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    How to Replace a Light Fixture

    Here is how to replace a ceiling light fixture in an hour or two.

    8 Bulbs to Plant in Spring

    Not to worry if you missed fall planting. From lush lilies to dazzling dahlias, here are bulbs to plant in...


    25 Trees for Every Landscape Need

    Trees play several roles in the home landscape. Here are some expert recommendations for which trees to plant for the...


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    10 Living Fence Ideas

    A living fence is a great alternative to regular fencing. It can bloom, attract wildlife and even change with the...


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    Plumbing With PEX Tubing

    PEX tubing is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe. Long used in radiant heating systems, flexible PEX tubing is perfect...

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    12 Facts About LED Christmas Lights You Should Know

    Have you thought about upgrading your home's holiday light display? Here are some tips and tricks you should know about...


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    Rotary Drill vs. Hammer Drill: What’s the Difference?

    Learn about these drills and don't let a little concrete get in your way

    What Are CFL Bulbs? Everything to Know

    How much do you know about compact fluorescent lighting? Our experts are here to help.


    Painting Your Garage Floor? Reach for the 5 Best Garage Floor Paints

    When painting the garage floor, these products will come in handy.


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    How to Finish a Basement

    With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...


    Pros and Cons of Various Tile Backers

    Learn the pros and cons of various tile substrate products so you know which to pick for your next project.

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    How to Pour Footings for a Solid, Frost-Proof Deck

    Prevent frost-heave damage by pouring the concrete right.


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    10 Most Common Electrical Mistakes DIYers Make

    Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common, and if left uncorrected have the potential to cause short circuits, shocks...


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    14 Smart Small Yard Landscaping Ideas

    Many of today's homes (especially condos and townhouses) often have little or no yard space at all. Fear not....


    Worx Trimmer Review: Testing the Amazon’s Best Selling Cordless Weed Wacker

    If you need a lightweight cordless string trimmer that's easy to use, this 12-inch model from Worx is perfect for...


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    28 Secret Clamping Tricks from Woodworkers

    Clamps are a woodworker's best friend, and there are endless ways to use them in the workshop. Here are 28...

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    We Tried Kasa Smart Switches, and They Seriously Upgraded Our Home Lighting

    Looking to add smart home functionality without breaking the bank? The Kasa smart switch is a brilliant solution.


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    39 Outdoor Woodworking Projects for Beginners

    You don't have to be an expert woodworker or own specialty tools to take on one of these 40 outdoor...


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    16 Tips to Get the Best Plywood for Your Buck

    Check out our best plywood money-saving tips to help you build better cabinets and furniture.


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    56 Brilliant Woodworking Tips for Beginners

    Woodworking is a blast, but it can be intimidating for beginners. Luckily, our readers and editors love passing along their...


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    What To Know About Backyard Koi Ponds

    Do you have backyard koi ponds on your water features Pinterest board? These insider insights will help you decide if...


    The 10 Best Dust Collector Machines for Woodworking

    Dust collection is an important part of a clean and safe shop. We found the best dust collector systems on...


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    7 Things To Consider Before Planting a Wildflower Meadow

    Wildflower meadows are a great option for pollinators and nature-loving gardeners. Here's what to know before turning your yard into...


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    How To Deal With the Grooves When Painting Wood Paneling

    Ready to paint that old wood paneling, but not sure what to do with the grooves? Get rid of them...


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    17 Handy Hints for DIY Electrical Work

    Get to know these tricks before you tackle electrical projects at home.

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    We Tried the Hedgehog Featherboard for Straight (and Safe) Cuts on the Table Saw

    Get the precision and control you need to saw through your next woodworking project with ease!


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    Woodturning Basics: Tips for Beginners

    Here are 10 tips for beginners who want to get off on the right foot with woodturning.


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    12 Tips on How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

    These popcorn ceiling removal tips will help you update your living space while staying safe and clean.


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    19 Things You Should Never Do To Your Lawn

    Whether you’re a green thumb or not, it’s easy to maintain a barefoot-worthy lawn with these tips.


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    10 Woodworking Basics You Should’ve Learned in Shop Class

    Just because you slacked off in your high school shop class doesn’t mean you can’t learn woodworking now. Get started...


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    These 10 Best Cordless Brad Nailers Are Worthy Additions to Your Shop in 2024

    Have cordless brad nailers finally improved enough to replace our trusty pneumatic tools? We put the top models to the...