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Category: Guide

9 Tips for Working on DIY Projects Alone

Many DIYers like to work alone. You head for your garage or shop on a Saturday morning long before the family is awake, and you have the time to yourself. For me, working alone is a way to unwind, collect ….

Basic Guide To Ready To Use Wood Glue

For most woodworking projects, you can successfully use one of the three main types of ready-to-use wood glues. Each type has unique characteristics that make it suitable for some woodworking applications, but not for others. Let’s take a look at ….

How to Install a Yard Light Post

Besides welcoming guests and helping to ensure a safe walk to your door, good exterior lighting deters prowlers. Most homes have at least one exterior light mounted near the front door. The illumination is useful near the house, but it ….

9 Ways to Save Money on Your Renovation Project

I’ve seen some really odd advice for saving money on renovations. Lots of places suggest doing site cleanup yourself, which might work, except that cleaning up as they work is a sign of a good contractor: if you have to ….

Ladder Safety for DIY Projects

Ladders and scaffolding are the two most popular solutions to working on projects we can’t reach from the ground, but they can be dangerous when used improperly. Every DIYer has used a ladder at one time or another and probably ….

Kitchen Remodeling Beyond the Hype

I think I may have written it a million times, but we are in the middle of a full kitchen remodel. The plans have been drawn, the cabinets and appliances purchased, the flooring is just waiting to be installed. The ….

Replacing Your Kitchen Sink

Your kitchen sink, faucet and disposer are meant to take a beating; they experience some of the highest use (and abuse) of any mechanical components in your home. So it’s no wonder they’re often among the first that need to ….