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Tell Steve about your garden and you could win a gardening supply prize package and a $50 Home Depot gift certificate. It’s as easy as sending an email.


Enter the Great Summer Deck Giveaway from Duckback, Dewalt, and Stanley Tools to win one of three amazing prize packages valued at over $1200.


Everything you create in life is only half the story. The other half is you. That’s why great homes always bear the mark of the maker. Leave your mark on your home with outrageous quality and craftsmanship.

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Watch Steve explain his Cozy Cabin video course and construction plans package. It’s been called the best guide to cabin building anywhere. Check it out risk-free.


Take an educational tour of container gardening in pots and hanging baskets as Steve Maxwell and his wife Mary do it on Manitoulin Island. Click here to see.

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Got interior painting on your to-do list? Learn how to properly use painter’s tape and patching compound to get professional looking wall prep results before you get out the brushes and rollers.

The 3M And Black + Decker wallmaster sweepstakes

Make your walls great with the “3M and Black + Decker WallMaster Sweepstakes” – Win a complete DIY prize package including a wall patching and prep kit from 3M, and the new 20v MAX Autosense™ Drill from Black + Decker (Just for starters!). Enter DAILY to increase your chances to win.


Tired of running your A/C full blast, only to have your upstairs rooms still too hot? Steve tells us about the trick of using openable skylights to help your air conditioner keep your whole house cooler.


Too few kids these days get to grow up wearing nothing but a swim suit all summer long. Country life puts everyone into constant contact with nature, and childhood experiences with rural places can be create memories and strengths that last a life time. Saying goodbye to these times can be hard, but there’s value in it, too.


In this edition of Maxwell’s Tips, Steve explains the best way to shingle a valley, the right wood for interior painting and how to cool a duct-free home. Scroll down to read more.