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How To : Join two pieces of wood

This video tutorial shows you how to join two pieces of wood. What you'll need: Pocket drill Pocket hole jig Step drill bit Extended drill bit 1. Set up your jig. 2. Set the depth guide on your drill bit. 3. Clamp wood piece in the jig. 4. Drill the pocket holes. Note: leave ...more

How To : Fix a faucet leaking from around the handle

This video is a do it yourself project which will show viewers how to fix a leaking kitchen faucet which is leaking water from around the base of the handle. This problem is most likely caused by a broken cartridge, a Moen 1225B cartridge is used to replaced it. The first step ...more

How To : Install patio doors in a brick wall

If you've got a brick wall and you're thinking of installing a door, you may have thought you were out of luck. Not so! This helpful how-to walks you through the steps so you can see how it's done. First off, know that this is not a simple task, so be prepared to wield a brick ...more

How To : Build custom radiator covers

Is your house heated by big clunky radiators? Are they eyesores that are taking up valuable space in each room? If so, you can build custom radiator covers that will attractively hide the metal monsters and provide you with a convenient shelf for storage or decorative pieces. ...more

How To : Install a decorative tile border

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to install a decorative tile border. Decorative borders add a beautiful accent to any room. Start by setting the "measure right pro' tool. Slide the tool open to cover the entire tile and the width of the border. Next mov ...more

How To : Building a landscape retaining wall in a weekend

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to build a landscape retaining wall in a weekend. This video is from www.allanblock.com. You can do it by using the Europa collection from Allanblock. Get the installation details and the location of the nearest dealer fr ...more

How To : Apply exterior caulking

The purpose of exterior caulking is to apply a bead of flexible sealant to fill or cover cracks, seams and gaps where drafts or moisture might get into your house or conversely, where heated or air-conditioned air might leak out. Caulking helps keep your house weather-tight, l ...more

How To : Build and install a cheap dumbwaiter in your home

Home improvement expert Danny Lipford shows how to build and install a cheap dumbwaiter in your home in this video tutorial. Danny constructs a simple dumbwaiter using a garage door opener. Unlike expensive commercial models, this dumbwaiter only cost around $300, and it’s gr ...more

How To : Seal a gap between windows and dry wall

Often when new windows are installed there are gaps between the window and dry wall. It is difficult to fill that gap neatly. In this how to video, home improvement expert Danny Lipford gives you a great tip on spackling that gap in a neat manner. All you need is a pastry bag ...more

How To : Build a garden bench out of cinder blocks

This video shows us how to build a garden bench out of cinder blocks. Before you get started, you need to refer to the How To sheet #320 for all your materials and make sure you have everything you need. Determine the location for the bench and lay out the first course (or l ...more

How To : Remove water stains from walls and ceilings

Are you sick and tired of staring at that water damage on your ceiling? There’s no need to sleep staring at that annoying water spot on the ceiling when it's so easy to get rid of! Loose the spots with the easy steps listed in this video. You Will Need: • A bucket • Bleach ...more

How To : Tighten radiator valves

In this video you will learn how to tighten radiator valves using a spanner and water pump pliers. If you find that your radiator valves are leaking, follow these simple steps to remedy the situation: If you take a look at your lock shield valve, you may see signs that it has ...more

How To : Apply painter's putty properly

Learn how to properly apply painters putty with this interactive video from Ace Hardware. See how to avoid some common mistakes when applying putty. Apply painter's putty properly. Click through to watch this video on iskills.com

How To : Install a pre-hung exterior door with Lowe's

Need to install a pre-hung door? Lowe's has your back. A quality front door makes a positive first impression on guests... not to mention, a weathered and worn door can compromise your family's safety and security. In this video, learn how to install a new pre-hung exterior do ...more

How To : Tap steel to create a threaded hole

In this clip, learn how to tap steel and create a threaded hole. This video from everyone's favorite Ultimate Handyman, will show you exactly how to create this hole without breaking or ruining the metal.

How To : Install an exterior entry door

Let the Home Depot show you what it takes to install an exterior entry door and the tools and supplies you'll need for this popular do-it-yourself project. Go step-by-step through the process and pick up a few tips along the way for extending the life of your new exterior door ...more

How To : Fix and repair a dripping faucet

James from J&C Home Repair explains how to fix a bathroom faucet. He shows how to turn off the water supply to the faucets and tells you exactly what tools you will need. He demonstrates how to remove the faucet handle and the valve using common household tools, and recommends ...more

How To : Pour and prepare a shower base for tiling

This how to video is a quick excerpt from a DIY show. Watch as homeowners learn to pour a shower base and prep the floor for tiling. Follow along to learn how to fabricate a custom shower base in your bathroom.

How To : Install a laundry chute

A laundry chute is a very useful thing to have in your house, especially if you have children. In this tutorial by the DIY network, host Amy Matthews designs and installs a laundry chute. Watch this remodeling how to video and you can install a laundry chute into your own home.

How To : Build a CD rack

CD racks are great for storage and organization of compact discs. Learn how to build shelves for storing and displaying CDs in this free video. Part 1 of 11 - How to Build a CD rack. Build a CD rack - Part 2 of 11. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Build a ...more

How To : Hang things on hollow walls

This video demonstrates how to hang things on hollow walls. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to hang things on hollow walls, For Dummies. Th ...more

How To : Remove your exterior door

Removing exterior doors aren't as hard as you might think. Tim Carter takes you step-by-step through the process of taking out an exterior door. His tips will help you get the job done quicker and easier, while minimizing possible mistakes so you can install a new exterior doo ...more

How To : Build a skateboard half-pipe with Michael Strahan

Building your own skateboard half-pipe in the confines of your own backyard, is a great thing for anyone who enjoys a little challenge. Certain weather conditions or travel issues, can make it difficult for some skateboarders who are looking to spend some quality time trying n ...more

How To : Make and install floating shelves for your wall

Floating shelves can look so much better in your home than regularly built shelves. They have a much cleaner look add a bit of character to the room. In this helpful tutorial, you will find out how to build your own floating shelves from scratch. They can hold just about anyth ...more

How To : Build a trellis

Tim Carter shares one simple method to build a trellis for your garden. In just a few minutes you'll have a hand-made trellis to use as you please.

How To : Put up shelves in a brick wall

Thinking of putting up some shelves? In this how to video, Darren Baensch erects a set of shelves on a solid brick wall. He demonstrates how to put up shelves and provides a short-cut secret. Put up shelves in a brick wall. Click through to watch this video on com.au

How To : Refresh your deck with Lowe's

Maybe you just bought a new home. Maybe you've lived in your house for years. But if your deck looks like it's seen better day and needs an update to whip it back in shape, that doesn't necessarily mean you have to tear down and replace it. This two-part video from Lowe's wil ...more

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