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Is this Maintenance Worth it? You Decide.

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Everyone seems to strive for low maintenance in a home nowadays. Well, it isn’t always the best option. We had a sunroom project to work on at a cottage where we are replacing 9 storm windows that were caulked shut to keep out the water. A sunroom that doesn’t have an operable window might as […]

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How to Properly Tape and Flash a New Construction Window

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are like me, you understand that a little bit of prep work on a job will eliminate headaches that will creep up down the line. A great example of that situation comes when installing a window.  If you flash the window improperly, you might be allowing water to seep in for years to […]

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How To Frame a New Window in an Old Wall

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are a weekend warrior, you will inevitably need to install a window in an existing wall at some point.  If you have a house that is vinyl siding on the outside, and you have a non-load bearing wall, the following is a step by step that you can follow to the letter.  If […]

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Surfacing Rough Lumber with a Router

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

  If you have an item that you need to plane down, but the wood is too large for your planer (if you even have one), consider using your router as a planer to get the job done.  Take a look at the image in this post and you can see how relatively simple this […]

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How to Build a Workbench: Super Simple $50 Shop Bench

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have a friend who is in need of a simple workbench.  A simple bench with a classic pegboard back is all that he requires.  You could just go over to Sam’s Club and pick up a bench for about $120.  This would be just fine, but if you are going to be building things […]

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Hall closet conversion to an entry bench with storage

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you have a traditional “new build”, you probably have a standard entryway closet.  If that is the case, it is about 4-5 feet wide on the inside with a single door (likely a 32″ or 36″ door).   The following is a free project plan/demonstration that shows the steps to take to turn your […]

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