At the Finish Line

At the Finish Line

Steve Maxwell’s guide to finishing outdoor wood.

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...

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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Frost Seeding

Frost Seeding

Watch this 5 1/2 minute lesson one way to improve pastures in cold climates. It's called frost seeding, and you'll see it happening with a...

Whittle Your Own Walking Stick

Whittle Your Own Walking Stick

I’m seeing more and more people walking with sticks these days, but none of the factory-made, metal sticks look all that interesting. A home-made,...

Great Saw Blades Mean Building Better

Great Saw Blades Mean Building Better

If you’re gearing up to build a deck, dock, picnic table, gazebo or verandah, you should know how much hand-held circular saws have improved. The...

Unique Generator Empower Homeowners

Unique Generator Empower Homeowners

They don’t make things to be repaired like they used to, but every so often I find a company that bucks this trend. It happened most recently as I...

Build Your Cabin

Build Your Cabin

There’s something about owning a cabin in the woods that continues to fascinate people. The attraction endures even in our age of smartphones and wifi, but dreams alone are a poor substitute for reality.

Self-Directed Home Schooling

Self-Directed Home Schooling

Home schooling is increasing in popularity across North America, and over the years we’ve done some home schooling here at our homestead at the end...

Deep Well Hand Pump

Deep Well Hand Pump

Watch Steve Maxwell install a Deep Well Hand Pump alongside an electric pump, for fresh well water anytime.

Brickwork Beyond the Basics

Brickwork Beyond the Basics

When it comes to the look and feel of homes and cottages, the materials used to make exterior walls matter more than you might realize. Wood siding...

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