Project Tips & Guides
Steps to follow when adjusting your pilot light.
Thinking about building a garage? This information covers basic information on building a single-story detached garage. This guide is meant to assist the beginning do-it-yourselfer.
This is an introduction for the Do-it-yourselfer who may be considering building a post-frame building.
Measuring your Kitchen space
Maximize your storage and workspace.
Apply a durable finish to unfinished cabinets.
Install the cabinets, end panels, and doors.
Electrical & Lighting
Install fluorescent troffers or fixtures.
How to install recessed lighting cans in an existing ceiling.
Update your existing light fixture with a new one.
Remove and replace a duplex outlet.
Convert feet into rods, furlongs, miles and more.
Tips about estimating material and tools needed to build your own fence.
Recommended application, buying tips. etc.
Several different ways of fixing a squeaky floor from above.
Several ways from fixing a squeaky floor from below.
How to finish or re-finish hardwood flooring
How to repair and remove deep scratches from hardwood flooring.
One method of repairing a damaged piece of carpet.
How to replace a damaged piece of hardwood flooring.
Replace a damaged section of vinyl flooring.
The most effective ways to sand hardwood flooring.
How to support a floor with an adjustable jack post.
Heating and Cooling
Properly air-balancing your home is important for an evaporative (swamp) cooler to perform at it's maximum potential.
It's easy to replace a basic thermostat.
Easy things you can do to keep your central air conditioner operating at maximum performance.
Easy things you can do to maintain a window air conditioner.
Lawn & Garden
There are many benefits of container gardening including portability, space saving, and no need for a yard, or the maintenance that entails.
Include garden planters in the decorating scheme of your home and yard to provide a feast for all the senses - sight, smell, touch, taste, and even sound!
Installing a pre-formed pond line makes installation a snap.
Welcome spring with garden planters resplendent with early blooms to brighten up your home and your life.
E-10 gasoline is here, e-15 coming soon! Are you aware of the effects of ethanol?
Lumber & Plywood
A useful list of commonly referred-to abbreviations.
When you want to learn all you can about woodworking.
The difference between “nominal” and “actual” lumber dimensions.
Lumber grading rates wood according to its use. Learn more about it here.
Millwork & Paneling
A quick way of repairing a loose stair balluster.
How to repair creaking stairs from above.
How to repair creaking stairs from below.
Everything you could possibly want to know about paint and it's proper use.
Definitions of Paint terms
Beginning April 22, 2010, federal law requires that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb more than six square feet of paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and trained
Planning and Preparation is the key to making your job easier and professional.
Everything you could possibly want to know about using the right type of paint.
The different types of traps.
The different types of water shutoff valves.
Just about everybody has a water heater or is served by one. But how much do you know about yours?
An illustration of a common plumbing system.
If you are interested in taking your sink out of the ordinary and well into the extraordinary, choose copper as the material of choice.
Reading a water meter made simple.
Instead of choosing a sink simply because you want your search to be over, be sure that you choose the best sink for your home.
How to unclog a toilet.
Different methods of unclogging a sink.