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January 25, 2014

How to Clamp Awkward Shapes with a Bed Spring

This make-it-yourself bedspring clamp works on even the most oddly shaped pieces.

November 06, 2013

Clever Updates for Three Traditional Hand Tools

Three clever updates on traditional hand tools created by folks who r put high value on functionality.

September 03, 2013

Make Positive Drill Stops from Scrap Wood

This easy to make drill stop will guarantee that a hole is bored to the exact depth desired.

July 01, 2013

Five Affordable, Easy-to-Do Bathroom Improvements

Five bathroom improvement projects that won't deplete your wallet or eat up and entire weekend

May 22, 2013

7 Tips for Successful Painting and Refinishing

Save Time.  Get Better Results

These 7 simple tips will give you better results and help avoid finishing headaches.

March 15, 2013

Four Super Screws That are Absolute Winners

Four super-performing screws for wood, concrete and composite decking.

March 01, 2013

The Surprising Virtues of PVC Decking

PVC decking is lightweight, stain resistant, easy to install and convincingly wood-like.

February 17, 2013

Advantages of a Tile Wet Saw for Larger, Thicker Tiles

A tile wet saw is an indispensable tool when working with larger, thicker or harder tiles like porcelain.

August 29, 2012

Firehouse Kitchen on Life Support Successfully Rescued

The most striking firehouse kitchen in the country.  Firefighters in Palos, IL win a $25,000 IKEA kichen in a nationwide competition co-sponsored by The Family Handyman magazine.

August 26, 2012

How Can I Keep My Cordless Tool Batteries Charged and Ready to Use

Constant charging can reduce the life of cordless tool batteries.  One solution is to use a 24-hour timer and set it to turn on the charger for fifteen minutes a day.

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.


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