How To’s

This category will list a number of projects that fit the do-it-yourself person. You might have found our site while searching for information regarding a project that you are working on. We will try to keep this category updated with new, and informative, projects.

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna | Popular Science

By |March 16th, 2015|

This might not be your typical “Handyman” project, but for those cord cutting DIY types, this is right up your alley.  If you are tired of paying for cable just to receive your local news channel, consider an HDTV antenna that you can make yourself.   This is a simple antenna and I expect that […]

DIY Concrete Countertop Guide – The Easy Way

By |February 11th, 2015|

The following is a guide to create your own concrete countertop.  The nice part about this tutorial is that you don’t need to order expensive product and build your own form.  This is an additive process that is often referred to as “faux crete” since it is a cement top layer and not a counter […]

Make a New Top with an Accurate Fence for a Cheap Table Saw

By |August 13th, 2014|

If you are like me, you might have an inexpensive (“cheap”) table saw that you use as a job site or backyard saw.  If you don’t, you can pick one up for about $100 from most big box hardware stores.  If you do have one, you will also know that these are not very […]

Is this Maintenance Worth it? You Decide.

By |September 3rd, 2013|

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 […]

How to Properly Tape and Flash a New Construction Window

By |August 13th, 2013|

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 […]

How To Frame a New Window in an Old Wall

By |July 11th, 2013|

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. […]