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July 05, 2012

The House That Barns Built

Jim  Pendleton built this 41-room house in Spencer, Indiana from the parts of 25 barns he demolsihed.

June 28, 2012

A Dumpster in a Bag

This dumpster in a bag from Waste Management is purchased at a home improvement store, filled with up to three tons of waste or debris, then taken away.

June 23, 2012

Five Things to Avoid When Mowing

The lawn tractor is an amazingly versatile machine that many consider a year-round workhorse.  While it's the tool of choice when it comes to grass cutting, there are other things to consider when it comes to have a healthy and great looking yard.  Here are five common mistakes you'll want to avoid when mowing.

May 26, 2012

A Dozen Things (and more) You Can Do With a Combination Square

The combination square is one of my most used tools.  This video demonstrates a dozen (I can think of several more) measuring and marking tasks at which it excels.

April 25, 2012

If You Can Use a Utility Knife You Can Build Your Own Shower

A complete tile shower system made of lightweight, waterproof reinforced polystyrene panels and components.  Makes preparing a tile shower truly a do-it-yourself project.

April 19, 2012

An Amazing Screw that Practically Drives Itself into Materials

A uniquely designed screw that drives in with practically no effort and virtually elminates splitting.

April 11, 2012

Building Your Own Tile Shower May Just Have Gotten Easier

Mark E. Industries has come up with what they call a fool-proof shower building system.makes tile installation easy for everyone, even inexperienced do-it-yourselfers.

April 07, 2012

A Basement Door with a Finish That’s Tough as Nails

Bilco's factory applied powder coat finish takes the punsihment and eliminates the need for painting.

April 04, 2012

New Polymer-Modified Sand Fills Wide Joints Between Flagstone, Cobblestone & Other Pavers

Now wide gaps between flagstones, cobblestones and other pavers can be easily filled with a polymer-modified sand that's swept into the joints, dampened and allowed to dry locking paving materials in place.

March 09, 2012

Innovative Products from the 2012 International Builders’ Show

A Tour of the 2012 Internation Builders' Show Turns Up Several Noteworthy Home Improvement Product Innovations

October 18, 2011

All American Ribs for Fall

Tailgating Parties, Halloween celebrations and fall foilage festivities are all good reasons to cook up a batch of ribs and share them with friends and family.

August 01, 2011

Are You Tormented by Conflicting Product Reviews?

In this blog, Ron advances a few theories as to why user reviews to products like tools can vary widely and often seem contradictory.

July 29, 2011

Five Ways to Get Rid of Tabletop White Marks

Five different methods for eleminating white marks from tabletop finishes.  Most of these use common implements and material found around the house.

July 28, 2011

The Secret to Putting Tile over Just About Anything

This innovative tile system allows you to convert a laminate countertop or vinyl floor into ceramic tile without the need to remove the old surface or install cement board.

July 28, 2011

What Causes Those Ugly White Marks on Tabletops?

White marks on table tops can be a real eye sore.   Here's a good explanation of what causes them and, more importantly, the secret for getting rid of them.

June 28, 2011

Thanks for Visiting Our New Site

We've labored for over a year to create our new website and I'm very proud of the end result.

January 05, 2011

Finishing Wood End Grain

When applying stain, how do you get the ends of a board to match the face?

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