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How to Build a Model Railroad

Building a model railroad is like creating your own miniature empire. You’ll have complete control over the features, enabling you to construct a modern design, a western design, or even one with fantastical elements. Building a railroad involves many skills and will develop your handiness doing things like mechanical and civil engineering, carpentry, electrical wiring,(…)

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How to Build a Vivarium

A vivarium is an enclosed, live ecosystem, containing flora and fauna that are typically tropical in nature. Done right, it can provide a burst of living beauty to your living room! Before building your vivarium, decide which single animal species you want to feature, then go about creating the appropriate environment for it. Lay down(…)

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How to Build a Carpenter Bee Trap

Carpenter bees are a destructive nuisance that dig nesting holes through fascia boards, decks, and other wood structures. Although they aren’t dangerous, they do a lot of damage when they show up in spring. Fortunately, you can build an environmentally-friendly trap even if you don’t have a lot of crafting experience. Gather a wooden post(…)

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How to Build a Bottle Rocket

A bottle rocket is fun and easy to make. You can build and launch a simple bottle rocket by recycling materials you might find lying around at home. [Edit]Steps [Edit]Making a One Bottle Rocket with a Launcher Roll a piece of paper into a cone. This will be the nose cone of the rocket. Feel(…)

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How to Build a Wine Cellar

If you’re a wine connoisseur, a wine cellar can make a perfect addition to your home. The simplest way to build your own wine cellar is to renovate an existing room in your house. First, make sure the space you’ve chosen is properly framed and insulated. Then, purchase and install a specialized cooling system to(…)

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How to Build a Campfire Pit

Enjoying a night under the stars in the great outdoors with a crackling campfire nearby is tough to beat. However, it’s important to remember that a successful campfire is a safe campfire. Choosing the right spot for your fire, crafting a containment ring to keep the coals from escaping, and keeping supplies handy to quickly(…)

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How to Build a Rocking Chair

A rocking chair can be one of the most challenging pieces to build if you’re a woodworker since it requires a lot of tools and pieces, but you can still make a unique chair on your own. Rocking chairs need to have the right balance and weight when you make them or else they can(…)

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How to Build a Ladybug House

If you love those little red bugs that crawl across your hand in the spring, a ladybug house is the perfect project for your yard. Not only are they beautiful, but ladybugs eat garden pests like aphids, whiteflies, and spider mites. Make a simple house by nailing some pieces of wood together, then fill it(…)

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How to Build a Spaghetti Tower

Making a spaghetti tower is a great team-building exercise that is popular among schoolchildren, coworkers, friends, and family. You can also build a spaghetti tower alone for an extra challenge! Spaghetti towers are made using dry spaghetti strands and marshmallows. Make squares with the spaghetti and marshmallows first, before forming these into pyramids. Use these(…)