What Is The Best Benchtop Jointer? Read My 2018 Buying Guide And Reviews

Posted in Home Improvement on May 31, 2018

Flattening faces and squaring the edges of oversized, warped, rough lumber is a blessing for any woodworker. The truth is simple: the initial investment required to buy a jointer allows you to save money on lumber for years to come. My guide will compare current offers on the market, so you can take an informed Read More »

OBJECTIVE Drill Bit Set Comparison

Posted in Home Improvement on May 2, 2018

First Things First: Why Did I Decide To Write About Drill Bits? Have you ever felt frustrated using a cheap tool? While making a repair at home, have you ever been betrayed by a poor-quality screwdriver? Have you ever berated at a pair of pliers that gave up on you in the middle of a Read More »

OBJECTIVE Cordless Drill-Driver Kit Comparison

Posted in Home Improvement on April 22, 2018

Every household needs a power drill, it is one of the most versatile tools you can have. You can use it for multiple jobs around the house such as hanging pictures and shelves, drilling accurate holes very fast, and even building simple pieces of furniture using a dowel jig or a pocket hole jig. And, Read More »

How To Paint Wooden Furniture (Photos and Detailed Instructions)

Posted in Home Improvement on August 16, 2018

Here’s where being fussy and persnickety pays off! You’ve just spent a long day searching the town for that just right piece of garage-sale furniture. And you finally found it! Unfortunately, it looks like the last time your treasured find saw the light of day was when poodle skirts and sock hops were the rage. Read More »

How To Build a Dry-Laid Patio – Costs, Pictures, and Detailed Instructions

Posted in Home Improvement on August 15, 2018

How much does it cost to put in a patio? My 550 sq. ft. patio cost me around $2,700 in materials and rental charges. I did all the work myself. My cost per square foot was $4.91. If I had hired someone to do it all, it'd cost me between $10 and $15 per square Read More »

Types of Plumbing Traps and How They Work

Posted in Home Improvement on August 10, 2018

When it comes to understanding a drain, there's a lot more going on than meets the eye. At first, it seems childishly simple. A pipe from the sink leads down through an abrupt, U-shaped “squiggle” and disappears through the wall, presumably taking all the drain water and waste with it. When I was 8, I Read More »

7 Basic Plumbing Fixes

Posted in Home Improvement on August 4, 2018

Plumbing can be mysterious and complicated stuff — much of it, anyway. But happily, many of the plumbing problems that haunt every house are no big deal to fix, even if wrenches make you nervous. The simple fixes shown here will help you solve seven small but nagging plumbing problems. Some take only five or Read More »

How To Build A Custom Bookcase For Beginners (with plans and pictures)

Posted in Home Improvement on August 1, 2018

You know how stuff piles up. Stacks of books and magazines grow taller, toys and games fill the corners. Tennis rackets, skates, tools and other equipment multiply with every new sport or hobby. And photos and other keepsakes you want to display have to jostle for viewing space on the overcrowded mantel. To keep pace Read More »

Manual or Electric Staple Gun? Hammer Tacker? COMPLETE GUIDE + pics & tips

Posted in Home Improvement on July 30, 2018

In that long list of things you’ve got to do around the house, there are bound to be a lot of things you could do faster and easier with a staple gun. Owning one or more variations of this simple and inexpensive tool can help you whittle away at that seemingly endless list. Staple guns Read More »

Choosing the PROPER Type of House Paint for the job

Posted in Home Improvement on July 24, 2018

Come spring, do you join the army of DIYers who march down the aisles of the paint store trying to find that magical paint that'll last forever? Spring painting chores pop up like dandelions — if it's not faded or flaking siding, it’s a peeling porch floor. Or the walls in the kid’s room look Read More »

How to build an Arched Arbor (with plans)

Posted in Home Improvement on July 22, 2018

If you want to build an arched garden arbor, here are all the step-by-step instructions you’ll need — including how to avoid the few teensy mistakes that I made. What’s it take to build? Have you ever watched a sport like high diving, where the judges rate the dive by its degree of difficulty? Well, Read More »

How to Tile a Bathroom Floor and Walls

Posted in Home Improvement on July 20, 2018

Nothing beats ceramic tile in the bathroom. Here’s how to install it. Historians may argue whether it was the automobile or the computer, supermarkets or TV that most changed modern civilization, but for most homeowners, it was none of those—it was the tile bathroom. Sparkling, easy-to-clean, water resistant, hygienic and long-lasting, the tile bathroom was Read More »

Majestic Mulch 101: Importance and Advantages of Mulching

Posted in Home Improvement on July 9, 2018

The smart gardener’s time-saving, water-conserving, weed-busting magic carpet. Talk about a landscaping product! It slashes water bills, improves the health and appearance of your plants, and saves your aching back. You don’t have to plug it in or buy a service warranty for it. There’s no assembly required. What I’m trying to sell you on Read More »

New Hobby: Woodworking

Posted in Home Improvement on July 3, 2018

Starting woodworking can be very simple and very rewarding. The sheer pleasure of molding wood to suit the form and function you chose, the process to make it all happen, the satisfaction of doing things yourself, and the pride you feel from accomplishing the task are all great feelings that make this hobby a great Read More »

Simple Adirondack Chair Plans (Weekend Build)

Posted in Home Improvement on July 2, 2018

Meet the “weekend chair” — it takes just a weekend to build, and you’ll spend many a weekend in it afterward. This chair is built for comfort, with wide arms, a curved back (unlike many commercial Adirondack chairs), and a deeply scooped seat that‘ll make you say “ahhh” every time you sink down into it. Read More »

6 Steps for PROPERLY Exterior Painting Your Home

Posted in Home Improvement on July 1, 2018

Ah, springtime. The trees are budding, the grass is greening and it’s time to paint your house. Again. And if your “again” came all too soon for you, say less than four years, and you really would like to get five years or more out of a paint job, this is the information you’re looking Read More »

Vitamin C Benefits

Posted in Health on June 30, 2018

Vitamin C: weight loss helper, immunity boost and great helper for fighting against cancer and heart diseases I know that I will have a very good day when I start my breakfast with a freshly-squeezed orange juice. Orange is the 5th most consumed fresh fruit in the US. So, it isn’t only my opinion that Read More »

Step-by-step Wood Fence Guide — Make it straight, solid and spectacular

Posted in Home Improvement on June 30, 2018

Sometimes a job’s too big to do yourself. Sometimes it’s too complicated. Sometimes it’s too dirty, too scary, too time-consuming, too heavy, too smelly, or has too many wires sticking out of it (for me, that’s three). So you hire a pro to do it. Building a fence, though, is different — it’s one job Read More »

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