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Cabinet Hardware

Replacing Hinges

Replacing Door Pulls


Doors & Drawer Fronts

Installing Cabinet Drawer Fronts

Installing Cabinet Doors



Building a Deck

Building a Multilevel Deck

Building a Ground-Level Deck

Building a Single-Level Raised Deck

Building a Low-Level Deck


Maintaining Your Deck

Refinishing a Redwood or Cedar Deck

Renewing Your Deck

Refinishing a Pressure-Treated Deck



Repairing Your Deck

Replacing a Step

Repairing Decking and Joists

Replacing a Stair Railing

Replacing a Deck Railing


Door Solutions

Aligning the Bolt and Strike Plate

Freeing a Sticking Door

Installing a Security Lock





Garage Doors

Adjusting an Out-of-Balance Door

Maintaining Garage Door Openers

Roll-Up Door Maintenance Tips


New Doors

Framing a Prehung Interior Door

Installing an Entry Door

Installing Split-Jamb Interior Doors




Adding a Telephone Extension

Installing a Cable TV Jack

Installing Coaxial TV Cable

Installing a Programmable Thermostat

Replacing a Doorbell

Troubleshooting Your Thermostat



Installing a Ceiling Fan




Recessed Lighting

Under-Cabinet Lighting

Track Lighting




Switches and Outlets

Replacing a Wall Switch

Installing a Dimmer Switch

Installing a Three-Way Switch

Installing Specialty Switches



Testing Circuits

Testing a Light Socket

Testing a Receptacle for Power



Installing Flooring

Installing Cement Backerboard

Laying Out the Tiles

Setting the Tiles




Removing Flooring

Removing Ceramic Tile

Removing Carpet

Removing Wood Flooring


Stopping Squeaks

Stopping Squeaks





Removing and Replacing Thresholds
Replacing a Threshold


Digging Garden Beds

Laying Out Square Corners

Laying Out Arcs

Laying Out Straight Edges

Laying Out Free-form Curves



Garden Edging

Installing Landscape Timber Edging

Installing Plastic Edging

Installing Metal Edging

Installing Wood Edging

Installing Sawtooth Brick Edging

Installing Flat Brick Edging

Installing Precast Concrete Edging


Fixing Faucets

Fixing a Compression Faucet

Fixing Ceramic Disk Faucets

Fixing Ball-Type Faucets

Fixing Cartridge Faucets

Replacing Worn Valve Seats

Resurfacing Valve Seats






Installing Gutter Liners

Repairing Leaky Downspout Joints

Repairing Leaky Metal Gutters



Fixing Toilets

Installing a New Flush Valve

Installing A Plunger-Valve Ballcock

Fixing a Leaky Floatcup Assembly

Making Minor Adjustments



Replacing Faucets

Connecting Faucets with Supply Tubes

Installing a Water Purifier

Installing A New Faucet

Replacing a Sink Sprayer

Removing Old Faucets


Replacing Toilets

Removing a Toilet

Installing a Toilet






Sinks Drains & Traps

Clearing a Fixture Drain Line

Clearing Sink Drains with a Plunger

Fixing Leaky Sink Strainers

Replacing Drain Traps

Unclogging a Sink Drain Trap


Tub - Shower & Toilet Drains

Cleaning a Pop-Up Tub Drain

Cleaning a Sink Stopper "Pop-Up"

Cleaning a Plunger Tub Drain

Unclogging Toilet Drains

Unclogging Shower Drains



Closets & Shelving

Building a Closet Organizer

Installing a Closet-Organizer System

Building Utility Shelves

Constructing a Built-In Shelving Unit

Installing Stationary Brackets

Installing Adjustable Brackets


Painting - Doors, Windows & Trim

Painting Flat Doors

Painting a Door (While Attached)

Painting a Door (Unattached)

Painting Trim

Painting Window Frames




Exterior Painting

Getting Ready to Paint
Exterior Painting Techniques
Painting Exterior Windows
Painting Soffits and Fascia
Painting Jambs, Casings, and Trim
Using Chemical Strippers


Getting Ready

Masking Wood Trim
Patching Peeling Paint
Preparing Woodwork for Painting
Removing Stains
Removing Mildew
Using a Heat Gun




Hanging Borders
Mitering Border Corners


Removing Wallpaper

Removing Wallpaper



Finishing Walls

Installing Beaded-Board Wainscoting
Taping Joints
Finishing Inside Corners
Finishing Outside Corners





Patching Large Holes in Wallboard
Patching Small Holes in Wallboard
Resetting Popped Nails




Weatherproofing Your Home

Weatherproofing Your Entry Door
Replacing a Threshold
Maintaining Your Storm Doors
Weatherproofing Other Door Types
Weatherproofing Other Window Types
Weatherproofing Your Windows


Window Screens

Patching a Screen
Replacing a Screen in a Wooden Frame
Replacing a Screen in a Metal Frame

Replacing a Screen in an Aluminum Frame





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Around the House

Cleaning Fans
Combating Odors
Drain Deodorizers
Easy Clean-ups
Eliminate Smoke Odors
Furnace Maintenance
Furniture Layout
Grab Bag
Home Efficiency
Home Essentials
Kitchen Tips
Nail Pops
Odor Eliminators
Radiator Check-up
Rust Problems
Sharpen It Up
Wax Removal Guide
Wood Furniture Care



Shower Doors
Bathroom Organization
Bathroom Surface Renewal
Caulk a Tub
Change Toilet Hardware
Install A Vanity
Remove a Vanity
Remove Bathtub Decals
Repair Porcelain
Repairing Grout
Replace a Tile
Replacing Grout
Seal Grout
Shower Head Clog
Toilet Care


Clean It Up

Basic Cleaning Kit
Clean Awkward Spaces
Clean Painted Cabinets
Clean Up in Minutes
Cleaning Painted Woodwork
Cleaning Porcelain & Alabaster
Cleaning with T-S-P
Cleaning Woodwork
Clever Cleaning
Dirty Little Problems
Glass Tables
Homemade Cleansers
Maintain a Dehumidifier
Maintain Wood Cabinets
Plastic Care
Remove Spilled Wax
Rust Problems
Sporting Ideas
Sticky Situations
Water Stained Ceiling


Floors, Windows & Doors

Bi-Fold Door Problems
Carpet Care
Carpet Stains
Change a Doorknob
Clean Mini-Blinds
Cleaning Curtains & Draperies
Coping With Baseboards
Crushed Carpet
Curtain Adaptation
Deadbolt Locks
Door Mouldings
Door Viewer
Door sweep
Dusting Doors
Fix a Doorbell
Hanging Curtains
Install a Security Deadbolt
Install Mini-Blinds
Keeping Carpets Clean
Lock Problems
Masonry Waterproofing
Patching Carpets
Re-Finish Hardwood Floors
Refinish Hardwoods
Reparing Screens
Sliding Door Maintenance
Steel Door Solutions
Vacuuming Effectively
Window Lock
Window Washing
Wood Floor Care


Furniture Care

Build-up on Wood
Dents in Wood
Deodorize Antiques
Leather Furniture
Reinforce Drawer Pulls
Scratches On Wood
Stuck on Wood
Upholstery Care
Waxing Furniture


Workshop & Tools

Abrasive Behavoir
Baby Your Workshop
Basic Tool Kit
Beyond the Basics Tools
Caulk Types
Choosing Tools
Combination Squares
Cutting Glass
Drill Bits
Easy Ways to Measure
Extension Cord Safety
Handy Helpers
Ladder Tips
Level It
Measuring Up
Nailing Hints
Sanding Tips
Screwdriver Tips
Staple Guns
The Wrench
Tool Maintenance
Using Glue
Using Hammers
Utility Knives
Working With Screws
Workshop Help
Workshop Safety
Workshop Storage
Workshop Tips


Outdoors & Exterior

Car Cleaning Tips
Clean Cars
Cleaning Gutters
Cleaning Screens
Maintain Patio Furniture
Maintain Vinyl Siding
Maintaining Fences
Pool Safety
Seal A Deck
Seal Asphalt


Real Estate and Moving

Find a Home Inspector
Home Inspection
Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal
More Return on Your Home Improvement Investment
Plan Carefully for Your Move
Preparing a House for Sale
Protect Your Home with a Warranty Program

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