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July 03, 2015

A Simple Way to Restore a Deck In One Day

An easy two-step process that will transform a wooden deck in a single day.

May 30, 2015

Kitchen and Bath Innovations from the International Builders’ Show

Five innovative new products uncovered at this year's International Home Builders' Show

May 09, 2015

New Electrical Outlet Cover Plate has Built-in Phone Charger

An innovative electical receptacle cover with an integrated USB port for charging phones and other devices.

May 06, 2015

Metal Roofing, Sound-Deadening Wallboard and Fire Retarding Insulation

A look at three new buiding materials -- metal roofing, spray insulation and sound-deadening wall board that offer interesting options to homeowners

April 27, 2015

The Latest in PVC Decking PLUS a Lightweight Paver for Resurfacing Decks and Patios

PVC decking that looks for all the world like real wood.  Lightweight pavers for resurfacing an existing deck or patio.

November 22, 2014

3D Printer Makes Cutomizable Wall Shelf

This wall shelf is made using a 3D printer for the brackets and standard wood dowels for the shelf surface.

October 28, 2014

11 Facts and Falsehoods about Kitchen Knife Sharpening

Myths an falsehoods abound when it comes to knife sharpening.  Here are some of the more popular beliefs -- some true, some false.

September 21, 2014

Make Your Own Custom Walkway with Reusable Concrete Forms

Make a custom stone or brick pathway using Quikrete's Walkmaker system

September 06, 2014

Stunning Kitchen Cabinet Storage Solutions from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Modern cabinet accessories and hardware bring a new dimension to kitchen storage

August 23, 2014

Glide-Out Rack Keeps Pots and Pans Close at Hand and Out of Sight

This glide-out rack offers compact cookware storage and eliminates the need for stacking

August 07, 2014

Concrete Stains Can Make Plain Floors Look Like Colored Stone or Marble

Transform oncrete floors from ordinary to stunning with stains

August 02, 2014

Table Saw Accident Leads to New, Safer Push Stick

Innovative push stick design offers good control and keeps hands well away from blade

July 26, 2014

Reviving Dingy and Discolored Outdoor Decks

Rain, sun and dirt combine to make outdoor decks unsightly.  Here's how to restore their orginal beauty.

June 14, 2014

Epoxy Coating Gives Garage Floor that New Car Showroom Look

How to apply a do-it-yourself epoxy coating to garage floors

June 05, 2014

A Collection of Wood Finishing Tips

More than a dozen valuable wood finishing tips for getting eye-pleasing results

June 02, 2014

Twin Cutter Cordless Mower with Power to Spare

This 40-volt cordless mower gives gas counterparts a run for the money.

May 05, 2014

Make Your Own Replacement Knob Using a 3D Printer

Make hard-to-find replacement parts using 3D printing technology and free design software.

April 16, 2014

High Tech Walls and State-of-the-Art Solar Panels

Smart wall materials and sleek solar electric panels from the International Builders' Show


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