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  • This article gives simple step-by-step instructions for creating a fake stone wall that's realistic and inexpensive. Photos included.

    DIY Fake Stone Wall—Cheap and Fun!

    DIY Fake Stone Wall—Cheap and Fun!

    by Holle Abee4

  • Replacing an exterior door isn't like it used to be, back when you built your jambs from scratch and hung the door itself with elaborate care. In fact, it's very possibly within YOUR reach--especially with this illustrated guide!

    Exterior Doors:  How (Not) To Install Them

    Exterior Doors: How (Not) To Install Them

    by Doc Snow8

  • Accurate square and mitered cuts in wood are essential for construction work. However properly cut timber looks better even if you are doing basic DIY and making stuff around the home.

    How to Cut Wood Square by Hand or With a Miter Saw

    How to Cut Wood Square by Hand or With a Miter Saw

    by Eugene Brennan24

  • Damp can be a serious problem in homes leading to mildew on walls, ceilings, curtains, and clothing. It has several causes but can often be remedied or reduced in severity.

    What Causes Dampness and Mould in Houses?

    What Causes Dampness and Mould in Houses?

    by Eugene Brennan5

  • If you have traditional wooden fascia boards on your eaves, then they will need maintenance at some time or another. It's not so terribly hard. Here's some tricks and traps, described and photographed.

    Eaves and Fascia Board Repair:  How (Not) To Fix Them

    Eaves and Fascia Board Repair: How (Not) To Fix Them

    by Doc Snow18

  • If your wood floor is looking worn and in need of repair and refinishing, you can do it yourself much less expensively than hiring it done. As long as you understand the process and the tools used you can successfully refinsh your wood floor and increase the value of your home.

    Step By Step Illustrated Guide to Refinishing Wood Floors

    Step By Step Illustrated Guide to Refinishing Wood Floors

    by Marye Audet31

  • Combining multiple colors on a single wall to create an ombre effect can seem daunting, but with a little advice you can create an impressive accent wall in any room.

    How to Paint a Tropical Ombre Wall

    How to Paint a Tropical Ombre Wall

    by Paige1

  • The numbers and letters on the head of your key always mean something. Here is a brief guide to the most common meanings of the numbers and codes.

    What Do the Numbers on My Key Mean?

    What Do the Numbers on My Key Mean?

    by Tom Rubenoff16

  • Woodscapes is a Sherwin Williams fence and siding stain, available in a water-based and oil-based option. Check out my review to learn more about Woodscapes acrylic stain.

    Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Stain Review

    Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Stain Review

    by Matt G.0

  • Heating and cooling a room with vaulted or high ceilings as well as how to better cool and heat the second floor of our homes are very commonly asked questions about our HVAC system. Find out a few options and tips you may try to use to help you accomplish a more comfortable environment efficiently.

    Efficiently Heating and Cooling Homes with High Ceilings & Rooms

    Efficiently Heating and Cooling Homes with High Ceilings & Rooms

    by Dan Robbins15

  • One of the more common bends made in electrical conduit is the offset bend - this page of a comprehesive conduit bending guide describes how to bend an offset using multipliers.

    A Conduit Bending Guide on How to Bend an Offset

    A Conduit Bending Guide on How to Bend an Offset

    by Dan Harmon13

  • Easy step by step directions with pictures on how to clear clogged sinks - plunger, pop-up drains, and Drain trap repair techniques.

    Unclogging A Sink Cheap

    Unclogging A Sink Cheap

    by India Arnold15

  • With some simple tools, a little effort and a few safety precautions, building a fieldstone fire pit is a weekend DIY project that your family and friends will enjoy for many years to come.

    How to Build a Fieldstone Fire Pit

    How to Build a Fieldstone Fire Pit

    by Anthony Altorenna158

  • If you have an animal companion in your home, it can do wonders for the satisfaction of all concerned to allow free access to the outdoors. It can be easier (and less expensive) than you might think. Read how--and how NOT!--to do it here!

    Pet Doors:  How (Not) to Install Them

    Pet Doors: How (Not) to Install Them

    by Doc Snow5

  • Painting staircase spindles is easy when you use the right tools and paint. Check out these tips to help you get the job done professionally.

    Tips for Painting Staircase Spindles

    Tips for Painting Staircase Spindles

    by Matt G.0

  • This is an easy to follow step-by-step guide to putting down your new peel and stick vinyl tile flooring yourself, no matter what your skill level. I did it, and so can you!

    How to Lay Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring

    How to Lay Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring

    by Sherry Hewins17

  • Is NeverWet good for waterproofing your clothing, furniture, and outdoor planters? Possibly not, but it certainly has other uses!

    Uses for NeverWet by Rust-oleum

    Uses for NeverWet by Rust-oleum

    by jellygator7

  • This guide shows you how to wire a UK style, standard 3-pin plug and select the correct fuse. These basic principles can be applied to wiring plugs from other countries, only the colours are different

    9 Easy Steps to Wiring a Plug Correctly and Safely

    9 Easy Steps to Wiring a Plug Correctly and Safely

    by Eugene Brennan1

  • Technicians troubleshoot malfunctioning electric baseboard heaters before replacing anything. Troubleshooting isolates the exact fault and helps determine which part has failed.

    Troubleshooting an Electric Baseboard Heater

    Troubleshooting an Electric Baseboard Heater

    by Bert Holopaw1

  • Find out the many awesome ways the Empire Protractor can be used to make measuring angles a breeze. This tool is truly underestimated.

    How to Use the Empire Protractor

    How to Use the Empire Protractor

    by NiaG6

  • Roofing your own home can save you a lot of money. It is a physical job but, with the invent of newer materials and a little know how, the work can be accomplished by a "do it yourselfer". It does take physical ability and two or three people who...

    "Do It Yourself" Steel Paneled Residential Roofing

    "Do It Yourself" Steel Paneled Residential Roofing

    by C.S.Alexis29

  • Many old French houses have issues with damp. Some of these issues relate to humidity in the home and can be easily dealt with, but rising damp is a serious underlying problem which needs addressing.

    Rising Damp: How to Recognise It and What to Do

    Rising Damp: How to Recognise It and What to Do

    by Annabelle Johnson10

  • Hot and neutral supply power to an appliance, so why the need for a "ground" wire? Well basically it's included for safety reasons. This article explains how it all works....

    What Is the Ground (Earth) Wire For?

    What Is the Ground (Earth) Wire For?

    by Eugene Brennan19

  • How to wire 3 way light switches, with wiring diagrams for different methods of installing the wire between boxes. Detailed instructions and wiring diagrams.

    How to Wire a 3-Way Switch: Wiring Diagram

    How to Wire a 3-Way Switch: Wiring Diagram

    by Dan Harmon68

  • Painting varnished wood involves thorough prep work to get a durable, professional finish. Check out these tips for prepping and painting over stained and varnished wood.

    Tips for Painting Varnished Wood

    Tips for Painting Varnished Wood

    by Matt G.0

  • How to install an over the range microwave oven. Installing a microwave isn't difficult, but here are some tips for potential problems and their solutions.

    How to Install an Over-the-Range Microwave

    How to Install an Over-the-Range Microwave

    by Dan Harmon8

  • How to install a light fixture as well as how to wire that same light fixture. Written by an electrician that has installed thousands of fixtures.

    Installing and Wiring a Light Fixture

    Installing and Wiring a Light Fixture

    by Dan Harmon29

  • Priming is crucial when prepping the surface for paint. Check out this article to find out the best primer for kitchen cabinets.

    Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets

    Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets

    by Matt G.0

  • Hair clogs in your shower drain? Try these easy ways to keep shower drains from clogging with hair and soap scum. Cheap and easy ideas to avoid plumbing bills!

    How to Keep Shower Drains from Clogging

    How to Keep Shower Drains from Clogging

    by Virginia Kearney9

  • Detailed instructing by choosing, installing and wiring a GFCI outlet. Written by an electrician for the homeowner doing their own work.

    How to Install a GFCI Outlet

    How to Install a GFCI Outlet

    by Dan Harmon5

  • Make your radiator look brand new by thoroughly cleaning and painting your steam radiator heater. It is a perfect DIY job that will improve your environment, the look of your home, and save money.

    How to Clean and Paint a Radiator

    How to Clean and Paint a Radiator

    by Shasta Matova19

  • If you paint for a living, having the best tools reduces labor and work time. Check out these five house painting tools I use for interior and exterior painting.

    5 House Painting Tools Every Painter Needs

    5 House Painting Tools Every Painter Needs

    by Matt G.0

  • Sooner or later everyone will have to replace a blown fuse; description of types of fuses and tips on changing different styles of fuse.

    How to Replace a Fuse in a Fuse Box

    How to Replace a Fuse in a Fuse Box

    by Dan Harmon6

  • Leaky outdoor spigots can be easy to fix for do-it-yourselfers. If you don't like to spend money where you could figure it out for yourself, then this article is for you.

    How to Replace an Outside Water Spigot

    How to Replace an Outside Water Spigot

    by watergeek14

  • My design concept and build of timber frame conservatory with cedar wood cladding and roof tiles. Self-build low budget, key stage step by step guide e.g. recycled windows and laying cedar wood tiles

    How to Build a Timber Frame Conservatory

    How to Build a Timber Frame Conservatory

    by Arthur Russ4

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