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Step-by-Step Outdoor Spiral Staircase Construction

Photo illustrated spiral stair project with 24 step-by-step photos By Matt Weber Constructing a spiral staircase is a daunting task even for experienced carpenters. For this reason, most DIY homeowners either avoid the project or fork over big bucks to pay a pro for a custom build. The manufacturers of the Arké spiral staircases recognized the demand for spiral stairs […]

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DIY Deck Building – Step by Step

Cool New Deck For A Lakefront Man Cave by Matt Weber The huge outbuilding that Joey Prestage built as his Man Cave needed a deck. It sits on a beautiful lakefront lot which requires a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the view. The lay of the land meant the deck would connect to the building at ground level beneath […]

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Coating a Countertop

A countertop is among the most prominent features of a kitchen or bathroom, the work surface around which all activities revolve. Because it’s such a central feature of the room, homeowners want a countertop that complements the interior décor. Of course, styles and tastes change over time, and that holds true for countertop designs. Countertops are used on a daily […]

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Protecting Outdoor Wood

By Matt Weber 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 it from Mother Nature. From mold and ultraviolet rays to insect infestation and rot, the threats to wood are plentiful. Choosing the right sealant, prepping the wood […]

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Easy Fall Hardscape Projects with DIY Coatings

Before the winter snows arrive, homeowners can take time now, during the early autumn weeks, to tackle much-needed do-it-yourself projects around the house. For those with cracked concrete, old and slippery garage floors or deteriorating concrete patios, pool decks and more, Daich Coatings has the solutions to help halt the slide into disrepair. Fall Fix #1 Get the jump on […]

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Beach House Shake’s Atlantica Recognized in Professional Remodeler’s Top 100 Products for 2020

Tando®, a brand of Derby Building Products, announces Beach House Shake’s Atlantica has been named a Top 100 Product for 2020 by Professional Remodeler magazine. This annual Top 100 Products list reflects readers’ engagement with building materials, tools, fixtures and fittings showcased in the magazine over the past 12 months. Leading off the Exterior Category, Atlantica provides the highly desired […]

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DIY Projects Just Got Easier With Cabot’s Australian Timber Oil Aerosol Can

Cabot’s popular Australian Timber Oil® is now available in a convenient aerosol spray can, protecting and beautifying outdoor furniture and other hard-to-stain wooden surfaces faster than ever. Offering the same weather-beating performance in four popular colors: Natural, Honey Teak, Mahogany Flame and Jarrah Brown, Cabot® Australian Timber Oil Aerosol will match projects used with Cabot’s other Australian Timber Oil stain […]

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September 2020 Hot Product – Eclipse™ Rapid Wall Repair Patches

Tired of repairing holes in drywall and having to wait hours, or even days, to complete the job? It’s such a hassle, oftentimes homeowners simply rearrange home décor items to hide drywall damage due to the time and mess required to complete the project. Whether the damage is small from a picture frame nail or anchor or as large as […]

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DIYer Takes On Composite Deck Project

DIY projects are booming like never before, as home and building supply centers see unprecedented growth, especially in outdoor living products. Many DIYers and homeowners are busily improving their backyard spaces and turning them into havens for relaxation or outdoor meals.  One ambitious homeowner, George Goor of London, Ontario, Canada, took on the replacement of an old deck to make […]

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September 2020 Product of the Month – Titebond® DuraMaster™

Titebond® DuraMaster™ – the first elastomeric sealant with 100% joint movement. This revolutionary sealant goes BEYOND stretch, as the FIRST Class 100/50 water-based, elastomeric sealant. Joint movement is measured by ASTM C920. Most sealants only offer 25% joint movement (Class 25.) DuraMaster is 100% joint movement! That’s 4 times better than any elastomeric on the market today; and that means […]

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Creating a Garage Retreat

by Kathy Ziprik Forget about man caves and she sheds. This year, with so many people quarantined at home, a popular home improvement project is creating a dream garage retreat. An extension of the home, a garage can be transformed into extra usable space for the entire family. Once the current mess is under control, your garage can serve as […]

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Waterfall Style Stairways Surging in Popularity

Sleek and graceful, stairways replicating waterfalls by using Metal Panel Systems are one of the hottest trends in the building industry. Designed with a flowing handrail that ends at the floor, the elegant waterfall system complements contemporary or urban home designs. L.J. Smith® Stair Systems, the leading stair systems manufacturer in the industry, offers Metal Panel Systems in Linear Collection. […]

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DIY Molding Magic for Interior Door Surrounds

For homeowner Jaclyn Dryden, the magic of moulding involves her secret weapon: corner and plinth blocks. Using these decorative blocks enables Dryden and other DIYers to quickly surround interior doorways without the hassles of mitering corners. “Making miter cuts is intimidating to many people, myself included,” says Dryden, chief influencer with Hello Betty Company. “Whether you use rosettes, blocks, connectors […]

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