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Durable Concrete Countertops Are Easy To Make Oct. 22, 2020

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Dear James: I saw decorative concrete countertops at a home show, and I want to try it myself. What ... Read More

Lower-Cost Plastic Plumbing Is Easy To Use Oct. 15, 2020

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Dear James: I have never had much luck with solder copper plumbing, so I would prefer to use plastic... Read More

Install New Window Molding To Improve Appearance Oct. 08, 2020

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Dear James: I want to jazz up my dining room windows with decorative casing trim while I am having r... Read More

Readers Seeking Help With Cloudy Shower Doors, Expensive Hair Dye and Bigger Paychecks Sep. 30, 2020

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Dear Mary: How can I get the hard water marks off my glass shower doors? I've tried vinegar, and tha... Read More

Add a Simple, Dry-Type, In-Floor Heating System Sep. 24, 2020

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Dear James: We are remodeling a bedroom for my mother to live here. I would like a radiant floor-hea... Read More

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

It Is Not Difficult To Fix Your Own Window/Door Screens Aug. 13, 2020

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Dear James: My cats and kids have damaged many window screens. Some have small holes, and others are... Read More

How to Get the Kids' Rooms Organized Aug. 10, 2020

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With schools in the U.S. closing several months before the school year ended — and with it now... 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

Scale Insects Jul. 22, 2020

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Q: Everything under one of my large potted plants on the patio is turning black. What isn't black is... 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

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