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Timothy Dahl

John Deere Has Upgraded Their Zero-Turn Mowers

This month John Deere has announced the Z700 series of zero-turn mowers which will provide larger property owners with commercial-grade construction. They've hit that sweet spot for residential owners who need a zero-turn to handle their yard, but don't…

How to Pack a Cooler

Use these cooler packing tips to maximize ice retention and keep your food and drink cold.…

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New Composite Deck Colors

Year after year, composite decking materials continue to get better and better. At this years International Builders Show, MoistureShield introduced two new colors of composite decking featuring their CoolDeck technology. …

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The Best Tactical Backpack for Every Mission

Tactical backpacks are growing in popularity due to their rugged construction and unmatched utility. These military-inspired backpacks have more than just a few extra pockets.…

Brushed vs. Brushless Cordless Tools

If you can swing the premium of a brushless power tool, it's always best to choose them. You'll gain more power and runtime, with less wear and tear on your tool.…

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The Pros and Cons of Rooftop Tents vs. Ground Tents

Rooftop tents are the gear of the moment, and for some they add instant credibility to their outdoor aspirations. But, does that mean everyone who enjoys camping should pony up the big bucks just so they can sleep 6…

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8 Tips to Start Your Gas-Powered Mower

Gas-powered outdoor power tools are used by thousands of homeowners across the country. But many of them experience frustration every spring when they go to start up their tools and find out they didn't take the proper steps to…

Pendleton Woolen Mills Factory Tour

One of the great American textile companies, Pendleton Woolen Mills continues to produce amazing blankets and clothing from their factories in Washington and Oregon.…

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A Mid-Century Modern Prefab

This month Yankee Barn Homes is celebrating their 50th anniversary. And to celebrate this milestone we are sharing one of our favorite homes of theirs, the Mad River Modern. …

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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs make our list of the worst insect invaders, and studies have shown they are becoming increasingly resistant to insecticides. But following these basic steps for detection and extermination will help you get rid of bed bugs and…

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How a Cordless Drill Works

Cordless drills seem commonplace, but it wasn't long ago when most drills available were only A/C powered corded models. The current crop of pro-grade cordless drill/drivers offer as much power as corded models, as well as all-day runtime. Advancements…

Tool Girl Pinup Calendars

Tool girl calendars have been a staple in garages and workshops across the country for years, with Makita and Ridgid being the only holdouts still making a pinup calendar.…

Pool Shed Makeover

Our new home has a beautiful pool, but the pool shed we inherited is nothing more than a frame and a tin roof to cover the pool filter and non-working heater. After staring at the ugly pool equipment all…

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How to Make a Giant Jenga Game

Jenga is an awesome game, but you can make it even better by making the pieces 100x bigger! We took some scrap 2x4s and built our own giant Jenga game, and you can to.…

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New Pool Gear from Ryobi Outdoor

Ryobi Outdoor recently introduced three new pool tools that are getting plenty of use this summer. A pool vacuum, bluetooth speaker and light, and air inflator. These three tools have pool maintenance and outdoor fun covered. Check out our…

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Brushless vs. Brushed Tools

Brushless tools more efficient and longer lasting than brushed tools. Here's why they are a great investment. …

How to Maximize Your Pegboard Tool Organizer

Pegboard has been a popular tool organizer for years, and remains so for plenty of good reasons. Here’s how to organize and make best use of your pegboard tool system. Choose Hardware Pegboards are designed to keep your tools…

How to Install a Swing Bar Lock

Home security is important to us, which is why we wanted to add another lock in addition to the deadbolt on our front door. We decided to replace the old chain lock with a swing bar lock from National Hardware.…

The Best Sledgehammer for Demolition

If you're looking for a good demolition sledgehammer to take out some walls or concrete floors, there is no better tool to do this than the BASH Sledge hammer from Wilton. …

Father’s Day Garage Makeover

As a car and tool enthusiast day—finding proper storage is a never-ending challenge. So when Lowe’s announced they’re now the home for the CRAFTSMAN collection and invited me to check out the latest products, I jumped at the opportunity!…

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Welcome to the Jungle

We love our yard, but after years of neglect from the previous owner, it has become an overgrown jungle of vines, weeds, and dead trees. Time to clear it!…

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The New Purple Mattress

Purple mattress has introduced a major update to their popular mattress. They now offer three different comfort levels as well.…

Chevrolet Bolt EV Review

Chevrolet Bolt EV Review

With a range of 238 miles and hair-raising acceleration, the Chevy Bolt EV could be the electric car of your dreams.…

Home Security and Monitoring from VTech

We recently checked out the new VTech VC931 HD wireless pan & tilt camera—and recommend it for the high-definition video quality, night vision, and pan and tilt camera control.…

John Deere Riding Mowers at Home Depot

Last month we visited one of the John Deere plants near Augusta, Georgia and were the first to check out their new lineup of utility tractors, zero-turn mowers and riding mowers. These tractors and riding mowers are targeted to…

Milwaukee Tool Job Site Lighting

These LED work lights from Milwaukee Tool are durable, lightweight, and provide a Trueview spectrum of light to deliver the most accurate results.…

How to Soundproof a Room

Whether you play in a big house or a small apartment, it’s important to strike a balance between quiet and the sound of music. Here are a few tips to help.…

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GMC DIY Challenge

We battled against two teams of amazing DIYers and builders for the chance to win the inaugural GMC DIY Challenge. …