Project Pergola

Project Pergola

Canada’s handiest man, Steve Maxwell, demonstrates how to build a great one.

At the Finish Line

At the Finish Line

Steve Maxwell’s guide to finishing outdoor wood.

Two Flaming Arrows

Two Flaming Arrows

The tall tale behind one of the oldest homes in Laval, Quebec.

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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...

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,...

Outdoor Indoor Decor

Outdoor Indoor Decor

With so much time spent indoors over the winter, lighten the mood by bringing some outdoor inspiration to your interiors. Get into the wild with these nature-themed home accessories that are sure to make you feel at home.

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...

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...

The Hudson’s Bay Company Blanket

The Hudson’s Bay Company Blanket

The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) point blanket has been such a fixture in Canadian homes, cottages, lodges and cabins through the centuries, it’s easy...

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