home improvement

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Garden 2.0

Last year’s garden was a big success, but it didn’t take us long to realize that it wasn’t big enough...

April 9, 2011
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More Sketchup

Last year I wrote about how I was learning to use Google Sketchup and that I was planning to use...

February 3, 2011