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My Expensive DIY Plumbing Lesson

Posted by on May 21st, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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In today’s post I want to share a story with you from back in the days when I wasn’t very skilled in the ways of home improvement. I believe that you learn much more from failures than you do from successes, so I’m not in the least bit embarrassed to discuss this episode.  I hope Read the full article…

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DIY Projects I Just Won’t Do

Posted by on May 15th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Happy Friday folks! In today’s post, I want to go in a slightly different direction from our normal How-To posts and instead talk about How-To-Not.  That’s right, even though we’re trying to grow our readers’ DIY skills, there is a line that each of us won’t cross.  There are just some projects that we won’t Read the full article…

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How to Install Old Work Lights

Posted by on May 7th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Our home office remodel is going really well.  We just finished the joint compound work, the ceiling has been primed and painted and just this evening I finished installing the ceiling lights.  I just realized I owe you a complete list of every task we’ve completed and have planned for this space, that way you Read the full article…

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Your Home from Scratch #3: Bobbi’s Sweet Router Table

Posted by on May 1st, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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In this week’s installment of Your Home from Scratch, we’re showing off Bobbi’s beautiful router table.  It’s perfect timing since we just released our own set of free router table plans, although my table isn’t even in the same ballpark as Bobbi’s. Bobbi is one of our newsletter subscribers and I was excited when she offered Read the full article…

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New Video: How to Finish Drywall

Posted by on April 27th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

Hey gang,  it’s been well over a week since our last post and even longer since we last checked in with an office update.  Well, I’m happy to tell you that we’ve completed the long drywall finishing process and we’ve started priming and painting.  Pretty soon, we’ll be installing crown molding and moving onto furniture Read the full article…

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Your Home from Scratch #2: Colette’s Amazing Deck

Posted by on April 17th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Today we’re exited to bring you another edition of Your Home from Scratch.  If this is your first time to our site, Your Home from Scratch is a new series where we interview our readers and other bloggers to bring you their challenging home improvement projects.  Last week in our first Your Home from Scratch post Read the full article…

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Free Router Table Plans

Posted by on April 14th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Well it’s been a couple months, but I’ve finally finished my latest set of free woodworking plans.  This time it’s my simple router table. I first built this simple router table when I was adding raised panel wainscoting to our dining room.  It’s not perfect, but it’s a lot better than those $100 tables you Read the full article…

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7 Steps to Save Money Next Time You Hire a Contractor

Posted by on April 10th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Everybody loves saving money, right?  I don’t think I’ve ever met someone that didn’t.  If you are a reader of this blog, then you know that the best way to save money on any home project is to do it yourself.  Now we all know that isn’t always possible.  Sometimes we just have to bite Read the full article…

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Your Home from Scratch #1: Pottery Barn Inspired Media Console

Posted by on April 7th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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While things have been going really well in our home office improvement project, I’ve been slacking on the blog lately.  Mudding the walls three nights a week will do that to you.  Since I’m too busy (and sore) to write a new post, I thought this would be a great opportunity to roll out a Read the full article…

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Tips for Hanging Drywall

Posted by on March 27th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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In the past week or so, we started hanging drywall in our home office.  It’s not a terribly quick process and it’s been consuming a few hours a night.  Consequently, our post frequency has been low lately.  Whenever we’re knee deep in home improvement projects, that sort of thing is going to happen.  Today, I Read the full article…

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