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Solar power: Is it right for you?
The answer is as simple as a web search.
Kitchen ideas: Quick & simple knife block
All you need is a table saw and some scrap wood.
Shop Organization: Idea for a Cheap Tool Cabinet
Chances are you'll be able to find what you need for free.
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Installed a Sink Last Weekend
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Copper Spark Plugs: Debunking the Myth
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Painting techniques: Safer paint removers
A big, messy, tedious job gave me insight into what works best.
Laundry room storage ideas: A home for hangers
A simple towel bar is the biggest improvement.
Bookcases: Pro Shortcut for DIY Furniture Makers
The ideal bookcase has open shelves for items you want to put on display, and...
You buy the Bagster bag, which costs about $30, and Waste Management will pick it up...
Fall Lawn Care: Keep a Healthy Yard Through Winter
Lawn care tips you need to do in winter.
Time to Deal with Crabgrass!
Get started now and save headaches later.
A New Backsplash in Six Hours
I’ve wanted to install a tile backsplash in my kitchen ever since I wrote...
PVC pipe vs. ABS pipe: How do you choose?
Ask a bunch of plumbers which is better and you probably wont get an answer, just an argument.
Supporting a roof or floor during demolition
It's not impossible – just make sure you do it right.
How To Drywall: A Finishing Shortcut
Most home improvement shortcuts lead to trouble. But here’s one that makes drywall finishing...
How to Build Shelves From Dowels
I needed a way to clear the clutter off my desk, so I came up...
Rose Gardens: My Radical Response to Japanese Beetles
I got rid of their free lunch.
Restore an Aging Deck
Refresh your deck with these useful products.
Black Flag® Insecticide Eliminates Flying Insects on the First Try
One can of a high-quality wasp, hornet and yellow jacket spray is enough to kill...
Miter saw table from recycled bifold doors
Here's how to make a quick miter saw stand using old hollow-core bifold doors.
DIY Car Care: Summertime Thermostat Advice
If your vehicle experiences overheating problems in the summer, fix the root cause (water pump,...
Drywall Finishing with Setting-Type Joint Compound
Here's why it's worth it to use setting drywall compound.
How I Saved Money: I Made an Old Door Energy Efficient
Save money by sealing your exterior door with aluminum and vinyl weatherstripping.
Create a Bright, Dry Space in a Damp, Gloomy Basement
Create an exercise space in an unfinished basement, but first coat the walls with Drylok...
Impact Drivers Make Great Drills
Along with a crew of tool testers, I'm working on an article about cordless impact drivers.
Decorating Idea: Don’t Reupholster It, Paint It!
If you don't know how to reupholster a chair, try spray painting the fabric instead....
Bullet-Proof Exterior House Paint
These are top-quality, 100 percent acrylic latex exterior house paints that continue to prove themselves year...
DIY Solar Power Projects
Learn about harnessing solar energy with solar panels.
How to Clean Your Air Conditioner
Follow these tips to get your air conditioning unit running like new.
Three Simple Household Repairs That’ll Save You Hundreds
Knowing that you CAN fix stuff yourself is half the battle.