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Fiber Optic Star Ceiling

By Phil Vandermeer

Just getting started and looking for ideas? Read my introduction to ceiling stars first. Fiber Optic Star Ceiling Project 8ft round with 600 stars and ambient light for media room. Total cost was about $635. This Fiber Optic Star Ceiling is based on an 8ft circle with 600 stars based on the LED illuminator from Wiedamark or you can […]

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How To Build A Shed

By Phil Vandermeer

Sometimes building a shed in the backyard is the perfect idea for extra storage! Building a shed from a kit is a great way for the novice to this project. How to Build A Shed The easiest way to build a shed in the backyard is to make a trip to the local Lowe’s or […]

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Fence Materials: Cedar Fencing & Other Styles For a Private Yard

By Phil Vandermeer

Are you considering building a fence this spring? If so, it’s helpful to get an overview of the different types of fence materials and styles available. We’ve gathered this information for you below. As you read through these options, take some time to daydream about how each one might look in your yard! Installation: Fence […]

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Organizing My Garage: First Steps And Goals

By Phil Vandermeer

The Garage – First Things First… Organizing my garage seemed like a pipe dream for a long time. Things would come up, work got in the way, etc. etc. blah blah. To boot, it’s SO messy that I dreaded anyone seeing it. Okay. I had a video posted of the horrible mess, but I had […]

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When You Decide To Convert A Carport Into A Garage

By Phil Vandermeer

My sister and her husband have lived in their amazing home for 5 years now. The two of them have loved every aspect of the home except one, they wanted to convert a carport into a garage alongside their home. Since buying the home they have contemplated building around the carport to create a garage […]

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Decorating A Boring Deck With Paint And Accessories

By Phil Vandermeer

Decorating A Deck Can Start With Painting Weathered Patio Furniture Are you tired of your boring deck? Does your deck need a makeover? One of the best ways to bring new life into old, boring decks without spending a lot of money is by decorating it with freshly painted furniture. It can be fun, inexpensive and quick […]

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Residential Solar Power – Understanding Solar Panels

By Phil Vandermeer

Residential Solar Power Residential solar power is becoming more and more of a viable option as electricity costs keep going up. Actually, it’s not all that hard to build your own solar panels, once you get inclined to do it and learn how. It’s a great idea to understand what it is and what it […]

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Exterior Door Installation: Installing A Prehung Door

By Phil Vandermeer

This is part three of my article series on installing a prehung door. Since I installed a wooden prehung door for this project, I wrote the first article on exterior door installation called “How To Stain And Finish A Wood Door”. That article title pretty much describes what it’s about. The second article covers “Preparing […]

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