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Prep for Crack-Free Concrete
The most important steps for a concrete slab installation are completed before the concrete truck arrives.
Trim Finishing Techniques
How to Install Joist Hangers
Pour a Perfect Concrete Apron
How To Choose Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
The Home Improvement Market: Three Year Forecast
Cabinet Face Frame Tips
Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s...
Born and Bred in the USA
Many American companies were created by innovative individuals just wanting to solve a problem. Check...
The Best Place To Buy Windows and Doors
There's a lot that goes into buying windows and doors. Make sure you're doing it...
Building Trends From 2019 IBS
CPT recently visited the 2019 International Builders Show/Kitchen & Bath Show to sniff out any new...
Avoid Framing Mistakes
Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.
ATTENTION REMODELERS! There is NO SAFE LEVEL OF ASBESTOS EXPOSURE. Find out what to look...
Companies That Stood the Test Of Time
According to Entrepreneur.com, about 25% of businesses fail in the first year and about 50% of...
Why Locking Air Chucks Are a Great Investment
A locking air chuck can save you time. Find out how.
Which Is The Best Kind Of Hammer Head?
Not all hammer heads are created equal. But which one is the best?
Construction Hammer Buying Guide
You need to read this before buying your next hammer.
Crazy Ads From 1952
Dangerous products and fantastic claims; ya gotta love these vintage ads!
Do you know the difference between tungsten and carbide? Read this and you will.
Tips to Mini-Split Installation Success
A mini-split system can add year-round comfort to any home, and they can be installed...
Build a Long-Lasting Retaining Wall
Retaining wall blocks are really heavy. You don't want to lift them twice. Learn how...
Toolipedia: Non-Contact Voltage Detector
Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about non-conductive voltage detectors
How To Install A Door On An Unlevel Floor
Here is a brilliant tip for installing an exterior door on a surface that is way out of level.
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Toolipedia: Notched Trowel
Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about notched trowels
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Toolipedia: Marking Chalk
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