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Build A Valentine's Day Gift (Like A Boss)

When you were a kid, a handmade Valentine's Day card did the trick. Now that you're all grown up, you might find that nothing says romance quite like ditching the store-bought goods for a return to your DIY roots. Here are 6 popular This Old House Step-by-Step projects (complete with tools lists, shopping lists, and all the information you need) to help you create a truly memorable gift for your Valentine. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com

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Build a Gorgeous Sideboard with Stock Cabinets

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Time: 8 hours

No one would guess that this handsome piece is constructed with off-the-shelf base kitchen cabinets and simple molding. See full instructions, tools list, shopping list, and more in How to Build a Sideboard.

Make a New Mirror with Old Door Trim

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Time: 6 hours

Make a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind wall mirror for your fairest one. Beautiful salvage door casings makes each creation truly unique. See full instructions, tools list, shopping list, and more in How to Make a Wall Mirror.