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Need a workbench? Save money, build your own and get a great bench with plans by Steve. 35-year track record on this design proves it’s good. Sign up below and download the plans package for free.

Insulating a Cabin Roof and Floor

In this video, watch Steve explain how to insulate a cabin roof from the top, leaving the rafters and roof boards visible from inside.


Got mold? Learn to get rid of it without toxins using Steve’s video-enhanced ebook Mold Buster: How to Fight Mold and Win. Advice on fixing moldy bathroom ceilings, windows, attics, basements – even lessons on removing outdoor mold stains. Videos right in the book make it easier to learn.

The 3M And Black + Decker wallmaster sweepstakes

The Wallmaster sweepstakes from 3M & Black + Decker has come to an end and it’s time to announce the winners. Over 19,483 entries were …


Do you love the look of slate roofing, but the cost is just too high? Enviroslate is a Canadian made slate roof substitute that makes even sticklers for authenticity look twice.

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Watch a 5 minute video of Steve’s Manitoulin Island garden. It’s June now, and there’s lots to see and hear and smell.

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Watch this one minute video and see how Steve explains a simple option to stop water from leaking behind eavestrough. It’s an easy fix.

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Got bathroom ceiling mold? Watch Steve Maxwell’s video on how to get rid of mold on bathroom ceilings for the long haul. Great looking results that resist future mold regrowth for a long time.


Spring and summer isn’t just a time for planting flowers, bringing out the patio furniture and enjoying long-awaited sunshine. It’s also the busiest time of the year for house hunting. Guest blogger Dave Walton offers real-world tips for making your next home energy efficient, and comfortable, too.


Steve explains what features to look for in your power tools and which ones are a must have for any workshop because the better your tools are the productive and successful you’ll be.