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15 How-Tos From Trade School

  1. 1. How to Build a Concrete Bathroom Countertop

    Concrete apprentice Mike Ferrara shows how to build a custom concrete bathroom countertop.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  2. 2. How to Build a Flower Box

    The deck is completed with construction of a flower box and applying a fresh coat of deck stain.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 3. How to Install Floor Joists and Deck Boards

    Having established the deck perimeter, the floor joists are finished and the redwood decking is attached.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. How to Remove a Concrete Porch

    The first step in adding a redwood deck to an older house is to break up the existing concrete porch, followed by setting the new suppo...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. How to Build Custom Deck Railings

    With the deck floor complete, build custom railings. The decks support posts serve as mounts for the new railing system.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 6. How to Construct a Deck Perimeter

    With the support posts anchored in dried concrete, the next step in the project is constructing the deck perimeter.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 7. How to Repave a Driveway

    If your driveway is cracking, it may be time to install a new surface.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5000 to $10000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  8. 8. How To Build Flagstone Stairs

    Learn how to add character to a backyard with a flagstone staircase.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5000 to $10000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 9. How to Make a Wall-Mounted Pot Rack

    Blacksmith student Randy Parker heats things up by forging a wall-mounted steel pot rack for his kitchen.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  10. 10. How To Build a Patio and Retaining Wall

    This courtyard-style patio is surrounded by retaining walls and long planters. A puzzle-like arrangement of flat stones between the pat...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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About This Show

Trade School puts you to the test, following DIYers as they get hands-on know-how about the jobs that interest them most. This series is journey through the trade school experience of selected students as they learn auto mechanics, carpentry, metalworking and plumbing, among other skilled trades. While watching their successes and their struggles, you pick up tons of useful knowledge - information you can use for your projects at home.

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