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Most drywall pros will tell you that paper tape is the only way to go. I disagree.
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To save on cooling costs, install simple shutters to block the afternoon sun.
10 Tips for Using a Chain Saw
A chain saw is one of the most dangerous tools a do-it-yourselfer will ever handle.
Five Easy Ways to Reduce Yard Work
Make yardwork less of a chore with these tips.
Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive TIMBER Screw
The ultimate screw for extra-strength applications.
Dumpster Smarts: Getting Rid of Demolition Trash
Tips for getting rid of demolition debris.
CV Joint Smarts
Learn about flexible constant velocity (CV) joints in this quick article.
Getting the Kinks Out: Finding a Garden Hose that Actually Works
I'm on a quest for the perfect garden hose.
Install a headlight bulb
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Homemade Tool Caddy
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Sneak Peek: Ingenious Garage Storage Ideas
Check out these great space-saving tips!
Pergolas: How to Build a Pergola
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