Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Arbor swing

How to Build a Backyard Arbor Swing

This backyard garden arbor swing makes a great DIY project for your yard. It's made from pressure treated lumber and fastened with galvanized nails. Watch this video to find out how.

How to Make a Fabric Covered Window Cornice

A fabric covered cornice over a window can really dress up a room. Since this window was almost 10 feet long, the cornice was made from two pieces of 1/2 inch plywood 24 inch wide joined together with metal mending plates. The arch in the middle of the cornice was cutout with a jigsaw then the sides and a top were applied to give it depth.
Danny Lipford installing a Chandelier.

How to Install a Chandelier and Dimmer Switch

Installing a ceiling medallion and chandelier is a great way to improve the look of a room, and adding a dimmer switch makes it easy to control the level of light. Watch this video to find out how.
Danny Lipford with competed DIY fireplace mantel.

How to Build a Fireplace Mantel

A fireplace mantel often serves as the focal point in a room. While factory made mantels are available, do-it-yourselfers with a well equipped shop can make one themselves from stock molding and medium density fiberboard or solid wood.

How to Build a Window Seat

A window seat not only enhances the look of a room and provides additional seating, but it serves as a great storage space as well. Find out how to make a built-in window seat for your home.
cracks in concrete

How to Repair Cracks and Resurface a Concrete Driveway

Most driveways and patios develop a crack or two in the concrete over the years. Rather than breaking up the slab and pouring a new one, you might want to consider repairing it using a concrete resurfacer. Watch this video to find out how.

How to Build Exterior Wood Steps

Building steps used to require complicated measurements and difficult angled cuts, but precut pressure treated stringers today have made the job much easier. Watch this video to find out how.

How to Install Closet Shelving

Watch this video to find out how to add additional wood shelving to a closet.
Danny Lipford with installing ironing board

How to Install a Built-in Ironing Board

Fold-down ironing boards are a great way to reduce clutter in your laundry room and can either be surface mounted or recessed into the wall for a low profile look. Watch this video to find out more.