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Who Hates Granite Countertops?

by DIY Maven

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of having a long conversation with my big brother about home improvements. You see, he and his wife bought a new/old house last year that needed quite a bit of TLC. One room in particular in need of attention was the kitchen. Because circumstances being what they are, big bro will be selling this house in then next 2 years, so he's been doing his improvements with an eye toward resale. When it came to replacing the old laminate countertop, bro had to install what everyone is

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How to Make Faux Stone Cabinet Knobs

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How to Make Faux Stone Cabinet Knobs

A quick search on the Google tells us that one stone cabinet knob can cost upwards to$14 a pop. That is all kinds of crazy expensive, especially when you’re outfitting an entire kitchen. Mine, for example, has 30 knobs. Multiply that by 14 and you’re talking $420 just for knobs. I decided there MUST be a more cost-effective way to get the stone look for less.

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How to Drill Through Granite, Stone, Cement, Glass...etc.

by DIY Maven

 

Recently my buddy Don was presented with a conundrum. A friend of his needed to drill seven 1/4" holes through 1 ½" thick granite. His friend had burned up 3 masonry bits trying to get the job done before he gave up. Don then reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a whopper.

To perform this feat-of-nearly-magic, you’ll need:

A plastic cap that’s at least 3/4" deep. (Those from a medicine bottle work particularly well.)
Oil to act as a...

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