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Paint and Restore Grandma's Old Dresser - How I Did It

Paint and Restore Grandma’s Old Dresser – How I Did It

The things we do for brownie points.  I guess painting another dresser for my “best ole ex-friend Ray” wasn’t exactly what I had in mind.  I thought maybe a Target gift card would do, but I suppose I was in real trouble and needed to give it a little extra effort.  Here’s the problem, this was […]

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Garage Door Openers

One of the big things I saved for last was installing garage door openers.  I diverted that money to other more pressing projects.  I’m glad I waited.  I recently came upon a really cool opener that breaks all the rules.  It’s the Liftmaster 8500.  What’s really unique about this opener is that it does not […]

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Skylinkhome SK-8 Wireless Light Switch

How many times have you said, “Man, I wish I had a light switch right there.”?  Too late ole bud, the wiring is finished and the drywall is up.  Re-locating that switch is now going to be a MAJOR undertaking.  You can look forward to spending a lot of time, effort, and money tearing out […]

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Build a Shed Ramp

My pop has a yard barn where he keeps his lawn tractor. It’s blocked up pretty high off the ground and for years he has driven his tractor in and out of the shed on a pair of old flimsy ATV ramps.  It scares me to think about it.  My brother and I got to […]

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Make a Stair Tread Jig

There’s nothing easy about finishing stairs.  In my opinion, it’s one of the most labor intensive and complicated jobs in finish carpentry.  You’d think that cutting the treads and risers would be pretty straight forward.  Take a quick measurement and cut, right?  Well, if you are lucky enough to have rough framing that is perfectly […]

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Craftsman Style Window

I hate windows and doors that are trimmed out with standard off the shelf clam shell type casing.  It’s cheap to buy and, in my opinion, cheap looking when installed.  I’ve seen some really cool custom millwork jobs in upscale homes.  I like them a lot and certainly appreciate the skill and precision that go […]

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Rain Chains

About the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time is rain chains.  When I built my house I put stone columns between each garage door.  They are really cool and add a very nice touch of character to the front of the house.  When I installed gutters I did not want to cover these […]

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