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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
New Tools and Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed
Impress your coworkers on the job site with your wide array of specialty tools that they probably didn’t even know existed.
Uponor Smart Water Shutoff (VIDEO)
What’s the Difference Between Traditional and Engineered Framing Lumber? (VIDEO)
A Quick Intro To Nail Guns (VIDEO)
How To Build A Drill Dock From PVC
11 Tips on How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling Faster and Easier
How To Level Concrete Slabs
If you have an uneven concrete slab, you could replace it or cover it with...
14 Ways to Minimize Lead Paint Exposure and Avoid Paint Poisoning in Older Homes
Lead paint is dangerous, especially for small children, who might eat crumbling paint chips or...
14 Proven Drill Press Tips And Techniques
A drill press is a powerful multi-purpose tool if you learn how to get the...
Guide To Exterior Spray Painting
Airless paint sprayers are by far the most efficient way to paint. Learn more about...
How To Cope
A coped joint looks better than a mitered joint. Here are some brilliant pointers on...
Best-Kept Secrets of Professional Painters
Great ideas for how to get a perfectly smooth and even paint job.
Why You Should Caulk Your Toilet to The Floor
You may not agree, but trust us, you're going to want to.
Tips and techniques that will help your next grout job go more smoothly and give...
Hang A Suspended Ceiling Like A Pro
Installing a suspended ceiling is easy if the grid is square and the tracks are...
How To Choose Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
Trend Manager Knikki Grantham helps to simplify the head-scratching, often frustrating, process of choosing kitchen...
How To Use A Hot Glue Gun In Construction
Too many people think that hot glue guns are just for arts and crafts. Here...
Do Waterproof Coatings Really Work?
Do waterproof coatings work? The short answer is yes. We’ve used waterproof coatings in...
How to Accurately Estimate a Concrete Order
Calculate concrete prices and how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk,...
Techniques for Painting Windows That Will Save You Time and Energy
All of the advice for a long-lasting paint job on woodwork also applies to windows,...
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Flattening Rough-Sawn Wood
Woodworkers all have their own system for flattening wood, some of which are pretty complex....
Get the Most Out of Your Hammer
Did you know a hammer can be used for all sorts of jobs besides pounding...
Five Knots You Need to Know
Master these five knots. In most cases, they’re the only ones you’ll ever need.
Framing Basement Walls
A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a...