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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
Pro-Submitted Construction Tool Storage and Transport Ideas
Pros reveal their favorite tried-and-true ways to haul and store tools. Check out these ingenious solutions and see which ones will work for you.
How to Build a Retaining Wall That Will Last
Retaining wall blocks are really heavy. You don't want to lift them twice. Learn how to build a rock solid retaining wall right the first time.
Jobsite Etiquette Tips for Subcontractors
Here are some great tips that will keep you and your subcontractors in your customer’s good graces.
How To Hang An Interior Door
We asked longtime professional trim carpenter Jerome Worm to show us his best door-hanging tricks.
‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips
Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.
Secrets of the Sawhorse: 7 Tips and Tricks
A folding metal sawhorse is every tradesman’s best buddy. They’re inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to store. Here are some helpful sawhorse tips to get the most out of your ponies.
How To Get Wires Into Hard-to-Reach Places
The ultimate guide to fishing wires through walls, ceilings and cabinets. With the help of these tips and tricks you can become a wire fishing expert.
Indispensable Extension Cord Tips
You can't get much done on a jobsite without extension cords. These field-tested tips for storing and using those cords safely can save you time and money.
Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim
Achieving a flawless finish is all about proper prep, taking the correct steps, and applying the right product with quality tools.
Get the Most Out of Your Hammer
Did you know a hammer can be used for all sorts of jobs besides pounding nails? Here are some of those uses including: demolition, chopping, measuring, bending, digging and more.
An Inside Look Into a Truss Factory
We visited a truss plant and asked about the most common mistakes framers make when installing with trusses.
The Ins and Outs of Working with Liquid Flashing
Liquid flashing has been showing up on more jobsites around the nation. That’s because it works. Liquid flashing costs more per opening, but if it’s installed properly there’s no better way to achieve a watertight...
The Expert’s Guide to Ceiling Painting
Learn all the best tips for painting clean and crisp-looking ceilings
How To Run Co-Ax Cable
There's more to installing co-ax cable than drilling a hole and pulling a wire. Learn how to keep the hi-def high and internet speed blistering.
12 Tips for Bending Metal with a Bending Brake
A metal brake is the tool for bending custom metal flashing and decorative trim. Every siding contractor and most roofers have one. But a brake can come in handy for all sorts of projects. It...
Protect Your Tools With These Jobsite Security Tips
Here are some great tips to keep thieves from stealing your expensive tools and equipment from the jobsite.
Tidy Tips From a Picky Painter
You can tell a good paint job because the new wall paint is only on the wall. We asked a painting pro how he goes about keeping it all neat and clean.
Tips and techniques that will help your next grout job go more smoothly and give your tile a professional-grade that you and your customers can be proud of.
Everything Roofing Pros Should Know About Synthetic Underlayment
Synthetic underlayment is taking over the roofing industry, which comes as no surprise given all the benefits. Find out why roofers love the stuff.
Pro Tips for Gluing Wood
Speed up your woodworking projects, improve the quality of glue connections, and make your project look better with these tips for gluing wood.
How to Work With PVC Conduit
Plastic conduit is less expensive, lighter and much easier to work with than EMT. Here are great installation tips from a long-time commercial electrician.
Fantastic Framing Tips
A collection of framing tips that will turn you into a rockstar on the jobsite
Great Tips That Will Make Your Next Cabinet Installation Pain-Free
Even the most experienced cabinet installers might learn a thing or two from this list of tips and tricks.
Unique Tools for Electricians
Professional electricians swear by these tools, and you will, too. Check out our recommendations here.
Trailer Safety Checklist and Tips You Need to Know
Hauling trailers can be dangerous, but for many people in the trades it is a daily necessity. Get a trailer safety checklist and tips here.
How to Operate a Skid Steer
Renting and operating a skid steer can be intimidating. Read our tips on basic operations, hauling and safety, plus recommendations on which type of machine to rent.
How to Build a Sawhorse in Six Steps
Learn how to build sturdy, stackable saw horses from common materials in just six easy steps that should take less than 15 minutes.
How to Cope Baseboard Trim with a Miter Saw
Cope baseboard corners fast. We'll walk you through coping baseboard with your miter saw.
Tips for Staying Safe On the Job
These safety tips will make sure that you get home every night safe and sound and with all ten fingers.
Electrical Wire and Cable Basics
Everything you wanted to know about electrical wires and cables.
18 Tips For Working With Self-Leveling Underlayment
We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.
A Guide To Drywall Sizes
Drywall comes in many different sizes. Learn how to choose the right drywall size and drywall thickness for your next project.
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