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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Raven: The House That Joe Built

Raven: The House That Joe Built

When I was 10, we had camped from Windsor, Ontario, across Western Canada to Vancouver Island. I remember posing in front of the Thunderbird totem at the Malahat summit with my little brother; the pole’s still there, though the snapshot only lives in my memory now.

Pounding Tin

Pounding Tin

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had a soft spot for metal. The possibilities fascinate me. Plunk me in front of a pile of lumber, and I’ll stare with...

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