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Gift Guide for Home Improvement Newbies

Gift Guide for Home Improvement Newbies

We asked our editors for some gift guide ideas and the first to respond was Deren. Here’s his gift guide that is perfect for home improvement newbies. In our part of the United States, low-priced “starter homes” are selling right and left. Impressive deals abound and new home buyers are […]

Negotiate a Deal Like Robert Livingston

Negotiate a Deal Like Robert Livingston

The 4th and final skill that featured writer Deren S. Monday wants to pass along to his kids is how to negotiate a deal like Robert Livingston. Robert Livingston was the key negotiator for the Louisiana Purchase, an 828,800 square mile acquisition by the United States for the sum of […]

Ninja Spray Painting Techniques

Ninja Spray Painting Techniques

Today is skill #3 that he wants to pass along to his kids from Deren S. Monday. It seems like I am always spraying something around the house. Paint, primer, lacquer, etc… And it seems like each time I do, I feel a bit silly. Why? Because my Dad taught […]

How To Lay Down a Mean Caulk Bead

How To Lay Down a Mean Caulk Bead

Featured writer Deren S. Monday wants to pass along 4 DIY skills to his kids. The first was building a fence that rots before it falls. The second is laying a caulk bead properly. I never appreciated the wonders of caulk until adulthood. I thought caulking was as simple as […]