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postheadericon How to People Watch on the Subway

How to People Watch on the Subway

You are riding the subway. Silly you have forgotten to bring along a good book to read along with a pair of earbuds to plug into your phone! What shall you do for the torturous 30-minute ride? People watch––it’s fun, it’s interesting and it may just inspire your writing, painting or other creative outlets. 1 Try to look for the most interesting looking individual. How about that guy with the long beard and the funky odor? Or the woman with the long purple hair that covers her eyes? Look for…

postheadericon Child’s art station

Child’s art station

Let your kids’ inner artist take center stage with this easy-to-assemble wall-mounted art station. Tools and Materials Tools Tape measure Hammer Drill and 11/64 drill bit Paint brush Clamp Materials 1 (2×4-foot) 1/4-inch-thick birch plywood (#6197) 2 drapery brackets (#274053) 1 3/4-inch diameter dowel (#19414) 1 1/4″ x 2″ x 2′ poplar craft board (#9366) 1 mud trough (#124174) 1 pack 8-32×1/2-inch Round Combo Machine Screws with Nuts (#57843) 1 pack 8-32×3/8-inch Round Combo Machine Screws with Nuts (#57842) 1 36-Pack 0.443 x 0.189-inch Flat Washers (#58122) 3 packs T…

postheadericon Painted wall shelf

Painted wall shelf

Build this simple wooden wall shelf using only a screwdriver, and then put it to work the next day. Tools and Materials Tools Screwdriver 120-grit sandpaper Materials 2 pine shelf brackets, #64384 1″ x 12″ x 4′ poplar board, #1105 #8×1-1/2 flathead wood screws Wall anchors as needed Valspar Signature latex paint; Kiwi Splash (CI-237) Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species…

postheadericon Racetrack play mat

Racetrack play mat

This speedy project gives your kids a racetrack play mat to get their engines going during playtime. Tools and Materials Tools Foam brush 2 8-1/2″x14″ sheets of paper Painter’s tape 9″ roller for textured surfaces, such as the Wooster 9″x1-1/4″ high-capacity roller cover, #133160 Materials 8′ of Stratos Grey outdoor carpeting, #97913 Valspar Signature paint in Meadow Twilight, Golden Moon Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies…

postheadericon Race car bed

Race car bed

Sweet dreams are just around the corner with this race car bed for kids. Build it yourself with easy project tips that will help you reach the finish line in no time. Tools and Materials Tools Circular saw or miter saw Jigsaw Beam compass, #234114 Drill with driver bits and #8 countersink 3/16″ and 3/8″ drill bits 2″ spade bit Random-orbit sander with abrasive discs Wood File Router and 3/8″ roundover bit Carpenter’s square Clamps Paintbrush Rags Wood glue Materials See Cutting Diagram for lumber list 2 packs 2-in soffit…

postheadericon Chevron wall pattern

Chevron wall pattern

This hot chevron motif is showing up everywhere. See how easy it is to get in on the trend. Tools and Materials Tools Painter’s tape Pencil Tape measure Paintbrushes Paint rollers Crafts knife Materials 1 gallon Valspar First Kiss (#CI 220) 1 quart Valspar Gone Bananas (#CI 233) 1 quart Valspar Strawberry Fields (#CI 219) 1 quart Valspar Kiwi Splash (#CI 237) 1 quart Valspar Hang Ten (#CI 251) Cabinet and door foam roller (#165861) Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may…

postheadericon Build a dream castle bookcase

Build a dream castle bookcase

This functional bookcase offers an enchanting twist for your little prince or princess. There’s space for books, knick-knacks, and a storage drawer at the bottom. Tools and Materials Tools table saw miter saw jig saw router with a 1/4-inch rabbeting bit drill/driver with various bits and a #8 countersink bit pneumatic nailer Kreg Jig K4 power sander and various grits of sandpaper framing square combination square compass clamps tape measure putty knife paintbrush/rags pencil Lumber 3 pine boards, 1 x 12 x 6 (#983) 1 pine board, 1 x 8…

postheadericon Children’s slide

Children’s slide

Built for the playroom or the backyard, this playtime slide is destined to be a hit with the little ones. Tools and Materials Tools Circular saw or miter saw Jigsaw Router with 1/2-in round-over bit, or wood rasp Compass 2-in hole saw Drill with driver bits and #8 countersink Random-orbit sander with abrasive discs Carpenter’s square 8-in sliding T-bevel Clamps Wood glue Paintbrush and rags Materials See Cutting List & Diagram for lumber Stanley 3/4-in x 1/2-in zinc angle braces, #315714 #8 x 1-1/4-in wood screws Minwax water-based wood stain,…

postheadericon Rockin’ horse project

Rockin’ horse project

Here’s a mod mare for the tyke who’s going places. Scandinavian-inspired forms bring this centuries-old toy racing into the 21st century. Tools and Materials Tools Tape measure Angle square or combination square Portable circular saw with straightedge guide Table saw Portable jig saw Router with 1/2-inch flush-trim bit Corded or cordless electric drill Drill bits: 1/16-inch twist drill; 3/16-inch with countersink bit #2 Phillips screwdriver or driver bit Assorted clamps Sanding block with medium-grit abrasive Paint brushes OPTIONAL: Pneumatic finish nailer and air compressor Materials 1 (3/4x24x48-inch) sheet Baltic birch…

postheadericon Family fun game box

Family fun game box

The entire family can have as much fun building this quick-and-easy project as they can playing checkers or tic-tac-toe on the built-in game boards. Tools and Materials Tools Circular saw and straightedge or table saw Drill and 5/8″ bit Sander 120-grit and 180-grit sandpaper Clamps Scissors Materials 1″ x 2″ x 6′ aspen board (#17907) 21/32″ x 16″ x 48″ paint-grade pine panel (#9102) 10 1/16″ x 6″ x 6″ red rubber sheets (#31446) 16 1/2″ flat washers (#63309) 5/8″ x 150′ twisted nylon rope (#66432) 1″-wide painter’s tape (#45337)…