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Best DIY Bible/Resources?

What are the best DIY resources in 2014? I really enjoy thisoldhouse.com, but it's largely just entertainment, rather than instructional. Websites, magazines, and books are all fair game. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 22, 2014 - 10 answers

Making furniture from reclaimed materials. Wut.

I plan to take up a new hobby: making furniture from reclaimed wood and metals. What should I read? What materials do I need? What should I know? [more inside]
posted by Mr C on Nov 29, 2013 - 11 answers

How can I buy or make a comfortable double bed for little cash?

I rent a bedroom in a shared house, and my bed belongs to the room. It sucks and I need a new one. It's a double, but I have room to go bigger if it's not a big price upgrade. The new mattress should be fairly firm, but thick enough and squishy enough that I can lie on my side comfortably. The bedframe can be very minimal, but it should also be high, a meter or more elevated for storage purposes. It must not wobble. [more inside]
posted by 4th number on Jun 5, 2013 - 21 answers

Carpentry 101: Help me upcycle my chairs

Looking for how-to guide to replace seat and back of metal framed chairs. [more inside]
posted by sconbie on Feb 18, 2013 - 5 answers

Book about basic carpentry and furniture-making?

What is the book on basic carpentry and furniture-making techniques? I have started to pick up DIY furniture making as a hobby, but I don't know any of the basics, like how to make joints and kerfed edges, how to cut plywood without splintering, which tools and materials to use and how, and so on. It should be a reference/how-to book with lots of pictures. When dealing with obscure hobbies there often exists a legendary out-of-print, hard-to-find tome published the 1970s that everyone in the field has and cherishes, like this one (which I have), but which one is it?
posted by gentle on Apr 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Please help me assemble my kids' swingset

I just bought a wooden swingset for the kids this weekend and I'm going to be putting it together by myself. I'm looking for any helpful tips/suggestions you have regarding assembly. [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Mar 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Structural concern about a house I am buying.

Structural concern about a house I am buying. Was a load bearing wall removed? [more inside]
posted by idyllhands on Feb 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Building a turntable for actors

I plan to put 3 actors on a 6' wooden turntable (which I will build myself) for a video shoot. Have you done or seen something like this before? Is my turntable design workable? Is there a better/simpler/safer way to do it? Details follow. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Jan 20, 2010 - 20 answers

Will this even work?

DIY Woodworking - The step for my kitchen door was totally rotted through, so I chiselled out all the bad wood. Now what? [more inside]
posted by boosh on Jun 23, 2008 - 14 answers

DIY Ping Pong 101

What should the dimensions and surface of a DIY ping pong table be? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Feb 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Best saw blade to cut LDF?

What type of saw blade should I use to cut LDF (light density fiberboard?) [more inside]
posted by howling fantods on Jan 12, 2008 - 6 answers

What kind of plywood should I buy fo a desktop?

What plywood is guaranteed to be straight and rigid? i.e., suitable for use in furniture construction? [more inside]
posted by robotdog on Jan 9, 2008 - 14 answers

how bad is my roof?

How bad is my roof? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Aug 20, 2007 - 15 answers

Wood-Hacker.

How do I build a rack to store spools of thread? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Nov 13, 2006 - 11 answers

Home construction forum

I'm building a small DIY house. Where's my online community? [more inside]
posted by zek on Mar 8, 2006 - 8 answers

Door Shaving

Home Improvement: I have a door which isn't fitting into its frame. Basically, the top part is a little too tall, probably 1 cm or so. Is there a tool or method which will allow me to shave the top cm from the door?
posted by chaz on Jan 4, 2005 - 9 answers

What could be causing these drywall cracks?

Hairline cracks in my house. I bought a new home last year, and it's barely over a year old now, but we've noticed 3-4 hairline cracks (like this one, which is just above a sliding glass door) around a couple of the windows on the downstairs level. I've lived in a lot of old homes featuring cracks and figured that it was mostly normal house settling and we could easily patch the drywall when it comes time to sell, but my partner thinks it's a big deal and may point to problems with the foundation or construction. So I have two questions: 1) Should we be concerned? 2) If so, who exactly do you call to "fix" it or get to the bottom of it?
posted by mathowie on Dec 5, 2004 - 28 answers

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