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How to Remove Marker Ink From Your Carpet

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As I write this, there’s a guy cleaning the carpet in the other room, and I’m starting to lose hope… Ink on the carpet… Six or eight weeks ago, Son #4 (currently four years old) went through a scribbling phase. He scribbled on the door frame and his desk with a pencil (no big deal), […]

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Published on October 28th, 2009 - 7 Comments
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Building a Double Desk: Installing the Finished Product

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As promised, here’s the third and final installment of my series on how to build an affordable double desk. So far I’ve laid out a list of supplies and talked about putting together and finishing the desktop. Today I’m going to talk about installing the desk. Step 1: File cabinet placement This is pretty easy […]

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Published on September 20th, 2007 - 9 Comments
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Building a Double Desk, Part 2: Finishing the Desktop

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The other day I started describing how to build a double desk on the cheap. In that article, I provided an overview of why I decided to build desks for our boys as well as a shopping list. Today I’m going to start talking about how I put things together… I should start by saying […]

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Published on September 14th, 2007 - One Comment
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How to Build a Double (or Single) Desk on the Cheap

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Given the size of our family, we sometimes have to think creatively when it comes to saving space. Don’t get me wrong — we have a fairly large house, but… When you’re doubling up with two kids in a bedroom, space can get tight, especially when it comes to furniture. And we’re doing that in […]

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Published on September 10th, 2007 - 5 Comments
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Planning on Building a Tree House

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Ever since we moved into our house last summer I’ve been planning on building a tree house in our backyard. Actually, it will probably end up being a bit too “rustic” to be classified as a house — perhaps tree fort is a more accurate descriptor of what I have planned. Anyway, I was recently […]

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Published on July 13th, 2007 - 5 Comments
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How to Build a Playhouse

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I just wanted to take a minute to point out a cool project that I recently ran across… NCN of NoCreditNeeded is building a playhouse for his kids, and chronicling the process (with pictures!) on his site. Here are his posts so far: A Display Of My Mad Carpentry Skills Mad Carpentry Skills (One Wall) […]

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Published on April 10th, 2007 - 2 Comments
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