To determine an antique hand saw's value, first inspect it for damage. Dents, chips and rust can all affect the tool's value. Next, identify the brand name and product line. Top of the line antique tools that feature qua... More »

Before you start a home insulation project, ensure you have the appropriate materials and equipment on hand. Safety glasses, gloves and a dust mask are essential when working with fiberglass insulation in unventilated ar... More »

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When building a log cabin by hand, choose trees that are healthy and pest-free, and gather the necessary tools beforehand. To rip logs without a sawmill, cut a V-shape that is the diameter of the necessary log size in th... More »

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Some tips for building basement stairs include getting to know the building codes of the locality; measuring the rise and run; calculating the riser height, number of steps needed and the tread width; using a circular sa... More »

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To cut crown molding corners, first put the molding upside down in a miter box, making sure it is braced on the back and side of the box, and then cut the molding at a 45-degree angle with a hand saw. This method works f... More »

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A reliable wood removal service should always have valid insurance, as wood removal may cause a lot of damage to property and workers' health. If a company doesn't have insurance and somebody or something is damaged, the... More »

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To repair cedar clapboard siding, remove the damaged pieces and vertical caulk joints, section out the damaged clapboard, patch any damage, install new cedar clapboards and paint. Repairs can be completed over a weekend ... More »

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