All posts tagged "house"
An Easy-To-Build Workshop
Construction in our family goes back several generations. In fact, our great grandfather was actually – believe it or not – a master plumber. To top that off, our grandfather and his brother built fishing boats. Later,...
- Posted October 29, 2014
Issues with Refinishing the Stairs in my Home
Question: I’m refinishing the stairs in my turn-of-the-century home, and when I pulled off the carpet I found this black stuff underneath. I don’t think it’s paint. What could it be? (Julie, Wisconsin) Answer: This could be...
- Posted August 17, 2014
Some Cool Tips on How to Beat the Heat
Looking for ways to beat the heat? One or more of the following improvements will make your home more comfortable and lower your utility bill. Shade trees strategically located on the south or east sides of the...
- Posted July 28, 2014
Jackup a House
Question My 34-year-old house has been relatively problem-free. But, major cracks are now beginning to show in the ceilings and walls, and my shower door won’t stay open any more. It’s time to re-level the house, and...
- Posted May 22, 2014
Home Makeover for Top Dollar Sale
Planning to sell your home? It’s a very good market at present for doing so. Prices are up, buyers are out there — many with lots of cash. And mortgage companies want to make loans. It’s a...
- Posted May 11, 2014
National Hardware Show 2003
We recently made our annual pilgrimage to the “show of shows” – when it comes to tools and hardware – the 2003 National Hardware Show. We joined 30,000 hardware store owners, hardware and home center buyers and...
- Posted May 8, 2003