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How to Build a Deck (with 120+ Pics, Diagrams, Pro-Tips, & Helpful Links)
Ethan | May 25, 2016
How to Build a Deck (with 120+ Pics, Diagrams, Pro-Tips, & Helpful Links)

If you’re a regular reader, you know this detailed guide is the culmination of many days shadowing expert general contractor and carpenter Steve Wartman. I was on-site as he and his crew built this deck, taking pictures of the progress, documenting the work and discovering tips and tricks. I’m convinced that there’s no better way to learn how to tackle home improvement projects than following a licensed contractor through a build. If you enjoy this article, check out our other Project Guides. To stay current on all... 

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Sun Joe Pressure Joe SPX3000 Review
Ethan | May 14, 2016
Sun Joe Pressure Joe SPX3000 Review

About a month ago, Snow Joe + Sun Joe sent us a sample unit of their SPX3000 electric pressure washer. We put this pressure washer to the test cleaning composite decking, a pvc rail system, some stucco concrete and other odds-and-ends. The SPX3000 was great for removing heavy mildew and other stubborn stains. We were especially pleased with the Total Stop System (TSS) which automatically shuts off the pump when the trigger isn’t engaged. This is a great mid-range pressure washer and an excellent option for those looking to avoid... 

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Free Watercolor Cactus Printable
Jocie | June 28, 2016

I know, this watercolor cactus printable is a little more edgy than most, but funny, right? Everyone loves succulents, me included, so I tried my hand at a few watercolor cacti this morning and had so much fun. Some may even call me a fun guy (or rather girl). Get it? Fungi? Okay so I’m mixing up my plant families but it its still funny. Surely, I’m no watercolor expert, but I had a lot of fun playing with different colors, layers wet and dry, and using different brushes. And really all I had to do was draw a blob and add... 

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