Recent Blog Posts

Build a Firewood Storage Box

If you have a wood stove or a fireplace in your home, then you more than likely have dealt with the issue of storing your firewood. While the bulk of your wood naturally would be kept outdoors, there needs to be a way of keeping a ready supply indoors near the stove or fireplace.

Tips for Cutting Down Trees

While it’s true that most homeowners with a chainsaw (and the fortitude) can cut down a tree, it should be stressed that this is a project to be approached with the utmost care. Safety is the number one concern. Not only are chainsaws dangerous, but falling trees are equally so. It stands to reason therefore, that any trees of considerable size should be dealt with by a professional. If you have any doubts, err on the side of caution and consult or hire an expert.

The Dust-Free Jobsite Is Overdue

It helps to walk in someone else’s shoes—even the dust-covered shoes of a remodeling client. As a former contractor, I’ve generated my share of dust tearing out plaster, sawing and drilling concrete, and sanding joint compound. But I had always done most of the remodeling at our home in Vermont (which is contractor-code for saying that the house was in a constant state of renovation).