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Multi-tool reviews

Before you buy your next multi-tool check out some reviews of the most popular tools around. Multi-tool reviews [Backpackergeartest.org]

Sawing Tips

Making accurate cuts in wood can be difficult but also vital when measurements leave no room for error. Here are some tips to cutting once and right. Tips for Sawing Wood [Sawtips]

Best Places to Live

Best Places to Live

We love lists and most lifestyle magazines now publish their “Best Places to Live” articles annually. We couldn’t agree more with the selections from Men’s Journal and we think Tucson could be the next Austin. Lifestyle Optimizer (chooses your best place) [Homefair]

Organize your Closet

Organize your Closet

If your closet looks like this (see above) then maybe it’s time you rethink how you organize your closet. With your clothing wedged so tightly, not only is it difficult to find clothes you want to wear but when you do manage to yank them out they most often are […]

Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

From the 3-foot stool to the 15-foot extender, a fall from any height can be disastrous. Follow these OSHA guidelines before making any risky calls when using your ladder. Reading through these guidelines can also refresh your memory on ladder safety. Ladder Safety [OSHA]

How to Hold a Hammer

How to Hold a Hammer

According to Habitat for Humanity, the average beginner carpenter uses almost 30 strikes to pound a nail when it should take 3-4. Start by holding the hammer at the base and swing with your shoulder and use your forearm, but don’t use your wrist. If your wrist gets tired you’re […]

Concrete Countertops

Concrete Countertops

Here’s a nice photo set of a concrete countertop installation.

Sash Window Restoration

Restoring and repairing a sash window can be tricky work. The windows can vary from region to region and their conditions can merit major hair-pulling (probably why you waited so long to touch them). Here is a Do-it-yourself guide to working on sash windows. Do It Yourself Sash Window Guide […]

Lighting Sets the Tone

Plan your lighting layout with this helpful tool from Merillat. It outlines four different types of room lighting and how to achieve the perfect glow. Lighting a Room [Merillat]

Watch Out for Home Improvement Scams

The burst in home construction and remodeling has also provided a sister industry of crooks that rely on the trustworthiness of homeowners to open up their homes for any “expert” that can help them create the house of their dreams. Prepare yourself by reading these tips. Tips to avoid home […]

DIFM – Do It For Me

There are many consumers who like the concept of “doing it yourself” and want to be involved but just don’t have the time or energy to spend remodeling a kitchen or bathroom. But they want to select every material used as well as work with a brand they trust. Lowes […]

Mid-century Modern Furniture

Mid-century Modern Furniture

Finding a Mogensen, Eames, Gehry, or Starck that is authentic or an authentic reproduction, can be difficult. Domino lists their preferred vendors of great mid-century furniture.

Hands Free Faucet

Hands Free Faucet

Now that we’ve got the technology we should use it. The Brizo Pascal is a hand’s free faucet system that works well in the bathroom or kitchen. It debuted at the Builder’s show this year so expect in stores in fall 2006 at a price of $700-$1100. Brizo Hands Free […]

Squeaky Wood Floors

Squeaky Wood Floors

Squeaky wood floors are charming at first in an old building but living with them can be irritating. Natural Handyman has some fixes that should muzzle your creaky floorboards. All Those Squeaks Just Floor Me! [Natural Handyman]

Surfboard Coffee Table

Surfboard Coffee Table

It’s always nice to incorporate your own interests or environment into your interior design. But this isn’t always easy unless you can create your own custom interior pieces. Here’s a surfboard inspired coffee table. What would you make? Surfboard Table [DIYnet]

Kitchen Triangle

Kitchen Triangle

A great kitchen layout will allow you to work longer and more efficiently. When designing your kitchen keep in mind the “kitchen triangle” which centers your work space and cuts down on wasted movement. The Work Triangle [Merillat Cabinets]

Rearranging with the Seasons

Rearranging with the Seasons

Depending on your home’s exposures, you may wish to consider switching the functions of rooms within your house in accordance to the seasons. In the winter you may wish to eat and read near the central cozy fireplace but in the summer months you’d like to enjoy your dinner time […]

Tools for Women

Tools for Women

Women have long been involved in home renovation but they’ve always had to adapt to using tools that are made for the size and strength of men. The handles and heft of most tools have driven a number of entreprenurial DIY’ers to start their own companies that cater to the […]