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How to Build a Stackable Block Retaining Wall

Retaining walls can be a great way not only to help with erosion and water drainage, but also to create beautiful, usable garden space. And thanks to interlocking, stackable blocks, this project can be completed in a weekend. Learn More »


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How to Clean and Oil Your Butcher Block

To protect a butcher block’s wood and your health, it’s important to keep butcher blocks sanitized and sealed. Here’s how to do it.

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How Lumber Is Cut and Graded

Unless you learn to speak the language, a trip to the lumberyard can seem like visiting a foreign country. Here’s a crash course on lumber lingo.

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How to Condition A New Paint Roller Cover

New paint roller covers leave lint on the walls — unless you condition them first. Here’s how to do that.

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This Wet/Dry Vac Won’t Slow You Down

Nothing is worse than when attachments become disconnected. That won’t happen with this wet/dry vacuum!

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Do It! Repair a Flagstone Walkway

This flagstone walkway is missing some stones and mortar. That can be hazardous, so it’s time to fix it.

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How to Get an Early Start on Your Spring Garden

Can’t wait to get to garden this spring? Here are a few secrets for getting a successful head start!

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How to Fix Slippery Stairs

Outdoor wooden stairs get dirty, slick and dangerous. Here’s how to make them less slippery.

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