Category Archive: Living Frugally

DIY Guide – How To Etch Glass

DIY Guide – How To Etch Glass Victorian and Edwardian homes quickly adopted the look, and today, etched designs appear on windows, mirrors, even glassware. As the chemicals needed to achieve this frosted effect have become less toxic, etching glass has turned into an ideal project for DIYers looking to personalize their homes. So if …

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Homemade Solar Furnace for Under $50

Homemade Solar Furnace for Under $50 A simple solar heater that is cheap and easy to make. When there is direct sun on the unit it produces heat like a hair dryer. According to the creator it produces a stream of air of around 120 degrees. The video above shows how to make a simple solar …

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How To Make A Barrel Compost Tumbler Project

How To Make A Barrel Compost Tumbler Project There are an awful lot of adverts for compost tumblers. Some you roll along the ground. Others rotate on a base. Some rotate around a central axle. Still more are cranked with a handle. All suggest that they give you compost more easily and in less time than a …

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How To Build A Large Wooden Deck Using Pallets

How To Build A Large Wooden Deck Using Pallets  Making use of pallets to improve your home design is something of a trend these days. If you thought of taking this creative step into building but didn’t quite make a decision yet, this project will surely change your mind. Here is a step by step …

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DIY Solar Air Heating Collectors: Pop Can vs Screen Absorbers

DIY Solar Air Heating Collectors: Pop Can vs Screen Absorbers Solar air heating is a solar thermal technology in which the energy from the sun, insulation, is captured by an absorbing medium and used to heat air. Solar air heating is a renewable energy heating technology used to heat or condition air for buildings or process …

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