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      Cute DIY dollhouse bunk bed with storage in the steps and plenty of room for toys inside. (This Old House)

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    Built-in storage can feel like a luxury, but an airy shelf can corral towels, bath oils, and other soothing essentials in a cinch. This one, from Signature Hardware, will cost you about $200. Or you can follow our step-by-step guide for how to build your own.

    Enhance a garden entrance with a trellis. Carl G. shared this unique trellis on Hometalk. He built it out of an old wood ladder. The only new parts were the screws, nails, and decorative spindle brackets.

    If you love to cook, make a gift of your special dishes once a month. Make a beautiful card describing the delicious recipes. The couple will surely be excited about the carefully prepared feast they'll receive each month, and you'll get to show off your culinary skills.

    DIY your own board-and-batten shutters for a fraction of the price of purchased ones--in about 4 hours--with our step-by-step instructions.

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    Build a restful place in the shade of your favorite tree with this attractive backyard fixture. TIP: Use decay- and termite-resistant wood like we did in this project

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