The first step for any good project is to put together a plan. Remember to think through every step. Our videos can help guide you by giving you a sense of what work you'll need to do. They also have shopping lists for suggested materials. Make sure you have a sense of how you can make those resources work for your project. We love to have our customers drop by and say hello, but we also know that 4 visits to the store to get the things you forgot is time you could have saved. We're here to help you get the job done right.

In the coming days, look for more additions to this library. We'll have sections on Plumbing, Electrical, Home Safety, Heathing & Cooling, Just 4 Kids, Apartment Living, Garage and Workshop, and Lawn & Garden.

Paint and Decorating

Review this section for videos on how to paint, everything from priming & prep to clean-up. Also, how to repair drywall, repoint bricks, refinish antiques, give your fireplace a makeover, or put an epoxy finish on your garage floor.

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From the very simple to the more involved, find how-to guides and shopping lists to get that pesky plumbing chore out of the way.

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Basic electrical repair and maintenance can be straightfoward, but it there is also inherent danger. Learn how to do it properly.

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Home Safety

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