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April’s Ultimate Shop Workbench

As we’ve written about previously, celebrated <i>YouTube</i> maker, April Wilkerson, recently built her dream shop on her new property in Texas. Now that the shop is mostly finished, she’s started in on setting up and organizing all of her machines, tools, materials, and supplies.<p>So that she can get …

Woodworking

Goof Proof Showers (Sponsored)

For a tiling rookie, the hardest, and arguably the most intimidating, part of a shower tile installation is the prep work. Creating the proper slope …

Home Improvement

10 Mosquito Repelling Plants to Keep You Safe this Summer

Did you know that only the female mosquito bites? Let that sink in for a second. As much as we all get eaten alive each summer by pesky mosquito …

Neighbors Gawked At Her Gorgeous Backyard - Here's How She Made It Magical With Her Bare Hands

The weather is warming up and we’ll be spending lots of time outdoors with our loved ones. There are lots of ways to spruce up your outdoor spaces to …

How to Reprofile the Edge on a Dull Knife

Use a knife like you ought to use a knife—that is, often and hard, and sharpened frequently—and you’ll need to reprofile the edge as you hone away …

Required Reading: New Nordic Gardens

In recent years, Scandinavian countries have been lauded as leaders in design. Among admirers of a minimalist design aesthetic, Scandinavian fashion, …

The Easiest Shade-Loving Plants to Grow in Your Yard

Scott's Secrets for a Low-Maintenance Yard<p>1/6<p>1/6<p>Photo Credit: Getty Images<p>Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies. The only thing is, I spend so much …

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

Pine<p>Pine is an inexpensive, lightweight wood that can be yellowish or whitish with brown knots. It's often used for rustic pieces, like …

Husky Portable Workbench Review

Tool in ActionHusky seems to be a name that has consistently earned high praise for their durability and rugged construction. I have to say I agree, …

Woodworking

Innovative 'Wooden Bricks' System Cuts Building Time to Just a Few Days

Brikawood is an intuitive and logical construction system of wooden bricks that allows the rapid construction of an entire house without the use of …

Made in China: New and Potentially Lifesaving Drugs

SHANGHAI — One new drug promises to stop cancer from spreading to other organs. Another would treat blood cancer. A third would use the body’s immune system to kill tumors.<p>All three show encouraging results, and need just one more step to be approved for use in the United States. The drugs have …

How to Protect Your Home Router from Attacks

A comprehensive guide for choosing and setting up secure Wi-Fi.<p>Your router, that box sitting in a corner of your house giving you internet access, is in many ways more important than your laptop or mobile phone. It might not store any of your personal information directly, but sensitive data passes …

How to Grow Your Own Strawberries

Front-yard strawberry patch<p>Scrapping the front lawn comes naturally to Calvin Abe. “My garden is about exploring ideas,” says the L.A. landscape …

17 Useful Hacks How To Use Baking Soda For The Garden & The Kitchen

Baking soda or the ‘wonder snow-white powder’ has a variety of uses in households. It battles powdery mildew on roses in the yard or patio, it helps …

How to start a woodworking business easy way to learn at home

Woodworking Business – Create Your Sales Channel – Offline and Online<br>Just like any other form of business, woodworking business will need you to use …

10 Easy Houseplants to Clean the Air and Boost Your Mood

The Peace Maker<p><b>Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)</b><p><b>Foliage:</b> Lush, dark green oval leaves, and a reliable bloomer of white flowers that resemble calla</b> …

Plants

Ignite Your Winter Nights With One of the Best Wood-Burning Fire Pits

Nothing sets a mood or a scene quite like the sensation of wood burning in a fire pit. Whether you want to generate some warmth, cast a calm …

Mid-Century modern

Woodworking: Clever Japanese Technique for Getting Perfect-Fitting Joinery

It's called "kigoroshi" and it ensures there's no gaps<p>A half-lap joint is good-looking, functional and, once you get good at it, quick to cut with …

5+ Ways to Build Your Side Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

Adam Grant’s book, <i>Originals</i>, is a great read for any budding entrepreneur — especially if you feel like you’re not a “real” business owner unless you …

Small Business

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.<p>Plus, get more great ideas for landscaping your yard.

Landscaping

Retro DIY Lawn Mowers Inspired by Classic Cars

Inspired by a love of vintage cars, automobile enthusiast Jeep2003 has put a nostalgic spin on a timeless tool. Using unconventional materials, he has custom-built his own retro lawn mower in the style of a cool and classic cruiser.<p>Like many vintage cars, Jeep2003’s DIY lawn mower features pointed, …

Why every garden deserves at least one beautiful peony to grace its borders

<b>What is it we love so much about beautiful peonies? These flowering plants provide invaluable colour and will live for 50 years or more.</b> <b>Typically</b> …

Plants

Gardening 101: Stonecrops

Stonecrops, <i>Sedum:</i> “Surprise Succulents”<p>Say the word “succulent” to a lot of people and instantly they respond fearfully with worries about spiky, …

How to design a potager garden

This geometrical style is beautiful, useful — and always close at hand.<p>If you like to grow squash, beans and tomatoes in a few neat rows in a plot …

Clever Tape Measure Tricks Every Craftsman Should Know

From helping with math to drawing straight lines, the humble tape measure has plenty of hidden talents.<p>A tape measure's purpose is obvious. Just pull out the blade and it will tell you just how long something is. It'll even adjust for the width of its own hook. But in the hands of an experience …

Woodworking