Have you ever encountered a bolt that doesn't quite fit your wrench? Of course you have. No matter how much pressure there is to conform, hardware bucks expectations. Here's what to do when you don't want to buy yet another special piece of equipment just to dismantle a bookshelf.
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There are a ton of ways to get a rusted, stuck or jammed nut or bolt out of a piece of furniture or another object, but the folks at Make Magazine run down several methods -- each a bit more destructive -- in this great rundown. Our favourite though, is the nut splitter, an affordable tool worth keeping your DIY toolkit.
So you've wanted your own area to get creative for a long time. But you keep putting it off. You're busy, tired, there's just not enough time in the day.
Well the long weekend is coming and it's time to do something for yourself. It isn't going to be as hard as you think it is, and we're here to help.
Video: If you love to build things yourself and have been looking to beef up your home gym, I have an awesome project for you: A DIY gym bench that's fun and inexpensive to make.
If you do a lot of spray painting, this clever box design keeps over-spray from ruining your stuff, helps you avoid nasty paint fumes and is as easy to carry around as a briefcase.
Plywood used to be king for wall sheathing and flooring material, but oriented strand board (OSB), introduced in the late 70s, is now the most popular. But both have their advantages and disadvantages -- so which should you use for your project?