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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Jazz Up the Garage and Create More Storage Apr 18, 2019

Dear James: I am recently divorced. Now, with my husband gone, I can finally clean up the garage and get things arranged properly. What suggestions do you have to free up space and jazz it up a bit? — Steve W. Dear Steve: Cleaning and jazzing u... Read More

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When to Use Dye or Stain to Finish Natural Wood Apr 11, 2019

Dear James: I am planning to build some natural wood cabinets for my living room. I am trying to determine the most attractive method to finish the wood. Is it better to uses a stain or a dye? — Lori L. Dear Lori: There is nothing more beautifu... Read More

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Many Attractive Do-It-Yourself Patio Materials Apr 04, 2019

Dear James: I have a deck in the backyard, but I would also like to build a patio on a level area adjacent to it. I need some advice on what type of material to use for the patio and some installation tips. — Eddie F. Dear Eddie: Decks are nice... Read More