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How To: Magnetize a Screwdriver

Few things are as frustrating as trying to drive a screw into a tight corner or over your head, only to have it fall to the ground just as you’re getting it lined up. Fortunately, the sol...

JUNE 30, 2016 | THURSDAY
So You Want to... Hang a Porch Swing

A porch swing symbolizes one thing: leisure. That’s why it became such a popular fixture in the mid-19th century and why it retains its appeal today. There are various ways to enjoy its s...

JUNE 24, 2016 | FRIDAY
How To: Stretch Carpet

Even the nicest wall-to-wall carpeting can start to buckle, ripple, or wrinkle over time when it loosens and lifts from the initial adhesive. Sometimes the carpet unfastens due to humidit...

How To: Drill a Hole in Glass

A lot of crafty DIYers hit the glass ceiling when it comes to the material of the same name. You’d love to create a lamp from an empty wine bottle, say, or hook that mirror directly throu...

JUNE 21, 2016 | TUESDAY
How To: Spackle a Wall

Maybe there was a mishap while moving a major appliance. Or perhaps someone hung some pictures the old-fashioned way by (gasp!) hammering nails rather than relying on damage-free wall mou...

How To: Cut Glass

If the very thought of cutting glass makes you cringe, perhaps it’s because you remember a painful occasion when glass cut you. Yet while caution is required, cutting a piece of glass—to,...

JUNE 14, 2016 | TUESDAY
How To: Remove and Replace a Doorknob

We think of a doorknob as ubiquitous and mundane, yet a closer inspection can sometimes prove puzzling, leaving you to wonder, Where are the screws that hold it in place? They’re there, a...

MAY 20, 2016 | FRIDAY
How To: Plane a Door

It’s easy to take doors for granted. Until they start sticking or binding, that is—or you install a new floor and suddenly have a clearance problem. The ideal gap between a door and its f...

MAY 13, 2016 | FRIDAY
Dos and Don'ts of Repairing Drywall

Drywall is tough, but it’s not indestructible. Over time, gypsum-board walls can sustain ugly cracks or holes. Fortunately, drywall is fairly easy to repair, but there is an art to it. He...

MAY 12, 2016 | THURSDAY
3 Fixes for a Mosquito-Filled Backyard

Their vampire-like tendencies and itchy bites make mosquitoes a nuisance in any setting, but they're especially aggravating when they violate your backyard. And because some species t...