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Fridge Hack – How to Make a Chalk Fridge!

Here’s a cool way to transform your kitchen fridge into a big chalk board.  I highly like this idea except I’d like a whiteboard instead but still a good DIY to know.

So, how is a chalkboard fridge made? Very easily, in fact, as long as you have a bit of time to spare. You could finish the whole project, for instance, on a weekend if you started on Saturday night and spent most of Sunday intermittently painting the fridge.

You’ll need some coarse sand paper, masking tape, a small can of primer, and a bucket of chalkboard paint. My local hardware store only carri

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Kitchen DIY – How to Make an Aluminum Pot Rack!

Here’s a truly awesome DIY for helping your kitchen to be more organized and looking neater.  The DIY makes use of a regular aluminum rack you can buy at your local hardware store to match your existing furniture.  Awesome.

I wanted it to be simple so it would fit in a variety of kitchens. I thought a vertical rack on the side of the cabinet would efficiently use that empty space. I also didn’t want to spend more than $40.

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#EcoMonday Solar DIY – How to Make a Solar Cell!

As you know, it’s #EcoMonday, as Max Gladwell has started a new eco trend on Twitter, here’s how to make a solar cell for those of you who want to make your own using parts you can find at the local hardware store.

Here is a low power low efficiency photovoltaic cell that you can make you own in the kitchen with materials from the hardware store. This cell is made from cuprous oxide in

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Home DIY – How to Make Stainless Steel Backsplash Wall for your Home!

Here’s a great way to refresh your home using stainless steel sheets you can get at Home Depot.  Simply apply them to your walls and create a new modern “metallic” look at fraction of doing something else to your wall.

To compliment rather modest appliances and modest materials for the counters and floors, John used a thin sheet of stainless steel for his backsplash. Easy to clean, the steel adds a bit of glamour and sheen to the small open kitchen prep area. It can be purchased at any good hardware store and custom cut to fit yo

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Pump DIY – How to Make a Hydraulic Ram Pump!

I’ve installed water pumps, sump pumps, you name it.  But the all work using our precious electric energy.  Well, I have seen hydraulic pumps before that use no electricity and glad to say they may be the future alternative for exisiting electric pumps.

I am sure you can apply this hydraulic pump to various different applications including a water pump to add more water pressure to your gardening equipment and other pumping equipment.

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DIY – How to Make a Vertical Wind Turbine!


Check out this really cool DIY on how to make a vertical wind turbine.  This thing can produce some good amount of electricity for under $300.

With this one I am hoping to get the 100 watts.

Here is how I did it.

First we need: –5 pvc tube. size 3″X10′ (hardware store)$48

–3 bike wheels. size 12″ (junk yard or ask your kid to use their bikes for a minute) maybe $5

–Ametek38 volt (ebay or surplus store) $60 (a problem with ametek, it n

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DIY – How to Make a $5000 Platform Bed from scratch!

Do you need a new bed?  Do you want a new $5000 platform bed for a lot less?

Here’s a cool DIY on how to make your own platform bed from scratch.

I sincerely do love this DIY since I own a platform bed myself.

The last step to completing my bed was upholstering the entire particle board box. I purchased enough sheets of one-cen

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DIY – Where to find Cheap Ultra Violet reactive Paint!


Here’s a cool way to paint all your gadgets to become ultra-violet reactive.

Commercial UV paint is far too expensive. Using extremely UV reactive yard marking paint from any hardware store, you can pimp your case for just 26 cents an ounce! Check out our DIY HacknMod.com demonstration video.

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