Henry Gifford

Interior Projects

This Book Will Show You How Your House Works

Buildings Don't Lie by Henry Gifford is full of beautiful diagrams and exhaustive information.

How to Make Your Shoes Last Longer
Dress shoes, work boots—here's how to keep them in shape year …
tape measure
How To Cut Drywall With a Tape Measure and Knife
Your guide to mastering that slick-looking method the pros use to sa…
What Causes That Condensation on my Ceiling?

Why those water spots appear and how to get rid of them.

How to Clean Stainless Steel

It's easier than you think.

Caulking gun
How to Remove Old Caulk in 6 Easy Steps
Before you can put a bead of nice, fresh caulk around your bathtub or window, you need to remove entirely the bad old stuff. Here's how…
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What You Need to Know About GCFI Outlets

What's better, a GCFI outlet or a GCFI circuit breaker?

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How to Remove Wallpaper

It's an arduous job, but anyone can do it.

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The Right Way To Hang Just About Anything on the Wall

TVs, mirrors, pictures, and more. If you need to hang something on the wall, we've got you covered.

How to Silence a Noisy Steam Radiator
Anyone with steam heating in their house knows the telltale sounds of an old system, including clanging and whistling. Don't put up wit…
14 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets.

squeaky floors
7 Ways to Silence Your Squeaky Floor
Dont put up with those annoying squeaks in your floors and stairs. Fi the problem is straightforward, relatively inexpensive, and u…
holiday guests
15 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays
In a few days, a ravaging horde will descend on your humble dwelling. Is it up for the job? Use our thorough, all-encompassing checklis…
Window Blinds Are a Quiet Killer, Study Shows

Window blind cords have killed nearly 300 children over 25 years.

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Don't Forget to Water Your Christmas Tree

It can be a matter of life or death.

Meet the DIYers Making Cool Wheelchair Costumes for Kids

Magic Wheelchair came up with even more amazing ideas for Halloween 2017.

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Install In-Floor Heating and Keep Your Toes Warm This Winter
Nothing feels better first thing in the morning than walking into the bathroom and experiencing the comforting warmth of heated tiles o…
The Best Christmas Tree Stands for the Holidays

The last thing you want is a tree stand that fails halfway through the holidays.

How to Sew by Hand

Add one more item to the list of things you know how to fix: Your own clothes. All you need is a needle and thread.

fog machine
How to Make a Fog Machine for Halloween

Scare yourself and the trick-or-treaters this Halloween with a home-built fog machine a rewarding and downright fun project.

Are My Old Wooden Windows Wasting Energy?

Poorly maintained and loose-fitting wood windows are like having a hole through the side of your house.

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How to Put Lights on a Christmas Tree

Get it right without getting tangled up this Christmas.

19 Easy Ways to Winterize Your Home

Put in the work now and save money all winter long.

8 Ways to Protect Your Home Against Tornadoes and Hurricanes
If an EF5 tornado barrels over your home, there's not much you can do about it. But there is a compendium of technology available to pr…
I Bought a Portable Air Conditioner. Should You?

The alternative to a window unit, explained.

How To Choose the Right Wood Stain

Stains and thick polyurethanes make interesting wood look dull. Use an oil finish, which enhances the grain and natural beauty.

Why Your Central AC Isn't Moving Enough Air

PM's senior home editor explains what might be up with your air conditioner.

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10 Carpet-Cleaning Secrets From the Pros
Despite your best efforts at cleanliness, your carpet will eventually become the victim of drops, spills, accidents, and whatever's on …