How to build a fence: Tips and tricks for posts, straight lines, and more

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In my world—and in this video—I have two versions of how to build a fence: Laser-straight and awesome-looking. And NOT laser-straight and NOT awesome-looking. This video has a few tips about achieving the first one and avoiding the second! When I look at fences—yard fashion, if you will—I can tell … see more

Fall home improvement: Troy-Bilt cordless lawn and leaf blower review

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I swear, maybe it’s the caveman in me or flannel-swaddled North-Easterner I am, there is something about Fall (and all the other seasons in their own wonderful ways) home improvement and ‘season-get-readiness’ I love. And yes, tools play a role in the love affair! From battery run time to on-lawn … see more

DIY Project! Make a wicked awesome cedar fire pit & firewood organizer

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Hi, and welcome to fire pit season. Crackling weather with cool nights perfect for snugging up to the fire. For the fire, you need firewood. And firewood needs a home, right? I think so. So I made this firewood organizer with off-the-shelf lumber. Here’s how: I used Real Cedar 2x6x12. … see more

Video: How to build a fence—Design, tools, measuring, materials and more

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Want to know more about how to build a fence? Check out this video about a fence design I don’t just like—I love. And I hope you do too. I designed this fence with horizontal planks and round posts. I wanted an earthy, friendly, and totally custom look. And I … see more

MyFixitUpLife how to videos: Fix a retaining wall

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Thanks for checking out our how to videos. We hope they help with your DIY, home improvement and around-the-house fixes. This one—how to fix a retaining wall—shows some tips and tricks for repairing loose capstones. I see this constantly on concrete block walls like the one shown here. The good … see more

Home Improvement Skill | How to Dig a Hole for a Fence, Deck, Mailbox

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As a carpenter, one of the home improvement skills I’ve had to rely on for so many jobs—decks, fences, mailboxes and more—is the seemingly simple task of digging a hole. As I like to say—and a lot of this has to do with the fact that it rhymes, but it’s … see more

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