Amy, who lives in the quaint city of Martinsburg, WV, is creating lots of angst at her local Home Depot and Lowe's stores. Here's why: "I have not been able to get a clear answer from Lowe's or Home Depot about when a door may need to be re-stained or repainted (and how). I've been […]
When you think of a man up in the mountains digging with a mattock and shovel, you probably conjure up a vision of a prospector looking for gold, silver or other valuable mineral. I doubt you'd imagine a man creating caves full of sculptured art. When you watch this video, I hope you take away […]
DEAR TIM: I'm carving out a small space in my garage attic transforming it into a man cave. The walls and ceiling in the attic are already drywalled. I have to get electric cables into the new partition wall. It appears the easiest way to do this is through the floor. The trouble is the […]
It is possible to install a Wall-Mount Ironing Board in an existing wall. There are several key obstacles that should be on your radar before you start this job. As you’ve already pointed out, the ironing board needs to be located in a spot where it can rotate out of its wall cabinet and not hit anything. You need to be able to stand next to the board and comfortably iron.
Having the right set of basic tools will allow you to do a wide variety of home repairs. When staring out, select hand tools that can be used on various jobs. Stay away from specialized tools that you might only be able to use on one project.
Kitchen islands provide great working surfaces. You don't always have to purchase a new island for your kitchen. Classified websites can help you find a used island that you can refinish to match your kitchen cabinetry.
When framing an interior wall, the wall has to be plumb and in the same plane. Building a wall can be done on the floor, then lifted it into place, or built in place. These tips will assist you with house framing.