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    Painting Tips and Tricks

    Paint fast - and clean!


    Tips for Faster, Neater Painting

    Save time and cut the mess with these pro tips


    Tips for a Weed Free Yard

    Use these tips to banish weeds from your yard once and for all.


    Pro Tips for Using Varnish and Stain

    Get a silky smooth finish


    Rosin Paper Workbench Cover

    Build this handy paper holder at one end of your workbench


    What to Know About Clawfoot Tubs

    Thinking about purchasing a clawfoot tub? Read this first.


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    How Much Soil Do I Need?

    Estimating soil volume is easier than it sounds. All you need is this simple formula.

    Why Are Wood Prices Going Back Up?

    The price of lumber is climbing again. Here's why.


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    11 Things You Should NOT Do With Your Fallen Leaves

    If you don't want to annoy your neighbors, harm the environment or create a health risk, avoid these bad practices...


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    12 Invasive Plants You Don’t Want In Your Yard

    Got a problem with invasive plants in your yard? Learn which plants are a problem and how to stop them...


    We Tried It: Kasa Smart Light Switches

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


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    Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring: How to Choose

    If you're deciding between laminate vs. vinyl flooring for any room in your house, here's what you need to know.


    How to Build a DIY Wood Workbench: Super Simple $50 Bench

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    Got two hours to kill? Do we have a workbench...


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    The 6 Types of Soil For Your Garden

    Gardening is just as much about cultivating your soil as it is cultivating your plants. Here's a look at the...


    The 5 Best Concrete Paints That Seal the Deal

    The best concrete paint will seal your basement floor, deck or garage against spills, leaks and wear-and-tear—and look darn good...


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    People Are Obsessed with the ToiletShroom, And We Can See Why

    The ToiletShroom will completely revolutionize the way you handle bathroom clogs. Check out why people love its innovative...

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    Wood Putty vs. Wood Filler: When To Use Each

    Retailers often fail to distinguish between wood putty and wood filler, but there's a big difference.