10yo Jack reviews “What Can You Do with a Toolbox?” with Novel Effect app

Jack MyFixitUpLife

I think ‘What Can You Do with a Toolbox’ is a cute story to read to your children. It teaches you about the basic tools in life you usually see construction workers use. It has a basic idea, but the idea is used in a good way.

The Novel Effect app lets you hear what you can do with a toolbox. see more

Video: How to build a deck Part 3—Decking, Rails, Stairs

build a deck

One of the things I love when I build a deck is that I get to combine rough carpentry with trim details. Part 3 in MyFixitUpLife’s Deck Video Series focuses on some finer points of decking, stairs and rails. I hope you’ll scope it out and let me know what … see more

Building a Deck Video: How to install guard posts

building a deck

Building a deck? Watch this VIDEO for tips on installing the guard posts quickly and effectively. Layout. Guard posts may not be installed more than 6-feet apart so it sometimes make sense to install them closer together so they’ll divide the space evenly. I call this “layout by centers.” To … see more

Toolbox for Life: Carpenter Mark on life lessons, DIY, & caulking showers

life lessons

Life lessons and shower repair? Yes. Clues to the big picture aren’t always floating in rarefied air; sometimes they’re down in the muck wrapped up in mistakes. The following come in no particular order. Think of it more as a Toolbox for Life. Use what you need. And thus spake-Mold-sthustra:  … see more

Father’s Day and Mother’s Day DIY Gift Guide

father's day

Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are both right around the corner. Here are some cool ideas for the DIYer and home improvement aficionado in your life. We’re part of The Home Depot’s ProSpective Program and worked with Big Orange on this blog. The ideas, opinions and observations are 100% MyFixitUpLife’s. … see more

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