POST UPDATED on 8Jun2019 If you’re looking to apply deck stain to a new deck or you want to refinish an old deck so the results last, you’ve come to the right place. You’ve arrived at what I call Love Your Deck. […]Continue Reading
*WOODWORKING: Refurbishing a pine chest video#1 in series.
*PAINTING: Held device for choosing matching paint colours.
*WOOD FLOORS: Simple method for refurbishing an old finish.
*LEAKY TAP: 90-second lesson on fixing the drip yourself.
Click to watch a detailed installation tour of two kinds of drain line heating cable for plumbing installations exposed to cold weather: one installed on the outside of a drain pipe and there other installed inside. Yes, code-approved for use […]Continue Reading
I’ve come to realize that the ability to laugh is the most valuable home improvement skill of all, especially when you’re laughing at yourself. I was reminded of this when I left the city in 1986 to create a home and […]Continue Reading
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A couple of autumns ago I climbed onto a small, deteriorating roof that I hadn’t walked on for 30 years. The activity got me thinking about how buildings can be anchors for our lives and guide posts for how we […]Continue Reading
Winter brings special household challenges, and one of them is the need for effective bathroom ventilation. Steve Maxwell suggests installing exhaust fans.Continue Reading
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, discusses the decline of people entering trade jobs in Canada.Continue Reading
Every building job is made of tasks, and every task requires that materials, labour and tools come together. Sometimes the smallest tool, gadget or gizmo can make a huge difference in the quality, efficiency and the outcome of jobs. I call […]Continue Reading
Sick and tired of leaky, clog-prone eavestrough? You might consider a trough-free alternative that Steve has used at his own place. Click to watch it in action.Continue Reading
Wheelbarrows are wonderful tools in lots of ways. Click to see which types of wheelbarrows Steve loves best and why.Continue Reading