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

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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

Workbench woodworking projects: Build the best garden bench ever

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I love woodworking projects for the yard. This one (two) will get a ton of use from benches to tables to even DIY fitness and storing lumber. It’s rare on woodworking projects, remodeling, or home improvement that I cut all the pieces of a project at once, but this best-ever-garden-bench … see more

Holiday decoration ideas: Light the night with MyFixitUpLife’s yard pyramid

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We all need holiday decoration ideas. And as much as I love stringing garland (I don’t) I’m more at home making stuff with tools.  If you are too, I hope you’ll like and share our holiday yard pyramid. Stuff For me, holiday decoration ideas are more fun when they’re made … see more

How to build a wall: Wood framing and basement remodeling


VIDEO: When you build a wall for your finished basement there’s a lot going on. It’s more challenging than framing one outside to, for instance, build a shed. Without going into every nuance, this video breaks down some tips I use to make the process fast, accurate and fun. When … see more

Wood in the Bathroom? Absolutely!

The conventional wisdom is that tile is the go-to for bathroom surfaces. We see tile everywhere, from the bathroom at work to the subway, to everybody’s house. I love tile, but just because it’s so popular doesn’t mean we have to design with it. And tile and grout aren’t as impervious as you might think … see more

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