Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Corner

In this category we include different articles we feel are important and informative for the avid do-it-yourselfer.


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Beginner’s Guide to Installing Crown Molding
Beginner’s Guide to Installing Crown Molding Sun, Sep 19, 2021 Canada's handyman, Steve Maxwell, discusses EZCrown... Of all the ways trim can make the inside of your home look better, crown molding delivers the most bang for the buck. It had fallen out of favour for decades, but the 1980s saw the beginning o... Read More
By Steve Maxwell

CROWN MOLDING MADE EASY... Confessions of a DIY Weekend Warrior by Dr. Athas N. Kometas
CROWN MOLDING MADE EASY... Confessions of a DIY Weekend Warrior by Dr. Athas N. Kometas Thu, Oct 24, 2019 Crown Molding Made Easy Confessions of A DIY Weekend Warrior by Dr. Athas N. Kometas As a dedicated DIY weekend warrior, the details of construction have always fascinated me.   Understanding ‘the why’ and ‘the how’ things are done co... Read More

Mill Your Own Wide Crown Moulding & Free Plans Download
Mill Your Own Wide Crown Moulding & Free Plans Download Sat, Oct 02, 2021 Crown moulding looks great, and that’s why plenty of homeowners are willing to fork out good money to buy it. But that doesn’t mean the crown itself has to cost you a bundle. These days even big crown profiles — up to 5 1/2” wide — can be milled on t... Read More

14 Pro-Approved Tips for Achieving Tight Miters Every Time
14 Pro-Approved Tips for Achieving Tight Miters Every Time Sun, Jun 21, 2020  This article contains some useful tips on mitering corners.   Read More

Expert Guide for Choosing the Right Caulk for Any Job
Expert Guide for Choosing the Right Caulk for Any Job Sun, Jun 07, 2020 Even with the EZCrown system, you may have some minor caulking needs.  Especially with very old homes.  This article contains great information on what you should look for. Read More

Drywall Anchors: Do They Work?
Drywall Anchors: Do They Work? Mon, Jun 01, 2020 When you need to hang something in a spot without a stud, drywall anchors are the way to go. But can they be trusted to bear the rated weight?  This article from  Family Handyman says 'YES'! EZCrown frames have pre-drilled holes created exclusi... Read More

How to Build a Portable Miter Saw Stand
How to Build a Portable Miter Saw Stand Sun, May 17, 2020 Bernard Williams , Cranberry, PA came up with an idea that allowed him to recycle something old to solve a problem that he had with something new. As shown in the drawing, he modified an old folding ironing board into a portable stand for my miter sa... Read More

36 Miter Saw Tips and Tool Reviews
36 Miter Saw Tips and Tool Reviews Sun, May 03, 2020 We haven't used all of the tool brands mentioned, but there is some good information contained in this article. Read More

Slotting Baseboards
Slotting Baseboards Fri, Apr 24, 2020 A great tip about Slotting Baseboards from Fine Home Building... Read More

Duct Tape Keeps Miters Together
Duct Tape Keeps Miters Together Fri, Apr 03, 2020 Here is a tip we came across from Fine Homebuilding. It is a great and easy way to keep miters together if your corners don't align. Read More

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