Skip to content
Skip to footer
Tools & Materials
Latest and Greatest
Do What Ya Gotta Do
Tips of the Trades
Next Time, Hire a Pro
Tools and Gear
All Work and No Play
Above and Beyond
Home Inspector Tales
Siding, Windows and Doors
Newsletter Sign Up
Sign Up for Our Newsletters
Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
Tidy Tips From a Picky Painter
You can tell a good paint job because the new wall paint is only on...
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...
How To Hang Wallpaper
Learn from a pro: Hang wallpaper straight, with near invisible seams, and avoid making a...
Ultimate Tape Measure Guide
Here's our one-stop guide to all things concerning tape measures, from product feature recommendations to...
Build Concrete Steps
Learn how to build concrete steps that look fantastic and will last 100 years.
Stair Codes: Rise, Run, and Nosing
This is a simple but helpful summary of what the IRC code says about building...
Outdoor GFCI Outlet
Learn how to install an outlet that is flush with the building finish surface, is...
Best way to remove tiles (VIDEO)
Check out this super-smart method of removing ceramic tiles.
Electrical Wire & Cable Basics
Everything you wanted to know about electrical wires and cables.
How To Mix Thinset (VIDEO)
In this, video Sal DiBlasi, a flooring expert showcases what he thinks is the absolute...
Flooring Innovation From The Remodeling and Deck Expo (VIDEO)
In this video,Matt Risinger talks to one of the founders of Stellar Innovations, a...
Game-Changing Products From the Baltimore Remodeling Show and Deck Expo
Watch this video for a look at some of the cool new products Matt Risinger...
Five Essential Hand Tools For Trim Carpenters (VIDEO)
Find out which five hand tools you will need while, if you want to be a trim carpenter.
Waterproofing a Shower Floor After the Walls Are Tiled (VIDEO)
In this video, Sal DiBlasi demonstrates how to finish waterproofing a shower floor even after...
Best Way To Paint Trim (VIDEO)
Discover the exact method of achieving a silky smooth, "automobile finish" on trim painted trim.
PRO TIP: Prevent Sawdust Buildup (VIDEO)
Learn how to build a drill press jig that will prevent buildup of sawdust and...
You Won’t Believe What’s Inside These Water Heaters! (VIDEO)
Watch as Matt Risinger rips into some old water heaters in order to get a...
Fasten to concrete (VIDEO)
In this video, Scott Wadsworth shares close to a dozen methods for attaching structures to...
Which is the best tool pouch? (VIDEO)
In this video, Scott Wadsworth from "The Essential Craftsman" shares what he looks for when...
Easy and Efficient Door Painting (VIDEO)
In this video Chris "The Idaho Painter" and his colleague "Journeyman" John share some great...
How Do Trusses Impact Energy Efficiency? (VIDEO)
How do trusses impact energy efficiency?
Tape Measure Tips From A Long-Time Pro (VIDEO)
In this video, Scott Wadsworth shares a montage of tape measure tips that he has...
Can String Cut Plastic? (VIDEO)
Can you use plastic to cut string? Scott Wadsworth "the Essential Craftsman" takes a look...
Concrete Flashing Details
Find out the best way to install flashing on a concrete stoop.
Best Hammer Upgrades
Hammers aren't just a just a stick and a chunk of metal anymore. Check out...
How To Control Dust and Keep Things Clean on the Job
A clean workplace is a happy workplace: Learn how to clean up efficiently, and prevent...
Not Your Typical Cabinet Shop
Can you guess what’s being built in this woodshop? Hint: It ain’t cabinets.
Achieve Better Painting Results
Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what...
PRO TIP: Cut Down On Dust
Dust in the air= dust in your lungs. Check out this tip for cutting down...
How To Remove Wallpaper
Wallpaper removal can be nasty, time-consuming work. This guide step-by-step guide, full of helpful tips,...
Simple Ways To Upgrade Your Workbench
Protect and improve your workbench with these ingenious tips.
Five Fantastic Ways To Remove Splinters
Removing a splinter doesn't have to be so painful. These home remedies will put those...