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Arborwear Ascender Jacket – The toughest one around

Like many contractors, I operate in two hemispheres of the home-improvement world: building and business. I need gear that’s at home in both places, and that’s how I ended up with Arborwear’sAscender jacket ($200). I’ve worn this jacket as an outer shell on jobs where the high temperature reached only 9°F, on projects that had [...]

Grundy Mark Theresa Deck Expo

MyFixitUpLife talk show: Winter-ready home and DIY deck tips

MyFixitUpLife hosts are talking DIY deck tips and money-saving tips to get your outdoors spaces ready for winter. DIY Network’s Cool Tool guru Grundy joins us from deep inside the big wide world of outdoor living with the North American Deck and Railing Association at DeckExpo in Chicago. We’re getting ready for winter with Fine [...]

Jefferey Earnhardt

MyFixitUpLife talk: It’s ON!

  It’s ON! We’re bringing it fast and bright from Leviton’s teched-out, tuned-in power hub at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Our homes get better and our gardens grow greener when Better Homes and Gardens editor Jill Waage cruises in to curate our collection. Fine Homebuilding Magazine’s Debra Silber sneak-peaks pro-grade how-to and [...]

Mark & Theresa talk w/ Jill Waage

MyFixitUpLife talk: Better Homes & Gardens, Extreme Makeover, This Old House, Fine Homebuilding

Mark & Theresa take you inside top home improvement media of This Old House, Extreme Makeover, Fine Homebuilding, and Better Homes & Gardens to talk everything from building a play home to Pinterest to trends in entryways and Mark’s personal privacy ratings to checking down on designer Jillian Harris‘s original EM:HE rejection. Fun interviews with [...]

Mark & Theresa talk with Jill Waage from Better Homes & Gardens magazine

MyFixitUpLife talk show: Classic Craft

Mark & Theresa are bringing you inside the International Builders’ Show talking about the latest in door decor and more with Therma-Tru doors. They’re breaking down the details of durable stone and timber trim from Fypon that will make your home a stand-out and easy to install. And they’re talking with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition [...]

Editor's Review: Beyond the basic step ladder

Editor’s Review : Beyond the Basic Step Ladder

When buying tools—especially tools I already have and that still mostly work—the new tool better pay for itself in a hurry. On my projects, Little Giant’s Select Step ladder beats this criterion.

A Carpenter's Life As Told By Houses by Larry Haun

MyFixitUpLife Book Review: A Carpenter’s Life As Told By Houses

A Carpenter’s Life as Told By Houses strikes me as a unique work of craft and writing. What makes it unique to me are the life circumstances, experiences, and perspective of the carpenter who shares his well-thought-out world view and utterly unique history: Larry Haun. Larry, best known for his articles and books published by [...]

Air King outdoor rangehood

MyFixitUpLife talk show: Where The Air Is Rare: Air-King

Mark and Theresa get the low-down on kingly ventilation products for your home and interview high-flying guests. Jeff Kenkelen from Air King Ventilation Products gives us real-deal information on choosing Energy Star fans for your bathroom upgrade, installing the right hood for an outdoor kitchen, and tells us 90% of Air King’s stuff is made [...]

airking

MyFixitUpLife: inside Air King at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Mark & Theresa talk about proper ventilation for your home with Air King, and check in with Ed Sanders from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Justin Fink from Fine Homebuilding magazine, Ed Del Grande from HGTVpro and Kohler, and Timothy Dahl from Charles & Hudson.

Fine Homebuilding

Fine Homebuilding’s Justin Fink talks w/ Mark & Theresa

Taking a break from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, senior projects and tool editor Justin Fink sits down at the Air King booth to share his top picks on display at the event. Dubbed the ‘Indiana Jones of Carpentry’ by Mark, he was a ‘Best of KBIS’ judge for the event. His highlights include [...]

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