Autumn is a great time at any lakeside cottage, but sooner or later you’ll need to get the place ready for winter. There’s always a lot to do when closing the cottage, and making the job as quick, simple and […]Continue Reading
UPDATED: 4OCT2017. The insurance inspector wasn’t smiling as he came up from the basement of the 90-year old brick home you just bought, but it didn’t mean much until he started to talk . . .Continue Reading
The quickest way to change the look of your home is by changing the colours on your walls. Use these steps to ensure that your walls look like they were repaired and painted by professionals.Continue Reading
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, examines water wells and discusses pumps as well as the trickle system.Continue Reading
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*CONSTRUCTION: Learn to layout a square foundation properly.
*TOOLS: See rare footage of behind-the-scenes chopsaw testing.
*PAINTING: Discover the right way to use masking tape.
*WOODWORKING: Install & adjust jointer knives accurately.
Sap from softwoods is like the famous escape artist Houdini. It can get through almost anything. Unfortunately, there’s no certain way to stop sap when it’s determined to ooze out of wood in large quantities. And the problem is always […]Continue Reading
UPDATED 2Aug2019: “How can I install a submersible pump?” If you’re asking this question, then this is the article for you. Read on for all the details. As far as I’ve seen, this is the most complete set of instructions on […]Continue Reading
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
Q: How can I make the ceiling above my basement workshop more sound resistant? The joists and wood frame are open and accessible. A: The process I recommend for your basement is the same thing that makes sense for walls […]Continue Reading