Basement Wood Flooring: What You Should Know
If you want basement wood flooring, choose engineered not solid wood. It looks as good as solid wood, it's easier to install and lasts longer.
7 Reasons You Should Consider Cork Flooring for Basements
Although installing cork in the basement sounds like a dicey proposition, it's actually a good idea. Cork is naturally resistant...
Why Are My Christmas Lights Not Working?
The good news is that there are only a few things can go wrong with holiday lights, and they're relatively...
Using Laminate Flooring for the Basement: What To Know
Laminate is an attractive option for the basement, provided you use the right kind. Play it safe by sticking to...
How Much Does It Cost To Hire an Electrician vs. DIY?
You need some electrical work done, but you can't decide whether to DIY or hire an electrician. Here are a...
Easy Woodcarving Project: How To Carve a Wooden Duck
If you're looking for a beginner wood carving project, a duck is a great place to start. Follow these steps...
How To Grade a Yard for Proper Drainage
The land around every house should be graded to protect the foundation from water damage. Here's how to grade a...
What Is Grout? What To Know
Grout rarely gets the attention it deserves when its time to plan a tiling project, but it's more important than...
Can I Trim Bare Trees in the Winter?
Many people are surprised to learn winter is a good time to prune bare trees — weather permitting, of course.
How To Drain a Pool
If you live in a cold climate, you may need to partially drain your pool in the winter. Here's how...
What Is German Smear?
If you're ready to revamp your plain brick house or fireplace but don't want to spend a lot of money,...
A Guide To Pipe Fittings and How To Use Them
If you're doing a plumbing installation or repair, you'll need to buy pipe and pipe fittings. Here's some help figuring...
Should You Still Be Painting Your Bathroom White?
White bathrooms are all the rage on Pinterest, but did you know they could actually distort your reflection? Here's why.
Everything You Need to Know About Dovetail Joints
Dovetail joints are beautiful, distinctive and strong. Here's a primer on how they work and how to incorporate them into...
The Eleven Percent: Meet Becca Haggard, Roofing Contractor
A reader told us about a fantastic roofer who's "changing the entire landscape" in Kentucky. Learn how @AGirlOnTheRoof got into...
9 Types of Clamps and What They’re Used For
You need clamps to hold something temporarily or permanently in place. Here are some of the most useful kinds of...
Fix Stuck Wooden Drawer Slides with These Easy Hacks
Avoid sticky wooden drawers with these simple fixes.
Woodturning Basics: Tips for Beginners
Here are 10 tips for beginners who want to get off on the right foot with woodturning.
The 7 Best Safety Glasses of 2022
Keep your eyes protected and your vision clear with these picks for best safety glasses on the market.
The Basics of Woodturning
Learning these basics will help you embrace the allure of woodturning — uncovering astonishing beauty in a chunk of wood.
The Basics of Wood Carving: What You Need To Know
A life-long wood carver shares tips for getting started in this rewarding hobby. A pocket knife and a piece of...
7 Basic Wood Inlay Patterns To Know About
Wood inlays don't need complexity to be beautiful. Here are some great inlay patterns perfect for beginners.
Everything You Need To Know About Woodcarving Tools
For novice woodcarvers, investing in the right woodcarving tools makes those first projects more enjoyable. Here are seven tools to...
How to Build a Sliding Door Tambour Cabinet
Here's how to make a simple, elegant cabinet with an easy sliding door.
Here’s Why Mowing Leaves Is Better Than Raking Them
Mulching leaves is better for your yard, your back and your budget
Everything You Need To Know About Lathes
Want to spin perfect cylinders or bowls? No tool beats the lathe!
Best Hand Planers of 2022
Hand planes are considered obsolete by some. I disagree. Every woodshop should have these...