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Protect Your Valuables With An Easy-To-Install Wall Safe

Stuffing valuables under your mattress doesn’t qualify as secure. Install a wall safe in a discreet location to keep your cash and jewellery locked away.


Build A 'Fake TV' Burglar Deterrent For When You're On Holidays

Most burglars are only interested in a place when it’s obvious that there is nobody home. If you’re going on holidays, this build makes it look like there’s always someone home watching TV, without you having to actually run your TV the whole time.


Build A Custom Wood Housing For Any Electronics Project

Making your own electronics projects is great, but you also need to build a case to keep those electronics safe. Make has an article that walks you through a simple way to make your own case with wood.


Maximise Your Drawer Space With This DIY Tool Storage

Tool storage is an ongoing battle (if you’re like me and learned to remove a tool every time you acquire a tool). Here’s another clever organisation method that will instantly sort out a messy tool chest.


Make Your Own High-End-Looking Speaker Cables On The Cheap

You can spend a lot of money on speaker cables, but there’s no evidence that higher “quality” cables affect the sound enough to justify the price. They do tend to look cooler and last longer, so if you’re just looking for that, Instructables user junits15 shows off how to make your own.


Turn A Raspberry Pi 2 Into A Cheap SteamBox For In-Home Streaming

When combined with Steam’s In-Home Streaming, the new Raspberry Pi 2 can become a super-affordable Steam Box capable of streaming games from your PC to your TV. On their new show, Possibly Unsafe, Patrick Norton and Michael Hand demonstrates how to set yours up from start to finish.


Hide Valuables In Your Car With This Sneaky DIY Cup Holder Compartment

It’s always a good idea to keep the valuables in your car hidden from prying eyes. This simple DIY setup requires only an empty mint case and the bottom of an old mouse pad.


Take The Party Anywhere With A Custom Mini-Bar For Your Bike

If you like to go for long bike rides, but also want to stop and enjoy a picnic with some wine, this DIY mini-bar fits right onto your bike’s frame.


Make Your Own Dryer Sheets With Fabric Scraps

Dryer sheets make for fresh, fluffy loads of laundry. They’re rather more an American phenomenon than an Australian one, but it’s easy enough to make your own. All you need are a couple of ingredients and some scrap fabric.


Build A Boot Jack With Basic Power Tools

A boot jack (which helps you remove boots without sitting down) is one of those household items that seem a bit superfluous, but once you start using one, you’ll never go without it. Boot jacks also make a great first woodworking project that require little more than a jigsaw and drill.