Today’s Homeowner Radio Show | July 31, 2021

Today’s Homeowner Radio Show | July 31, 2021

fireplace arch
Adding an arch gives your fireplace character and enhances its visual interest.

Are you looking to finish a fireplace arch with glass, pottery shards or other materials, and need some tips to do the job right?

Or are you building a small patio and don’t know the best materials to use? How about making a birdhouse? It’s a popular project, but do you know the next steps to take?

Listen to the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show where we cover these topics and many more such as:

  • The best way to clean an old concrete birdbath
  • Which adhesive to use when installing tile on the sides of kitchen countertops
  • What to do when dealing with an unresponsive contractor
  • How to fix visible cut-ins from a botched paint job
  • How to repair damaged drywall from a loose towel bar
  • Steps to take when staining a solid oak front door
  • What to do when your concrete sidewalk begins to crack and rise
  • Hybrid water heater vs. regular water heater
  • Repairing or replacing a soffit
  • Durable materials to dress up your concrete patio

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Backed by his 40-year remodeling career, Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade. His extensive hands-on experience and understanding of the industry make him the go-to source for all things having to do with the home – from advice on simple repairs, to complete remodels, to helping homeowners prepare their homes for extreme weather and seasons.

How to Create a Pop-Up Trash Can From a Laundry Hamper

How to Create a Pop-Up Trash Can From a Laundry Hamper

Are you planning to have a large gathering at your home but need more trash cans? Easily make a makeshift trash can out of a laundry hamper!

To do this, get a collapsable laundry hamper — in this case, I used one that’s about 18 inches wide and 30 inches tall.

Then simply take your trash bag and put it in the collapsable laundry hamper – at the end of the day take the bag out, dispose of the trash and collapse the laundry hamper to store!

Watch the video above for more information!


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Joe Truini is a seasoned contractor, accomplished author and hosts Simple Solutions on Today’s Homeowner TV. He also hits the airwaves every week alongside Danny Lipford as co-host for Today’s Homeowner Radio. Joe is a handy guy, who’s always on the lookout for ways to make the job of home improvement easier and more efficient.

How to Create a Pop-Up Trash Can for Parties

How to Create a Pop-Up Trash Can for Parties

Are you planning to have a large gathering at your home but need more trash cans? Easily make a makeshift trash can out of a laundry hamper!

To do this, get a collapsable laundry hamper — in this case, I used one that’s about 18 inches wide and 30 inches tall.

Then simply take your trash bag and put it in the collapsable laundry hamper – at the end of the day take the bag out, dispose of the trash and collapse the laundry hamper to store!

Watch the video above for more information!


Further Reading

DIY Center Finder for Woodworking Projects

DIY Center Finder for Woodworking Projects

There’s a quick and easy way to find the center of a board — and you don’t need your tape measure or to work complicated math problems.

Just make a self-centering jig!

To do this, drill three holes into a short length of 1-by-2. On each end of the 1-by-2, drill a 3/8-inch-diameter hole, and then drill a 5/16-inch-diameter hole in the middle.

Then take 2-inch-long, 3/8-inch-diameter wooden dowels and hammer them into the outside holes. These are the pins. 

When you use the center finder, simply sit it on a board and rotate it until the pins make contact with the edges.

Then, put your pencil in the middle hole and slide it along. You’ll have a line right down the exact center of the board!

It doesn’t matter what size the board is, as long as the jig is long enough, and the jig’s center hole is exactly centered between the two pins.

Watch the video above for Joe Truini’s center finder in action! 


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