Handyman Says Keyboard Tray Repair just like a Drawer

A typical handyman repair is fixing drawers. Another common job is the repair of a pullout computer keyboard. Have you ever noticed that drawers and keyboard trays operate in the same way? Repairing each is very similar. The interesting thing with computer trays is that people tend to place the weight of their hands and arms on them as they …

No Bullnose Ceramic Tile? Try This Trick

If you are going to install ceramic tile on a counter or shower surround, it makes for a nice finished look to get finished round overĀ  or bullnose tiles (for kitchens they are referred to as V-cap tiles). Some styles of tile do not have these and so you may be faced with the chore of making them look good …

Remove Painted over Door Hinges

Door hinges last for a long time and usually don’t need to be replaced. However, some folks like to change them out for a new color or finish when updating a room. Occasionally, the hinges will be so covered in layers of paint, it will be hard to see not only the outline of the hinges, but the screw heads …

Handyman Tip to Attach a Head Board to a Bed Frame

Attaching a head board to a bed frame is a fairly straightforward handyman job. Realize that most beds come with a head board that attaches to a frame, you may find one you want to install. Lots of people make a headboard out of a door or a frame and fabric, but then need to secure them to the frame. …

Installing a Coat Hook on a Door

Installing a coat hook on a door is a pretty basic job. With a coat hook, people can really load them up with lots of coats and the weight can pull them out of a door, particularly a hollow core door. Coat hooks are great for the back of a bathroom door where you can hang a bathrobe on them. …

Toilet Upgrade to Prevent a Flood

Plenty of floods come from a toilet. Whether it is an overflow or a pressurized water leak, there are ways to prevent them. One upgrade for a toilet supply line involves replacing the supply line and angle valve if necessary. Sometimes these are one piece and so you have to replace both. You can buy much higher quality supply lines …

Handyman Tip for Replacing Light Bulbs in High Ceilings

Here is an easy handyman job for any beginner. Assuming you aren’t afraid of heights, sure you could climb a ladder to reach the bulbs. But what if the bulbs are crazy high? I guess it really depends on where the bulbs are located in relation to the walls. Lots of people have extension ladders that they can lean against …

Use a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain and Remote?

A ceiling fan remote is a great thing to have, even though it causes a lot of confusion. Although it is convenient, people ask if they can, or should use both to control the fan. For the most part, a remote switch is used when there is only one power supply coming into the fan. In other words you don’t …

Making a Return for Chair Rail Molding

Chair rail molding has an elegant look to it. It’s not something you see in every house, but when done right, can really set apart a room from the others. If you are installing chair rail in, for example, a bedroom, you can nail it to the walls and stop at the door casing. In that way you have a …

Ceiling Fan Actually Adds Heat to a Room?

We’ve all heard that that ceiling fans make a room feel cooler in the summertime. For those of us in the desert, in most houses during the summer, ceiling fans are used every day. It’s not that the fan cools the air, but rather makes you feel cooler with the wind chill effect. Did you also realize that a ceiling …