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Nifty Drywall Patch

Nifty Drywall Patch

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This video combines two tips into one - first, a quick way to make an access hole in drywall, and then an ingenious way to close it back up.

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Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

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Hi. My name is Cliff Audet and I wanted to enter this porch that my crew and I built for my own house. The old porch was rotten beyond repair, so when we replaced it using the same details, we added...

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Trellis Envy

Trellis Envy

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This is the replacement for a little white 2X tract home trellis that was rotting in the rear yard when we bought this home.  It's admittedly a bit larger in scope, however. I've got a zinfandel...

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After Shock: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 2

After Shock: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 2

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After the initial shock of finding so much deterioration of the wood in this crawlspace, its time to plan repairs.

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SketchUp for Builders and Remodelers: Build a Virtual Lumber Yard

SketchUp for Builders and Remodelers: Build a Virtual Lumber Yard

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Remodeler Matt Jackson introduces SketchUp — the easy-to-use free 3D drawing software from Google — as a great tool for planning and selling small construction projects.

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Snake Wires With a Tape Measure

Snake Wires With a Tape Measure

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Snake wires with a tape measure When upgrading the electrical outlets in my kitchen I needed to pull a wire from the bottom of the wall into the attic. As shown in the drawing (location), I used an...

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Great Reuse of Spent Fein Tool Blades

Great Reuse of Spent Fein Tool Blades

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As a remodeler nearly all of our work is in homes that have lath and plaster walls and the biggest challenge is making new openings in old lath and plaster walls.  Unlike sheetrock, plaster...

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Save Spray Foam

Save Spray Foam

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Don't throw away half-full cans of spay foam. Save them for later use with this tip.

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Fine Homebuilding Live Seminar

Fine Homebuilding Live Seminar

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Watch three Fine Homebuilding authors demonstrate essential building techniques for efficient framing, drywall and, siding techniques.

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10 Ways to Cut Utility Bills

10 Ways to Cut Utility Bills

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Modeled on the ‘food pyramid,’ the conservation pyramid provides a step-by-step guide for energy retrofit work

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Bookcase for a Not So Big Office

Bookcase for a Not So Big Office

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For a very small office, I installed a horizontal bookcase at the top of the wall to provide more usable space.

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Accurate marks on any material

Accurate marks on any material

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On some materials - glass, tile, metal, and PVC for instance - a carpenters pencil just won't cut it. Here are your options for leaving a mark on those hard-to-write surfaces

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Should Your Old Wood Windows Be Saved?

Should Your Old Wood Windows Be Saved?

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To repair or replace the windows on your antique home? Before you make your final decision, read the article by Rob Yagid.

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adding a living room and deck

adding a living room and deck

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Our little house was only 435 sqare feet after the living room was added it is 800 square feet with a great deck out the front My tip is don't start redoing your house in the winter LOL With thanks...

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Fireplace makeover

Fireplace makeover

Face lift for a seventy's era white brick fireplace using manufactured stone. the mantle is made from quarter sawn oak that was once a an old bedframe.

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Ask the EPA About the New Lead Paint Remodeling Law

Ask the EPA About the New Lead Paint Remodeling Law

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Thanks to the kind folks at the EPA you can now get an answer to your questions regarding the new requirement directly from them (well, through me). So post your question in the comments section below and I’ll get a response from the EPA.

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Make a Tool-Actuated Vacuum

Make a Tool-Actuated Vacuum

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Get suction on demand with this easy and inexpensive retrofit.

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Mid Century House Gets a New Kitchen

Mid Century House Gets a New Kitchen

Sustainable cabinetry, quartz counters, cork flooring.

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Modern Makeover - The Exterior

Modern Makeover - The Exterior

Acrylic Stucco, Redwood Siding, New Windows and Doors, Repitched Roof and Garage to Carport conversion. Reclaimed Redwood Shade Structure

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Modern Makeover - The Living Room

Modern Makeover - The Living Room

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Remodeled Living Room - added fireplace, sustainable cabinetry, new doors and windows.  Reframed roof to increase ceiling height, finished concrete slab.

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