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How to weld: spark your creativity

Welding is a very useful skill. You can repair the rusted hand railing on your front stoep or a broken tractor hitch. The possibilities are...

DIY Halloween: create the creepiest house on the block

PM unearths some hair-raising ghoultide projects to create the creepiest house on the block...

Smartphone apps for home improvement

For today’s handy homeowner, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails...

How to hide unsightly yard paraphernalia

My front yard is littered with unsightly items such as garbage cans and a generator. It’s all essential stuff though. Any suggestions for bringing order...

How to erect a split-rail fence

We didn’t need special tools or a hefty budget to install this beautifully chunky classic. Here's how we erected our own simple split-rail fence....

Re-seal your leaking freezer door

Most people, he said, would either pay a repairman or buy a replacement when the original was perfectly serviceable....

DIY project: 15 easy upgrades to freshen up your home’s interior

Here are the home-savvy shortcuts that’ll help revive the inside of your home...

48 Hours/ 12 easy upgrades

48 Hours/ 12 easy upgrades

Paint fades, the lawn keeps growing. Before you know it, you’re looking at an eyesore. Maybe it’s time you gave this mind-bending, muscle-testing home improvement...

Chimney check-up

Chimney check-up

Q We have a nice old house with an obvious flaw: the chimney curves. One contractor told us to brace the chimney and convert the...

The recycler: patio-umbrella stand

Popular Mechanics reader Ted Abt found a good use for PVC pipe and a 20-litre plastic bucket left over from a remodelling job....

Rock-solid planter

Rock-solid planter

Here's how to make a rock-solid planter out of tinted concrete...

Power Ballad

Power Ballad

When learning DIY electronics, using Arduino is the obvious choice. This palm-sized single-board micro-controller, which can be easily swapped between projects, is designed for programming...

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