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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.

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 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.

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.


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