Bob Beacham

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob Beacham has always had a fascination for all things mechanical and received an engineering degree from Aylesbury College in the UK. During his 35-year career, he has worked on everything from automotive components to oil rigs. On weekends you will often find him tinkering with a car or motorcycle. He’s also a DIY enthusiast, and with a great deal of help from his wife has completely renovated two derelict buildings, turning them into comfortable homes. He now splits his time between contract work and writing articles that share his practical experience. He may be the last person on earth who isn’t on Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin.

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DECEMBER 30, 2021 | THURSDAY
How to Build a Closet From Scratch

Few of us ever seem to have enough storage. Freestanding wardrobes are often expensive, never seem to be arranged how we would like, and seldom match the decor. Another solution is a reac...

DECEMBER 28, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Home Saunas of 2022

Saunas have long been recognized as a way to relax and to reduce stress. They can also alleviate muscle and joint pain and provide a general sense of well-being. Other claimed benefits in...

DECEMBER 27, 2021 | MONDAY
13 Genius Products for Fixing Walls and Ceilings Yourself

Cracks in walls and ceilings are eyesores that draw attention in an otherwise attractive setting. Though they’re often just cosmetic issues, left unattended, cracks are likely to get wors...

DECEMBER 22, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The 21 Most Popular Things Bob Vila Readers Bought in 2022

Each year, Bob Vila’s experts conduct thousands of hours of hands-on testing and internet research. We vet a vast array of home and garden products so our readers have accurate, up-to-dat...

DECEMBER 22, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Outdoor Showers of 2022

Outdoor showers can provide a convenient, inexpensive way to rinse off after work or play, and there is no easier way to wash a muddy dog. For those with bigger budgets, outdoor showers c...

DECEMBER 9, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Home Intercom Systems of 2022

Some people may remember home intercom systems from the ’70s while others may have encountered them as door-entry devices for commercial buildings or apartment blocks. Today, both indoor ...

DECEMBER 9, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Woodworking Tools of 2022

Trying to make a list of the best woodworking tools is something of a challenge. Whether the tools are for general-purpose use, for experienced DIYers, for fine cabinet makers, or are woo...

DECEMBER 2, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Chainsaws of 2022

Chainsaws hold much appeal for tool enthusiasts, aspiring and professional lumberjacks, landscapers, and the like. Whichever group you relate to, there are numerous models in various type...

NOVEMBER 29, 2021 | MONDAY
Electric vs. Gas Pressure Washer: Choosing the Right Cleaning Machine

A pressure washer is an indispensable tool for all kinds of cleaning tasks, both DIY and professional. Light-duty models are great for cleaning decks, siding, or vehicles. Heavy-duty mode...

NOVEMBER 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Drywall Sanders of 2022

Few people look forward to sanding drywall, but fortunately there are a wide variety of tools that make the job quicker and easier. They vary from basic manually powered pole sanders to t...