home improvement


Husqvarna Automower 415X

Our old Troy-Bilt riding mower shot craps in May with a flat tire and something else wrong with the transmission,...

August 27, 2022

Rolling Pin Ring

My wife got a Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin that comes with several plastic rings to allow you to adjust...

January 24, 2021

Sweet Dreams

Let me start by saying that bed warmers always seemed like a unnecessary luxury to me. That was until we...

January 23, 2021

Netgear Nighthawk X4S

The time had come to upgrade my old router (D-Link DIR-825). It had been a good performer, with excellent stability,...

February 24, 2019

Outdoor Garden Sink

My present to my wife this year for her birthday was to build her an outdoor sink – a place...

November 3, 2018

Poster Hangers

When I was a kid, I had some of these really cool poster hangers on my wall and on the...

December 3, 2017

Ring Video Doorbell

I received the Ring video doorbell as a Christmas gift this year. Overall, I like it. However, I have a...

January 8, 2017

Shoe Bin

I might have lied back in June when I said I was done with the Family Room. There was one...

December 27, 2015

All For A Cup Of Coffee

Hey, I know better than to get between you coffee-lovers and your morning cup o’ joe. That is hard-won knowledge...

December 26, 2015

Requiem for Yellow Jackets

Your browser does not support the webm video format. Yellow jackets had taken up residence in one of my wife’s...

July 25, 2015

Family Room Remodel

It took me just over a year, but the family room is finally finished (including the train). I completed the...

June 20, 2015

The Polar Express

Your browser does not support the webm video format. I’ve spent the last six months remodeling our family room. But...

December 1, 2014

Using All Of The Space

If your house has more than one floor, chances are good that there is a lot of wasted space above...

September 1, 2014

More Basement Woodworking

Earlier this year, I started building a cabinet in my basement on the wall opposite my new bar. As usual,...

December 26, 2012

Garden Irrigation Project

In late April, we had a pretty impressive hailstorm, which led to us getting a new roof and new gutters....

September 7, 2012

Landscaping Project

This has been a busy spring. Thanks to warmer than average temperatures in February, we got a jump on our...

April 26, 2012

Progress Report

It has certainly taken longer than I had planned, and it is still a ways from being complete, but I...

September 25, 2011

Projects Aplenty

Summer is always busy, but this month has seemed especially crazy with plenty of projects keeping me busy. Today we...

June 29, 2011

Mmmm… Beer

Rule #1 in home improvement projects: everything takes longer than you think it will. This past winter, I started building...

June 13, 2011