Imagine not worrying that a season’s worth year of heavy snow and ice has damaged the boards. How would it feel to know your deck was mold and mildew resistant, and no amount of rain would weaken it? What about the comfort of having a smooth, solid surface where little bare feet can run around…

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Whether you’re building a brand new deck or maintaining an existing, there is plenty to consider. Sam from Safe Guard Home Inspections and TimberTips helps you get one step closer with these helpful tips

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We’ve all noticed those little dried water drips on a bathroom wall, and maybe even swiped at them with a towel. Why are the walls drippy? Why are there patchy spots? Well, painting a bathroom is different from painting any other room in a house because of one thing: moisture. But there are ways to…

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Insulation isn’t just that fluffy pink stuff that you see when a wall is opened up, and it’s certainly not something you never have to think about again once your house has been built. There are different types of insulation for the different areas of your home, from the interior walls, floor and ceilings to…

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A handsome, solidly constructed garage or shed is a great addition to any property. It provides valuable storage space, allows you to enjoy your hobbies in comfort, and can even increase the value of your home. Did we mention your neighbours would be really jealous? Are you ready to stop dreaming and start making this…

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Your front door is the first thing people touch when they come into your home, and it sets the stage for what’s inside. But it’s more than a welcoming portal – it’s also a potential source of heat loss that needs to be managed and a permanent piece of your home that you don’t want…

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Everyone on Pinterest is going crazy for projects involving white glue and hot glue, but what happened to good ol’ reliable wood glue? This is one of the handiest items to have in your work area. If you’re new to woodworking, you might be unsure of the best way to use a heavy-duty adhesive like…

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You get a good look at your neighbours’ homes when you’re out for a stroll or putting out the garbage, but you probably don’t turn around and examine your own home too much, right? Sometimes homeowners fall into the trap of focusing on the interior of their home, because that’s where they’re spending most of…

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If you’re looking out the window at a sad-looking deck that could use a little TLC, you’re not alone. Many homeowners dread the thought of restaining their deck because it seems like such a daunting task. At Northumberland Co-op, we are here to remind you that staining a deck isn’t actually that difficult or time-consuming.…

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As summer approaches (and garden excitement grows) it’s always fun to make the most of the outdoors, especially do-it-yourself weekend projects like this functional (and comfortable) arbor bench. Following is a detailed outline of the basic steps and recommended materials, but remember: this is your bench, so feel free to make adjustments as you see…

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