Home Improvement Projects

Planning a Stair Rail

Installing a stair guardrail can be a challenging undertaking. The project is more complicated than tread or riser removal, because you’re dealing with precise angles

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bathroom remodel

Home Improvement Regrets

Ever start a home-improvement project and then wish that you hadn’t? According to a recent study at ImproveNet.com, 63 percent of people who have attempted

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Stair Rail Removal

Getting back to my ongoing staircase remodel… I already replaced the lower flight of the split-level stair treads, but I couldn’t replace the upper flight

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Stair Tread Removal

Okay, back to my ongoing staircase remodel… You’ll see in earlier blog posts that I’ve already stained and finished the new treads and newel posts.

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DIY Landscape Edging

(guest post by Sure-Loc Edging) A home’s landscaping should have clean lawn lines with sharp borders and have well defined bed areas and walkways. Sure-loc

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Tax Breaks for 2016

  Having recently filed my Federal income taxes, I’m now thinking of ways I can pay the U.S. government less of my earnings next year.

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Death of a Tool

Rarely have I had tool failures, but this week has been an exception. Monday night I had a Dremel rotary tool die an ignoble death.

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Before I did this…

It is springtime in Alabama. Forsythia is already blooming, jonquils and crocus are beginning to drop their blooms, but the nights are still cool and

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Trends in Tools

I was talking with my good friend Doug Mahoney yesterday. Doug is editor of ToolSnob, and writes the tool columns for Popular Science and Popular

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Copper versus Pex Plumbing

PEX plumbing is being used more frequently in today’s construction, tell us about your experience with it. Have you used it in existing construction or new construction

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