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Perfect Father’s Day Gift for the Handy Dad

By |June 1st, 2011|How To's|

Father's Day is upon us.  Last year, my son (via my wife), purchased the book "Handy Dad" by Todd Davis.  This book is absolutely terrific.  There are 25 projects for all skill levels.  Some of the projects can be completed in a very short period of time while others (such as the skateboard ramp) will [...]

Install Wood Siding how-to

By |May 18th, 2011|Exterior Projects, How To's|

How to install wood siding. Installation of wood siding is foreign to most.  With today's building materials, traditional wood lap siding has gone by the wayside.   The cost of lumber has skyrocketed in recent years. Because of that, vinyl became an easy alternative.  Who can argue with the low maintenance. of a vinyl siding? The need for wood [...]

Laundry Room Redo Sketchup File

By |February 22nd, 2011|How To's|

I did a quick renovation of our laundry room last year and have been surprised to find how many people have asked questions about it when it came time to do their own. We live in a neighborhood of new'ish homes where many share a similar layout for the laundry room and pantry. The general [...]

Allure Floor Installation and Review

By |January 4th, 2011|How To's, Tools and Reviews|

Well, our Trafficmaster Allure floor installation is complete.  If you aren't familiar with this plank vinyl flooring product you can find it at Home Depot.  The product is a fantastic alternative to a peel and stick vinyl tile.  At the end of the installation, the product acts as a sheet vinyl would rather than free [...]