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Issue #1183 Summer is almost here and it's time to ease up on the newsletter throttle. I've got lots going on in my life right now, and perhaps you do too. This time of year I try to spend as much time outdoors as possible because the summer WX in New Hampshire is incredible. Dew Read More »

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As a new subscriber you should be aware that you're entitled to lots of Ask the Builder perks. For one, you get top billing right here each week! You also get to hit the buffet line first. I highly recommend the buckeyes over on the dessert table. Just behind them are the dark chocolate pecandes. Read More »

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Issue #1181 The first thing you need to know as a brand-new subscriber is this. It's never a bad idea to bring a pint or two of mocha-chip ice cream with you each Sunday morning when you and I get together. It's also permissible to eat birthday cake in bed for breakfast. In fact, it's Read More »

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Issue #1180 Hold it right there. Is this your first issue? It's great that you're here. Thanks for your trust. Did you by chance happen to bring any dark-chocolate pecandes? This is a pretty long issue, but I feel you'll really like it. But you, you might have subscribed about seventy-eight new moons ago. If Read More »

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Issue #1179 - Shelters, Ledge-Talker, Rusty & More Are you kidding me? Well I'll be, this is your first issue, isn't it? You picked a great week to start, I can assure you of that. This newsletter is quite long, but it's packed with some sound advice. I've even got a new feature! Wait until Read More »

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What's that old saying? You can't see the forest for the trees. Based on the questions I received from yesterday's announcement about my Deck Stain Test Results being available, I think it might apply to ME! Things that are so obvious to me because I'm so deep into the minutia of the project, might be Read More »

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Deck Stain Test Results READY I've been getting SO MANY requests, I decided to release the results of my Deck Stain Test early. You might be one that said, "Tim, come on! I want to stain my deck THIS WEEKEND. Pick up the pace. TAKE MY MONEY. Tell me what you used!" If you want Read More »

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Issue #1178 (I think...) Are you a new subscriber? Welcome! He is Risen! If so, I hope you have a great Resurrection Day. Not many call today by this name, but it's the correct name. Today is a day of pondering for me. I'm in the process of re-arranging my personal priorities. You may have Read More »

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Holy Grail of Deck Sealers I couldn't wait. I had to get my control sample out of the garage this morning and record a short video for you. It's possible I've discovered the Holy Grail of deck sealers. I wanted to share this PREVIEW video so you don't go out and buy another CRAP deck Read More »

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Issue #1177 (I think...) Are you a new subscriber? Welcome! I'm composing this issue using my new Mac Mini computer and my new mind-blowing ultra-wide LG monitor. Go here to see a picture of the monitor as well as a link to the specs of this ultra-wide monitor. Holy Cow! Talk about easy on the Read More »

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