Category: Basics

Platform Bed TV

Platform Bed TV

The IKEA Hack Platform Bed that I built for my daughter, Becca, is celebrating a birthday! It’s one year old and still going strong. This video shows how I installed a platform bed TV on...

Summer Prep: Pool, Pergola and Patio

Memorial Day weekend is summer prep time in New Jersey. My to-do list includes opening the pool, washing the patio furniture and preparing the pergola for sunny days ahead. Although it sounds easy, it’s...

Upside Down Fire

How to Build an Upside Down Fire

A Tried and True Pattern When I was a Boy Scout in 1970-something, I earned a merit badge for building a campfire according to the laws of physics. I was taught to crumple some newspaper, cover...

IKEA Dioder Cabinet Lights

IKEA Dioder Cabinet Lights

The most beautiful (and most expensive) cabinet in my kitchen had glass doors to display our nice glassware or dishes. If you’ve never remodeled a kitchen, a glass cabinet costs extra because of the glass (no...

Easiest Hardwood Floor Refinish

This is the easiest way I’ve found to give new life to your tired old hardwood floors. No kneeling, no steel wool, no sanding, no fumes, no mess. What is the secret to the...

La-Z-Boy Couch Repair

La-Z-Boy Recliner Couch Repair

If your couch or chair has “rip-cord” handles next to the seat cushions, whether it’s a La-Z-Boy or some other brand, this video will be useful to you. The angle of these cables is a...

Repair Drywall in 14 Minutes

Repair Drywall in 14 Minutes

Drywall is as basic as basic gets! If your house was built in the past 100 years, odds are your walls and ceilings are covered with drywall (also known as plasterboard, wallboard, or gypsum board)....

Crown Molding on Furniture

Crown molding is one of the most elegant details you can add to a room in your home. It has even more of a visual impact when you install crown molding on furniture. If you...

How to replace Key Fob Batteries

How to Replace Key Fob Batteries

If your car has keyless entry, you have a little remote with a lock and unlock button (called a key fob) which is powered by a small lithium button battery. Those batteries usually last 2-4 years,...