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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How to Install Joist Hangers the Correct Way
How to Install Joist Hangers the Correct Way Mon, Nov 25, 2019 If you install them properly, joist hangers will keep your decks and floors strong as wood dries, twists, shrinks and ages. Read More

9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again
9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again Thu, Nov 21, 2019 Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs. Read More

The Do's and Don’ts of a Bathroom Remodel
The Do's and Don’ts of a Bathroom Remodel Fri, Nov 15, 2019 The average bathroom remodel runs between $9,600 to $11,000, according to Angie’s List and high end remodels can run much, much higher. If you’re getting ready to embark on a bathroom remodel, you want to get it right. You know you need to set a b... Read More

100 Vintage Home Hacks That are Still Brilliant Today
100 Vintage Home Hacks That are Still Brilliant Today Wed, Nov 06, 2019 These tips and tricks for the home and the do-it-yourselfer have been passed down from generation to generation, but do they still hold up today? You better believe it! Read More

How to Cut Crown Molding: Using Scarfed Joints and Coped Corners to Get a Perfect Fit
How to Cut Crown Molding: Using Scarfed Joints and Coped Corners to Get a Perfect Fit Wed, Oct 23, 2019 There are three main cuts when you hang  crown molding.  In this video from Old House general contractor Tom Silva, he shares some tricks of the trade for cutting crown molding for miters, scarf joints, and copes. Read More

13 Signs You’re About to Hire a Bad Contractor
13 Signs You’re About to Hire a Bad Contractor Mon, Oct 21, 2019 We've all been there. In many cases, like our own, we became do-it-yourselfers after being dissatisfied with a job that was done. While there are many great contractors, some do leave a bit to be desired. Glowing reviews on a home service websi... Read More

Wall and Ceiling Repair Simplified: 11 Clever Tricks
Wall and Ceiling Repair Simplified: 11 Clever Tricks Mon, Sep 30, 2019 11 great tips including a Cure for Chronic Cracks and Fast Patch Backing. Read More

7 Deck Building Tips from the Pros
7 Deck Building Tips from the Pros Sat, Sep 28, 2019 Here are some techniques for deck building, framing a deck, building stairs and railings and adding deck trim. Read More

How to Make Safer, Better Cuts on a Miter Saw
How to Make Safer, Better Cuts on a Miter Saw Mon, Sep 23, 2019 The Experts at Building & Construction Professionals explain how to get the most out of your miter saw and share tips on how to cut small pieces, reduce tear-outs and, most important, how to do it all safely. This information is invaluable when you c... Read More

15 Great Tips For The Do-It-Yourselfer
15 Great Tips For The Do-It-Yourselfer Sun, Sep 22, 2019 From fixing cracked drywall, grout and windows, to garbage disposal repair, this is another great article from Family Handyman. Read More

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