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How to Support a Peninsula Countertop

When we decided to install a butcher block countertop, I didn't even think about the extra step of installing supports. However, about a month after install, we noticed the countertop started to bow downwards a little, and when pressure was applied we were worried it...

How to Frame a Wall

How to Frame a Wall by Alex Merrill So, you want to build a wall? Well, hopefully you want to build a little more than that, but every journey begins with a single step. Here are some basics to get you thinking about the right things in the right ways when it comes to...

How to Mount a Bike on the Wall

How to Mount a Bike on the Wall by Alex Merrill Living in small spaces necessitates innovative ways to store things. Since Allie and I have found ourselves confined to a 600 square foot apartment with no additional storage, we have faced many dilemmas about how we can...

How to Apply Wood Stain

How to Apply Wood Stain by Alex Merrill Staining wood. At its root, the act of staining wood is actually a branch of art, which therefore leaves the learner much room to grow in technique and nuance. What a pun-tastic intro. On a more mature note, the process of...

How to Clean Unsealed (or very old!) Hardwood Floors

WARNING: This process is very simple and may confuse you if you're expecting a difficult task. Please keep this in mind before proceeding. If you're looking for a task to pull your hair out, this is not the one. ------------------------------- Starting this project, I...