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10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with ways to avoid them.

How to Set Fence Posts That Won’t Rot

Keep moisture and insects from destroying your cedar fence posts.


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


How to Renew Wooden Fences

Shabby to handsome in three easy steps


How to Build Chain Link Outdoor Dog Kennels

Find the best size, fencing, flooring and housing for your dog with these dog kennel plans


Maintenance-Free Fencing

Weigh your options and select the best fence for your yard

Installing a Vinyl Fence

Set the posts right and the rest is easy


Replace a Section of Split Rail Fence

To remove a rail, first dig out a post.



Learn How to Construct a Custom Fence and How to Build a Gate

In this article, we'll show you how to build a fantastic fence and how to build a gate, too!

How to Dig a Hole: Pro Tips

The easiest and most accurate way to dig postholes


How to Remove a Rotted Fence Post and Set a New One

Need to remove and repair a fence post? Here's how.


The Best Fence Post Removal Trick

Stop going crazy over how to remove fence posts


Deck Privacy Fence

A quiet and private space is only a weekend away with a deck privacy screen


How to Build a Privacy Fence

Tips for planning, designing and constructing a wood privacy fence.

Fence-Straddling Push Stick

Cut a hole for a dowel handle in the top of the push stick to keep your hand safely away...


How to Build a Patio Privacy Screen

This wooden privacy screen works as a fence-like barrier between your patio or deck and your neighbors.


How to Repair a Chain Link Fence

Save money with this simple DIY repair


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How to Set a Table Saw Ripping Scale

In the video and description below, Travis shows you how to set a table saw ripping scale so you don't...


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How to Cut Thin Material on a Table Saw

Travis shows you how to cut thin material on a table saw with a simple jig. Check out the video...


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How to Cut Narrow Strips on a Table Saw

Do you need to cut several narrow strips of the same size? It's easy to do on a table saw,...


One Call: Call Before You Dig

Simply dial 811 from anywhere in the country.


The Best Drill Press Jigs

These two simple jigs will help you work faster and more accurately

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How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

An accurate miter gauge and fence and basic wood jigs are the key to perfect table saw cuts.


Entrance Gates: Replacement Tips

How to create a sturdy gate for your fence.