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How to Use Auger Anchors in Drywall I am a huge fan of auger anchors. I live in a house where the interior wall studs are not at 16″ on center – they are 24″ on center. If I want Read more…


A Crown Molding Cutting How-to The time has finally come for Matt and I to install crown molding in the Rebel House – yay! After nearly a year, we are almost finished! I’ve always found crown molding a little intimidating… Read more…


An Easy Way to Cut Posts for a Deck Matt and I are in the process of building the railing for the deck at the Rebel house. I’ll tell you what – the materials for a deck are expensive! We Read more…


A Few Tips on Using a Pocket Hole Jig Most of my plans call for using pocket holes to join the pieces to each other. I find this type of joinery to be the easiest, quickest, and strongest method of Read more…


A Safe Way to Cut Narrow Trim on a Miter Saw Please make sure to use safe cutting practices when using a miter saw, and make sure you are wearing adequate eye protection! I wanted to cut narrow (1/2″ wide) trim for a Read more…


Cutting Tiles Cutting tiles can be a scary and almost incomprehensible task if you’ve never attempted it before. However, it is an inevitable part of tiling. There will come a moment when your tiles are too big to fit into Read more…


Painting Laminate Slab Doors In my home, the doors on the bathrooms and bedrooms are wood-toned and glossy laminate slabs. The only thing I don’t like about them is that the wood tone makes the hallway really dark. For years, Read more…


Use a Hacksaw to Cut Drawer Slides to a Length Needed for a Project! Lately I’ve been running into this problem… The plan calls for drawer slides and I have a few on hand but they are too long. Ok, Read more…


I know some of you are saying,”Laminate? On a countertop? Doesn’t that go on the floor? She must be crazy!” No, I’m not talking about laminate flooring, I’m talking about laminate for a countertop (the crazy part is still up Read more…


How to Use a Bandsaw – the Basics My dad gave me a band saw about a year ago… Until recently, I had no clue how to use it! I asked him to come over and give me a lesson Read more…

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