UPDATED 13Feb2020: Many homeowners love finished basements, but the way finished basement floors are typically installed is out of date and often leads to cold feet in winter and musty indoor air in summer. Too many basement floors are still […]Continue Reading
PLANNING TO FINISH YOUR BASEMENT? It’s easy to make big mistakes finishing your basement, and that’s why I created my detailed video course HOW TO FINISH A BASEMENT. It’s one of my most popular courses and covers everything behind a […]Continue Reading
Back in 1975, top trades people installed an average of about $10,000 worth of materials a month on commercial building projects. Fast-forward 45 years and this figure has doubled thanks to a quantum leap in tool technology and the building […]Continue Reading
In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, there was a housing boom in Vancouver, Canada that had developers scrambling to build as many condos as they could. Many of these condos were made in a style similar to what had […]Continue Reading
Canada’s Handiest Man, Steve Maxwell discusses a flooring rubber underlay to aid in soundproofing.Continue Reading
Got unwanted noise spilling over from one room to the next in your home? Peace, quiet and solitude is something we all expect from our homes, but many don’t deliver. This is especially true if you’ve got a workshop in your basement. […]Continue Reading
Q: Where can I learn more about making solar energy a reality in a country home I’m planning to build? I need facts about the costs of various parts of the system, different suppliers and technologies, plus some sense of maintenance […]Continue Reading
Want to make stuff from steel pipe? It’s a great material for the home workshopper. In this week’s video lesson, see how a simple tube notcher cuts perfect curved profiles on the ends of pipes; watch how a bi-metal hole saw cuts dozens of pipe ends yet stays sharp; see how the shape of end profiles on pipe can be changed to suit the project.
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UPDATED 3Jan2020 + video: The teaching video below shows how to create solid wood raised panels using a hand plane. It’s part of my online course BUILD YOUR OWN TRADITIONAL FACE FRAME CABINETS. The video proves that you don’t need a […]Continue Reading
In this week’s two-video episode see how stairs are supported on notched pieces called “stringers”; determine how many treads you need for a given stair installation; accurately mark a stringer for cutting; take a video tour of a cherry stair railing.
a circular saw and handsaw are used for cutting the stringers you’ve marked
the second video below shows how to build a fancy staircase railing