How-To Videos

How-To Videos

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


Posthole Depth Marker

A simple, easy way to measure postholes as you dig them is to mark 6-inch graduations up the handle of your posthole diggers (a permanent marker is ideal for the job). A similar approach works well for a shovel handle; only here you can measure from the handle end instead of the blade end so you can invert the tool to measure as you go.

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DIY Gate Support Hardware

Large gates often require heavy duty hardware to give them the tension needed to prevent sagging. Watch this video to find out how to make your own.

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Under Bed Storage

The space under your bed doesn’t have to be just for hiding stuff you don’t want to put away. By adding casters to the underside of an old drawer you can recycle it to serve as under-bed storage. Watch this video to find out how.

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Wheelbarrow Tarp

There’s nothing worse than spending a lot of time getting leaves raked and loaded into the wheelbarrow only to have a bump on the path or a gust of wind empty them out for you. Here’s a solution that will make collecting leaves easier and keep them in the wheelbarrow.

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How to Cut PVC Pipe Square

Watch this video to see how to mark PVC pipe accurately for a square cut by wrapping a strip of thin cardboard around the pipe.

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Template for Keyhole Mounting Screws

Find out how to layout the hole location for mounted items that have keyhole slots using a sheet of paper and pencil. Watch this video to see how it’s done.

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Create a Half-Lap Joint

In situations where two pieces of wood need to be tightly connected at right angles (for example constructing a wooden gate) a half-lap joint is ideal. Here are a few tips to make an easy half-lap joint.

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Laundry Organizer

Here’s a simple solution to organizing the dirty laundry in your laundry room. Construct a custom shelf unit sized to hold three to five laundry hampers so clothes can be sorted upon arrival in the laundry room.

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