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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Exterior Pre-Hung Door Installation Is Best for Do-It-Yourselfers Apr 15, 2021

Dear James: Our old wood front door faces west, so it took the abuse of the sun and storm wear. What... Read More

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Make Sure Concrete Is Properly Poured to Minimize Cracks Apr 08, 2021

Dear James: I am having a new house built in an area where others have had many cracks in the concre... Read More

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Oil Finishes Are Easy to Apply to Wood Apr 01, 2021

Dear James: We just bought an older house with lots of natural woodwork. Can we sand it down and ref... Read More

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Remodel a Bathroom With a New Vanity and Cabinets Mar 25, 2021

Dear James: I am planning a partial remodel of my bathroom with just a new vanity and cabinets. What... Read More