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Frozen birdbath

How to Care for a Birdbath in Winter

If you live in an area with extended freezing temperatures, you may find that your birdbath or water feature freezes over rather quickly in winter. Read more for tips on taking care of a birdbath during the winter.

4 Seasons of Home Ownership: Winter

To roll out our 4 Seasons of Home Ownership winter checklist, we travel to Carmel, Indiana, to help the Cooper family get ready for the season.
Bulbs emerging through snow covered ground

February Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Did you tackle everything on the February Lawn and Garden To-Do List?
Man on a ladder hanging Christmas string lights

December Home Maintenance To-Do List

Follow our December home maintenance tips to keep your home insulated from cold weather and ready for Christmas decorations!


How-To

Tall wooden fence gate leading to a beautifully landscaped patio

Repairing a Wooden Fence

The vertical fence boards on a wood fence are often secured with nails, which can work loose over time. Instead of driving the nails back in, replace them with corrosion resistant deck screws, which will stay put. Watch this video to find out more.
sanding curved shapes

How to Sand Curved Shapes

A drum sander chucked in a drill works great for sanding curved objects, such as shelf brackets. Drum sanders come in various diameters and consist of a soft rubber core covered by a fine, medium, or course grit sanding sleeve. Watch this video to find out more.
paint-roller

How to Hack a Paint Sleeve into 3 Pieces

You need a 3-inch paint roller for some spaces, but you don't need to purchase small paint sleeves.
Using open weave shelf liner to hold boards in place for sanding.

How to Hold Wood in Place for Sanding

Watch this video for a simple tip on holding wood on a workbench for sanding with a belt or orbital sander using shelf liner.

Latest Full Episode

Creating a Custom Closet System (FULL EPISODE!)

We're helping a couple create a custom closet system that maximizes storage in their divided closet.

The Fast (and Neat!) Way to Wrap String Around a Spool

Winding nylon string around a spool by hand is too time-consuming. Here's the better, and faster, way to do it.

Why You Should Recycle Coffee Grounds for Gardening

Horticulturists praise coffee grounds for acidifying soil and enhancing plant growth. Here's how you can use them in your garden.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner: The Inexpensive Alternative for Cleaning Grout

Don't waste money on expensive grout cleaner again! Toilet bowl cleaner works just as well for cleaning grout!

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