Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Glenda Taylor is a contractor and a construction-industry writer. She enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their five Saint Bernard "children."

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MARCH 23, 2017 | THURSDAY
So, You Want to... Install a Doorbell

Ever since we’ve had doors, we’ve been re-inventing ways to be alerted to a visitor’s arrival. Hefty iron knockers gave way to tinkling bells that chimed at the turn of the handle, and to...

MARCH 23, 2017 | THURSDAY
8 Surprising Reasons to Bring Concrete Indoors

If you thought concrete was just for sidewalks, think again. This DIY-friendly material is rapidly finding its way into homes and offices, bringing with it limitless design possibilities ...

MARCH 21, 2017 | TUESDAY
Solved! What to Do About Water Hammer

Q: When the water reaches the fill level in my washing machine and the agitation cycle starts, I always hear a loud series of bangs in the pipes behind the wall. What’s causing this? Will...

MARCH 16, 2017 | THURSDAY
How To: Use a Jigsaw

Whether doing fine woodworking or tackling a kitchen or bathroom remodel, chances are you’ll need to create some curves—and that’s where a jigsaw comes in. While a table saw or a circular...

MARCH 16, 2017 | THURSDAY
All You Need to Know About Begonia Care

Prized for their prolific blooms in a rainbow of colors—from creamy white and soft pink to shades of deep rose and crimson red—begonias are favorites of home gardeners everywhere. Make ne...

MARCH 16, 2017 | THURSDAY
So, You Want to... Reface Your Fireplace

You can repaint the walls, re-carpet the floor, and replace all outdated furniture, but leaving that eyesore of an old fireplace untouched in a room refresh will only hold your new design...

MARCH 9, 2017 | THURSDAY
5 Types of Screws Every DIYer Should Get to Know

Though they’re not much to look at, screws hold a place of honor in the construction, hobby, and furniture-making industries. From wall framing and cabinetmaking to everyday projects like...

MARCH 7, 2017 | TUESDAY
13 Totally New Uses for Toothpicks

You already know toothpicks are great for holding sandwiches together and for cleaning under your fingernails in a pinch, but you probably don’t know how these tiny slivers of wood can ma...

MARCH 3, 2017 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Robot Vacuums

Nobody enjoys dragging a heavy vacuum across all carpeted floors of the house and repeating the job only a week later, but dust, debris, and pet hair don't stop for anyone. Over time, the...

FEBRUARY 28, 2017 | TUESDAY
Get a Grip: Choosing the Right Wrench for the Job

If you’ve ever tried to remove a stuck nut with a pair of pliers in a pinch, you know how easy it is to scrape and damage the nut’s outside edges with the wrong tool for the job. Do enoug...