How To Build An Outdoor Shower

By Robert Robillard

Outdoor Showers This article will discuss planning considerations for, and show you how to build an outdoor shower. Days of Old Outdoor Shower Outdoor showers used to be associated just for beach houses, cottages or houses with a pool.  Not anymore, outdoor showers are growing in popularity, and powered by the desire of residents longing…

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Deck Blocking

By Scott Arnold

Installing Joist Blocking on a Deck Joist blocking, also called bridging, can be used for a variety of reasons, such as: Point loads Strengthening guard rail posts Preventing mid-span joist bounce or deflection Preventing joist twisting Adding mid span joist blocking prevents joist bounce and adds rigidity to long joist spans. Blocking additionally prevents joists from…

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Building A Wedding Chest

By Stan Durlacher

The Wedding Chest When she was a kid, Maggie wanted a wedding chest…. The idea of the chest had its genesis when my daughter Maggie was a young girl and liked the wedding chest that my wife had handed down from her mother. It was a fairly non-descript wooden box – rabbeted corners and a…

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Building A Tree House

By Robert Robillard

Building A Tree House Ok so your kids are begging you to build a tree house.  If you are ready to finally start that big treehouse project, here’s a few things for you to consider when building a tree house. the goal of this articles to give you some direction toward building a strong, lasting…

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How To Build A Laundry Closet

By Robert Robillard

Building A Laundry Room Shelf System for under $200 Laundry Rooms are Moving Up in the World! Growing up the laundry machines were always in the basement, that’s just where they lived! While the basement may have been an afterthought, with the advent of indoor laundry, it did have some benefits, such as, less noise…

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How To Remove Window Film

By Robert Robillard

Removing Window Film Without Damaging the Glass As a re-modeler I often use UV film and safety film to protect glass in danger areas, such as stair wells and bathrooms. Many times in a remodel it makes sense to leave an existing, non-tempered glass window  and the safety film is a less expensive alternative to…

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How To Paint Over Polyurethane

By Robert Robillard

Painting Over Polyurethane Or Varnish Finishes This article will explain how to paint over polyurethane or varnish finishes. Painting over polyurethane woodwork can be time consuming, and maddening. Improper techniques can lead to your paint finish to fail; bubble, peel or chip. Read my detailed step-by-step instructions below on how to eliminate the steps of…

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Belt Sander Jig HowTo Build

By Jeff Williams

Belt Sander Jig HowTo Build A few years ago, RIDGID sent us a couple sanders to review. One of them was the outstanding RIDGID Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander Model # EB4424. At the time we also received their 3″ Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander Model #R2740. I liked using the oscillating sander in the shop…

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