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Money Pit Deck Tips From AsktheBuilder.com Pressure washers damage the soft light-colored spring wood Stain Solver oxygen bleach is the safe way to clean wood decks Deck sealers must have pigment and not be film formers Composite decking needs to be cleaned on a regular basis CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! […]

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How To Pour A Concrete Footing TIPS Soil must be strong Bottom of footing below local frost level WATCH step-by-step videos below! Steel rods in concrete are a must CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter This spring you may have ambitious plans to build that long-awaited DIY room addition, shed or detached […]

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How to Paint Wrought Iron TIPS Use X-O Rust paint Get rid of rust WATCH the great video below Paint in ideal weather - SEE BELOW CLICK HERE to get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! How many homes in lots of the older cities around the USA have traditional and durable wrought iron porch railings, decorative […]

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How To Build A Cheap Desktop TIPS Use Fir Plywood 24-inch width WATCH video below for tips Coat with water-based urethane CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I need to build two cheap desktops. I'm lucky in that I have small cabinets that the top can rest on. One top […]

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Watch the above video review of the EasyCare paint sold exclusively at True Value Hardware stores. I tested EasyCare out in my own bathroom. Here's my opinion: Nice and thick Above-average hiding power No roll splatter Very low odor Exceptional value Paint Prices When you compare indoor wall and ceiling paint, you should always consider the […]

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How To Garage Shelving Ideas Use thin plywood between 2x4s Electric cable staples are shelf cleats 88 feet of shelving from one 4x8 sheet of plywood Works on drywalled garages too CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I need some creative garage shelving ideas. I’ve got a limited budget, bare […]

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How to Drill Into Steel TIPS Drill slow with moderate pressure WATCH my Video Below! Use a proper COBALT metal bit CLICK HERE to BUY NOW Apply clean motor oil to steel to keep bit cool CLICK HERE to get Tim's FREE & FUNNY newsletter! My guess is this summer you’ll be faced with some DIY […]

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You can see in the above video how the twins decided to climb up on the dresser to have some fun. The issue is that it could have ended badly with the one twin being suffocated or dying from a crushed skull. Children do die from these accidents, just read about it online from trusted […]

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Built-In Bookcase Design TIPS Stop and draw a scale plan 1/2-inch-per-foot scale Consider different wood species for eye-popping results Build a small prototype - make cases modular Incorporate indirect lighting CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE& FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I live in a 100-year-old wooden house and am doing all the refurbishing and maintenance […]

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If you could look over my shoulder as I read my incoming email from homeowners, you’d probably shake your head as I do sometimes. Not a week goes by that I don’t have to offer up a grim autopsy report to a hurting homeowner. All too often the problem can be traced to poor planning […]

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