Deck & Patio Furnishings: Seating, Dining, Wind & Sun Screens, Storage, Entertaining & More
Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

How to Make a Panel Planter

Put your plants on a pedestal with an eye-catching DIY panel planter from Michael R. Johnson’s how-to guide Deck & Patio Furnishings. There are countless ways to build a planter. It is, after all, just a pretty box into which we Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

How to Build a Granite-Slab Kitchen Island

Working with reclaimed materials is a great way to save money and help the environment. Building with Secondhand Stuff shows you how to upcycle and work with found materials to create unique pieces for your home and garden. This Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement

The Anatomy of She Sheds

The men have their man caves, and now you can have your very own she shed! In the last few years, she sheds have been popping up in backyards around the world. They are functional spaces for women to getaway and have some time to Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement

Make a Portable Wine Rack from a 5-Gallon Bucket

Whether you’re going over the river and through the woods for the holidays, or you’re just visiting next door for a potluck dinner, wine is a welcome win-win refreshment to bring along. Thanks to Chris Peterson’s 5-Gallon Bucket Book, Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

The Basics of Interior Painting

Painting a wall or two is the do-it-yourself task that almost everyone has attempted. And there's really no reason not to do your own interior painting—unless you have one of those twenty-five foot foyers—it's all close at hand and requires Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement

How to Change a Chop Saw Blade

A chop saw is a tool used for many different things. One purpose is to cut metal when welding. It is important to keep a nice, sharp blade on the chop. It is also important to be careful and safe when changing the blade. Here is step by Read More

Solar-powered house. DIY Solar Projects by Eric Smith
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

Finding the Solar Electric System That Works for You

Most homeowners know the pain of a high electric bill during the summer and early fall months. Between running an air conditioner, a dehumidifier, and your usual lights and appliances, a summer heat wave can quickly turn into an Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Creative and Inspiring She Sheds

We've all heard of the man cave, but it's time for the ladies to have a space of their very own! Check out the video below for some awesome and inspiring photos from She Sheds to help get your started in creating a cozy getaway right in Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Make a Shoe Rack from a 5-Gallon Bucket

Colder weather is upon us, friends, and so is the season of snowy, drippy, muddy, icy shoes and boots. Say farewell to soggy shoe puddles, and say hello to dry, organized footwear with this easy DIY shoe rack made from a 5-gallon Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Top 10 Safety Tips for Home Wiring

Safety should be the primary concern of anyone working with electricity, and Black & Decker’s Advanced Home Wiring, Updated 4th Edition, is here to help with a top ten list of home wiring safety tips. Although most household Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

How to Reclaim a Cast Iron Skillet

Typically, when you have questions about topics ranging from “how do I invest my money” to “how do I make the perfect scrambled eggs,” you turn to a wide range of sources. You seek out tips, advice, how-to guides, and maybe even your Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

7 Tips for Finding Your Small-Kitchen Style

We all dream of cooking in a Pinterest-perfect kitchen someday. You'd definitely never complain about making dinner if your kitchen had a huge island with granite countertops or a gorgeous farmhouse sink. It might seem like your small Read More