Steve Maxwell

Tips for dealing with tarps

Some people never have enough covered roof space for storing all their outdoor stuff. I’m one of them.

Lindseed oil paint green alternative

Last year I began using what has to be the healthiest exterior paint in the world, and I’ve been using it again this past spring.

Woven valleys are easier to install

Examining the finer points of roof repair

I’m gearing up to reshingle my roof this spring, and there are four specific technical details I’m working into the job.

Woven valleys are easier to install
Thin-kerf circular saw blades are an easy way to improve the quality of cuts on your outdoor projects this summer. Blade prices are lower than ever and cut quality has never been better. The low friction coating and laser-cut anti-vibration slots on this blade make it perform better than blades that come with new saws.

Blades for building outdoors

Summer’s the best season to make your outdoor building plans a reality, but there’s something you need to realize.

Thin-kerf circular saw blades are an easy way to improve the quality of cuts on your outdoor projects this summer. Blade prices are lower than ever and cut quality has never been better. The low friction coating and laser-cut anti-vibration slots on this blade make it perform better than blades that come with new saws.
Self-contained composting toilets are ideal for cottages. They're easier to install than a flush toilet and pose no threat to water quality. Today's best models operate odourlessly and reliably.

Compost toilets make cottage sense

When a kitchen fire destroyed the lakeside heirloom cottage of Mike and Alice Ogden back in June 2005, they decided to rebuild in a way that blended appropriately with the lakeside setting of their property, while also allowing the new cottage to become a year-round retirement home.

Self-contained composting toilets are ideal for cottages. They're easier to install than a flush toilet and pose no threat to water quality. Today's best models operate odourlessly and reliably.