Interior Trim Work Basics || All the trim basics—start to finish—plus a clever way to get those miters tight
Happily Ever After
Drive a nail through the inner rim of your paint cans, and the paint will drain back into the can. "(I do this. It works.)"
note to self...
Did you know that an average garage has 150 square feet of unused space. Learn how to build a storage system that uses this unused space.
It's funny 'cause it's true
Wiring blunders can endanger your home. Here's how to recognize and correct 10 common electrical mistakes.
Lay perforated drainage tubing at base Water-soaked soil is the worst enemy of retaining walls because it exerts enormous pressure behind the wall. Adding good drainage behind block or stone walls is crucial for long-lasting, bulge-free walls. Start by laying perforated plastic drainage tubing along the base of the wall slightly above ground level so it can drain to daylight. Slope the tubing about 1/4 in. per foot.
Garden and growing
Adding an electrical receptacle or switch to an existing box can make it too crowded, but you can remove the old box and add a larger remodeling box without destroying the wall.
Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening--It’s easy when you know what you’re doing!
Perfect for all that wasted space up high in the garage. High shelving plan
Electrical switches and outlets that move around because the box is too recessed can be a safety problem. Outlet shims offer a quick and inexpensive solution.
How to Build a Patio Privacy Screen - detailed tutorial
Message Center built between studs...this is really great. I love how it doesn't stick out into the room. The link to Family Handyman includes step by step instructions. :)
Do It Myself
Build a low cost custom closet without the designer price tag. Here's the low-down on three different closet systems and how to install them in your closet.
Quotes and Signs
Garage organization. Like the idea of treating the garage as important as living space.
For the Home
Sometimes the key to making a fix is just knowing the right product to use. We asked our team of professional carpenters, plumbers, painters, electricians and fix-it gurus what their favorite products were, and this is what they told us they never leave home without.
My Leading Men