Tom Scalisi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Scalisi is a freelance writer specializing in the home design, construction, tools, and automotive industries. He has been involved in the trades for over 15 years as both a contractor and a commercial building mechanic. Tom has written for several online blogs and magazines including Next Luxury, The Drive, Car Bibles, and PowerTüls. In addition to his professional life, Tom enjoys getting outside on his mountain bike, camping, beekeeping, and fishing. Tom is also an avid racing and baseball fan. He lives in NY’s Hudson Valley with his wife, their three children, and three dogs. Connect with Tom on LinkedIn.

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JANUARY 27, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Firewood Racks of 2021

It’s pretty tough to beat kicking back in front of a warm fire on a cold night. Whether you burn wood in a fireplace, wood stove, or fire pit, the relaxing sounds of crackling firewood an...

JANUARY 25, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Solid Deck Stains for Your Wood Structure

If your deck is looking tired and worn down, a fresh coat of wood stain can improve its appearance and protect it from moisture and the sun’s UV rays. The best solid deck stains can also ...

JANUARY 25, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Cement Mixers for Your Concrete Projects

There are lots of DIY-friendly projects that require a bit of concrete work. From building decks to erecting a new mailbox, concrete helps to ensure your project stays safe, durable, and ...

JANUARY 25, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Coveralls for On the Job

Whether you’re a professional automotive technician, a maintenance mechanic in a factory, or just a DIYer who likes to stay safe and protected in your workshop, you know how dirty your wo...

JANUARY 21, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Post Hole Diggers of 2021

Building fences is tough. Between handling heavy posts and awkward panels, just shuffling the materials around your yard can be exhausting. And when it comes to digging the post holes, th...

JANUARY 21, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Voltage Testers of 2021

If undertaking electrical projects around the home, there are certain tool box essentials to keep at the ready. While linesman’s pliers, wire strippers, and a good screwdriver can help yo...

JANUARY 16, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Roof Cleaners of 2021

While most homeowners spend the majority of their time maintaining the ground-level features of their homes, the roof is often an afterthought. It’s not until dirty, dark streaks and patc...

JANUARY 14, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Natural Gas Grills for Backyard Barbecues

Picture the scene: It’s a party in your backyard, with friends, neighbors, and family. Kids are splashing in the pool. Cold drinks are chilling in every hand. Everyone’s looking forward t...

JANUARY 14, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Gold Spray Paints for Faking a High-End Finish

There aren’t many finishes that make an impression quite like gold. From picture frames to furniture legs, the best gold spray paints can create a high-end finish that would make even Kin...

JANUARY 11, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Hard Hat Lights for Illuminating Your Projects

Working with limited lighting isn’t safe, and sometimes holding a flashlight isn’t a viable option. The solution to staying safe on the job while also keeping your hands free is a high-qu...