Recent Blog Posts

  • Tip for Cutting Down a Tree Safely for the DIYer

    May 1, 2016
    There are some who may argue that cutting down a tree safely is not possible. Chainsaws can be quite dangerous, not to mention felling trees. Though intimidating, a chainsaw is still just a tool.
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  • How to Clean Roof Stains

    April 15, 2016
    The most common cause of staining on shingles is from blue - green algae known as Gloeocapsa Magma, which is prevalent in humid areas of the country. While algae, dirt or mold are certainly unpleasant to look at, the most harm that they’ll most likely do to your home is hurt the resale value.
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  • Tips for Easier DIY When You Work by Yourself

    April 1, 2016
    For the most part, many home improvement DIY projects can be accomplished solo. For many people, there is a lot of satisfaction and peace of mind from being able to lose yourself in a project; knowing that you did it all by yourself. There are, however, times when you could just use an extra hand.
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  • How to Build the Perfect Patio

    March 15, 2016
    Creating a new living space outside is easier than building one indoors. Building the perfect patio is easier because you do not have to deal with walls, ceilings, doors, and windows.
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  • Getting Your Kids Involved With Your Wood Projects

    March 1, 2016
    Kids are naturally creative. With them always learning, changing and doing new things, creativity is a natural byproduct. It’s who they are. However, the one thing that kids may value even more than making things is spending time with family.
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  • Which Home Improvements Pay Off?

    February 15, 2016
    To answer this question correctly, first you must decide what the “payoff” means. If a home improvement is meant to improve your life or that of your family, then you can’t discount the value there.
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  • Choosing the Right Wood for Your Project

    February 1, 2016
    As tempting as it may be, cost should not be the driving factor in choosing the right wood for your project. Typically, softwood such as pine and poplar are less expensive. That’s not a problem, if you’re building a simple shelf or making crown moldings.
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  • Power Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

    January 15, 2016
    Owning a home, means maintaining a home. In order to do so properly, there is a basic arsenal of power tools that each homeowner should have at their disposal. If space is an issue, a homeowner should choose tools that are multifaceted, making the most effective use of the workshop storage space.
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  • Do's and Don'ts of Home Winterization

    January 1, 2016
    Winter is on the way, and that means it’s time to get the house ready for the cold days ahead. Winterizing your home is the best way to avoid unexpected maintenance and repair bills during a time when you need your heating and other systems the most.
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  • Preparing For a New Year of DIY Projects

    December 15, 2015
    As most homeowners know, your “to do” list of projects never really gets completely crossed out. The bottom of the list just keeps getting longer. The rewarding part is, that the results of your work are around you every day. It’s what keeps you going.
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