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Simple Porch Column Plans – Wrap your ugly 4×4

By |April 10th, 2013|Before and After Photos, How To's|

Have you ever looked at a porch column that was nothing more than a 4x4 and thought it just didn't fit the scale of the porch/house?   Even worse, you could have 2 2" x 4"'s sistered up to make the 4"x4".  It isn't too difficult to wrap your 4x4's with some off the shelf [...]

This DIY Board & Batten Will Make a World of Difference

By |March 19th, 2013|Before and After Photos, Interior Projects|

If you have a boring entry, or really any room, you can add a ton of character by simply adding a board and batten wall panel detail.  It is not expensive, but it is a classic look that adds a lot of charm to a space. Your situation might differ depending on your existing baseboard [...]

From Design to Completion… Lay it Out to Get Ahead

By |August 14th, 2012|Tools and Reviews|

If you are a handyman, contractor, or house flipper, you can always get ahead of yourself by designing your projects in a program like Sketchup (formerly Google Sketchup) prior to beginning your work. I'll give you a couple of examples of how I use this technique below. Typically I will use Sketchup prior to owning [...]