How To Clean A Dryer Duct

By Robert Robillard

Cleaning A Dryer Vent: When you consider that 15,000 fires start in the laundry room every year and that these fires are mostly due to lint build up in the clothes dryer or a clogged dryer duct it makes you wonder why we don’t do something about it.  Annual dryer duct cleaning will ensure you avoid these…

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Live Edge Wood and Gas Pipe Shelf

By Robert Robillard

How to Make a Live Edge Wood Shelf with Gas Pipe It’s easy to see why people are going gaga over gas pipe shelving. Gas pipes, when combined with cool shelving material, like re purposed or live edge wood, combines an old world charm with a strong, unique look. In this article we show you…

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How To Build A Pool Changing Room

By Robert Robillard

Pool Changing Room with Repurposed Materials Pool sheds come in all sizes from basic to ultra-elaborate. I have a pool, but not enough property to build a pool house on. I mean how frustrating, I’m a skilled carpenter and I can’t build a pool shed for my own pool. Re-Purposing Construction Materials After building a…

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Removing Concrete Deck Footings

By Robert Robillard

How To Remove a Concrete Tube Pier In construction we use concrete footings in deck construction and to support some areas of residential construction that do not have full foundations. Footings provide support for your deck with live and dead loads and transfer those loads to concentrated points with the ground.  In the remodeling and construction world that I live…

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Replacing an Outdoor Light Fixture

By Jeff Williams

Replacing an Outdoor Light Fixture A few months ago, my family and I move into a new house. Well, a new to us house but pretty new as well. It was built in 2010-11 so it has all modern wiring, plumbing, and ventilation. Our last house was a complete fixer-upper but now that we have…

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How to Cut Down Bar Stool Legs

By Robert Robillard

Cutting Bar Stool Legs To Counter Height Stools One of the joys, and sometimes frustrations with kitchen remodeling is trying the perfect height stool to match your brand new kitchen counters.  As a carpenter I’m often asked if I would be willing to undertake cutting bar stools down to counter height stools.  I always say…

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Gas Pipe Wall Shelf

By Robert Robillard

How to Make a Gas Pipe Wall Mounted Shelf Gas pipe projects are becoming more and more popular. A simple internet search brings up a slew of gas pipe projects that show you how to build a bench, table with legs, hanging beds, and numerous shelf configurations. In this article we show you how to…

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Mount an Upholstered Headboard to the Wall

By Robert Robillard

Attaching an Upholstered Headboard To A Wall We recently purchased an upholstered headboard for my daughter. The headboard came with black metal bars that bolted vertically to the bed frame. The problem was that even with two bolts per bracket, the headboard swayed back and forth and did not allow my daughter to lean back…

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