Protecting Outdoor Wood

We’re all aware of the wonders of wood as a building material, but to preserve its natural good looks when used outdoors, it’s necessary to apply a stain/sealer to protect...

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How To Lower an Existing LVL Beam

Lowering a Load Bearing LVL Beam in an Attic Buildout Project By Clint Thomas There is an old adage amongst homebuilders – It’s cheaper to go up, than out.  Adding...

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An Essential Guide To Insulating Your Garage

Garages can transform into workshops, gyms, or recreational areas with appropriate modifications. This transformation, however, isn’t as simple as moving in your gym equipment or toolbox. To create a truly...

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Wood — Nature’s Sustainable Building Block

Today’s treated wood is harvested more responsibly than ever. By Belinda Remley Wood products are everywhere. And it’s no wonder. Wood is, after all, nature’s sustainable building block—a renewable resource...

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2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Home For the Holidays! Extreme How-To is excited to bring you the 2023 edition of our annual Holiday Gift Guide for the serious DIY’er and Pro Tradesmen.  No matter if...

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DeckWise® Hardwood Finishes

DeckWise® Hardwood Finishes are the perfect means to refresh and restore your deck or siding to its glory days. Ipe Oil® semi-transparent hardwood finish will bring out and restore the natural wood color of any hardwood, add protection harmful UV rays, and can add years to your hardwood lifespan with annual upkeep. While most wood […]