Make It: A Minimal DIY Desk Fan

by Capree K

Make It: A Minimal DIY Desk Fan

I'm bracing myself for an impending heatwave this weekend (with a yet-to-be-determined end date) and am realizing now just how gosh darn hot my office gets -- without a heatwave! In anticipation, I've been looking at possibly adding a small fan or two to my space, when BAM! I spotted this adorably minimal DIY desk fan. Isn't it just the cutest?    

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Heated....RUGS?

by DIY Maven

Heated....RUGS?

Did you know there are such things as rug heaters? Me either! From Warmly Yours, the 1/4" thick rug heaters fit under area rugs like a traditional rug pad. But these pads you plug in, giving you a pleasant case of toasty toes.

The rug heaters come outfitted with a dual temperature control which you can set to either high or low. Having a house full of quarter-sawn oak floors, I'd probably only use it on tiled (concrete-based) areas--which really...

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How to make a Kandle Heeterâ„¢

by DIY Maven

How to make a Kandle Heeterâ„¢

CraftyPod points us to the very clever Kandle Heeter™, a handmade, low tech contraption that acts as a space heater. It's a collection of terra cotta pots with a solid steel inner core made up of hex nuts and washers and things, which collect the heat of a candle or, new for 2008, a halogen light bulb. You can buy the candle version for $29.95 and the electric version is $49.95; however, the generous creator provides how-to instructions to make...

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Corn Fed Furnaces

by DIY Maven

Corn Fed Furnaces

Sometimes, in exploring alternative energies, one must look back to look forward. Case in point: The biomass stove. It all started with Ben Franklin, who invented the iron furnace stove. Then, in 1973, Mike Haefner tweaked Ben’s baby and created the first certified biomass fuel stove. The improvement lay in the fact that Mike’s creation burned biomass.

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Question #1

What’s biomass? Biomass itself is the process of turning trees and plant material...

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