Stories tagged: DIY
Sat., April 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
Ask the builder: Whitewashing brick fireplace is a DIY success
True whitewash is just a mixture of hydrated lime, salt and water. When done right, it produces a brilliant white finish that bonds tenaciously to any masonry or coarse wood …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 7 a.m.
Ask the Builder: Repairing mortar with caulk not the ideal fix
My 10-year-old house developed some cosmetic cracks in the mortar. I got some bids to have tuck-pointing work done and nearly gagged when I looked at the cost.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, noon
Warm people’s hearts and bellies with these homemade holiday gifts
Make these DIY holiday presents in the comfort of your kitchen.
Sun., June 7, 2015
Ask the Builder: Building defects lead to legal woes
DEAR TIM: My new house is full of defects. The builder will not fix them. Fortunately, I was able to hold back lots of money, and now he’s suing me. …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013
The sweetest salves
Monique Kovalenko hasn’t bought deodorant in four years. After living through cancer a decade ago, she’s interested in avoiding mysterious chemicals contained in store-bought products – but also in not …
Sun., Dec. 28, 2008
Burst bubble fuels DIY shift
“Doing it yourself these days?” asks the Depression-era ad for bleach. It shows pampered hands wading in a tub full of laundry. There’s more doing-it-yourself in this Great Recession, as …