Before winter hits, apply a coat of paint and traction grit on wood steps to make them slip-resistant:
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A wet glass on fine furniture can create a white ring that no amount of cleaning erases. Before you resort to paint stripper, try one of these solvents:
Remove Dryer Lint on The Family Handyman - Thousands of dryer fires are caused by lint every year, yet they can be easily prevented with a
Organizational Tips and Tricks
Make your own large lazy susan...great for walk-in closet for shoes
Pressure-treated lumber laid on a bed of gravel gives you a fast, easy foundation that will last for decades. Or lay joists on the wood foundation and fill the wood foundation with gravel and lay cement pavers. A paver floor allows water to drain through, so it's perfect for a gardening shed and you can rinse the floor clean with a hose.
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CLEAN every 3 months!!! A front-loading washing machine that won't drain may need nothing more than a simple filter cleaning- did this with my sis-in-law's washer the other day. Except that once it gets too full it can start leaking as well. Watch out!
Rebuild and restore rotted wood without replacing it...use a polyester filler to rebuild rotted or damaged wood. You can mold and shape it to match the original wood profile. It takes paint well and won't rot.
Squeeze more usable space out of your kitchen base cabinets by installing rollout drawers. How-to photos and plans show how to make standard and wastebasket rollouts.
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Our Best Grouting Tips. Learn to use the right tools and materials for successful grouting on any tile job. A proper grout mix and application technique will give your tile work a great look that will last. Along the way we'll show you how to avoid the pitfalls that lead to grouting disasters.
Soundproof a room by adding insulation, acoustical caulk and an extra layer of drywall.
Backyard ideas. How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers: "No need to tear out an ugly slab—just hide it!"
How to Cope Joints. Professional techniques for perfect molding and trim joints.
The secret for a glove-tight fit for trim corners is a coped joint. We'll walk you through the key techniques, step by step, and you'll be cutting perfect copes in no time.
Keep your tiling skills up to date with these installation tips:
Use peel and stick vinyl flooring for the inside of cabinets....smart!
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