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  • How To Build a Fence

    If you want to build a fence, you may be surprised to find that almost all fencing styles start from the basic framework. Once the basic framework is up, everything...
  • How To Build a Geodesic Home Model

    A geodesic dome is a spherical structure, ‘geodesic' meaning earth dividing in Latin. The outlines of self-supporting triangles are exploited in a geodesic model to...
  • How To Remove a Garage Door

    Take you through the steps of removing a garage door.
  • How To Build a Greenhouse

    Every gardener knows the importance of seed starting. Many seeds require an early sowing in order to germinate properly. But what do you do if the seeds need to be...
  • Pella Window Installation: Installing Windows

    So you've been shopping around for new house windows or commercial windows, and you've finally chosen Pella windows. Pella manufactures great quality and fairly easy...
  • Framing a Hip Roof: Hip Roof Construction Tips

    One of the most popular designs for roofs is the hip roof. If you are going to frame one, understand that the process is a bit more involved than framing other...
  • How To Install Roofing

    Being able to install roofing on your own can help to save money while increasing efficiency. The entire process of installing roofing can basically be achieved in...
  • Installing Metal Roofing

    The installation of metal roofing can be a simple project that is easily done by the homeowner. This will eliminate the problem of having to choose and decide on a...
  • How To Install Skylights

    Skylights are perfect to add light to any area or space. This article will help you be able to do the job to install skylights. It takes work but installing is not as...
  • How To Build Your New House on a Budget

    Building a new house can be an expensive venture. But it doesn't have to put you into the poorhouse. You've got many options when it comes to building your new house...
  • How To Shingle a Roof: Installing Roof Shingles

    Many people don't know how to finish a roof, but installing roof shingles properly means quality roofing. Here are some simple steps to help you master this skill. How...
  • How To Measure Square Footage

    If you are an avid DIY (do-it-yourself) fan, then knowing how to take correct measurements for any DIY project in and around your home is very essential. While the...
  • How To Do a Kitchen Remodel

    If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, then it's important to know where to start so that you don't get overwhelmed.  In order to do a kitchen remodel, you...
  • How To Install Woven Blinds

    These days, it is becoming real trendy to dress home or condo windows with Woven Blinds. This is especially true if the homeowner lives by the beachfront or lakefront....
  • How To Choose Garage Flooring

    You must be very careful when choosing a material for a garage floor.  There are many options available.  The classic concrete, black top, tile, linoleum and floor...
  • How To Install a Bar Sink Faucet

    Installing any sink faucet is a basic plumbing task. All sink faucets require the same basic installation – secure in place and attach water supplies. A bar faucet...
  • Choosing Kitchen Cabinets

    Is your kitchen something that belongs on a Brady Bunch rerun? If so, it may be time to choose new kitchen cabinets, but there are such a dizzying array out there, how...
  • How To Tell the Difference Between Slate and Asbestos Sidings

    Slate siding and asbestos siding are two entirely different items. Both were used extensively in the construction industry until the 1970's when asbestos was banned.
  • How To Build an Earth Block House

    Compressed earth block homes are not new; earth architecture is the original method of constructing a building. Approximately three million people the world over live...
  • How To Build a Ladder

    A basic wooden ladder can be very simple and easy to construct, and should only take you a couple of hours. However, ladders are dangerous at the best of times, so it...
  • How To Build a Stage: Portable Stages

    Do you have an aspiring actress, singer, or magician? Need a simple stage for your band? Or maybe your family reunion this year is a picnic in the park and you need a...
  • How To Hang a Door

    It may seem like hanging a door isn't all that difficult, which is true - it isn't. But it is not very difficult to do it wrong, either. If a door is hung incorrectly,...
  • How To Build a Wardrobe

    Got a lot of coats, but not a lot of closet space? Well, this project is the perfect solution to your quandary. Building your own wardrobe doesn't have to be...
  • Making Steel: Properties of Steel

    While steel is not something you can whip up in your kitchen or garage, it can be useful for several projects to know how it is made, so that you are better informed...
  • How To Make a Bike Rack

    Does your bicycle in your apartment fall over if you look at it wrong? Are the kids' bikes leaving scratches on your car every other day? Kickstands don't really work,...
  • Make Carbon Fiber Car Parts: Car Repair and Restoration

    If you are a motorcycle or car enthusiast, chances are you've heard the term carbon fiber, especially if you are interested in car repairs or restorations. Of course,...
  • How To Build a Sauna

    Building your own sauna isn't as difficult as you may think, but it does require proper planning. There are several important considerations, like do you want to build...
  • How To Build Shutters: Wooden Window Shutters

    Making window shutters for the outside of your home adds distinction and a touch of old world charm. Do not become intimidated when making your shutters. They are cut...
  • How To Make a Router Jig

    A router jig is used to put your work piece on when using your router. It is a simple guide or template for your router. Jigs are best used for making repetitive...
  • How To Build Simple Floating Shelves

    These shelves are mounted in such a way that it appears they are floating. There is no visible means of connecting the shelving to the wall. NO unsightly rods, braces,...
  • How To Make Bricks

    Among the various brick products are soft-mud, stiff-mud bricks or wire-cut, dry pressed bricks, and sand-lime bricks. Stiff-mud brick are made with either clay or...
  • How To Perform a Home Inspection

    There are a variety of reasons and a wide range of costs that you will encounter to have your house inspected. The normal house inspection can average 4 to 5 hours but...
  • How To Install a Patio Roof

    Patio roofs can add style, elegance and are a major attraction to your cement patio. The assortment of covers includes tin, metal, steel, copper, and rubber roofing....
  • How To Install Siding

    The choice of siding depends on where you live. The snow storms in the US Northeast are much more severe than a hot day in Arizona. The siding of choice in the...
  • How To Finish a Basement

    If you've got unused space available in your basement, currently lying unused or packed with junk you can't bear to throw away, its time you considered putting the...
  • Making Wood Platform Beds: Modern Platform Bed Frame

    Wood platform beds are a modern, sophisticated look for the center of any bedroom. If the thought of spending thousands for a piece of furniture has kept you from...
  • How To Make a Loft Bed: Build a Loft Bed

    Loft beds are an excellent way to make use of the vertical space in a room. By lifting the bed up off the floor and into a loft position you can free up the space...
  • How To Make Concrete

    Concrete finds use in most construction work, being used to pave pathways, roads, building houses, etc. While concrete is mostly used by construction professionals,...
  • How To Install Fireplace Doors

    Anyone can make their fireplace look complete with a set of fireplace doors. Besides giving your room a finished look, fireplace doors serve other purposes. When...
  • How To Cost Effectively Upgrade a Kitchen

    Remodeling prospects can be daunting. Especially when the costs involved add up so quickly, many people shelve the project even before it can begin. But would you be...
  • How To Build a Garden Shed

    What's the best way to gain extra storage space, a summer house or a green office in your garden without spending much? The answer of course is a garden shed, but...
  • How To Find a Building Site for a New Home

    Building a new home is so exciting! Not only do you get to design a home exactly to your preferences, but you also can choose the exact location. Although exciting,...
  • How To Work with a Builder

    A remodel is quite an undertaking. In a sense, it is even more taxing than building new because it inevitably upsets the daily course of your life. Furthermore, a good...
  • How To Choose House Siding

    Replacing your siding is currently listed as one of the most advantageous improvements you can make to your home, with an expected rate of return of over 80%. Even...
  • How to Understand Vinyl Siding Ratings

    When you hear the term vinyl siding, you tend to picture that two-inch, flimsy material adorning your grandparent's mobile home. Vinyl siding, however, has come a long...
  • How To Choose Lighting for Your Home

    Selecting the lighting fixtures for your home is a big job. There are so many different types, styles, finishes and sizes to choose between. How do you determine what...
  • How To Find Vintage Hardware

    Whether you're fixing up a vintage home or just trying to restore your great grandmother's armoire, finding the proper antique or vintage hardware will probably not be...
  • How To Build a Deck

    Building a deck is extremely rewarding, but doing it yourself can be a time consuming and challenging DIY home improvement project. If you aren't sure you are...
  • How To Convert a Cold 2 x 4 Exterior Wall to a 2 x 6 Wall

    Prior to the 1990s, most homes were 2 x 4 structures, and were generally insulated with R7 bat insulation in the walls. More modern homes are built with 2 x 6 exterior...
  • How To Use Mobile Storage

    Mobile storage units have many features that make them advantageous compared to traditional self storage units.