How-To Videos

How-To Videos

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


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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How to Lubricate Screws Using Wax

It helps to pre-dill a hole, but to prevent splitting wood and to make screws go in easier try rubbing the threads over a piece of wax or soap before driving them in.

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Joe Truini applying caulk to drywall ceiling around recessed light fixture hole.

How to Seal Recessed Light Fixtures for Energy Efficiency

Watch this video to find out how to seal recessed light fixtures to improve energy efficiency by caulking the trim kit to the ceiling.

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Danny Lipford using homemade screed on rake to level dirt.

How to Make a DIY Homemade Screed from a Rake

Find out how to make a homemade screed to smooth concrete or level dirt by attaching a 1×4 board to a garden rake using steel strap. Watch this video to find out more.

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