Building a Bookshelf (12.8.18)

Today’s Homeowner Radio

We love hearing from Homeowners and DIYers of every skill level. Matt from Washington wants to get his start with a project to build a simple bookshelf and ask Danny and Joe for some advice.

Proper attic ventilation is an important component of an energy efficient home. Curt from Colorado is considering a ridge vent to go with new shingles on his roof. Danny and Joe discuss the pros and cons of going this route.

How is your firewood supply? The winter chill can be felt all across the country. Joe shows us a safer solution to chopping a log using the flat end of an axe.


Listener Questions

Ridge Vent Pros & Cons
Curt from Colorado – “I need to get new roof shingles. My house currently has roof vents and I am considering a ridge vent. What are the pros and cons to a ridge vent?”

Cleaning Hardwood Floors
Jerry from Florida – “What’s the easiest and least expensive way to clean old hardwood floors? My house built in 1957 and the floors need cleaning.”

Bookshelf Building Project
Matt from Washington – “I would like to build bookshelves that are simple to make. I wanted to know if you had any tips on materials or procedures to do such a thing?”


Simple Solutions

Safer Kindling Chopping — Cutting kindling with an axe can be dangerous because you have to hold the board or log with one hand while chopping it with the other. Here’s a much safer solution.

Wrong Size Wrench, No Problem — What do you do when an open-end wrench is a bit too large for the nut or bolt you’re trying to loosen or tighten? This happens when working on a metric fastener and you’ve only got a standard-size wrench or visa versa. Here’s a trick to get around this obstacle.


Best New Products

Fast-Setting Prism Grout

If you’ve ever tackled a tile project you know how frustrating it can be choosing a grout color, only to have it stain or fade soon after it is installed. It can completely change the way a room looks and the way you feel about your project. That’s why Custom Building Products developed their Prism Grout.


Products Mentioned in This Broadcast

Wet & Forget

Daich Coatings

RYOBI

Custom Building Products

Rejuvenate

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