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Guides, tools and more to help meet your all your storage and organization needs.

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Applying Trim, Hardware, and Paint To a Wood Shed

Applying Trim, Hardware, and Paint To a Wood Shed

Applying trim, hardware, and paint to your new wood shed are the finishing touches that will help your shed to last longer.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 5 hours

Build a Bespoke Bookcase

Build a Bespoke Bookcase

Add a graphic punch to your feature wall. This DIY bookcase also helps demarcate the living "room" in this open-plan space. Made from in-stock MDF boards, the unit's eye-catching interior comes courtesy of Blue Mountain's Mega Flowers wallpaper. Note: Once assembled...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 4 hours

Build a Bookcase

Build a Bookcase

Build a custom bookcase to match other décor elements and watch it mesh seamlessly with your room – whatever your style.

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 4 hours

Build a Dressing Mirror with Storage

Build a Dressing Mirror with Storage

For most women, a dressing mirror is essential – being able to check hems and hair at the same time is a great thing. If you're one of the unfortunate ones without a full-length mirror, we have the perfect project for you. You begin by choosing the size that best suits...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 8 hours

Build a Kids Storage Box

Build a Kids Storage Box

Parents will appreciate the ingeniousness of this double-duty storage unit/chalkboard. Besides stashing toys, the unit lets kids' imaginations run wild in a litter-free, paperless way. Chalkboard paint makes it a snap to turn any surface into a doodling board. Note: This ...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 10 hours

Build a Magazine Book Frame

Build a Magazine Book Frame

Display your cherished collections, whether vintage album or prized magazine covers, in these shadow-box-inspired picture frames.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 4 hours

Build a Planter Storage Box

Build a Planter Storage Box

Here's a useful garden storage box that serves double duty with a planting tray on the top. It's perfect for displaying colourful annuals or a collection of herbs. Behind the door you could store garden accessories or even a hose reel.

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 5 hours

Build a Recycling Organizer

Build a Recycling Organizer

Tired of recycling boxes and bags cluttering up your garage or porch? Build an organizer that is not only functional but also elegant - and environmentally friendly, too. The one pictured here was constructed from FSC-certified lumber and plywood and painted with low-VOC paint....

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 3 hours

Build an Open Shelving Unit

Build an Open Shelving Unit

A well-designed bookcase has lots of uses besides book storage. You can use it to display special three-dimensional pieces, collections and even framed artwork. With their open backs, two or three units together can also be used as a room divider. You can make one unit or more...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 8 hours

Build an Under-Stair Bookshelf

Build an Under-Stair Bookshelf

Like a computer manufactured in the previous decade, many older homes are critically short on storage. And, unless you're going to upgrade to a new model, you'll need to optimize the space you have and look to boost your capacity. Well, here's a smart solution that's easy and...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 5 hours

Build Bookcases with a Window Seat

Build Bookcases with a Window Seat

Create architectural interest in a basic builder room with DIY bookcases and a window seat. The unit is built in three sections fitted to look like a custom built-in unit. The window seat is simply a version of the bookcase laid on its side. Our units are constructed from oak,...

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Skill: Expert

Time: 5 hours

Building a Closet Organizer

Building a Closet Organizer

You've cleared out the space, written down all your measurements, and now you're ready to go out and buy that long-overdue closet-organizing system. Okay, but prepare yourself for some sticker shock. Depending on the off-the-shelf system you choose, a single closet's...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 4 hours