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Decorating A Boring Deck With Paint And Accessories

By Phil Vandermeer / August 6, 2012

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 […]


Residential Solar Power – Understanding Solar Panels

By Phil Vandermeer / May 7, 2012

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 […]


Exterior Door Installation: Installing A Prehung Door

By Phil Vandermeer / November 26, 2011

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 […]


Exterior Door Installation: Preparing The Doorway For A New Door

By Phil Vandermeer / October 11, 2011

Here’s my second article in a sort of “exterior door installation” series. You can see my article on “How To Stain And Finish A Wood Door” for pictures and description of the work I did on the bare door of this project before preparing the doorway. Removing The Old Door And Trim Before you begin […]

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