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By Colin Beavan

How to: Use BESTA casters on EFFEKTIV base

Materials: 4 BESTA casters (2 per package), EFFEKTIV base Description: With Ikea officially halting production of casters for the Effektiv file cabinet line last year, I've been on the prowl for a quality looking solution -- and this one will be easy-peasy! 1. Purchase 2 sets of 2 BESTA metal casters from Ikea. Item code: 401.341.87 This will run you 20 dollars.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Farmers Market or Gardening

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money.

VIKA GRUVAN Coffee Table

Materials: VIKA GRUVAN and VIKA AMON Description: Materials: - 1 IKEA VIKA GRUVAN Table Top 140*70cm - 1 IKEA VIKA AMON Table Top 120*60cm - 1 IKEA VIKA AMON Table Top any-length*60cm - black paint (Optional) - 4 long wood screws - 6 pairs of cam lock and screw + 4 wood dowels OR, several L brakets Tools: - drill - saw, I rented a circular saw - screw drivers Description: I coul

Forget a Name? 6 Tips for Faking It.

I have a lot of trouble remembering people's names. (My husband, on other hand, is freakily good at remembering names and faces -- a very handy virtue in a spouse.) Also, I often have trouble remembering why someone looks familiar.

Pax Sandwich Door

Materials: 2 Pax Doors, Hinges, Hard Foam Insulation, Door Handle, Nuts & Bolts Description: I love Pax doors. They are cool, sleek and inexpensive. I picked up these Pax doors on clearance at my local Ikea. I wanted to make them into a swinging door for my utility closet in my hallway.

Unitasker Wednesday: Fizz Saver 2-Liter Soda Soft Drink Dispenser

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! In theory, I don’t have issue with this week’s unitasker selection (the idea of not having flat soda is a good one).

Mandal Headboard Wall Hack

Materials: 2x MANDAL headboards, 1/4" plywood with a finished surface, 2" x 4" lumber, at least 8ft long, brackets, wood screws, black paint, wood saw, screwdriver, drill to make starter holes for screws Description: I like the MANDAL headboards, except for three things: 1. A single headboard looks too short above the MANDAL bedframe. 2.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Haircut Edition

I love the feel of a simple haircut. I love the sensation of the hair leaving my head. I love running my fingers through my newly-shortened hair. I love the sense of wind blowing through the shortened hair, causing a sensation on my scalp that I haven’t felt in a while. It’s really the simple things that make life worthwhile. Should I Get a Prenup? Yes!

The 10 Words That Will Make Any Freelancer Wealthy

There are ten simple words that can make you a wealthy freelancer. That is, if you take them seriously.

Frankenkia TV Wall

Materials: (2) Tobo TV panels, 1 Tobo Storage unit, (2) Benno CD Towers Description: (2) Tobo TV Panel with Media Storage (2) Benno DVD Tower #1 - We built the Tobo Storage unit and attached the metal brackets from the TV panel. Usual stuff, followed the directions. So boring but that's it.... Now the fun part. Click to read more>>

The Many Ways to Know and Control the Flow of Your Dough

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. How do you know what it costs to be you?

Filling the Void: Thoughts on Learning and Karma

Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (Photo: Jim Maragos/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task. -Viktor E.

10 Ways for Workaholics To Slow down and Enjoy life

With our hectic lives and severely over-packed schedules, we often find ourselves lost somewhere along the way. We work so hard to live passionately and abundantly, yet that same work so often becomes nothing more than a time crunch that creates scarcity and a lack of zest for life. Luckily for us, we don’t have to stop working entirely to reclaim our excitement for what is around us.

Custom IKEA bar with storage and prep area

Materials: EXPEDIT shelves, NUMERAR Countertop, CAPITA Brackets, VIKA BYSKE Leg Description: I needed a versatile bar for my balcony and this is what I came up with. It has customizable storage and a tucked away prep area. It is also easy to get in and out of because of the single leg.

Man Knowledge: 15 Cool Spy Concealments

In a previous edition of our Man Knowledge series, we discussed the fascinating history of invisible ink.