Rescue an old wooden porch from the elements. By Clint C. Thomas, Esq.
By Matt Weber Water leaks are house killers, and this drywall repair story is testament to that. Act fast at the first sign of a water problem, because chances are good the leak has existed for a while before you’ve discovered it. This means that damage which has already occurred might […]
Check out these four DIY-friendly approaches to wall trim. By Matt Weber
By Sarah Green Carmichael Photos By Ben Carmichael Photography If you’ve redone a bathroom lately—or even taken a peek inside a home design magazine or coffee table book—you know that one thing many desirable modern bathrooms have are frameless glass showers. When we were redoing our upstairs bathroom, we knew we wanted to […]
Use a steel wire to stabilize a leaning post and prevent further damage to your fence.
By Mark Clement Inspired by Stonehenge, I call this project Plant-henge. I love projects that combine carpentry and landscaping; cool layout, dirt, big changes and my chainsaw. I get to use mac-daddy tools and make a year-round impact on my landscape. Part of my design goal here was creating visual texture while filling […]
Tips and Tricks to Build a Treated Wood Fence By Matt Weber Privacy fences not only limit how much of your property other people can see, they also limit how much you can see outside your property. These were both important features to Jay and Jennifer, who moved into their new home only […]
Circulate fresh air and get rid of unwanted moisture. By Rob Robillard Prior to and even during a bathroom remodel, I often have conversations about tile and fixture layout, style and finish. But the conversation seldom leads to discussion of bathroom ventilation, issues like CFMs, minimizing ductwork and the placement of external heads and […]
By Merle Henkenius How will you know when your water heater needs to be replaced? When its steel tank begins to leak. Conventional gas and electric water heaters have few external components, and none of them move, which makes these appliances quite durable. You may need to replace an ignitor or a temperature-and-pressure […]
84 Lumber® Co., one of the nation’s leading lumber dealers, is now selling Ecolife™ Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood for above ground applications in decks, fencing and similar projects. Ecolife™ integrates a wood preservative with a built-in stabilizer that keep boards straighter and resists twisting, warping, cracking and checking. Ecolife™ is fully compliant with American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) […]
Giving away three this month!! Homeowners, handyman types and trades people desiring a sturdy, space-saving work surface that folds up and stores compactly on the wall when not in use can install Model FB2632 workbench / table now available from Tjernlund Products. Model FB2632 features a heavy-duty load rating of up to 250 pounds and is the ideal solution for […]