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How to Install Backsplash with Adhesive Tile Mats

Watch as This Old House DIY expert Jenn Largesse shows how to install kitchen backsplash using sticky paper instead of thin-set mortar.
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How to Make Custom Floating Shelves

As part of a full kitchen remodel, House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse builds custom floating shelves for her new pantry.
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How to Make a Decorative Frame for Your TV

Picture frame TVs can be expensive—with some costing upwards of $2,000. In this video, House One editor Jenn Largesse shares how to build a DIY decorative TV frame for a fraction of the cost.
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How to Build a Shaker Dining Bench

TOH DIY expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a classic bench seat from stair treads and stock lumber
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How to Build Upper Kitchen Cabinets | House One

Learn how to build upper kitchen cabinets that sit on top of existing stop cabinets to extend them to the ceiling. 
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How to Build an Outdoor Sofa

This Old House DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build this handsome three-seater outdoor sofa from 2×4 boards.
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How to Build a Modern Tripod Lamp

House One editor and This Old House DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build a sleek three-legged lamp from stock parts and basic tools.
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How to Build a DIY Nightstand

This Old House DIY expert and House One editor Jenn Largesse shares how to put together a sturdy bedside table using a simplified joinery technique.
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How to Build a DIY Deck Lounger

House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a weatherproof lounge chair from composite deck boards.
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How to Build a Pergola

Bring shade and style to any backyard with a pergola kit. Here’s how to assemble it.
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How to Build DIY Trough Shelves

A trough shelf is an excellent place to store extra paint cans and supplies in your garage or workshop. Want to build your own? Watch as House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a trough shelf.
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How to Build a Corner Bench

Do you have an awkward space near your staircase or entryway that could use some storage? Watch as House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse builds a simple corner bench with storage near her stairs.
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How to Build a Cedar Garden Hose Holder

Watch as House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build a convenient hose hideaway with a built-in reel.
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Build a DIY Wood Plank Wall Planter

For this House One project, editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to make a wall-hung planter using vinyl plank flooring and a piece of plywood. Watch the video and read the tutorial for the complete project details.
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How to Build a Firewood Storage Bench

House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build a sturdy cedar seat that keeps firewood close.
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How to Build a Console Cabinet

Using pocket-hole joinery and plywood from the home center, This Old House DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares the steps she used to turn a complex build into an easy assembly.
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How to Apply Chalkboard Paint

Whether you’re creating an actual chalkboard or just enjoy a dark matte finish, here’s what you need to know to apply chalkboard paint.
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How to Whitewash Wood

Whether you’re revamping an old piece of furniture or treating bare wood, a whitewash finish is the perfect way to lighten the look while still maintaining a hint of the wood grain.
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How to Remove Baseboards

Need to remove your existing baseboards? Follow these steps to easily remove them without damaging your wall or flooring.
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How to Build an Entryway Organizer

Using stock lumber, glue, and fasteners, This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse explains how to build a handy organizer for your entryway.
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How to Paint Bare Wood

Want to save time and money when painting wood? House One’s Jenn Largesse shares her process for getting the best results when painting bare wood.
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How to Make a Reversible Porch Sign

Create this tall, double-sided word sign for your porch that can be decorated and flipped depending on the season, giving you one less item to store in your seasonal décor.
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How to Make an Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Embellishing an embroidery hoop is an easy and inexpensive way to create a modern and beautiful wreath for just a few dollars. Watch this tutorial from House One’s Jenn Largesse to learn how to make your own hoop wreath.
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How to Stain Wood

Adding a wood stain can give your project the warm finish you’re looking for. However, it’s important to follow the right steps for applying stain to unfinished wood. Watch this video and follow the guide to learn about the best wood-staining technique.
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How to Build a DIY Porch Swing

House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a very simple, but stylish porch swing.
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How to Hang a Curtain Rod

Want to add some color to your windows, or do you need curtains to help darken a room? DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse demonstrates the best (and easiest) way to hang a curtain rod.
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3 Ways to Finish Plywood Edges

Watch these three easy ways to conceal plywood edges for more professional-looking results.
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3 Ways to Make Multiple Cuts with a Miter Saw

Watch House One editor Jenn Largesse demonstrate three easy ways to make multiple cuts using a miter saw.
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How to Build a Wall-Sized Frame for a Fabric Print

Do you love the look of wall murals, but are too hesitant to commit to the permanence of paint or wallpaper? This project will give you the look of a mural, without the commitment.
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How to Build an Outdoor Air Conditioner Cover

Air conditioning is nice to have, but the look of the clunky unit outdoors can be unsightly. Watch as Jenn Largesse, DIY Expert and House One Editor, creates a wooden cover for her air conditioning unit.
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How to Build a Leaning Ladder Bookcase

Looking to add an element of design to your living room or entryway? A leaning ladder bookcase can easily be built for a third of the price you’d pay to buy one at the store. Follow these easy steps to learn how to DIY a ladder shelf.
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How to Get a Sparkling Clean Microwave

It’s super easy to clean this gadget, no matter the level the filth. Follow these easy directions for getting your microwave sparkling clean.
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Easy Fixes for Pesky Home Problems

Whether you occupy a historic building or reside in a brand new structure, your home is bound to challenge you with pesky maintenance and cosmetic issues. Much of these homeowner ailments are quick and easy to repair, as long as you do a little research first.