Build a Craftsman-style Pergola
Durable materials and strong joinery mean this great-looking gateway will be around for a long time
Choosing an Air Compressor You Can Carry
Hot dog, pancake, or twin tank? Let your tools' appetite for air determine which one to buy.
Getting Serious About Mudrooms
These buffers keep out the elements while providing storage for everything from boots to backpacks.
Open Up a Ceiling With a Steel Sandwich
Bolted between rafters, an angled steel flitch plate can eliminate the need for rafter ties in cathedral ceilings.
Houses Need to Breathe … Right?
Tight houses are energy efficient, but good ventilation is essential to make them healthful and comfortable.
Making a Better Ranch
An exterior remodel and some thoughtful landscaping give a 1960s dinosaur new life.
How much time, trouble, and money does it take to install deck planks? It all depends on the fasteners you use.
Decorative Concrete Floors
With acid-based stains, you can add an attractive, low-maintenance finish to ordinary concrete floors.
Custom Storage for a Pickup Truck
Plywood drawers keep tool safe, costs to a minimum, and removal easy.
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Salvaging Old Trim for Reuse
Learn how to pry trim from walls without damaging either one
Using a Rotary Floor Machine
Creating and maintaining a decorative concrete floor requires a rotary floor machine.
Tight houses and moisture problems?
Bending cedar shingles
Drywall without baseboard
Why are my windows wet?