A leading authority in the do-it-yourself home improvement field, Ron is the host of his own home improvement series, Ron Hazelton’s Housecalls. As the former Home Improvement Editor for Good Morning America, Ron reported on a variety of topics related to home improvement, design, repair, health, and safety. He also hosted the History Channel series, Hands on History, and other History Channel programs including Modern Marvels and Save our History: Frontier Homes.
Looking for your next home improvement project? Renovate your living room by building a professional looking entertainment center for your TV, electronics, and more. In this lesson, Ron will show you how to create an upscale built-in look using off-the-shelf wood cabinets, basic plywood, and a couple tricks of the trade.
Wish you had more shade in your backyard? Put the finishing touches on your home and garden by building a freestanding pergola with Ron Hazelton. For this DIY project, learn to build a trellis and canopy to cover an outdoor patio or accent your landscaping - perfect for providing a bit of shade on sunny days.
Get ready for the rainy season by installing new gutters. In this DIY home improvement lesson, Ron will teach you how to install gutters to promote proper drainage around your property. Learn how to find the slope of the eaves, how to cut and and hang your gutters and downspout, and how to ensure that your new gutter system doesn’t leak.
Have your wood cabinets taken a beating over the years? There’s no need for a full bath or kitchen remodel - instead, refurbish your cabinetry and give it new life. In this DIY home improvement lesson, Ron will show you how to clean, sand, and paint your cabinets and cabinet doors for your next home renovation. Best of all, take what you learn here to refinish any of your wood furniture!
Would you like to expand your living space outside your home, and create an attractive and welcoming spot perfect for barbequing, garden parties, or just enjoying a glass of wine after a long day of work? In this lesson, learn how to create your own patio space with concrete pavers. Ron Hazelton demonstrates easy tricks of the trade (like using 1” PVC pipes to ensure your leveling sand is the proper depth), and gives you the knowledge and confidence to turn your dreams into a reality.
Looking for more shelf space? Solve your storage problems by building these free-floating DIY shelves. Built using poplar and plywood, these shelves are both lightweight and sturdy - yet simple enough for a weekend project! Follow along with Ron Hazelton as he teaches you to design, measure, and construct this versatile shelving solution. Included in the lesson is a design schematic and a recommendation on free 3D design software that you can use to design the layout of your new shelves.