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Don't get hand cramps from lugging around that metal paint can—recycle a plastic jug into an ergonomic painting container.view details
This cutting-edge technology will boost the efficiency of any home-building projectview details
Chuck Miller shares a simple tip for keeping the screw holes clear and accessible on electrical boxesview details
You could try to peel that carpet back as you brush along the edge of the molding and hope you don't get any paint on it, but there's a better way.view details
The safest way to loosen a router collet is as simple as changing the direction of your wrenchesview details
If you need to measure an angle that's other than 90 degrees, you could hunt around for your protractor, but there's a better wayview details
Grab a few common items from around the shop to make this job a snapview details
Avoid busting your knuckles on your next hole-boring project with this clever video tipview details
If you've got a router job coming up, you could just let the chips fly and vacuum them up later, but there's a better way.view details
Don't wait for siding repairs to blend in naturally; Chuck Miller has found a great way to make unfinished wood weather quicklyview details
If you need to filter an old can of varnish for a small touch up job, you could pour the whole thing through a filter and make a mess... But, there's a better way.view details
You can't buy a half dozen clamps for a buck—but you can make your own for less than thatview details
Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for caulking and painting fiber-cement siding. read more
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About this Blog
Have your ever been frustrated building something and mumbled to yourself, "There's got to be a better way."
Well, thanks to the contributions of our great Tipsters, and the talent of Fine Homebuilding Special Issues editor, Chuck Miller, help has arrived.
Each week, Chuck demonstrates a tip sent in by readers like you or something he learned on a jobsite.
So enjoy, and don't forget to come back each week for a new tip.