VIDEO: Building a deck: Top-Down Framing, Part 1

building a deck

This building a deck video covers tips and techniques for what I call top-down framing. Hopefully, I cover enough ground to give both pros and DIYers some traction for the next deck project. Step 1 for building a deck is getting a building permit. And if there’s an existing deck, … see more

Pallet projects: I made this jewelry box for my daughter

pallet projects

I love pallet projects. And I love my daughter, so I made this special box just for her.  My daughter is growing up. Quickly. And, newsflash: I’m not perfect, despite having a DIY website. I know, seems hard to believe (it’s hard to believe, right?). I’m divorced from my daughter’s … see more

QuickTip: Compressor Drain

For everything from chair rail to deck building to wood flooring, many of us depend heavily on our air compressors to power our pneumatic tools. But when it comes to draining the compressor’s tank—large or small—it’s been my experience over the years that the valve on the bottom of the … see more

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