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Safety Tips When Using a Table Saw Nov. 14, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I try to do some home improvement projects myself, but many require the use of a table s... Read More

How to Clean Baking Sheets so They Look New! Nov. 13, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

They come in sizes big and small, rimmed or without sides. We use them to bake just about anything, ... Read More

Plan Your Bathroom Remodeling in the Proper Sequence Nov. 07, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: We are planning a do-it-yourself project to add another bathroom for the children. What ... Read More

Install a Lightweight Box Beam on Ceiling Oct. 31, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I want to add ceiling lighting and a ceiling fan to my living room, but there is no wiri... Read More

A Panel Fence for More Privacy Is Easy To Build Oct. 24, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: A house is being built on a vacant lot next to my sloping lot, and I need some privacy. ... Read More

Replace Your Old Garbage Disposer Oct. 17, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: My daughter dropped a spoon in our old garbage disposer, so we have to replace it. Is in... Read More

Retaining Walls Oct. 16, 2019

A Greener View

Q: Everyone in my subdivision uses man-made blocks for the retaining walls they installed on the slo... Read More

Install New Baseboards for a Fresh Look Oct. 10, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I am redecorating my living room, and I think new decorative baseboards would help. My n... Read More

8 Surprising Ways Lemons Can Make Your Life Easier Sep. 17, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Several years ago, my son gave me the bounty from the two fruit trees that pretty much rule his back... Read More

Make Your Own Natural Nontoxic Ant Spray Sep. 09, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

If you've ever had to deal with an invasion of ants, you may know the meaning of exasperation. While... Read More

Install a Space-Saving Pocket Door Yourself Sep. 05, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: When I was in college, our old dorm had pocket doors to save space, but they were hard t... Read More

How to Make Taco Seasoning Mix and What to Do With It Aug. 29, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Seasoning packets from the supermarket may be convenient, but they have drawbacks — not the le... Read More

Methods to Reduce Dust During a Home Project Aug. 29, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I like to do home improvement projects around my house, but the dust and dirt gets every... Read More

Repair Leaky Rolled Roofing With New Membrane Aug. 22, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: My older house has asphalt roll roofing over an attic/bedroom conversion with a low slop... Read More

Remove Old Peeling Sealer From Deck Aug. 15, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I used a dark deck sealer several years ago. It looked good for the first year or two, b... Read More

How to Make Your Own Furniture Polish Jul. 22, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Some time ago, I got a request from EC reader Kelly for a recipe for homemade furniture polish. She ... Read More

Mars and Pluto Skywrite Jul. 18, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

As far as omens go, this Mars and Pluto situation may as well be skywriting. As is the case with mos... Read More

Standard and Black Mold in Bathrooms Jul. 11, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: We are fixing up our house to sell. There are a couple of small moldy spots on the ceili... Read More

7 Awesome Ways to Use Up Stale Bread with Delicious Results Jul. 03, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Who doesn't wince at the thought of throwing out food that's past its prime? Take bread, for instanc... Read More

Decorate Your Kitchen Countertop With Stenciling Jun. 27, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: My kitchen could use a new look, but my children need braces on their teeth even more. T... Read More