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How can I build a vertical hinging stair safety rail/siding?

I live in a New York apartment and want to use the loft bedroom for 4 year old daughter. The stairs are wooden slats built into the wall but completely open on one side...there is no safety ...
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My door doesn't close without having to push it upwards first [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I rehang a wooden door with worn screw holes? I just moved into this room and the door wasn't closing properly, so I took the door off, screwed the hinges in ...
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How to separate the two parts linked by these hinges?

I have a mirror (left) attached to a little cabinet (right) via two hinges in the following picture. The combination is supposed to be fixed above the sink in my bathroom. But now I would like to ...
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Small hinges for reusable domino rally [closed]

I am building a reusable domino rally. Each domino will be attached to a large board with a small hinge. Tilting the board to the side will then reset all the dominoes at once. The hinges need to ...
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Cabinet hinge broke, what are my options?

One of my kitchen cabinet's hinges broke. Luckily I found a replacement part on the original manufacturer's website (#50 90-degree hinge). However it's $33 and not the exact same dimensions, so ...
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How do I adjust this balcony door so that it doesn't let cold air in?

A PVC balcony door that separates the room from the outdoors (which is currently −20 Celsius) is about six feet tall and about two feet wide. It is attached with two hinges - the upper one and the ...
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How can I paint kitchen cabinet hinges?

We have old, ugly kitchen cabinet hinges. I've read conflicting opinions online as to whether spray painting them is a good idea. How would you do it if you were going to go for it?
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How to stop a door from banging while closing

Besides closing it very slowly, any good tricks / gadgets that will slow down the door so it doesn't close with a thud?
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How do I take door hinges that have a pivot ending with two flat cylinders apart?

I found a door with a pair of hinges that look like most ordinary door hinges but don't let the door to be taken off the doorpost. They seem to have a pivot that passes through the whole height of a ...
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How can I restore the springs in my storm door hinges?

I have a storm door that has springs in the hinges - in theory, they're supposed to close the door, and they worked OK for a couple of years. Lately, however, they no longer close the door properly. ...