Posts Under Finish Carpentry

Resources for inexpensive cabinet hardware

Never underestimate the power of cabinet hardware in transforming the appearance of your kitchen. Even if the cabinet doors and drawer facings have lost their star power to aging and [...]

Wise budgeting for home remodeling

If you've ever had to live in a home a while with only half of your remodeling project completed, I feel your pain. Planning ahead for overages when you're budgeting [...]

Kitchen cabinet refacing is a cost-saving option

Kitchen cabinet refacing has become a popular choice during these cash-strapped times. In as little as a weekend, you can completely transform your entire kitchen's appearance. Compared to the time [...]

Choosing the best bathroom vanity top

The bathroom vanity top is basically a countertop surface. You'll find that the surfacing materials offer many of the same choices as those you'd evaluate for the kitchen: solid surface, [...]

The last straw: green building alternatives to particle boards

I'm not a big fan of particle board construction. First and foremost, I don't care for the off-gassing of toxic resins, binding materials and fillers. Second, I've seen too many [...]

Preventing home improvement tool injuries

The difference between completing a home improvement project with pride or ending up in an emergency room with a severed hand can be the variance of a single millimeter and [...]

Tool review: The Saw Stop airbag for fingers

When remodeling, you shouldn't have to change the structure of your hand. Perhaps by now you've seen the video of a whirring cabinet saw stopping just before it slices through [...]

Playhouses must follow a design for safety

You can find some of the most interesting home improvement ideas by looking at the designs for children's play houses. If we could consider safety when we improve the big [...]

Interesting Home Improvement Products to Try in 2011

Looking forward to the New Year, I've spotted the customary promotions for "life-changing" gear for home maintenance and repair. Take note that I never personally endorse products here, but I [...]

Last-Minute Gifts for DIYers

Why wait until the last minute to find the right gift for a do-it-yourselfer? You still have two weeks! You'd be surprised how great a tool for the home improvement [...]