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Don't Want to Do It Yourself? Here's How Much Its Costs to Install Cabinet Hardware
Highlights The typical cost range to install cabinet hardware is from $100 to $10,000, with a national average cost ...
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How to Remove Command Strips—Even Tricky Broken Ones
3M Command Strips can be used to hang a variety of items around the home, including pictures, decorations, coats, tow...
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7 Types of Drywall Anchors Every Homeowner Should Know
Trying to screw directly into drywall without using any type of drywall anchor is not a good idea. Either the screw w...
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The Best Door Hinges
Replacing door hinges is one of the easiest ways to upgrade a space subtly. Some DIYers may think only about cabinet ...
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The Best Door Hinge Jigs
Even skilled carpenters usually turn to a door hinge jig to ensure the fast, accurate positioning of door hardware. T...
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How to Cut Screws: 5 Tools That Can Get the Job Done
When a screw head becomes damaged, it can be very difficult to remove from the material in which it is situated. Some...
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The Best Hidden Fasteners for Your Decking Project
The traditional way of building a deck involves screwing through the decking boards to wooden joists beneath. It’s si...
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The Best Soft-Close Cabinet Hinges of 2023
The kitchen may be the busiest room in the house, but the constant slamming of cabinet doors as they make contact wit...
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The Best Hole Saw Kits
Cutting a perfectly round hole in wood, plastic, metal, or even ceramic tile requires a specialized type of cutting t...
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9 Things You Should Never Do in a Home Improvement Store
Avoid these annoying (and potentially dangerous!) mistakes on your next trip to the hardware store.
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The Best Forstner Bit Sets
While ordinary drill bits are quite efficient, their cutting action can create ragged holes, particularly when workin...
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The Best Door Knobs of 2023
While door knobs often have a subtle visual statement, these fixtures can still accentuate home decor and add style t...
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The Best Bed Risers for Sturdy Support
Bed risers offer a stable base to lift bed frames, couches, and tables to put them at a more comfortable height or ad...
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The Best Door Handles
Though they’re one of the most used items in a home, door knobs are often overlooked as a decor element. While they m...
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The Best Drill Bits for Metal Tested in 2023
Home improvement centers often dedicate an entire aisle to drill bits, which come in a plethora of types and sizes fo...
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The Best Drill Bits Tested in 2023
When one is assembling a tool kit for home improvement, maintenance, and construction projects, one of the first item...
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How to Use Drywall Anchors
So, you want to hang something heavier than an average photo frame from your drywall: Whether you’re putting in a scr...
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15 Simply Genius Drawer Pulls to Dress Up a Dresser
Are you searching for a way to add some personality to your cabinet doors and drawers? Check out these fun, functional, and frugal knob options!
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How To: Remove Rusted Screws
If you’re repairing old things, you’re bound to run into rusted screws. As long as you keep the right tools and suppl...
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The Easy and Affordable Way to Upgrade Your Kitchen Cabinets
Hang on a second: Before you decide to take on the hassle and expense of a full-fledged kitchen renovation, consider ...
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8 of the Great Independent American Hardware Stores
It’s easy to get lost in the aisles of a big box home improvement store. Although the big chains are often well-staffed, their sheer size means you can't always f...
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How to Install a Deadbolt Lock
Automated security systems are nice to have, but the easiest and least expensive way to improve the security of home ...
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How To: Polish Silver
Gleaming silver exudes refined charm, yet over time that lustrous beauty gradually fades with the accumulation of tar...
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This Is the Best Way to Remove a Stripped Screw—Plus 11 Methods That Work in a Pinch
The best-laid DIY project plans can hit a snag if a stripped screw turns up. Though stuck fasteners with stripped hea...
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Door Knobs of Distinction: 21 Stunning Styles for Your Home's Doors
A door knob might not be the first thing visitors notice about a house, but it is often the first thing they touch. Make sure yours is memorable.
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5 Things to Do with... Doorknobs
We interact with them daily and seldom think twice, but do-it-yourselfers have found plenty of reasons for us to focu...
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The 10 Types of Hinges Every DIYer Needs to Know
When it comes time to upgrade a front door, build new kitchen cabinets, or even fix a toy box, homeowners have a wide range of hinge styles to choose from.
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Toss Your Keys: 9 High-Tech Door Locks
Now that our phones talk and our cars start with the push of a button, it's no surprise that the front door is going digital too. We’ve got the lowdown on some of...
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5 Nailing Techniques Every DIYer Should Know
Nailing a nail isn't just a matter of ready, aim, and swing. Other elements enter in, like the size of the nail, the ...
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Drill Bits for Different Jobs
An electric drill without bits is like a bow without arrows. And the better the bit (or arrow, I suppose), the better...
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Cut Nails: Hammering Home Authenticity
Cut nails bring a bygone air to wood floors, doors, cabinetry, or fencing. With their heads showing on or above the s...
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How to Clean Brass
Brass brings a warm, burnished glow to household items, ranging from switch plates and door knockers to bathroom fixt...
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Cabinet Hardware: 10 Styles to Invigorate Your Kitchen
One of the last things considered when shopping for kitchen cabinets is the hardware. But kitchen cabinet hardware can make a big impact on the look and feel of n...
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How To: Choose the Right Screw for the Right Job
Back in the day there were just two options, slotted or Phillips. You picked one, picked a length, and were good to g...
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Everything You Need to Know About How to Sharpen a Spade Bit
Spade bits, it seems, are always encountering nails, at least in the kinds of rough drilling chores that renovation w...
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How To: Install Door Hardware
As a person who has recently upgraded from living in a garage to living in a half-constructed house, the novelty of h...
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Installing Custom Shower Doors, Bath Hardware, and CO Detectors
Bob reviews the bathrooms, discusses the importance of carbon monoxide detectors, and highlights some fun touches in the basement, such as his mini wine cellar an...
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Installing Restored Brass Door Hardware and Faux Finishing the Mantelpiece
Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley install the restored door hardware, and artist Kim Sweet faux finishes the mantle in the den, taking as inspiration a piece of Bob’s f...
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Building the Roof Deck With Ipe
Bob watches the ongoing installation of the roof deck, which is being built woth a sustainable tropical hardwood decking called Ipe.
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Elm Court's Dining Room
Bob tours one of the Vanderbilt family's most elegant dining rooms. The Berles have restored the ornate plasterwork ceilings and cornices, which were the inspirat...
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Touring the Tremont Nail Mill
Bob and crew travel to Wareham, MA, to visit the Tremont Nail Mill. Tremont Nail, manufacturer of cut nails.
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Door Lock Installation
Bob Ryley is installing the new lockset from Baldwin Brass on the front door.
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Selecting and Installing Window Treatments
Bob and interior designer Leslie Curtis discuss the window treatments in this episode, while Kevin Murphy (from Smith + Noble) finishes up installation of the com...
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Steel Bulkhead, Cedar Siding and Metal Flashing, and Standing Seam Steel Roof Installation
In a progress report, Ted Riley shows Bob the pre-primed red cedar siding , the heavy-duty metal Bilco bulkhead installation, and the Quechee home's standing seam...
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Installing French Doors
Bob talks with Ray Adam (from Pella Windows) about the new French doors to be installed in the library. It's an active/inactive door with all hardware. The most i...
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Building the Backyard Deck
Bob observes as general contractor Charlie Tomaszewski finishes up the picture framing for the mahogany deck.
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Installing Handicapped-Accessible Door Hardware
Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley install a Schlage interior-lever lockset.
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Porch Railing and Screen Door Installation
Carpenter Bob Ryley helps install a new porch railing and new screen doors. An underground sprinkler system is also installed.
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Installing a Brick Walkway and Porch Lighting, and Milling the Railings and Balusters
Contractors put in the brick walkway. Forester Moulding and Lumber replicates the porch railings and balusters. Also, new security and sprinkler systems are insta...
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Replicating Brass Door Hardware
Steve Moore (from Architectural Brass) demonstrates how to replicate a brass escutcheon plate based on a faded outline found on the door.
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Laying Redwood Decking
Bob confers with carpenter Cortney Lofton, as he lays the redwood decking for the back porch.
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Shingle Siding
Bob joins carpenter Bob Ryley, who is putting sidewall shingles onto the exterior of the new addition.
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Skylight Installation
Bob joins contractor Bob Ryley, who is installing a Velux skylight on a curb mount. Ryley describes the screws and mounting hardware used, and Bob demonstrates th...
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Installing Track Lighting
Track lighting is installed in the automotive portion of the garage, and Bob reviews the bulbs, hardware, and mounting techniques used.
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Adding Clapboard Siding
Contractor Bob Ryley explains the process of installing the new clapboards. Using galvanized nails, the boards are added in a staggered pattern for better visual ...
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Building the Farmer's Porch
Bob discusses the process of building the farmer's porch with contractor Larry Landers. The natural crowning of wood is discussed, as are methods for ensuring a l...
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The Merchandise Mart
Bob heads to the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, the largest wholesale design center in the city, to see a selection of bathroom fixtures at K & B Galleries...
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Installing a Solid-Core Cherry-Veneer Door
Bob helps general contractor Tim Berky put a solid-core cherry-veneer door on its bronze butt hinges, and install matching door hardware.
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Installing Fixtures in a Tiled Bath
Bob checks out the handmade tiles and selected plumbing fixtures in the remodeled bath. When general contractor Tim Berky drills into the tile, he stresses the im...
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Sink and Faucet Installation
Frank Lowry of FJ Lowry Plumbing and Heating installs the a Franke tri-flow Corinthian faucet, now that the countertop and sink are in place.
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