About James Dulley

James Dulley

James Dulley

Columnist James Dulley answers readers' questions about building, remodeling or home-maintenance problems that range from paving a driveway to painting over wallpaper. Each column is accompanied by the related "Home How-To" graphic.

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Build Quick and Easy Shelving Nov 16, 2017

Dear James: My kids use the garage for all their junk. There is barely room for the standard garage stuff like paint cans, tools, etc. How do I design some simple shelves and how big should they be? — Dennis H. Dear Dennis: Shelving for the gar... Read More

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Have the Ductwork Properly Sized for Your House Nov 09, 2017

Dear James: The bedrooms on the north side of our house are always chilly. We are planning a new house now. What causes this and what should we do to avoid the same problem in our new house? It will be two stories. — Ron H. Dear Ron: There are ... Read More

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Strip Wallpaper Like a Pro Nov 02, 2017

Dear James: I remodeled the kitchen and have damaged the wallpaper in spots, so I thought I would just go with painted walls. What is the best way to strip the wallpaper without damaging the drywall? — Michelle C. Dear Michelle: It can be diffi... Read More