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Personalize your mugs, label your storage, and throw creativity up on a wall with these clever uses for the DIYer's favorite and most customizable weapon: chalkboard paint.
When you first start tackling home projects, it's no problem to hit the hardware store for one of those sandpaper multipacks. But the more you get into building and repair—or any work inv...
Sanding is the unsung hero of any project with wood. It can take a long time, and the results are subtle: Sanding does not transform your workpiece in the way that cutting it to size does...
The workbench is any DIY project's hub, where supplies are kept and progress gets made. Sure, you can buy a workbench—but unless you're upgrading to a professional European-style model, ...
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