How-To Videos

How-To Videos

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


Power strip with paper template made on a copy machine.

DIY Keyhole Slot Drilling Template

Watch this video to find out how to easily mark the screw holes for keyhole shaped slots using a paper template made on a copy machine.

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Applying a bead of machine oil to a hinge pin.

How to Fix Squeaky Door Hinges

Door hinges that squeak can be very annoying, but they are easy to fix. Watch this video to find out how.

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Spray painting an outdoor brass light fixture.

How to Paint Outdoor Light Fixtures

The finish on exterior brass light fixtures can become weathered and unattractive over time. Watch this video to find out how to spray paint light fixtures for a brand new look.

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Anti-Sag Gate Kit installed on wooden fence gate to prevent sagging.

Repairing a Sagging Fence Gate with an Anti-Sag Gate Kit

Wooden fence gates tend to sag over time due to exposure to the elements. Watch this video for an easy way to repair a sagging gate using an Anti-Sag Gate Kit.

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Applying a self-adhesive strips to an exterior wood step.

How to Prevent Slips and Falls on Outside Steps

Exterior wood steps can become slippery over time, especially when they’re wet. Watch this video for an easy tip to make them safe.

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Using a hydraulic jack to lift a porch beam to replace a rotten column.

How to Remove and Replace a Wood Porch Column

Watch this video to find out how to jack up, remove, and replace a rotten wood porch column with a new pressure treated one.

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Black stains from soot and smoke on a wood burning fireplace surround.

How to Clean Soot and Smoke on a Fireplace Surround

Black stains from soot and smoke are a common problem on the surround around wood burning fireplaces. Watch this video to find out how to use a degreaser to remove them.

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Drilling a hole in the top of a plastic water bottle to make houseplant drip irrigation.

DIY Drip Irrigation for Houseplants

It’s easy to make homemade drip irrigation for your houseplants using nothing more than a plastic water bottle and a drill. Watch this video to find out how.

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