DIY
Project Pergola

Project Pergola

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

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Need a New Home Heating System?

Need a New Home Heating System?

Even homeowners who heat with a wood stove often have a furnace or boiler, too. Eventually equipment like this needs to be replaced, but choosing well isn’t entirely straight forward.

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