Here's How

Here's How

Here's How

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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Shorten a Door Bottom Without Splintering Apr 02, 2020

Dear James: We want to replace old, crushed carpeting with thick pile-type carpeting, so I probably ... Read More

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Parquet Hardwood Floors Are Easy to Install Mar 26, 2020

Dear James: We like hardwood parquet floors, but it is expensive to have them installed. Are do-it-y... Read More

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Select the Proper Handsaw for the Job Mar 19, 2020

Dear James: I am planning some major home improvement projects, but I am not comfortable using power... Read More

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Build A Fireplace That's Not Smoky Mar 12, 2020

Dear James: Whenever we use our great room fireplace, some smoke comes out into the room. I am going... Read More