Meet The Material: Corrugated Sheet Metal

Posted by: on December 21st, 2011 | 53 Comments

Corrugated Sheet Metal Ceiling

Corrugated metal is a material uniquely reminiscent of early twentieth century rural Americana. Even today, if you venture into the countryside, you might catch a glimpse of a chicken coop, barn or outhouse with an old corrugated tin roof. Shortly after corrugated galvanized iron was invented by British architect/engineer Henry Palmer in the 1820s, it quickly became a common building material used in many parts of the developing world. Its utility and durability continues to stand the test of time.

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Happy Hanukkah

Posted by: on December 21st, 2011 | 2 Comments

7 Shining Lights

The holidays are the time of year to commemorate seasonal traditions and celebrate with song, food and gifts.  It’s also a hectic time; things pop up at the last minute, and there are always a few folks you either forget, or have no idea what they’d like.  Don’t stress, at the Home Depot we have a ton of gift options for everyone on your Hanukkah list.

Home Depot Gift Cards and eGift Cards are not only perfect for all the doers on your list, but also make great gifts for last minute party invitations, office gift exchange and the person on your list who’s impossible to shop for. Gift Cards are available in amounts from $10 to $500, and can be purchased online or at any Home Depot store.

This year, consider trying our newest way to gift, the Home Depot eGift Card, voted the Best e-Card of 2011.  Just log onto our main gift card page, choose an image from our design templates or upload one of your own, record a video or attach one of your own, then send your eGift Card directly to the lucky recipient’s inbox or Facebook page.

You can even send an eGift Card on the fly using our new and improved iPhone app, and schedule it arrive at the holiday gathering just before you do.

What’s more, we also offer a complete selection of Hanukkah-themed holiday decorations online at to help you celebrate the Festival of Lights.


Small Home Improvement Projects Under $50

Posted by: on December 20th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Most of us tend to spend more money than usual this year. Traveling, presents, holiday decorations – you name it! Wouldn’t it be nice if there were some home improvement projects that can be done with your limited budget in mind? Well, today’s your lucky day! Watch this video for small home improvement projects that cost only $50 or less to complete.

Our very own Mr. Jay highlights different projects that can all be paid off with a $50 Home Depot Gift Card, including painting a bathroom, replacing light bulbs with EcoSmart LED bulbs and updating cabinet hardware. And as a an extra holiday bonus – The Home Depot Gift Card also makes a wonderful holiday gift. And remember, you can find Mr. Jay and our other expert associates on The Home Depot How-To Community Forum.

See more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

Holiday Gifts for Your Family Decorator

Posted by: on December 20th, 2011 | Make A Comment

We should be very thankful if we have a member of our family who knows how to decorate and make our homes look great. To help you find an awesome gift that fits into their style of décor, we’ve accumulated a great selection for you to consider.

Before you begin shopping for Christmas gifts for your family’s decorator, here are a couple of gifts any style maven would love to have:

8-piece Decorative Painting Tool Kit- Help your family decorator achieve the look he or she wants with Martha Stewart’s 8-piece Decorative Tool Kit. The kit features a graining comb, wood rocker, flexible stripe comb, wavy graining brush and more. Entire kit delivers up to 12 decorative painting effects for painting walls or furniture.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Your Family

Posted by: on December 19th, 2011 | 2 Comments

A holiday gift wrapped in orange paper with a red bow



Here’s a quick round up of gift ideas from The Home Depot.

The Holiday Top 5

The Home Depot blogger Thomas Chismar provides you with gift ideas that suit the tastes of every family member.

Don’t Forget Those Gift Cards

If you’re still unsure about what to gift to someone, play it safe with a The Home Depot Gift Card. Gift cards are wonderful gifts and take the pressure of buying gifts off you.

Buy Online, Pick up in Store

Save time, and bypass the shipping schedule by shopping online and picking up your gifts at your local The Home Depot store. This will give you more control over making sure everyone has a gift under the tree. Pressed for time? Not to worry. Buy online and designate a family member or friend to pick up your order at the store.

You can always find plenty of gift ideas for anyone on your list by visiting The Home Depot’s online Gift Center.

As Seen On TV: Home Depot’s Diagonal Bookshelf Project

Posted by: on December 19th, 2011 | One Comment

Attention DIYers: You may have seen this diagonal bookshelf project in one of our commercials, and we’re here to give you the full step-by-step.

Diagonal Bookshelf Project | Couple adding books to newly-built bookshelf

Make your own diagonal bookcase like the one in The Home Depot commercial. [Download PDF of the Diagonal Bookcase Project from The Home Depot.]

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Stud Finders Take the Guess Work Out of Indoor Bike Storage

Posted by: on December 16th, 2011 | Make A Comment
Stud Finders Make Bike Storage Easy

Via Apartment Therapy: NY

Bicycles are great for individual exercise and bonding moments with the kids. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and save on gas, you can use your bike to run errands and to commute to and from work.

Yep! Bikes are pretty great. But, if you live in a small space or have little room for bicycle storage, finding a place for your bike when it’s not in use can be a challenge.

For help with his bike storage problem, Home Depot Community member Cyclist turned to our Forums.

Cyclist posted the topic Where to Install Bike Hooks Indoors. He has a small space and had a hard time finding where to best place his bike hooks. He attempted to follow stud spacing logic – searching a 35″ wall for studs spaced 16 or 17 inches apart – to no avail. Avid cyclist and Forum associate LawnRanger came to the rescue with the names of stud finders sure to do the trick, like the Zircon 61118 stud finder or the Zircon 63918 stud finder.

Community member Casper also joined the discussion, sharing that he stores his bikes in his garage ceiling about the car. Treading dangerously? Maybe, but ceiling storage uses space that can otherwise go wasted.

Use Stud Finders to Use Ceilings for Bike Storage

Image of David Baker’s loft via Dwell

Ceiling, wall, or garage – how do you store your bike?

Editor’s Note: Want more advice from our experts? Join the conversation. Visit The Forum for DIY tips and tricks from our Store Associates. From the Forum Friday is our weekly column highlighting expert advice.

Utah Military Family wins $20K through Home Depot Contest

Posted by: on December 16th, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Dilley family of Clearfield, Utah will be making some much needed repairs on their home now that they are winners of The Home Depot’s Give the Gift of Good contest.

Tyrena Dilley in the spotlight after winning the Home Depot Give the Gift of Giving contest

A group of Home Depot associates was on hand this week at store #4413 in Salt Lake City, Utah to present Tyrena Dilley a $20,000 Home Depot gift card. Her husband, Sgt. Kevin Dilley, is currently stationed in Greenland, after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s next expected home in July.

The family of seven is looking forward to fixing up their 1950s-era home with roofing repair, adding insulation to the attic, and replacing an old, cranky heating and air conditioning system.

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Unique DIY Themed Christmas Tree on Display in Michigan Home Depot

Posted by: on December 15th, 2011 | Make A Comment

The world famous Home Depot Christmas Tree in Canton, MI

The type of Christmas tree you choose is certainly important, but it’s how you decorate it that makes a statement, as you’ll see when you visit a particular Home Depot store in Canton, Michigan.

The Home Depot offers all sorts of artificial Christmas trees — we have pre-lit trees, pink trees, tall ones, short ones and even slim Christmas trees, which are very popular this year. And The Home Depot is the largest seller of fresh cut trees in the U.S., including our trees available online and at tree lots at Home Depots across the country.

But one Christmas tree that really caught our eye stands majestically in The Home Depot #2703 in Canton, Michigan. It features what you might call a “Do-It-Yourself” theme.

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Two Gift Wrapping Ideas Using Mason Jars

Posted by: on December 14th, 2011 | 5 Comments

Whether you’re a Grinch during this time of year or a veritable Cindy Lou Who, you can’t help but love the delicious fare that accompanies the holiday season. Roasts, pies, cheeses, chocolates, peppermints – the list goes on. The holidays are tied to the joys of food, family and friends which is why giving food as a gift is a tradition around the world. This year, wrap your food gifts in a fun and unexpected way. We have two gift wrapping ideas for food– both turn Mason jars into unique gift presentations. One is very easy. The other a little more involved.


Two Mason jars decorated to become beautiful gift presentation for food


See the simple step-by-steps here.


Wrapping food gifts

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