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Weekend Handyman

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92 How-Tos From Weekend Handyman

  1. 61. How to Build a Backyard Retreat

    Paul Ryan, host of Weekend Handyman, demonstrates how to build a backyard retreat. This 8' x 10' getaway cottage comes in a kit that ca...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  2. 62. How to Operate a Power Tamper

    Host Paul Ryan shows how to use a power tamper to tamp dirt into place.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 63. How to Operate a One-Man Utility Lift

    Host Paul Ryan shows how to use a one-man utility lift. This tool can lift up to 650 pounds up to 15 feet in the air.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 64. How to Enlarge a Wall Opening for French Doors

    Follow these instructions for enlarging a wall opening to accommodate new pre-hung French doors.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 65. How To Replace a Button and Fix a Broken Seam

    Learn how to make some basic repairs on a dining chair.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 66. How to Operate a Dig-R-Mobile

    A Dig-R-Mobile is a powerful tool that digs holes. Host Paul Ryan shows how to use one.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 67. How to Add Inset Deck Lighting

    Follow these step-by-step instructions for beautifying your deck with inset lighting.

    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 68. How to Operate an Excavator

    An excavator is a rental machine that helps with digging and refilling big holes. Host Paul Ryan shows how to use an excavator.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 69. How to Add Built-In Seating to Your Deck

    The DIY team gives you step-by-step instructions for adding a built-in bench to a wood deck.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 70. How to Patch and Resurface Concrete Steps

    DIY experts show how to repair concrete steps by patching and resurfacing them.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard

About This Show

We know you want to do-it-yourself, but not do-it-all-weekend. If you want to tackle a weekend project that's low in time commitment but high in impact, tune in to Weekend Handyman for easy fix-it projects and insider tips. Host and carpenter Paul Ryan shows you how to prep your home improvement and repair projects during the week so that you can tackle (and finish!) a project in just two days. Featured projects might include repairing and improving the deck; installing new lighting in the yard, garden and driveway; adding a new wood floor to the home; creating a closet organization system or a garage storage space. Weekend Handyman covers materials needed as well as how to plan and prep for the weekend ahead, leaving you time leftover for fun.

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