Stories tagged: diy
Sat., May 16, 2020
Installing stone is not too difficult at all. There are quite a few videos on YouTube made by manufacturers and mortar suppliers. After watching a few of these videos, you’ll …
Sat., May 9, 2020
If you are new to weaving, making a rag rug is an excellent introduction to this rhythmic and methodical craft.
Sat., May 9, 2020
The top three feet of my chimney needs to be rebuilt, and I’m homebound because of the pandemic. I’ve gone outside and stared up at the brick monolith projecting from …
UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020
Many Spokane-area residents are diving into DIY home improvement projects during the stay-at-home order.
Sat., April 25, 2020
Every year, I have wood or composite decking to clean outside. This year, I need to clean and reseal a ramp that leads up into my outdoor shed. I also …
Thu., April 16, 2020
There is one form of art that is accessible by almost anyone these days – photography. Now that cellphones have probably become the most ubiquitous form of camera there is, …
Sat., April 11, 2020
There’s not a doubt in my mind that you’ve been directly affected by the current health crisis that’s sweeping over the U.S. like some biblical plague. These are extraordinary times, …
Sat., April 4, 2020
Tim, I need your help. I contracted with a large home center to have a deck built. I came home from work and saw the carpenters had toenailed an outer …
Sun., March 8, 2020
Drive and passion for tough DIY jobs is a remarkable quality. I applaud it. Some pros try to talk you out of things. I will, too, if I know something …
Sat., Feb. 1, 2020
Clean you siding each year in early summer to keep mold and mildew from growing on your house.
Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
I’m about to build a new home with an attached garage and a separate, free-standing three-bay garage. The house I grew up in had floor drains in the garage, and …
Sat., Dec. 14, 2019
I’m going to build a deck. Don’t try to stop me. I’ve got many questions for you. First, what’s the smallest size a deck can be and still have a …
Sat., Nov. 23, 2019
Tim, it’s a very long story, and don’t think I’m crazy. I’m building a new home and wondering if I can install all the electrical wiring myself. It’s not a …
Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
Much of the interest in infused-gummies coincides with the popularity of microdosing, which has become popular with those reluctant to use cannabis in less precise ways, like smoking or vaping.
Sat., Aug. 31, 2019
A north Spokane family has taken on do-it-yourself projects one at a time, working together toward what they visualize as a dream home. Even the kids help out a bit.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
When I first saw these beautiful scraps of blown glass, I knew that I wanted to find a way to create something that really highlighted the color and radiance of …
Sat., July 27, 2019
Lots of books have been written about the craft of drywall installation and finishing. One of the best is “The Gypsum Construction Handbook” published by USG Corp., one of the …
Sat., June 1, 2019
For a new-bathroom feel without the hassle of a full remodel, Jasmine Morvay, an interior designer in Ottawa, Ontario, has a few ideas: Install a glass door or change the …
Sat., May 11, 2019
Does your green conscience cringe when you get to the end of a tube of sunscreen or lotion? Upcycle it into a tiny pouch instead of tossing it.
Sat., April 13, 2019
This technique for dying eggs with old neckties or other silk fabric scraps is simple and creates beautiful designs that pop.
Sun., March 10, 2019
Welcome to Upcycled Life, a new monthly column from Katie Patterson Larson. Each month, she’ll teach us how to create something beautiful from something we already have.
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019
If you’ve ever attempted a DIY project at home, only to be disappointed by the results, you’ve got lots of company. That’s the takeaway from a survey by Improvenet.com, which …
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019
I grew up in an older home with an attic. I love storing things up there. When I watch new homes being built, all I see are trusses with all …
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Never allow grease to go down a drain. It solidifies and will clog drain pipes. Same goes for flour and egg mixtures into your kitchen sink drains.
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
Deck construction is serious business, and you need to make sure everything is done correctly.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
The good news is that crappy caulk jobs can be repaired with relative ease.
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
Based on the email that I get, I’d say the biggest mistake you might make when building or buying a pre-built shed is that it’s going to be too small.
Sun., July 29, 2018
Changing the color of grout is possible, but it’s not easy.
Sat., May 12, 2018
The good news is all the wiring needed for a typical low-voltage deck project can be done with no power connected to the circuit.
Sat., April 14, 2018
Oxygen bleach great for outdoor cleaning