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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Change Old Door and Cabinet Hinges Jan 21, 2021

Dear James: Many cabinet and interior door hinges squeak and don't move smoothly. I need new ones, but the design selection is endless. What are the best and most durable hinge designs? — Russ F. Dear Russ: Most people change hinges for decorat... Read More

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How To Replace a Broken Window Glass Pane Jan 14, 2021

Dear James: We have older wood windows, and some of the glass panes have cracks but are intact. What is the easiest and best method to replace the glass panes myself? — Denise K. Dear Denise: Replacing a glass pane in a wood window sash is not ... Read More

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Make and Add Your Own Wet Bar to Your Home Jan 07, 2021

Dear James: My combo living room/dining room would be better for entertaining if it had a wet bar. How can I build a very strong one myself, and what is the best size for it? — Ted T. Dear Ted: You cannot go wrong for entertaining, convenience ... Read More

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Tips To Avoid Typical Bathroom Design Errors Dec 31, 2020

Dear James: We are in the planning stages to add a half-bathroom on our first floor for my elderly mother. What are some basic design tips to consider and errors to avoid? — Cathy D. Dear Cathy: As our population ages, adding a first-floor full... Read More