Screws often come loose, whether it’s on a door hinge or it’s the fastener holding the armrest onto your rocking chair. The reason screws loosen is because the wood surrounding the threads has worn away, usually due to the wear and tear of movement over time. To tighten a screw, the hole needs more material […]
The Seek Thermal Camera is a tiny infrared camera that attaches to your Android or iOS device and uses a downloadable app that shows what the camera captures. Selling for less than $250, the Seek camera attachment is compact, simple to use, and offers the same infrared technology that was formerly only available in cameras […]
(guest post courtesy Atlas Roofing) How Do Architectural Shingles Compare to Traditional Flat Shingles? For consumers building a new home or replacing the roof on an existing one, the selection of a roofing shingle is the most important part of the process. After all, the shingles installed today should protect and enhance a […]
Extreme How-To‘s April digital issue is now live! This time around we explore glass shower enclosures. You’ll learn how to build a backyard arbor to decorate your landscape. We also review the latest innovations in screwdrivers.
Check out this month’s digital version of the magazine where we renovate a worn-out deck, install architectural roof shingles, dress out a window with craftsman trimwork and much, much more.
If you’re reading this blog, then it’s a safe bet that all the rights and responsibilities which come with owning a home are extremely important to you. Imagine if someone you don’t know suddenly decreed that they had authority over your home. They say you’ll now be required to abide by certain codes that they […]
Congratulations to EHTcontributing author Robert Robillard, who has a taken a new position with the Boston Globe. He’s charged with writing and responding to readers’ questions on home improvement and construction related issues. As many of you know, Rob is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He […]
I freely admit that I have no first-hand experience with 3D printing or any particular knowledge of its technical wizardry, but I recognize it as cutting-edge technology that will eventually revolutionize manufacturing across the globe. I wrote an earlier blog post on the concept of “printing” an entire house here. Now, I’m following up […]
A particular news story caught my attention during this holiday season. During a Christmas gathering, twenty members of a Kentucky family gathered on an exterior staircase when—bam!—the thing collapses beneath them. Eight people were injured in the fall, with six requiring a trip to a nearby hospital. “The person at the top probably fell […]
“DIY is in decline because today’s men are too soft.” This was a recent headline by UK-based newspaper, The Telegraph. Regarding a cultural shift in his native country, journalist Martin Daubney reported that the owners of Homebase—a major retail home-improvement chain—announced plans to close a quarter of UK stores because of the reality […]