Is the second story of your home too hot in summer, despite air conditioning that’s running full blast and making lower levels too cold? Click for a real-world solution that solves the problem once and for all.Continue Reading
*PINE CHEST COMPLETE: See milk paint refurbishing job.
*COOLER CABIN: Learn how to keep sleeping loft cooler.
*GARDENING: See how greedy nearby plants invade pot.
*RASPBERRIES: Learn how to prune & mulch properly.
*TOOLS: See a great circular saw blade in action against steel.
*CONSTRUCTION: See a little item makes high-rises safer.
*WOOD FINISHING: See milk paint problem and solution.
*METALWORKING: The amazing power of water jet cutting.
In this blog Steve Maxwell, Canada’s handiest Man, shares insights acquired on a visit to Durban, South Africa on how geography affects how we build houses.Continue Reading
I used to believe in man-made global warming, but not any more. I can’t. Inconvenient facts keep getting in the way. Before I list a few of the reasons human-powered global warming doesn’t ring true to me any more, let me touch […]Continue Reading
Although you may not live in Canada, as I do, the fact is that many homes around the world would benefit from more insulation. “Experts” tend to greatly under-estimate the amount of insulation homes need at any point in history. Even homes […]Continue Reading
Travel back in time and see how one of the most famous hotels in the world was built – and saved – against all odds.Continue Reading
Sometimes a real challenge is just what people need. That’s why Steve thinks kids need a little less stuff in their lives and a little more incentive to go out and make things happen with their own small home maintenance businesses. […]Continue Reading
Nothing much happens without tools. But which ones will really serve you? Let Steve get specific and tell you all about the top ten tools you need to get started with home improvements, DIY and home repairs. There’s lots more to buy other than these, but the ones you’ll learn about here are the best to start with.Continue Reading
Home insulation isn’t flashy or fun. And unless you’re weird, it’s hard to get as emotionally excited about insulation as, say, a granite countertop of a new hardwood floor. But the fact is, insulation upgrades offer plenty to get excited about. Read Steve’s thoughts and see for yourself.Continue Reading