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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

How to Insulate a New Wall

When making an addition to your home or creating partitions to divide a larger space, or even when finishing a basement, insulation is an important part of energy savings.  Insulating your walls can help prevent the transfer of both temperature and sound, and taking the time to ensure that you insulate the new wall properly is important.  Today we will take a look at a few different methods of insulating new walls so that you can choose the one that will work best for you.



Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How To Build A Small Out Building



Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How To Stop A Door From Opening And Closing By Itself



Monday, July 27, 2009

How To Install A New Door In An Existing Jamb



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How To Square A Building Foundation

When a building is being erected it is critical that the foundation is very square. A good method to use on small buildings, 8’ x 8’ or smaller is to use the framing square and string. For larger buildings it is better to use the 3,4,5 method.



Tuesday, June 16, 2009

How To Build A Tool Rack In Your Garage

Even if you have a storage room in your garage you could probably still need
some way to hang everything up out of the way. A wall covered with pegboard
could be the solution. It’s fairly simple to do and can be done for around $100.00.



Monday, November 03, 2008

How To Stain Wood

Staining in the home is generally most easily done with a simple oil base stain. It’s just brushed on and wiped off. Staining is kind of “what you see is what you get”. If the wood your staining isn’t stain grade it will show every imperfection, joint, or color variation inherent in the wood. If you want smooth consistent color you need to start with wood or wood trim pieces made from a single piece. There are also woods that the grain is so varied that when stained will look many different colors, like Pine for instance. Sometimes you need to apply multiple coats to get the look you want.