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What Is the Best Type of Nail for Various Projects? Sep. 17, 2020

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Dear James: I got a new tool set and plan on doing some repair projects. I went to buy some nails, b... Read More

Build a Garage Door for Odd-Sized Garage Sep. 10, 2020

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Dear James: I had a detached garage built with a somewhat rustic exterior decor and blew past my bud... Read More

Make Old Tarnished Brass Bathroom Fixtures Look Like New Sep. 03, 2020

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Dear James: My master bathroom has some beautiful antique brass fixtures that have gotten tarnished ... Read More

Is There Much Difference Between Real Cedar Shingles and Shakes? Aug. 27, 2020

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Dear James: My roof and wood siding should be replaced soon. Cedar shingle or shake siding and roofi... Read More

Install a Wainscoting Kit for Beautiful Walls Aug. 20, 2020

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Dear James: I have always liked wainscoting on walls. The old drywall has dents and loose joint tape... Read More

Is Homemade Laundry Detergent Safe to Use in Today's Washing Machines? Aug. 12, 2020

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It's been many years now since I switched from commercial laundry detergent to making my own powdere... Read More

Do-it-Yourself Cleaners for Eyeglasses, Windshields, Floors and Carpets Aug. 11, 2020

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I pretty much hate to buy things I know I can make for less money — without even taking into a... Read More

How to Get Rid of Rabbits Ruining Your Lawn and Garden Aug. 06, 2020

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As adorable as these creatures are, rabbits can wreak havoc on a lawn and garden. Garden centers, ho... Read More

For Straight, Flat Wall, Install Studs Properly Aug. 06, 2020

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Dear James: We are building a guest house using wood stud walls. We plan to build the walls on the g... Read More

Install Recessed Lighting in Your Home Office Jul. 30, 2020

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Dear James: The lighting is bad in my home office, and I plan to add some recessed lighting. I need ... Read More

Fix a Damaged Tile Floor, and Install New Tile Jul. 23, 2020

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Dear James: Several ceramic tiles by my front door are damaged but still down tight. How can I remov... Read More

Create a Curved Ceiling From a Traditional Vaulted One Jul. 16, 2020

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Dear James: I want a smooth, curved ceiling in my living room. It now has a standard vaulted ceiling... Read More

Glass Block Mortar Installation for Good Security Jul. 09, 2020

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Dear James: I want to install some glass block windows for security and privacy. Would a kit that us... Read More

9 Ways to Wage War Against Mosquitoes -- and Win! Jul. 06, 2020

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Mosquitoes are nasty creatures. They bite, transmit terrible diseases to people and pets and, from w... Read More

Create a Dining Area Within Another Room Jul. 02, 2020

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Dear James: For our starter home, we are considering a dining area instead of a dining room to save ... Read More

Select Proper Joint Design for Wood Projects Jun. 25, 2020

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Dear James: I am pretty handy with DIY projects around my house, so I want to make kitchen cabinets.... Read More

How to Redecorate on a Dime Jun. 18, 2020

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Changing your environment can greatly improve your outlook. And that doesn't have to cost a fortune.... Read More

Replace an Outdoor Faucet Yourself Jun. 18, 2020

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Dear James: Last winter, I forgot to turn off the water to an outdoor faucet, and the pipe split. Ho... Read More

5 Easy-To-Make Body Scrubs To Keep Your Skin Vibrant and Healthy Jun. 17, 2020

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Body scrubs are an effective way to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead... Read More

Homemade Outdoor Window Cleaners Jun. 15, 2020

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Homemade window cleaners are easy to make using common household ingredients you probably have alrea... Read More