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Don't Buy It, DIY It!

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Don't Buy It, DIY It!

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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.

How to Make Board-and-Batten Shutters

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Do you long for a sliding barn door to add a rustic touch to your home? Here's how to build--and hang--your own.

How to Build a Sliding Barn Door

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Concrete cinder blocks, wood posts and some stain are all it takes to make this clever outdoor bench. And no tools are needed. Instructions from eHow. Read more : www.ehow.com/...

How To Make a Simple Outdoor Bench | eHow

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  • Robert Jensen
    Robert Jensen

    What happens when you lean back on the backrest? It's going to lean and fall.

Easy copper DIY project: Laptop Table via @kristenkrason

Trending: Easy Copper DIY Projects

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How to Build a Garden Gate: Get two stout posts and some stock cedar, and you've got the makings of a quaint entrance to any path

How to Build a Garden Gate

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DIY sink stand: Build a simple table like this one by mounting an edge-glued panel over 2×2 legs reinforced with corner braces. Finish with a cheery, coordinating shade of paint. Install a drop-in basin or a statement-making vessel sink, like this one—just plan the stand's height accordingly. | Similar color to shown: Aura Bath & Spa Paint in Crisp Morning Air, Benjamin Moore

19 Budget–Smart Bath Updates

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  • Margo Shackelford
    Margo Shackelford

    Would make a nice little table in Bathroom

You can buy this nifty whiskey-barrel coffee table from thisiswhyimbroke.com for $795. But we're betting our DIY fans will be able to construct one for a fraction of that cost!

Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table

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  • Mindee Hirsch
    Mindee Hirsch

    Awesome

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

12 Ways to Add Outdoor Seating

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Check out this super cool farmhouse table built by Shanty2Chic based on plans by Ana White. Best of all? It only cost $65 and wasn't that hard to DIY.

DIY Dining Table for only $65!!! - Shanty 2 Chic

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Nice tutorial for a handome DIY Planter on Wheels from FourGenerationsOn...

Our Large DIY Planter on wheels {tutorial} - Four Generations One Roof

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Build a classic Westport chair: This predecessor to the Adirondack chair is an attractive, ample lounger constructed of stock cedar.

12 Ways to Add Outdoor Seating

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A classic bench nestled among the greenery makes a perfect spot for taking in the results of your outdoor sweat equity. See how to make this garden bench with our easy instructions

12 Ways to Add Outdoor Seating

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Ever dreamed of owning a Hicks pendant light? Check out this DIY Ikea Hack from Brynne at thegatheredhome.com and create your own at a fraction of the cost.

The Gathered Home: DIY Ikea Hack “Hicks” Pendant Light

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Sliding barn doors in this house by LeGault Homes appear to be outfitted with metal trim, but it's really metallic gray paint--a more affordable option. | Via youhouselove.com

House Crashing: The Whole Show –

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How to install and hang remote-control window shades using a few kitchen-drawer tools and some D-cell batteries| Shown: Lutron Serena Roller Shades with radio-frequency remote Lutron Electronics

On open-top base cabinets, fill with plywood fastening strips every foot; for solid-top cabinets, create air space with thin furring strips to allow moisture to escape. Center holes in the strips and drive a screw fitted with a fender washer up through each hole, into the countertop. Find the full step-by-step here

All About Wood Countertops

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The gals at Shanty2Chic built this fabulous hall or mudroom tree bench (designed by Ana White) using PureBond Plywood. And they rave about it. They're working on the tutorials. So check back with them soon.

Shanty Hall Tree Bench - Shanty 2 Chic

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  • Chana Harris
    Chana Harris

    Awesome!

  • Barbara Larsen
    Barbara Larsen

    Roger - make this for me and Kaeli!

From PlansNow.com, check out the step-by-steps for this nifty rolling DIY storage cart!

Garage Storage Cart Woodworking Plan - Take a Closer Look

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Check out the tutorial for this nail head-trimmed, upholstered headboard created by ThriftyandChic.com for under $40!

Thrifty and Chic - DIY Projects and Home Decor

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A desk is just a table with a job, right? Make your desk really work with built-in storage features. You can get this done in a day with some basic pieces from your local home-improvement store.

get it together with smart storage furniture

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  • Neely Hunter
    Neely Hunter

    Werk??

Set aside a few hours for some weekend building and you could have this pretty beadboard bed (and 23 extra cubic feet of storage) by Monday morning.

get it together with smart storage furniture

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It's not often we tell our readers to hit the liquor store, but the crates used to make these wood shelves are freebies from the wine shop. | Photo: Laura Moss

19 Stylish Home Refreshers for a Year of Upgrades

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Create a custom bulletin board for a home office with Homasote, an eco-friendly fiber composite used for soundproofing. It takes paint great or you can cover it with fabric. | Photo: ColorBlind Images/Getty Images

50 Nifty Fix-Ups For Less than $100

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You can make this DIY farmhouse-style desk from 2x4s with how-to instructions from Shanty2Chic.

DIY Desk for Bedroom - Farmhouse Style - Shanty 2 Chic

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This DIY sliding barn door replaced a swinging door between the kitchen and mudroom that would hit the table in the eating area | via Ashli @Mini Manor Blog

9 Creative Low-Cost Upgrades From Our Favorite Bloggers

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  • Flora Baxter
    Flora Baxter

    I love this idea! My master bath is so small and the door opens into a closet door! This would be a perfect solution!