Close Ad >>

Simple Solutions

Simple Solutions

Watch as home expert, Joe Truini, shares innovative tips to help you solve common household problems. Email your Simple Solutions tips to simplesolutions@todayshomeowner.com


Holding down a chalk line in the middle to pop the line accurately.

Tip for Popping Long Chalk Lines Accurately

Find out how to pop long chalk lines accurately when installing flooring or roofing using this simple tip. Watch this video to find out more.

Watch Video »


Cutting a door hinge mortise with a chisel.

How to Cut Mortises for Door Hinges with a Chisel

Watch this video to find out how to cut mortises for door hinges by hand using a hammer and chisel.

Watch Video »


Cutting molding clamped to scrap board with handsaw.

Tip for Cutting Molding Cleanly with a Handsaw

Watch this video to find out how to cut wood molding cleanly without splintering using a handsaw.

Watch Video »


Drilling a hole in chair rail using a drill bit made from a nail.

How to Drill Small Nail Holes in Molding

Watch this video to find out how to make a homemade drill bit from a nail to use when drilling small nail holes in molding.

Watch Video »


an Oscillating Finishing Sander

Tips for Using Sandpaper on an Oscillating Finishing Sander

Watch this video to find out the proper sanding technique to keep sandpaper on an oscillating finishing sander from tearing, and a simple tip on how to make changing the sheets of sandpaper faster and easier.

Watch Video »


Sliding metal flashing under damaged roof shingle.

Metal Flashing Asphalt Roof Shingle Repair

Find out how use galvanized metal flashing and roof cement to repair a damaged asphalt roof shingle on your home. Watch this video to find out more.

Watch Video »


Ripping plywood using the homemade circular saw rip cut jig.

Homemade Circular Saw Rip Cut Jig

Find out how to make and use a homemade circular saw fence guide to make identical width rip cuts every time. Watch this video to find out more.

Watch Video »