Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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FlatWire Technology for Running Hidden Wires in Your Home

Running wires for electronics devices, cable TV, telephones, and speakers is now a lot easier thanks to this super thin wiring from FlatWire. The wire is as thin as a business card and can be used to power everything from electronics to 12-volt lighting. Watch this video to find out more.
Fixing uneven chair leg.

How to Fix a Wobbly Chair Leg

It’s easier to attach a shim to the short leg of a wobbly chair than cutting off one of the long legs. Watch this video to find out how.
Danny Lipford by portable generator

Inverter and Conventional Portable Generators

There are two basic types of portable generators: conventional and inverter. Conventional generators use a mechanical alternator to produce AC power while inverter generators produce DC power and convert it to AC power. Watch this video to find out more.
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How to Clean Between Deck Boards

Maintenance of a wood deck takes more than just power washing, you’ll also need to remove leaves and other debris from between the boards. To do this, screw an “L” hook to the end of a broom handle, then use it to remove debris. Watch this video to find out more.
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Installing Interior Molding and Trim in the Kuppersmith Project House

After the drywall had been hung and finished in my restoration of the Kuppersmith Project house, our carpenters began installing the hundreds of feet of interior moldings and trim, which had been carefully selected to go with the historic nature of this 1926 home.
Using a handsaw on top of a tile spacer to cut door casing for tile floor.

How to Cut Door Jambs When Laying a Tile Floor

Watch this video to find out how to cut door jambs and casings with a handsaw when laying a tile floor.

How to Unclog a Tub Drain

There are a variety of home remedies for clogged drains that don't require commercial products. One of the easiest drain cleaning solutions makes use of an ordinary plunger.

How to Build a Stone Waterfall

Building a stone waterfall involves careful planning and design to achieve the desired result. The interior of the waterfall is made of concrete blocks then faced with stone to reduce the amount of stone needed.
Chelsea Lipford Wolf painting her home's wood columns white

Exterior Home Painting Prep Tips

Preparing the outside of your home for painting is one of the least enjoyable, but most important, aspects of house painting. Watch this video for tips on how to scrap, sand, repair, and prime your house for painting.