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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
Cleaning Paint From Window Screens (VIDEO)
A simple and easy method for removing unwanted paint from window screens
A Painting Tool and Tips That Will Save Money (VIDEO)
A tool that saves time and money when working on houses with seamless gutters
Be the Best Plumber
Five Ways to Boost Your Plumbing Business
Excelling in Customer Service
Five Ways to Establish Excellent Customer Service
Be the Best Carpenter
Five Tips for Bolstering Your Carpentry Business
Three Awesome Ideas For Baseboard (VIDEO)
Raise your trim game.
Boring a Door For a Lever And a Latch (VIDEO)
In this video, Richard McMurray goes through the steps of boring a door for a lever and a latch.
How Did This Pass Inspection? (VIDEO)
How does an electrical outlet that was caulked in place ever pass inspection? Answer: It shouldn't!
Matching Grout Colors and Caulk Colors
Here's how to custom mix your own caulk so it's a “dead-on” match.
How To Remove Tile From a Concrete Floor
Scraping off tile that's been installed over concrete floor is a tough job, but the...
Simple Trick For Removing Baseboard (VIDEO)
In this video Richard McMurray shares a simple and effective trick for removing buried baseboard
Trick For Installing Two-Piece Baseboard (VIDEO)
In this video, Richard McMurray shares a time-saving trick for working with two-piece baseboard.
Watch as Trim Gets Sprayed! (VIDEO)
Ever wonder what it looks like when a room's worth of trim gets spray-painted? Because...
Simple Trick For Measuring Trim (VIDEO)
In this video Richard McMurray of Finish Carpentry TV shares a simple trick for measuring...
Windows: Fiberglass Vs. Vinyl
Are vinyl windows right for your next project? Custom home builder Matt Risinger shares his...
Wood Corner Joints
Professional woodworker Brad Holden shares his 4 favorite joints. Bonus: find out which one is the...
Pro Tips For Digging Holes
Digging is bonehead simple. But as with any other job, a little know-how lets you...
Why You Should Chalk Your Metal Files
Rub a piece of standard chalk along the teeth of the file before using it...
Workbench Hold-Down Clamp
This easy-to-build hold-down clamp adds great clamping versatility to any workbench and is quick to...
Drill with a Backer Board for Best Results
Avoid wood blowout with a backer board.
V-Block for Drill Press
Make a V-Block made from a piece of 2x6 that’s great for drilling holes...
Bridge Clamp for Routing
Hold a board in place for edge-routing with a bridge clamp.
Create a Fence-Straddling Push Stick
You've never seen a push stick like this before. It's a great tool to help...
Framing Square Drilling Jig
Learn how to build this framing square drilling jig for your drill press.
Kind and Gentle Clamp Jaws
Clamping up projects without sticking bumper boards between the clamps and the wood is easy,...
Permeable Pavers: Impervious Surface Solution?
Impervious structures can harm our water and cause flooding. Are permeable pavers the solution?
Tips for Concrete Fasteners and Masonry Screws
No matter which trade you're in, eventually you're going to tackle a project that requires...
Wire Fishing Guide
The ultimate guide to fishing wires through walls, ceilings and cabinets. With the help of...
Replacing a Casement Window In a Brick Opening
In this video, Matt Risinger shows how to replace a casement window in a brick opening.
Protect Tubs From Damage While Homebuilding
In this video Matt Risinger shares a quick tip on how he keeps bath's and...
Building Pocket Doors With Matt Risinger (VIDEO)
In this video Matt RIsinger shows how to install a quality pocket door by avoiding...
Laser Levels With Matt Risinger (VIDEO)
In this video, Matt Risinger talks about three of his favorite things: framing, craftsmanship, and...