Fave DIY: Deck building and home improvement tips, Extreme How-To Magazine

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One of my very favorite home improvement projects is building a deck. I’ve built many—along with fences, playgrounds and other sweet outdoor stuff. I love building decks with wood too. Part structure, part trim, part art, part process, it speaks to me. And, in the pages of the October issue … see more

VIDEO: Home improvement storage & DIY for about 20-bucks | Make a shelf

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When I need some quick, attractive, and inexpensive organization or storage for my home improvement gear and supplies and flotsam AND jetsam, I make a shelf. Then to share it with you I make a VIDEO about how to make shelf. You could do this project with a circular saw … see more

Painting brick or stone fireplace surrounds are easyish DIY projects

Painting brick or stone can seem challenging, but it’s an easy-ish DIY project if you have the right paint and tools.

If you think of painting interior brick or stone fireplace surrounds as exterior DIY projects, then you’ve cracked the code. There are times when a brick or stone fireplace is screaming in sadness for a coat of paint. And when I spotted this fireplace at a client’s new-to-them-but-stuck-in-1980s home, I knew that … see more

5 Slammin’ Reasons I’m in love with the Fiskars 4-pound club hammer

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Hi, Fiskars 4-pound sledgehammer that’s been sitting in my shop. I realize that I haven’t spoken to you in a while, but now that we’ve worked together…well…Hi…Love affair. Besides making a wonderful accompaniment to a Halloween Thor costume, the Fiskars’ all-business 4-pounder is an unexpected awesomeness I’m surprisingly fired up … see more

Vibrant and Whimsical Wall Art Inspired by Dorothy Draper

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As a designer who loves to try new things, I was inspired to interpret classic manor rose print by Dorothy Draper into this series of wall art.   If you’ve been inspire by Dorothy Draper for one of your DIY projects, we would love to see! Send us a note, talk with us … see more

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