Tips for finishing drywall: Use the drywall knife for more than compound.

Mess free painting clean up - myfixituplife - hyde

Lots of people make the same mistakes–me included–finishing drywall. Typically, they: – Use too much mud. – Try to get it too perfect too soon. Less is more. The first two coats are supposed to be rough. – Go over and over the same spot too many times. There’s a … see more

Mark’s simple home improvement tips: Make your shop vacuum work better

home improvement

Home improvement is a big enough challenge without having tools that don’t work like they’re supposed to. My shop vacuum head was one such tool. Here’s the simple fix. Problem: The bottom of the suction thingie is dead flat. Unless I really articulated the wand—total PITA—the vacuum would suck the … see more

Home improvement & design: How to install wood wainscoting & vertical trim

2016 MyFixitUpLife Wood Naturally wainscoting installation - Mark

Wood wainscoting is one of my favorite interior finishes. It’s fun, clean, and all carpentry. And it looks sensational. In this video I run through a few steps for getting a job that’ll last—and that you’ll love. Things I focus on primarily for wood wainscoting—especially vertical installations—are getting the first … see more

The Winter Garden: Raised bed for cold weather color and Spring flowers

Winter Garden

This winter garden makes me happy. The landscape design is a little out of the ordinary—which makes it a perfect winter yard project. Don’t let the cold and short days keep you—or your tools—inside. Get out there and get it done. Even though the leaves are down, I think this … see more

DIY Christmas gifts: Reviewing Hi-Tec’s Trail OX Chukka waterproof boot

diy christmas gifts

DIY Christmas gifts means not just making presents and stuff but giving (and getting) gear that makes doing the DIY I do—whether that’s carpentry, woodworking or weekend walks with my son—better and easier. My current infatuation—and DIY Christmas gifts suggestion for the DIYer and doer on your list (or you)—is … see more

Mark is teaching ‘Natural Wood Decks’ at Remodeling show in Baltimore.

Mark building deck

Mark loves building decks with wood and he’s sharing what he knows at Remodeling show. It’s an easy task for Mark to talk for hours about how much he loves and has learned about building wood decks. And this year at the Remodeling show in Baltimore, he’s teaching Wood Naturally’s … see more

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