Designing a Garage Workshop

By Jeff Deitz

Garage Workshop – “Going Vertical” – Storing Workbench at Ceiling One of the most challenging and fun aspects of a garage workshop is coming up with a useful and efficient use of the space you have. For most, it’s a constant evolution as new tools are added or upgraded and new ideas on how to…

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How To Install Exterior Window Trim

By Robert Robillard

Building and Installing Pre-Assembled Exterior Window Trim This article will explain how to install exterior window trim by using a pre-assembly method. Pre-assembling trim is faster, more efficient, neater, and produces near-perfect joints every time.  This approach is different from installing trim on the window one piece at a time, it requires a completely different…

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Kreg Universal Workbench

By Robert Robillard

Workbench Solutions | Kreg Work Bench I have a small shop!  There I said it. When you’re trying to get work done in a small shop you have to be able to do more with less, be comfortable working in a cramped space, and be creative. Creativity usually means choosing multiple-use tools and, benches and…

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How To Build A Bookcase

By Robert Robillard

Building a TV Bookcase Wall Unit We wanted to complement existing details in the house so we chose to incorporate similar bookcase flat panel cabinet doors and side panels that are also found in the adjacent kitchen cabinets. Because space is limited and this bookcase is centered between two doorways we choose to make the…

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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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Maintaining and Storing a Snowblower

By Robert Robillard

How To Properly Prepare You Ariens Snowblower For Storage Springtime means putting away the snowblower and dragging out the lawnmower.  Many homeowners neglect to maintain and storing a snowblower properly. Taking a few important steps to ensure that your snowblower is properly stored for the offseason. Snowblower Storage Steps Adding fuel stabilizer to the gas…

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How To Soundproof A Ceiling And Wall

By Robert Robillard

Installing Resilient Sound Isolation Wall and Ceiling Clips It sure is a noisy world out there.  When folks think about residential noise control or soundproofing, They typically are looking to absorb sound or dealing with echo & reverberation problems.  This article will show you how to soundproof a ceiling and wall using KINETICS™  Wood-Frame Ceiling Hanger…

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Open Seams In Hardwood Flooring

By Robert Robillard

Oak Floor Installed Parallel with Plank Subfloor – Results In Seams I recently looked at a house for sale with Oak floors. The second I walked into the house I noticed multiple open seams in the hardwood flooring. The weird part was that these seams were evenly spaced approximately every 7 to 8 inches. The reason…

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