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Here's How: Build a Simple Backyard Tool Shed

Dear James: We have a two-car garage, but it is filling up with mowers, garden tools, etc. My husband scratched my Accord twice last week. Could you please give me some tips for building a simple storage shed? -- Pat D.

Dear Pat: It is amazing ...

Here's How: Build a Ground Level Deck

Dear James: I want to add a deck to the back of my house. There is now only one step at the door, and the yard slopes across the house. Parts of the deck will be resting on the ground. How can I build this? -- Carol M.

Dear Carol: Your situation ...

Here's How: Strip Wallpaper the Easy Way

Dear James: I have been putting off redecorating my dining room because I hate stripping off wallpaper. It has that slick type of finish that is hard to strip. What is the quickest way to strip it? -- Michelle P.

Dear Michelle: More and more ...

Here's How: Build a Stone Pathway Yourself

Dear James: We just had a new home built, and we would like stone pathways through our yard and future flower garden. Is this a job that we can do ourselves? Do you have design and planning tips for us? -- Micki V.

Dear Micki: There are many ...

Here's How: Eliminate Dark Roof Stains

Dear Pat: We had a new light-colored roof installed about two years ago, and it has developed dark mildew stains, but there are no stains by the chimney. What could be causing this and how can we stop it? -- Julia K.

Dear Julia: Unsightly dark ...