If you have children who frequent your work area, naturally you are going to use all of the safety devices that come with your tools. But here's another tip that could save a life.
Sometimes when you're working on a project and you need both hands. One to hold the pieces together and the other to tighten the screws, you might find that difficult unless you have a set of screwdrivers that are magnetized.
When you're working with a circular saw and a four by four block of wood, the saw blade is not going to cut completely through the wood. So try this tip. Take a speed square and a pencil and on your mark draw a straight line across the top of the board. Mark all four sides and continue the line all the way around the board. Now when it comes time to cut, all you have to do is follow your lines and you will end up with the perfect cut.
When it's time to really get tough with that clog in your drain and you don't have a plumber's snake, try a garden hose.
Does this sound like your home? You want to keep the carpet looking nice so you require the kids to remove their shoes when they come into the house. Lo and behold you finally get them into the habit. Unfortunately a new habit crops up. The kids kick off the shoes at the very front door or nearest hallway or by the garage and there you have a large lumpy pile of shoes toppled on top of each other.
Sometimes when you need to make a quick cut, a hand saw can be just as useful as a power saw.
Do you love the thought of repainting the inside of your house, but you can't stand the thought of your house smelling like paint for days on end? Well here are a few quick tips that may help.
Here are some quick tips to help you with your next caulking project.
You can really feel the chill of winter when the wind blows your electrical outlets and switches.
When you want to remove paint from an old piece of furniture sometimes you have to turn up the heat!
Working with Chisels can make you feel like an artist. So here are some quick tips to help bring out the true sculptor in you.
At one time or another, every kitchen seems to have a cabinet door that just won't stay closed.
We all know that painting can be a messy job, so here are some fun quick tips to help you clean up before you get started. First of all take some masking tape and line it up around the edge of the top of the can. Make sure you completely cover the lip of the can as well.
It can be extremely frustrating when you have been carefully working on a project with wood and suddenly the last piece of wood you are about to hammer splits! This is very difficult not to do especially when you are driving nails toward the end the board. Here are some quick tips that will help you avoid this.
You have heard about different painting techniques to texturize a wall and maybe you are tempted to try one, but you are just not sure you want to take the plunge. Here is a Quick Tip that will help you decide and maybe save you an aching back since you won't have to paint an entire room to find out if you like the textured look.
Nothing freshens up a room or the outside of your house like a new coat of paint. But before you break out the new paint brushes and climb the ladder here are some quick tips to help make your project a success.
Here's a quick tip for recycling used five-gallon pails.
Avoid unnecessary spatters by covering dishes, using wax paper or paper towels when a looser cover is desired. Use an appropriate cover for the cooking process. If oven does not have a removable glass shelf, a plate or paper towel under food cooked directly on oven floor (such as baked potatoes) keeps it cleaner.
The small screws used to secure kitchen cabinet door hinges to the face frames of cabinets often work their way loose over time. Unless they're tightened immediately, the screws will enlarge and strip the holes until it's impossible to tighten them. A quick, convenient cure can be found just inside one of the cabinets: toothpicks.
Some woodworking professionals will tell you never to stain your wood project and to leave it with its natural beauty. However, no one will tell you to leave it completely bare. Wood has to have some kind of finish on it in order to protect it from age and the elements. So here are a couple of tips for you.