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Build A DIY Sliding Door Bookshelf To Hide Your Secret Lair

I don’t know about you, but I will never outgrow my child-like desire to have secret passages and hidden rooms in my house. This sliding door bookshelf may be one of the most clever and least destructive ways to accomplish this we’ve seen yet.


Turn Brown Paper Into A Realistic-Looking Faux Wood Floor

Look at this gorgeous wood plank floor. Except, wait. The floor is actually made from brown paper.


Coil A USB Cord With A Pencil And Blow Dryer For A Shorter Cable

A coiled cable is easier to manage than a long cord that gets tangled up. If that’s what you want with your USB cable, Instructables user pizzidave has a quick way to do that with just a pencil, tape and a blow dryer.


Build A Mobile Electronics Prototyping Kit Inside A Suitcase

Not everyone has a lot of space to build their DIY projects, which is why Digital DIY forum member Baldor decided to build one into a suitcase. It includes a set of breadboards, voltage regulators, voltmeters, development boards, and a layer with various cables and power supplies.


Build A Smartphone-Connected Garage Door Opener With An Arduino

Garage door openers are usually made up of a single button. If you want something more high tech, Instructables user MegunoLink shows off how to build a garage door opener you can control with your smartphone.


Reinforce Charging Cable Joints With Paracord

The end of your laptop or phone charging cable can take a lot of stress when you bend it to plug it in to give your gear some juice. We’ve shown you how to reinforce it with Sugru, but if you want something more durable, attractive and multipurpose, try some paracord instead.


How To Check Your Windows And Doors For Costly Air Leaks

Now that the hot and humid weather of summer is giving way to the cooler temperatures of the coming season, it’s time prepare your home for the seasonal change. Sealing the air leaks around your home windows and doors is a simple chore that can help prevent drafty cold spots in your house, which means you can save money on your monthly utility bills.


Attach Bottle Openers To The Bottom Of Coasters

Can’t find the opener? You could open the bottle with a countertop or even a newspaper, but Instructables user mikeasaurus has a good idea to avoid future hassle: just attach the opener to the bottom of a coaster.


Build A Tiny, Foldable Workstation That Mounts To A Wall

Sometimes, finding a workspace is impossible, which is why Instructables user hp07 built a workstation that can fold into a tiny little box.


These DIY Lighted Bookshelves Look Great, Are Easy To Build

Leaning bookshelves can be handy space-savers that look great even in small spaces. This set of good-looking hand-built bookshelves also pack under-shelf lights to highlight whatever’s on the shelf below — plus, they’re easy to make.