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What is a Saltbox House?

By Scott Sidler • November 19, 2018

what is a saltbox house

You may have heard the term Saltbox used when describing a house style and wondered, “what?” While the Saltbox house isn’t exactly an architectural style like the American Craftsman or Greek Revival, it is still a prominent architectural subtype of […]

How To: Get Rid of Mold and Mildew

By Scott Sidler • November 12, 2018

how to get rid of mold and mildew

Mold and mildew are not friends to old houses. Whether they show up indoors or out, they need to be eradicated wherever they show up. Determining the difference between mold and mildew is not exactly the easiest task. The good […]

How To: Make Board and Batten Shutters

By Scott Sidler • November 5, 2018

diy board and batten shutters

Board and batten shutters are a simple and attractive historical option for shutters that you can make without a bunch of complex woodworking tools. In this post, I’ll help you pick the right wood, measure for success, the step-by-step build, and […]

What Sheen Paint Should I Use?

By Scott Sidler • October 29, 2018

what sheen paint should I use

Trying to choose what sheen paint you should use on your project may not have been something you’ve given much thought to, but it can make a huge difference in how the final product looks. Not only are there a […]

Wood Glue vs Polyurethane Glue

By Scott Sidler • October 22, 2018

Wood Glue vs Polyurethane Glue

Finding the right glue for your project can be tough. There are a a lot of options out there to sift through and each brand has its own version of each type of glue. This post won’t go into all […]

4 Hacks to Slash Energy Bills by $300 This Winter

By Scott Sidler • October 15, 2018

4 hacks to slash energy bills by 300 this winter

Sound “click baity” and too good to be true? It most certainly does, but it is very attainable to slash your energy bills by $300 this winter at your house. How much you save depends on how many of these […]

Have You Heard of Accoya?

By Scott Sidler • October 8, 2018

have you heard of accoya

What is Accoya? No, it’s not a bookshelf at IKEA. It’s the next generation of treated lumber that I have been experimenting with for a few years now. The results have been surprising and I’m ready to give you my […]

How To: Read a Tape Measure

By Scott Sidler • October 1, 2018

how to read a tape measure

Learning how to read a tape measure may seem like basic knowledge, but I bet there are a lot of powerful features on your tape measure you’re not even using. Sure, everyone knows the basics of how to read a […]