Steve shares current results and recommendations from his 20 years of observing and applying deck finishing products and techniques.
Download Steve Maxwell’s free list of tested and approved deck stains that have worked well in field tests.
Check out this expert advice for what kind of finish to put on a wooden deck.
Black and Decker.com provides project advice, community features and much more.
See a video on how Steve finishes interior wood with waterbased stains, and why you might want to think beyond just brown colours.
Three New Colors Provide More Options for Consumers
Find out the pros and cons of using aluminum cookware, and learn how to distinguish aluminum from stainless steel.
Use materials at hand—stumps, logs, railroad ties, and sawmill slabs—to build a firewood log deck that takes the effort out of lifting the logs, and holds them at a convenient height for splitting.
You’ll need to choose a nonreactive pan, such as stainless steel, when cooking acidic foods, such as tomato sauce.
With a few key supplies, you can revive worn wood flooring without heavy-duty sanding.
Here are instructions for making a quick and easy batch of stained glass soap. Once you get the basics down you can make all sorts of unusual and beautiful embedded soap to give as gifts or enjoy for yourself.
A quick and easy art project. Recycle those old wood frame windows and turn them into stunning pieces of art.
If you've been considering an electric pressure cooker, consider the Instant Pot. It’s well-made, durable and has many functions.
Milking is a fun and easy chore! Here are some hints on milking in an easy fashion.
Kids Konserve provides solutions for packing waste-free lunches.
Summing up the last week of activity by hitting on a few key stories that might prove note worthy to a few of the homesteading folks out there complete with photo montage of golf cart jousting and aquaponic trout.