Home improvements expected to peak in 2022

Spending for home improvements and repairs is expected to expand at a stronger pace in 2022, but signs point to some easing of growth by year-end, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Make your own challenging stereo rack

In this project of the day sponsored by Laguna Tools, Willie Sandry the Thoughtful Woodworker details how to build a challenging mid-century modern stereo rack with vertical grooves, graceful tapered legs, and a unique pass-through detail that lets light inside the cabinet for an airy feel, yet still obscures wires for your components. This multi-video project is detailed with tips and step-by-step instructions. The videos are listed below.  For plans to make this rack, click here.

Webinar: Lean in the pandemic era

FDMC columnist and lean guru, Brad Cairns will present a live webinar on Wednesday, February 2 at 2 p.m. Eastern, titled, "Lean in the pandemic era." In the 45-minute webinar, Cairns will offer lean strategies for operating in the pandemic era, which is fraught with supply chain disruptions and labor shortages.