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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
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.
Working With Metal-Clad (MC) Cable
MC cable is easier to work with than rigid conduit and offers protection from fire, vibration, gnawing pests and physical harm in general. Learn more here.
What is PEX?
Learn more about PEX than you ever knew you needed to know.
What Should a New Construction Manager Do in Their First 60 Days?
Being a construction manager is a complicated job, and it helps to get started off on the right foot. Learn how here.
Why Time Lapse Cameras Make Sense for Construction
Document your project from start to finish with compelling and engaging time lapse camera footage. It's easier than you think.
Genius Reciprocating Saw Pro Tips That Will Save You Time and Money
A reciprocating saw is a powerful, versatile tool. We’ll show you a few tricks to help you get more out of your saw, avoid the dreaded kickback and extend the life of your blades.
Tried-and-True Leveling Tips From Pro Carpenters
Whether you’re just hanging a picture or building an entire house, getting things level is part of the project. Here, we'll share tips gathered through years in the trades that’ll help you get the job...
How To Remove Wallpaper
Wallpaper removal can be nasty, time-consuming work. This step-by-step guide for how to remove wallpaper will definitely make things go a little smoother.
Can Wood Make You Sick?
We all know that sawdust and fine dust particles floating in the air don’t just make your jobsite a mess; they’re also health hazards.
14 Proven Drill Press Tips And Techniques
A drill press is a powerful multipurpose tool—if you learn how to get the most out of it. These tips and tricks will help you do just that.
7 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Remodeling Company
We talked to the CEO of a remodeling company to learn what it takes to be successful in a competitive industry.
How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing
A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make the whole jobsite a happier place to work.
14 Pro-Approved Tips for Achieving Tight Miters Every Time
Get to know these pro tricks for air-tight mitered joints.
Top 10 Questions about Spray Foam Answered
Spray foam experts answer commonly asked questions about the costs, benefits and proper application of spray foam.
How to Make New Wood Look Old
Whether used for shelving, floors or furniture, time-worn wood brings a touch of rustic charm to every space. Learn how to create the look using new wood.
Guide to Replacing an Outdoor GFCI Outlet
Learn how to install an outdoor outlet that is flush with the building exterior, is GFCI-protected and has a weather-proof cover.
Best Practices for Trim Removal
There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to a minimum.
Pro Tips For Easier Fastening
You can fasten almost anything with precision and confidence using these pro tips. Read on for a career's worth of expert tips.
Wood Corner Joint Test: Which One is Strongest?
Professional woodworker Brad Holden shares his four favorite corner joints. Bonus: find out which one held up to our test the best!
20 Marking Hacks That are Incredibly Useful on the Jobsite
These aha! ideas will help make your marking more accurate and your days more productive.
Why Wood Moves and Why You Need To Know
Wood is going to expand and contract. You can't stop it. But you can learn how to avoid the problems caused by wood movement.
How to Work Safely In the Cold
Polar vortex or not, working in the cold can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. Learn how to stay safe here.
How to Install a Handrail
Even if you've spent your whole life around the construction trades, there's a chance you've never installed a handrail before. Learn the ins-and-outs here.
How To Perfect Your Window Trim Installation Process
A long-time carpenter Travis Larson explains how he installs window trim. Check out these simple step-by-step instructions.
Will Augmented Reality Revolutionize Construction?
Augmented reality can literally change the way we see the world. Will it be able to break into the change-resistant construction industry?
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