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Watch Steve’s quick video on how to cut and install fancy cedar sidewall shingles as an artistic accent to any exterior siding installation.

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Let Steve show you what goes into a great new deck or deck finish. You won’t find this information anywhere else on the web.

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Let Steve Maxwell show you why your upstairs bedrooms are always so hot in summer – even with air conditioning running full tilt – and what you can do to solve the problem.

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Check out Steve’s detailed information on how to avoid the typical grief homeowners face when they choose outdoor wood stain poorly. It’s actually an easy mistake to make unless you understand the challenge.

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Dread setting up your seasonal water system? There is a simple and easy way.

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Do-it-yourself foam injection kit warms hollow walls like nothing else can.

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A robust, well-designed, mature design that boasts an exceptional warranty.

Round Pile Split Firewood

According to Steve Maxwell wood heating makes sense on several levels; cost savings, cleanliness of combustion and the aesthetics of well-piled firewood.

Compact Waterfront Cottage

Using a beautiful lakeside site example, Steve Maxwell reveals four pivotal strategies that can help anyone interested in building elegantly and efficiently with minimal environmental impact.

Jobsite Generator

Steve Maxwell outlines 3 important things to keep in mind when choosing and using a generator.