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Chris Deziel

location-pin Santa Cruz, California

School: California State University

Expertise: painting and drywall, landscaping and garden, pest control, carpentry, woodworking, electrical, flooring, plumbing, tiling, renovating and remodeling, home exteriors, roofing, green living

Chris Deziel

  • Spent 10 years as a teacher/professor, holding positions at institutions including Osaka Institute of Technology in Osaka, Japan.
  • Co-founded two gardening companies and has remodeled properties in Colorado, California, and Kyoto, Japan.
  • Currently turning his off-grid California property into a dedicated solar homestead.

Experience

Chris Deziel has been building and designing homes, and writing about the process, for over four decades. He developed his construction and landscaping skills in the 1980s while helping build a small city in the Oregon desert from the ground up. He's worked as a flooring installer, landscape builder and residential remodeler. Since turning his focus to writing, he has published or consulted on more than 10,000 articles and served as online building consultant for ProReferral.com as well as an expert reviewer for Hunker.com. Though his specialties are carpentry, cabinetry and furniture refinishing, Chris is known by his Family Handyman editors as a DIY writer with a seemingly endless well of hands-on experience.

Education

  • California State University - Dominguez Hills, MA, Humanities
  • University of Western Ontario, BSc, Physics

Family Handyman Editorial Policies


For more than seven decades, Family Handyman has been providing its audience with ideas, inspiration and step-by-step directions on how to maintain and enhance indoor and outdoor living spaces. In addition to having our own staff of experts, we hire individuals whose skills have been honed through years of experience in the building, plumbing and electrical trades, and as passionate homeowners who have translated DIY (do it yourself) skills into careers as respected creators.

Articles

How Much Does a Whole House Surge Protector Cost?

Whole house surge protector cost is lower than $1,000. It's a small price to prevent a power surge from destroying your essential appliances.

A Homeowner’s Guide To Furnaces

Along with the water heater, the furnace is your most important home appliance. Here's a guide to understanding yours and giving it the TLC it needs.

Why You Need a Mulching Lawn Mower

Mulching lawn mowers mash up clippings into small particles that nourish your grass. They're great for the lawn and the environment.