POST UPDATED on 15Jun2018 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
Saw blades for hand-held circular saws are getting better all the time. Click below to see how this new style of blade handles a whole bunch of deck screws and an angled rip cut. It’s made by Diablo, a company that […]Continue Reading
Want to build your own exterior door? Everything you need to get started is right here. Click to learn.Continue Reading
Every so often I discover someone whose passion for craftsmanship is strong enough to endure a lifetime spent doing something else. That’s why Ottawa, Canada timber framer Ray Gibbs is worth meeting. He spent a 34-year career working as an […]Continue Reading
Every professional drywaller I’ve seen typically installs sheets of drywall horizontally, not vertically. The photo to the right shows what I mean. This guy is a friend of mine, Pete Paquet is his name, and he’s one of the best drywallers […]Continue Reading
*WOODWORKING: Watch a great tablesaw blade in action.
*METALWORKING: See what a CNC water jet cutter can do.
*HOMESTEADING: Seeday-old chicks come to Bailey Line Road.
*CONSTRUCTION: Learn how to use a garden hose as a level.
Q: Two of the three companies quoting on my reroofing job strongly recommend fibreglass shingles. The other never uses them. From a price stand point, there’s little difference, though warranties look better on the fiberglass. Can you help me make […]Continue Reading
Ever notice how some indoor spaces feel great and others make you feel lousy? The difference comes down to a handful of things that aren’t immediately obvious, not even to some renovation professionals. That’s where knowing about four simple design strategies pay […]Continue Reading
Q: How do I anchor something heavy to drywall? I’d like to install a hanging ceiling lamp bracket, but don’t think a regular hook will hold. What can I do? A: You’re wise to be concerned because a regular drywall anchor […]Continue Reading
Q: Is knotty pine a good option for a finished floor? We’ve read your recommendations of this material, and would love to use it, but we’ve been advised not to. We’re told the wood will probably buckle, crack and split […]Continue Reading