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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
Expert’s Guide to Ceiling Painting
An expert's guide to painting ceilings
How to Make Shiplap Siding
With a table saw and dado blade, you can make your own shiplap siding in no time at all.
Electrical Wire & Cable Basics
Everything you wanted to know about electrical wires and cables.
ArticCat ZR 200 ES Kid-Friendly Snowmobile
This edition of Pro Picks features a kid-friendly snowmobile that could be the start of...
How To Install Pocket Door Privacy Hardware
A pro finish carpenter shares his method of installing hardware on a pocket door.
How to Install Aluminum Soffits And Fascia
Aluminum soffits and fascia require very little maintenance and are not as hard to install...
How To Plumb A Basement Bath
Get started on creating the basement of your dreams by tackling the tough but rewarding...
How to Cope Baseboard Trim with a Miter Saw
Cope baseboard corners fast. We'll walk you through coping baseboard with your miter saw.
AO Smith Tankless Water Heater
Learn more about AO Smith Tankless Water Heaters and what makes them a CPT Pro Pick
Prevent Lippage The Rubi Tile Leveling System (VIDEO)
Worried about "lippage"? Learn more about a tile leveling system that might help prevent this...
Old-School Tips For Drilling Holes (VIDEO)
A longtime craftsman shares tips and techniques for drilling holes in a wide variety of materials
How To Paint Brick and Stone (VIDEO)
Painting brick is not the same as painting wood. It requires different tools and techniques....
How To Build An Under-Deck Roof
Convert the space under a second-story deck into a dry, spacious patio by installing this...
What You Need To Know About Electrical Service Masts
Rules and regulations regarding electrical service masts vary depending what part of the country you...
Avoid These Common Plumbing Mistakes
I've seen these same mistakes made over and over. The solution for every one is...
How To Install Baseboard Around Outlets (VIDEO)
A trim carpenter shares how he installs baseboard around outlets
Are Whole Home Dehumidifiers Worth It? (VIDEO)
Homebuilder Jordan Smith discuses the pros and cons of a whole-house dehumidifier.
How To Get A Raise In Construction (VIDEO)
Want a raise? Who doesn't? Check out these common sense tips to help earn more...
Ice Melt Products or Sand- Which Is Better? (VIDEO)
Should you use ice-melt products on your walkway or sand? Mike Haduck definitely has an opinion.
Leveling Tips From Pro Carpenters
Great leveling tips shared by pros, perfect for on the jobsite and around the house
Tips for Hanging Doors
Seven pro tips to help you hang doors that will look great, work the way...
How To Reface Cabinets
A pro walks through the process of refacing kitchen cabinets, which is a great way...
How To Cut Off Wood Door Bottoms
This is the best way to cut off a door bottom without splintering the wood.
Sanding for beginners
If you have never sanded drywall before and just have a small project to complete,...
Top Five Tips For Working With PEX
Some people learn best by reading, others by watching. This article offers both. Learn the...
Electrical Rough-in Tips
Whether your project is finishing a garage or a basement or building an addition, it’...
Cool Electrical Tools and Equipment
Professional electricians swear by these tools, and you will, too. Check out our recommendations!
Best Ways To Prevent Dust On the Job
Keeping dust under control results in clean jobsites and healthy lungs. Here are some great...
How To Hang An Interior Door
We asked longtime professional trim carpenter Jerome Worm to show us his best door-hanging tricks.
Things To Do Before Installing Tile Backer (VIDEO)
What do you absolutely need to do before installing tile backer? A veteran tradesman shares...