Month: July 2017

Insulation for a Hot Climate

By Scott Sidler • July 31, 2017

insulation for a hot climate

  Insulation is a very regional discussion. The best advice for a home in Boston can be disastrous for home in Phoenix and vice versa. In order to insulate a home properly, getting advice from a local contractor is essential. […]

Festool: My Healthy Obsession

By Scott Sidler • July 24, 2017


Yes, it’s true, I love Festool! Just like any DIYer or contractor, I love good tools. The old adage of “use the right tool for the right job” is so true. Using the wrong tool for a job can truly […]

Wood Filler & Epoxy Test (Year 3)

By Scott Sidler • July 17, 2017

wood filler test year 3

Are you ready for Year 3? I hope so, because the results are in! For three years now, I have been testing some of the most popular wood fillers and epoxies by leaving them exposed to the harsh Florida weather […]

Spar Varnish Vs Regular Varnish

By Scott Sidler • July 10, 2017

spar varnish vs regular varnish

If you are finishing wood with a natural or stained appearance today, you’re likely using some kind of varnish or polyurethane. Varnishes create a hard finish that protect and beautify everything from wood floors to delicate woodwork, but do you […]

A Special Spot in McMansion Hell

By Scott Sidler • July 3, 2017

a special spot in McMansion Hell

This week one of my favorite blogs, McMansion Hell was temporarily forced to shut down due to a cease and desist letter from Zillow. Zillow was claiming that McMansion Hell had been using and modifying their photos in violation of […]