. And with the proper tools and set up, install ...more

How To : Install a door viewer for home safety

Just because a person is cordial enough to knock at your door doesn't mean that he isn't a conman or burglar out to knock you out and steal all your belongings. So you can probably understand the usefulness of a spy hole, or a door viewer. A door viewer allows you to look at ...more

How To : Install a sliding patio door

To install a sliding patio or deck door, first decide a practical, aesthetically logical and structurally sound location for the entranceway. Do not locate a patio door closer than 4 feet from any corner, otherwise the solid-wood sheathing or metal bracing at the corners could ...more

HowTo : Build an Air-Powered Star Trek Sliding Door

Live in the future (à la Star Trek, circa 1966) with uiproductions' pneumatic air-powered sliding door: "I always wanted a piece of Star Trek and the Disney Monorail in my house, and one thing they have in common is that they both have automatic sliding doors. It would be the ...more

How To : Properly nail shingles on a roof

How to properly nail shingles on a roof The preferred order for nailing is 1,3,2,4 but 1,2,3,4 is also acceptable. When the nails are placed in or above the self sealing strip that is called high nailing. High nailing can reduce the strength of the seal and make blow off more ...more

How To : Make the bed

Having a hard time making your bed? This video shows you how to properly make your bed. Kids, use this great tactic to impress your parents next time they ask you to make your bed! A bed can be more than a place to pile clothes and electronic devices – here's how to make a be ...more

How To : Build a pool table

Eagle Lake Woodworking, hosted by John Nixon, offers great do-it-yourself guides for building your own furniture, especially in the American Arts and Crafts style, and turning your garage into an amateur woodshop. Search Eagle Lake on WonderHowTo for more carpentry tutorial vi ...more

How To : Choose & Buy a Guitar

Choose and buy a Guitar - A beginners guide to the Guitar. The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments there is, appealing to both the young and the not so young and spanning different musical genre's such as blues, pop, rock, classical and many more. So, Im gu ...more

How To : Clean a Butcher Block Table

A butcher block table (or counter) is a solid, wooden table. Originating in butcher shops (hence the name), this has become a popular household item. Butcher block tables and counters are durable and attractive looking. The downside of butcher block is that the wood is so poro ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 2

I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Craft a person-sized spiderweb out of rope

You can also make this person sized spiderweb out of chain for extra sturdiness. Aside from the rope or chain, you will also need a solid frame (either wood or metal wil work) and 24 eye bolts to run everything through.

How To : Build a personal weather machine

Plug this baby into your FiOS-powered computer and simulate the real-time climate of any location in the country -- rain, lightning, fog, sunshine. Get creative -- got any new weather effects you've figured out how to add to your Personal Weather Machine? We'd love to hear ab ...more

How To : Renovate your home to be eco-friendly

Get tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly, especially if you plan to renovate it. Attention all brownstone daydreamers (if you're eco savvy that's a plus)! Pulse follows green builder Blake Holden as he turns a dilapidated Brooklyn brownstone into a vintage green ho ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

News : The aresnal of street art and grafitti (pt.1)

The very basic building block of street art is the tag. Although most people find them ugly, i just think that every artist needs to start somewhere, for street artists, its the tag. Firstly the tag is basicly writing your name, or whatever name you use for your art on a wall ...more

How To : Make a pendant with the Firefox logo

Print out a black and white image of the Firefox logo, then paste it to some solid sheet metal or thin wood. Then cut out your Firefox shape. Make sure not to cut yourself! Then sand the edges, drill a small hole and run your chain through!

How To : Fix a door that sticks

Instead of pushing, pulling, and cursing, why not fix that door that sticks? You Will Need * A screwdriver * Some cardboard * Screws that are larger than those in the hinges * A pencil * A belt sander or sanding block * A book or piece of wood * A solid wooden block Step 1. ...more

How To : Gild with faux gold

Learn the hand method for applying gold leaf gild to a solid surface such as wood, stone, or metal. • You will need imitation gold leaf, metal varnish, hot hide glue, gilder’s size and brick red synthetic enamel. • First apply the hide glue to the surface you wish to gild. • ...more

How To : Install and use a dado blade on your table saw

If you plan on making any kind of cabinetry or beds or anything else like that, having a dado blade is a useful and handy tool. What this does is make a u-shaped cut into your piece of wood that is perfect for combing two pieces together to form a sturdy, solid joint. So if yo ...more

How To : Make your own solid pipe clamp hold-down

In this video "A better way" presenter Chuck Miller demonstrates a method of how to create a job site pipe holder (clamp hold-down) as opposed to a c-clamp, bar clamp or blocks of wood. It involves use of a pipe flange of the same diameter as the pipe being held. It shows you ...more

How To : Make a soil sifter with hardware cloth and wood

Danny Lipford shows us how to filter rocky soil in a flower bed in this informative video. By stapling 2 pieces of 2x2 to a hardware cloth, a mesh is produced that can be clipped onto a wheelbarrow. A home-made sifter of this variety, without a solid frame has the distinct adv ...more

How To : Make Halloween tombstones

In this video you learn how to make tombstones for yard decorations for Halloween. You will need two pieces of plywood. In this video the measurements for the wood are 14 by 24 but this can be altered. Also used are, two spikes that resemble the posts in a small picket fence. ...more

How To : Make fires in the snow to survive

This five-part series of videos chronicles firemaking in cold and snowy conditions using backpacking equipment only. The series shows the scenery, adventure, survival philosophy, and gear observations. They hiked into the snowy and cold Rocky Mountain bivouac location they ha ...more

How To : Install a tongue and groove floor

There are fewer things finer in a home than a hardwood flooring. For the do-it-yourselfer, however, it can be a fun, yet daunting task. Installing a hardwood floor can best be described as a combination of rough and fine carpentry. Pounding the nails home and bending warped fl ...more

How To : Apply a desert resistant finish door

Outdoor finishes can be one of the trickiest types of wood finishes to master. Why? Because there is never a one size fits all solution. As woodworkers, we are used to dealing with the seasonal wood movement of our interior pieces. But when one of our creations is destined to ...more

How To : Create a giant spider web with rope and bolts

Watch this video tutorial to see how to create a giant spider web with rope and bolts. To make this giant Halloween spider web effect, you'll need a bunch of rope, a frame and 24 eye bolts. You can use this technique to weave a spider web at any scale, as long as you have an e ...more

How To : Solder copper pipes for plumbing

Soldering copper pipes is a basic plumbing skill that once mastered will enable you to tackle many DIY home repair and home improvement projects - for instance, replacing copper water lines or installing a new spigot. It can be as much an art as it is a science, thus the more ...more

News : Hot Summers = Solar Shades

Solar Shades Looks like it's going to be another hot summer and this time of year, I always get questions about the best kind of Shades for the home! I may be a little bias in my opinion because I'm going through a more minimalist "less is more" style in my life right now. Ta ...more

How To : Install attic stairs with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install attic stairs. Steps: 1. Mark rough opening of new fold-down staircase on the ceiling joists in the attic. 2. Use a reciprocating saw to cut joists and nails holding any joists that must be removed. 3. Cut around cei ...more

News : 20 Tricks You Didn't Know You Could Do in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our full tutorials and make sure to post to the community forum if you have any questions or cool builds you want to share. All of these tricks were taught as a part of one of our old community workshops for the 1.2.3 update, but the majo ...more

News : Minecraft World's Ultimate Survival Guide, Part 1

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Note: As I thought of writing something like this, it sounded fairly simple. A one-stop guide for everything related to survival (survival mode, SMP) in Minecraft. But as I progress ...more

GENRE JAM : West Side Story (1961)

There's gonna be a rumble.... For this week's GJ article, I thought I would jump right into talking about a mortal-lock favourite of mine: West Side Story. If you haven't seen it (and a lot of folks havent - dudes especially) and you want a lesson in filmmaking craft from a b ...more

How To : Install hardwood floor on concrete

This video shows you how to install a hardwood floor over concrete. You will need a plywood base. This video demonstrates the nail down method. You will need 15 nails per 8 feet by 4 feet sheet; plan according. The entire process is very easy and gives you easy steps to follow ...more

How To : Age wood

For furniture or wood projects, adding an aged wood look can give real character and interest to an otherwise ordinary object. With a little sanding, stain and lacquer to finish you can transform any wood object. It’s easy to age wood with common household items. You Will Ne ...more

How To : Install a Timber Floor

G'day Knuckleheads. In this Owner Builder Episode we look at laying the timber floor. You'll see in this video the team showing you how to lay a timber / wooden floor. The timber or wood l used for the floor was a species of timber called Blackbutt. It's a solid 19mm x 130mm b ...more

How To : Make a Spot Welder for Cheap!

A typical resistance spot welder can range in price from about $200-$800, but with a little resourcefulness and a bit of free time, you can make one like this for about $10 or less. Before starting on this project, there are a couple of videos you should check out, because yo ...more

How To : Make Solid Rocket Fuel at Home with Old Newspapers

Old newspapers come in handy for many different uses around the house, from birdcage liners to shipping cushioning and even a little fish cooking. But for backyard rocket scientists like Markus Bindhammer, they're more suitable as an ingredient for rocket propellant. Video: . ...more

How To : The Essential Secrets for Perfectly Slicing Meat

Knowing how to cut and slice raw meat is a skill all omnivorous cooks need in their arsenal. However, raw meat's limp and gelatinous character can be challenging to work with, especially when you're trying to slice it into symmetrical, attractive sections for a stir-fry or a s ...more

News : How to Start a Fire with a Lemon

There's no doubt you've heard the old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." The phrase was penned in an obituary to a dwarf actor in 1915 by an anarchist named Elbert Hubbard, who lost his life five months later aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed by ...more

How To : Attach Timber to Concrete Using Concrete Anchors

How to install concrete anchors.How to attach timber / wood to concrete or any other SOLID masonry surface using masonry anchors / DynaBolts. DynaBolts (that's the name for this particular anchor in Australia. They are know by other names in other countries) are the ideal anch ...more

How To : Tips & Tactics to Create Your Own Compost Pile

While it is easy to create and maintain your compost pile, you can enjoy it more knowing a few basic tips. International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is May 7 through May 13, 2017. First launched in 1995, ICAW is a great opportunity to share enthusiasm and awareness of the b ...more

How To : Make Your Own Lipstick at Home (Using Crayons!)

Often, despite your favorite makeup mecca's rows and rows of endless colors, applicators, and brands, it's hard to find the perfect shade of lipstick—especially one at the price you want. Rather than resorting to what's available in stores, turn to your stovetop and a box of c ...more

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