No Interior Bearing Walls QUESTION #1: Tim, is it possible to build a multi-story home with no, or few, interior bearing walls or beams? I’ve looked at lumber span tables and regular lumber doesn’t seem to be able to do what I want to be done. What are my options and have you ever solved […]
Deck Beams and Posts QUESTION #1: Tim, I really need your help. My husband is making a mess of a deck extension project. I’m concerned he’s using the wrong-sized lumber and the connections between pieces of lumber don’t appear to be secure to me. Are you able to share deck-construction basics so my kids and […]
Smart Control Gas Can - Easy to Use The Smart Control gas can is a dream to use. I had no issues unscrewing the spout as it was easy to press in the safety lock. CLICK HERE to discover more about the Smart Control gas cans. How Much Gas Comes Out? You can control the […]
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These two videos were a very clever way to market jewelry by J.C. Penny. Be sure to watch both. I was sent to the dog house to fold laundry the second year I was married. I thought a clothes hamper was a great gift idea for Christmas instead of using a plastic basket. "Stupid stupid stupid!" Video […]
This is a partial list of my favorite books. It's not in any order at all. I'd scroll through them to see what you might like. I do have a penchant for history books. Here's my favorite love story. If you have grandkids, this is a must-read for boys and girls alike. The next one […]
Wallpaper Borders QUESTION #1: Hello Tim. Trends and designs change and I’m convinced wallpaper will rise from the ashes. I’d like to start the resurgence and install some wallpaper borders in a few rooms in my home. What can you share to make this job go smoothly? Have you ever put in a border halfway […]
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Outdoor Shed Tips QUESTION #1: Tim, what can you tell me about outdoor sheds? I’m thinking it could end up being an outdoor retreat more than it might be for garden stuff and junk. How can you keep a shed cool that bakes in the sun all day? I want to make sure the shed […]
25th AsktheBuilder Anniversary October 2, 2018 is the 25th anniversary of my Ask the Builder syndicated newspaper column. I’m very proud of surviving this long as a writer and publisher and thought I’d share some of the good and the bad I’ve seen since that morning I waited outside in the dark for the newspaper […]