Construction How-To

Upgrade to a Glass Shower

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

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Tips for Top Notch Tile

By Mark Clement Installing tile is one job I consider deceptively easy. A quality job looks awesome but it is equally unforgiving; you can’t sand

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Deck Building Tips

By Mark Clement Why do I love building wood decks so much? I think it’s because a well-crafted deck is more than a box and

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Upgrade your Deck

Quality treated wood and a hidden-fastener system give an old deck a facelift. When it came time to replace some rotted deck boards on a

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Making a Man Cave

Here’s Phase II of a basement Renovation—The Finish Line By Mark Clement In Phase I of our renovation we spent time on infrastructure, converting a

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Deck Product Roundup

Ecolife Stabilized Wood Real wood is the most sustainable, renewable and economical decking and fencing option you can use, and Viance offers improved wood treatment solutions

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Reconstructing a Roof

A Project for the Pros By Matt Weber Our mission at Extreme How-To is to cover professional-grade home improvement projects for the do-it-yourselfer—but we have

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Window Guards

              Building and Installing Easily Removable Window Fall Restraints By Larry Walton Photos by Mark Walton

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DIY Basement Renovation

The Heros Behind the Walls. DIY Basement Renovation By Mark Clement I’m getting a man cave! I’m getting a man cave! I’m taking my beat-down,

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Trim Tips for DIY’ers

Trimming out a room is a hot project for DIY homeowners who want to dramatically accent an otherwise lackluster ceiling, wall or window. In addition

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How to Make Plinth Blocks

By Rob Robillard I love using plinth blocks in finish carpentry, especially when the door casings I’m installing have deep and ornate details. Originally plinth

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Cabinet Painting

Give your kitchen a brand new look. By Danny Lipford I often get questions from homeowners about painting cabinets. This is one of the most

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Hot Product

Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape
Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape

Waterproofing the ledger board is a critical step in preventing moisture damage and ensuring the structural integrity of a deck over time. To fully protect this essential component, the makers of Trex® Seal™ Ledger Tape have introduced a new butyl tape engineered specifically for use beneath the ledger board. Measuring 22 inches wide, Trex® Seal™ […]

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