How to make a fridge magnet. The Worlds Oldest Fridge Magnet! Using rare earth magnets, l've made these refrigerator magnets using old, no longer in use, coins.
Are there dastardly, ugly chilling tiles in your home or business that have been rind by water damage? It happens sometimes, and the ceiling tiles will look awful, either needing replaced or fixed. Well, this video will show you how to restore water stained ceiling tiles. Hide those ugly stains instead of buying a whole new tile! Save a trip to the home repair shop.
In this video, we learn how to build a decked pathway. The first thing to do is to plan out where you want your pathway to do. Then, build a pathway out of wood that is all the same size. There are all kinds of decking you can use, whether you want hard, soft, wood, or more. Just make sure it has the FSC symbol that ensures it's not cutting down from the rain forest. You can make it into blocks rather than a continuous surface to make a more unique feel and allow you to create different flowe...
This instructional video demonstrates how to coat ceilings with joint compound, without dripping mud on your face. Spackling is a delicate art, but anyone can create a perfectly smooth surface with a metal putty knife and a fresh bucket of joint compound. Spackling ceilings is one of the more difficult tasks in prepping a room for painting, but this video provides tips on how to lay down thin layers of putty to avoid heavy sanding after the spackle dries.
In this video Bob Schmidt shows you some procedures for removing, saving and replacing mouldings on your home remodel projects.
My how-to on Post and Dowel Fencing. My buddy Sven and I, with the help of landowner Rex, installing a massive post & dowel Fence. You need a level, post hill driller, rock bar, and stakes. There are terminator, corner and line posts that have holes specifically for its position in the fence. It's like Lincoln logs that snap together. Lengths of the post vary, but you want 1/3 of the post underground. This is great for lining your property or farm.
Perspex is a durable and fashionable material, so getting tables like this made of it at the stores is expensive. If you've got some tools and wide DIY streak though, you can make one yourself with about 8 hours of time and this video, which will teach you just how to do it.
How to install concrete anchors.How to attach timber / wood to concrete or any other SOLID masonry surface using masonry anchors / DynaBolts. DynaBolts (that's the name for this particular anchor in Australia. They are know by other names in other countries) are the ideal anchor for attaching almost anything to solid masonry such as concrete. This video will look at attaching timber to a concrete floor.
Here's a fast easy way to remove and disconnect your Shark Bite quick connect fitting, without a special tool to do it. We'll show you a awesome little trick using an adjustable wrench. This will work an all different size Shark Bite fittings.
This video describes the process of split and cutting concrete blocks. For splitting concrete blocks, a hammer as well as a chisel are required. For cutting concrete blocks, you can either use a skill saw with a masonry blade or a masonry saw. Next, proper safety guidelines and equipment are discussed. For splitting masonry blocks, two types of blocks that are manufactured with splitting notches are shown. To split these blocks, they must be scored with the chisel along the entire length of t...
This video tutorial shows you how to join two pieces of wood. What you'll need:
If you've got a brick wall and you're thinking of installing a door, you may have thought you were out of luck. Not so! This helpful how-to walks you through the steps so you can see how it's done. First off, know that this is not a simple task, so be prepared to wield a brick cutter, which is a serious tool in itself. After that you'll be framing out the door, shimming it up, and installing the door. Go for it!
A good way to install a window in a metal frame construction is to use some light gauge angle and screw it onto the sides of the window leaving a 10mm space for plaster. A flat head, self tapping screw is used to fix the window to the frame. Watch this video tutorial for a demonstration on how to install a window in a metal frame.
When installing baseboards, the inside corners are the trickiest part. In this tutorial, follow along with Bob Schmidt as he shows you how to cope with inside corners. This video will show you a shortcut that you can use next time you are installing baseboards or skirtboards or any other trim with flat area on it.
A carport, or lean-to shed, attached to an existing building such as a garage, barn, shed or the side of your house can provide economical shelter for vehicles, garden tractors, boats or other equipment. An attached carport is also fairly easy to construct against the side of another building, if you have enough height under the existing building eave. For a step-by-step look at the carport construction process, take a look at this DIY video tutorial.
Often when new windows are installed there are gaps between the window and dry wall. It is difficult to fill that gap neatly. In this how to video, home improvement expert Danny Lipford gives you a great tip on spackling that gap in a neat manner. All you need is a pastry bag to fill the gap between the window and the wall..
In this how to video Extreme How-To Editor-in-Chief, Matt Weber, replaces old wood with new composite materials. Composite decking is a great way to repair worn out and weathered parts of any deck. Learn to do it yourself and you can lot of money repairing your home.
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Learn how to design and build a pergola; watch a video demonstrating how the ledger, posts and beams fit together Design and build an attached pergola.
This is a how-to video on how to build an outdoor brick fireplace. It has 5 parts and is a total of about 45 minutes long. It covers laying brick, acid washing, installing firebrick, installing flue tubes, and installing a stainless steel grill. It also covers brick string guides and cutting bricks.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates a simple way to cut a circle out of the center of a piece of ceramic tile, for use with some plumbing pipe.
Plastic has a lot going for it, but it's not known for looking great in the long-term. It scratches and smudges easily, and ages a lot faster than glass and other materials. But in this video from Tap Plastics, you'll learn how to polish your plastic and keep it looking good for a long time to come.
Is a squeaky door in your house bringing you down, and making the house seem haunted? Well, it's a simple solution to fix. As Phillips Woodworking shows us, it's merely a matter of greasing the hinges. Once you get some WD-40 and apply it correctly, your door will make no more noises.
Terrace walls are an attractive option for steep grades. This video tutorial shows you how to build a terraced retaining wall system. This how-to video is a must-watch for everyone in the construction business.
In this home repair video, Bob Schmidt shows you how to accurately frame for an interior door. Learn how to measure a door and allow for proper clearance while framing.
Interested in cutting masonry like concrete flags and bricks? This construction lesson will show you how, using a bolster chisel and club hammer. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on cutting your own masonry quickly and effectively using simple hand tools, watch this how-to.
Danny Lipford shares some tips on foundation cracks. Watch this video tutorial to see how to check out foundation cracks below your carpet.
Drilling into the walls of your home is intimidating if you don't know what you're doing, but it's really pretty easy to do safely. Watch this video to learn how to choose a bit, know where to drill, and drill correctly.
In this video, The Home Depot shows us how to tile the surrounding walls of a bath or shower. Since these walls stand up to a lot of wetness from daily showers, they need to be sound and waterproof. Ceramic tiles are a great way to go. In this demonstration, the tiles are attached to backer board. Protect your tub with a cardboard inlay before you begin. Then seal the edges of the tub with asphalt roofing cement. Then staple 15 pound felt to the studs, embedding the bottom layer to the asphal...
I feel sorry for all of you homeowners stuck in snow right now. The snowy, blizzard conditions effecting most of the country is causing some serious headaches across our nation. And it's not just the cold weather I'm talking about. I'm talking about ice dams— something that more suitably should have been called ice damns, because they pretty much damn your roof to hell.
So you'd like to know how to install a door with sidelights, would you? Well, you're in luck. This handy handyman's guide will show you precisely what you'll need to know to get the job done (and well at that). For more information, including a step-by-step breakdown of the project, watch this free video home DIY tutorial.
Henry shows you how to build homemade trusses. This video includes instruction on how to layout your truss jig to make sure all trusses are identical. After you watch this video, you'll see how easy it is to build your trusses!
Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom can be expensive. It doesn't have to be if you can install the tiles yourself. In this home and garden how-to video we will show you how to set tiles in adjoining rooms. Join tiles in two adjoining rooms for a smooth floor transitions.
Trafficmaster Allure flooring is attractive, durable, and above all else easy to install. This video features professional contractors installing Allure vinyl flooring in a large garage, including all of the steps necessary to install this great new type of flooring yourself. No professional experience required!
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a deadbolt lock. Steps:
Wall studs are both critical for maintaining the structure of your home and supporting items of weight and function on the interior walls (e.g. cabinets, shelves, plasma TVs, etc.). With wall studs playing such a critical role, consistently being able to find them is important. The problem with finding them is that drywall and wallboard isn't exactly see-through.
Get some simple home repair and improvement advice from the H.O.W. TV team. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to tighten screw hooks and eye hooks.
How to make a wooden bench from reclaimed wood. Recycled wood projects, whether it's from pallet wood or old fence palings, the end result can be fantastic! In this video l am using reclaimed hardwood fence palings to build a rustic wooden bench seat. Rustic wood furniture has to be one of my favourites.
LP Smart Side Panels may seem like an easy product to install, and it is but there are some important thing to know and the best way to start these panels. Henry shows you how to do this and use blocking to ensure they are square and level. In some cases, building yards may call these Ranch Wall - which is similar but different (typically it does not have a lap edge).