Month: January 2017

How To: Remove Aluminum Siding

By Scott Sidler

how to remove aluminum siding

I get a lot of questions from people about removing their aluminum siding and potentially getting back to the original wood underneath. Is it possible? Is it feasible? What will I find? After all, siding is one of the 5 […]

Jalousie Jealousy: The Story of the Jalousie Window

By Scott Sidler

jalousie jealousy jalousie windows

The jalousie window (pronounced jal–uh-see) exploded onto the scene in the middle of the last century. I find that people either love them or hate them, with no middle ground for compromise. It’s almost so polarizing that jalousie windows have become the third […]

6 Reasons to Keep Your Plaster

By Scott Sidler

6 reasons to keep your plaster

Plaster is one of my favorite features in an old house and one that is easily overlooked. After all, how much do you really notice a wall or ceiling unless something is wrong with it. That being said, I think […]

How To: Install The Nest Thermostat

By Scott Sidler

how to install the nest thermostat

The Nest Thermostat is a great learning thermostat that can be installed very easily by any DIYer. The install is fairly straight forward and you can be saving money on your energy bills in under 30 minutes by following the […]

How To: Build a DIY Lumber Rack

By Scott Sidler

diy lumber rack plans

One of the most most useful things I have in my shop is a simple DIY lumber rack that I built in just a few minutes using only scrap lumber. It is ridiculously simple to build, almost to the point […]