Tag Archives: carpentry

Product Review: Rollout Shelves

Selecting the right materials for the job is one reason why you want to call a professional handyman.  Probably the best example is which caulk do I use? Customers often call after their personal attempt to replace caulking fails (and I will write a post about buying caulk, I promise).

Recently Mark Barone, owner of Shelf Improvement, called to tell me he was introducing a new line of rollout shelves. He wanted my opinion on ease of installation, as well as feedback on the benefits from using the product. We came up with a plan which included blogging about our experience,... 

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Water Damage: Corner Boards (Part 3)

Typically a handyman focuses on making the repairs a customer requests. With blogging, there is a new dimension as I’m stitching together small stories of our work, that in fact start to present a bigger picture when you look at all the parts.

This is part 3 in a series about the places on a home’s exterior that suffer the most water damage. What are common threads between these elements of exterior home trim? They’re more vulnerable to the elements because they stick out further than the siding or other other components next to them.

The real story behind these (photos below)... 

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Carpentry: Steps to Build a Custom Window Seat

Seat Base for Support

When you need more storage, a little creativity goes a long way. This condo kitchen lacked adequate storage for oversized pots and pans.  Mr Handyman suggested adding a window seat with storage, to the bay window. It proved to be the perfect solution, providing far more storage capacity than standard cabinets.

Seat Base for Support

Cabinet Walls

Measuring for Seat Top

Window Seat Door

... Painted White

Finished w/Heat Below


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Great Basement (or Garage) Storage

Basement Back Wall

When building storage in a basement, you have to consider the odds of water penetrating the basement. The condo where we were building basement shelving is dry so it offers great storage options. Our customer requested shelving along 2 walls, and wanted them deep (2 ft) which meant built-ins versus shelving you buy and assemble.

Mr Handyman technicians average 15 years of experience in a variety of construction trades. They provide customers with advice and alternative solutions for each project they complete. Our technician maximized the shelving on the condo’s back wall while leaving access to maintain the hot water heater.


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