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.

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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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...

Keep the Home Fires Burning

Keep the Home Fires Burning

We’ve had some really frigid days this January, with many nights well below minus 20°C. I often wonder how they managed in past times; keeping...

Rooftop DeIcing, Canadian Style

Rooftop DeIcing, Canadian Style

Watch the installation of a unique system designed in the Great White North, the Edge Cutter System

Eat Better for Less

Eat Better for Less

No matter how convenient it becomes to buy and eat prepared foods from the supermarket, this still leaves some of us wanting more. Are you attracted...

Ode to the Cordless Drill

Ode to the Cordless Drill

The cordless drill has emerged to become one of the most versatile and valued tools you can own—no matter where you live.

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