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Avoid the #1 Deck Mistake

Avoid the #1 Deck Mistake

If you want to build a great deck, don't do what most builders do. Too many decks are fastened incorrectly, and most decks drive people crazy with maintenance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQP0cgv_Lj0 Avoid all these problems with my video ebook Love Your Deck....

One Simple Trick to Make Your Deck Look Great

One Simple Trick to Make Your Deck Look Great

How to add bull nose profile to your deck, and use a router to create a rounded profile to make it look really nice depending on which router you use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzWiSh68Vfg

Pushing the Envelope – Home Insulation Options

Pushing the Envelope – Home Insulation Options

Where I live in rural Ontario, there are plenty of old-timers who grew up in old, cold farmhouses. They’ll all tell you that, as a kid, it was no big deal to wake up on a winter morning, go downstairs to the kitchen and find an inch of ice on the water bucket by the...

Cozy and Warm Wood Stoves vs. Pellet

Cozy and Warm Wood Stoves vs. Pellet

Heating a home is one of the most important considerations for those living in Canada. And while plenty of advances have been made in technology, there are still many of us using the old-fashioned method of wood stove to stay warm all season long. Now pellet stoves...

Three Key Basement Finishing Facts

Three Key Basement Finishing Facts

Nobody wants a cold, moldy finished basement, but that’s exactly what many homeowners get after they’ve spend tens of thousands of dollars finishing their basements. Why? Failure to recognize three key Canadian basement finishing facts. Even a surprising number of...

A Cut Above the Rest

A Cut Above the Rest

After 20 years of sharpening chainsaws by hand with a file, I gave up doing it after I discovered how fast and effective electric saw chain sharpeners can be. This approach makes good sense if you cut more than recreational amounts of firewood, and not just because...

How Do You Stack Up?

How Do You Stack Up?

A big part of heating well with wood is proper wood storage, and how you stack firewood is more important than you might think. I’ve been heating with wood since 1989, and 10 years ago my son, Robert, and I started stacking wood in round, outdoor piles. It’s better...

How To Fix a Leaky Tap Yourself

How To Fix a Leaky Tap Yourself

Steve Maxwell has a 90 second video lesson on how to fix a leaky tap. You'll know it all when you're done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA52daBAkBQ

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