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June 10, 2015

Curb Appeal Entry 02: Peach Tree Hangout Spot – Jeremy Stein, Portland ME

A few years ago we had this platform deck built (I know, not DIY) as a place to put our outdoor dining table. It’s right next to the peach tree. It looks fine now, but when the peaches come in it weighs down the branches and slumps over the table making it basically useless.  We have a small West End outside space that is composed of this deck and a small section of brickwork.

June 8, 2015

Drills for DIYers to Pros

Whether you are framing a home or simply hanging framed art, finding the right tool can help insure it can get the job done while also avoiding overspending on functions that you personally won’t use.  Here are two great drills spanning from entry-level to professional level grade:

June 5, 2015

Curb Appeal Entry 01: Siding Installation – Jacob Staub, Portland ME

First off, this my most aggressive DIY project to date. I am not a contractor or professional. As a matter of fact, all the jobs I’ve competed to date on the house were the first time I’ve done any of them. Fortunately, places like Maine Hardware still exist. Otherwise, I’d still be trolling the internet searching for gear to get the job done.

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