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Want a head-start on this column's subject? Click to watch this quick video on pocket door components. DEAR TIM: The house I grew up in had magnificent pocket doors that disappeared into the walls. In several rooms, the two doors would slide out and meet one another so the two rooms could be closed off […]

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DEAR TIM: I’ve never had great success filling cracks in stained wood surfaces. I’ve tried different wood fillers and the crack looks the same or worse after the repair. When I use some fillers before I stain the wood, the stain is blotchy around the repair. I’ve just about given up. Is there a magic […]

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On April 1, 2014, I uploaded a prank video here and at my YouTube channel. But here's a fascinating prank video that might cause you to shed a tear or two. Watch it until the end.

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DEAR TIM: I’m not able to do some of the jobs around my house and need to hire a few contractors. I’m terrified of getting taken to the cleaners. Is there a magical way to find a fantastic contractor? What about the online rating websites? Is it a good idea to just go off the […]

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SATCO Products Recalls KolourOne LED Light Bulbs Due to Risk of Injury   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.   Name of Product: KolourOne Brand Panel Array 2.0 and DUO 2.0 PAR LED Light Bulbs   […]

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You've maybe seen a light airplane land on a lake. It was outfitted with pontoons so the plane wouldn't sink. But what about landing a plane on water that just has wheels only - no floats or pontoons? Alton, NH is a unique town that has an FAA-approved hard-surface runway for a few months each […]

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This trailer is forty years old. It hit the market in 1974. Maybe you can find a restored one on eBay. I bought a new 1969 VW Beetle as a present for myself on my 17th birthday. I had saved up for a year for it and had to have my mom co-sign a two-year […]

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