Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Today’s Homeowner Radio Podcast | December 3, 2022

This week, hear out thoughts on extending a tile backsplash to a side wall and tips for hanging outdoor holiday lights.

5 Ways to Use a Speed Square 

The ingeniously simple speed square is the most practical and useful hand tool for any carpenter or do-it-yourselfer. Here are five ways you can use it.

How to Correct a Sagging Fence Gate with a Caster

No matter how well you build a wooden fence gate, they have a tendency to sag over time. To correct this problem, use a caster!

How to Build a Console Table (No Nails Needed!)

This tall and wide console table nests nicely under a large TV, plus you don't need any nails to assemble it!

Texas Couple Creates Ultimate Pirate Ship Playhouse

A simple wish for a pirate ship playhouse turned into a years-long quest that’s capturing the imaginations of children and adults alike. 

How to Use Bar Clamps to Steady Woodworking Projects

While woodworking, it's not always possible to have an extra set of hands. Here's how to use bar clamps as outriggers to keep your wood in place.
Joe Truini reads from the tape measure

Take Notes With Your Tape Measure

One of the key steps in making accurate cuts is remembering the measurement once you get to the saw to make the cut. Rather than carrying around a notepad, try this.

Clean Air in Your Shop: Picking the Right Dust Collection System

Today's Homeowner Radio Listener Questions Dust Collection Options for Any Workshop Tom is creating a...
Spot cleaning a dirty carpet

How to Quickly Spot-Clean Carpet or Upholstery

Clean stubborn stains on upholstery and carpeting by making this simple spot cleaner.