Dreamcatcher, member | January 27th, 20106 comments
This is a project I worked on and I still feel it is a viable solution for disaster relief housing. It is completely self sustainable; providing enough electricity and hot water to comfortably house...
JFink, Senior Editor | September 30th, 20096 comments
As of today, the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association is throwing their support behind legislature that aims to limit the formaldehyde content of particleboard, hardwood plywood, and medium density fiberboard (MDF) panels.
Cermides, associate editor | September 8th, 20099 comments
If you have an electric water heater, you can disconnect the heating elements because you won’t need them. And if your water heater is gas-fired, you can shut off the gas supply. This module will heat water more efficiently than any gas or electric water heater.
MikeGuertin, editorial advisor | August 27th, 200919 comments
Heard of TimberSil? Wondered how it's different than ordinary pressure treated lumber? Mike Guertin tried it out on a 900 sf deck last year and reports on what it is, how it handles and the upsides and downsides.
MikeGuertin, editorial advisor | May 18th, 20092 comments
Many driveways are oversized to provide extra room for backing and turning and parking for occasional guests. Excess pavement often overwhelms a small lot and increases storm water runoff. On a recent project I used blacktop pavement for the high traffic area with Turfstone ™, a green pervious paving alternative around the perimeter for extra swing room when turning and extra off-street parking.