How-To Videos

How-To Videos

Watch how-to home improvement videos on a wide range of topics.


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How to Make a Ceramic Tile Trivet

All you need to make a ceramic tile trivet is some leftover tile, wax paper, cooking spray, hot glue and paint stir sticks.

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How to Build Cabinets for an Outdoor Kitchen

Our take on cabinets for an outdoor kitchen features a veneer of split bricks to match the house.

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How to Install Rain Gutters

Gutters serve an important function of directing rainwater away from the house to protect your siding, foundation and landscaping. Here’s how to go about installing them.

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Creating a Stepping Stone Path Using Concrete Forms

Follow these steps to create a stepping stone path using concrete forms, such as Quikrete WalkMaker forms.

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How to Make a Self-Watering Bowl for Pets

Here’s how to convert an ordinary pet bowl into a self-watering bowl using a piece of 1×2, a couple of machine screws, some wire, and a 2-liter water bottle.

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How to Screen In an Existing Porch

Enclosing an existing covered porch with screen simply requires you to build a stud wall or walls along the open sides to create surfaces for attaching the screen. Here are step-by-step instructions.

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Using Plastic Rain Gutters as Flower Boxes

Here’s a tip for dressing up your porch railing. Use plastic rain gutters as flower boxes rather than building them out of wood.

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Cutting a Glass Jar With a String

If you don’t have access to a glass cutter, you can break a glass bottle or jar cleanly using a piece of string and a little heat.

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