Project Tips & Guides
Steps to follow when adjusting your pilot light.
You can build a deck and Sutherlands can help!
Thinking about building a garage? This information covers basic information on building a single-story detached garage. This guide is meant to assist the beginning do-it-yourselfer.
This is an introduction for the Do-it-yourselfer who may be considering building a post-frame building.
Measuring your Kitchen space
Maximize your storage and workspace.
Apply a durable finish to unfinished cabinets.
Install the cabinets, end panels, and doors.
A brief overview of the most popular kitchen countertops and the advantages and drawbacks of each type.
Electrical & Lighting
Install fluorescent troffers or fixtures.
How to install recessed lighting cans in an existing ceiling.
Remove and replace a duplex outlet.
Update your existing light fixture with a new one.
Convert feet into rods, furlongs, miles and more.
Tips about estimating material and tools needed to build your own fence.
Sizing information and more.
Several different ways of fixing a squeaky floor from above.
Several ways from fixing a squeaky floor from below.
How to finish or re-finish hardwood flooring
How to repair and remove deep scratches from hardwood flooring.
One method of repairing a damaged piece of carpet.
Replace a damaged section of vinyl flooring.
How to replace a damaged piece of hardwood flooring.
The most effective ways to sand hardwood flooring.
Recommended application, buying tips. etc.
How to support a floor with an adjustable jack post.
Heating and Cooling
Properly air-balancing your home is important for an evaporative (swamp) cooler to perform at it's maximum potential.
It's easy to replace a basic thermostat.
Easy things you can do to keep your central air conditioner operating at maximum performance.
Easy things you can do to maintain a window air conditioner.
Lawn & Garden
There are many benefits of container gardening including portability, space saving, and no need for a yard, or the maintenance that entails.
Welcome spring with garden planters resplendent with early blooms to brighten up your home and your life.
Include garden planters in the decorating scheme of your home and yard to provide a feast for all the senses - sight, smell, touch, taste, and even sound!
Installing a pre-formed pond line makes installation a snap.
E-10 gasoline is here, e-15 coming soon! Are you aware of the effects of ethanol?
Lumber & Plywood
Learn the difference between ACQ and CCA lumber
Lumber grading rates wood according to its use. Learn more about it here.
A useful list of commonly referred-to abbreviations.
The difference between “nominal” and “actual” lumber dimensions.
Millwork & Paneling
A quick way of repairing a loose stair balluster.
How to repair creaking stairs from above.
How to repair creaking stairs from below.
Everything you could possibly want to know about using the right type of paint.
Definitions of Paint terms
Planning and Preparation is the key to making your job easier and professional.
Everything you could possibly want to know about paint and it's proper use.
Beginning April 22, 2010, federal law requires that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb more than six square feet of paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and trained
Instead of choosing a sink simply because you want your search to be over, be sure that you choose the best sink for your home.
Just about everybody has a water heater or is served by one. But how much do you know about yours?
The different types of traps.
The different types of water shutoff valves.
If you are interested in taking your sink out of the ordinary and well into the extraordinary, choose copper as the material of choice.
An illustration of a common plumbing system.
Reading a water meter made simple.
Different methods of unclogging a sink.
How to unclog a toilet.
Preventative back care is vital if you want to enjoy a full and pain free life. A "bad back" can be very restrictive in terms of movement and quality of life, not to mention extremely painful.