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Do you dream of building your own cabin or tiny house? Need plans and hands-on construction help with videos? Download a free preview of Steve’s cabin building course – Cozy Cabin. It’s the next best thing to having Steve work side-by-side with you on your site.

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Planning to finish your basement? Don’t make the mistake so many homeowners and contractors do. Steve’s video shows how to discourage mold, mildew and mustiness by design.

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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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Got a building where vinyl siding just wouldn’t look right? Cedar shingles used as exterior siding is an excellent option. Watch Steve show how to create back-of-shingle drainage to boost working life even more.

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Want to keep a lot cooler in summer without relying so much on air conditioning? Check out Steve’s 2-minute video tour of how openable skylights can do this for you.

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A long-time reader is about to waste time and money doing something to her fence that a lot of people are confused about. Read her email and my answer:

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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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Food security, great meals and a chance to save money. Root cellars are making a come-back for good reasons.

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Paying contractors in cash is a bad idea that is leading to some unfortunate consequences for Homeowners and Home Professionals.

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Wooden handmade doors add soul to the front of any home.