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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
Save Old Wood Glue
What to do when wood glue gets too thick
Best Bar Clamp Tip
Prevent pipe clamps from marring your wood projects with this one simple and inexpensive trick.
Prevent Stuck Caps
If it's been a couple of months since you last used your oil finish, the...
Best Ways To Glue Wood
Speed up your woodworking projects, improve the quality of glue connections, and make your project...
Pro Tip: Make Your Own Shims
Shims are one of a carpenters most commonly used tools. So what should you do...
Pro Tip: Mark Your Saw For Efficient Cuts
If you have to measure, mark, and then cut a bunch of boards the same...
What is Blower Door Testing?
In this video, Matt Risinger explains blower door tests, which provide information to home builders...
Four Secret Plumbing Tips From a Pro (video)
In this video Julio, from Got2Learn, shares four plumbing tips that might prevent you...
What Is Wet Shimming & Does It Work?
In this video, Sal Diblassio shows how wet-shimming, the method of applying thin-set to wall...
Are Expensive Water Heaters Worth it?
In this video, Matt Risinger takes a look at three electric water heater models. Find...
A Sawmill History (video)
In this video, Scott Wadsworth shares some personal and fascinating stories about the history of...
How to Install a Handrail
Handrails can prevent nasty tumbles down the stairs, so it's important that they be sturdy....
House Demolition Made Easy
Demolition shouldn't be a haphazard job, especially for the professionals. These tips and tools will...
Building and House Wrap Installation Tips
House wrap isn't fun to install, but with the goal of energy efficiency, it's here...
Working With Bagged Concrete
Mixing concrete can be a difficult and messy proposition. But it doesn't have to be....
Electrical Rough-in Tips
Whether your project is finishing a garage or a basement or building an addition, it’...
Trim Edge-banding With a Chisel
Check out this awesome edge-banding veneer trick.
Easy and Effective Way to Mark a Pipe
Try this incredibly easy trick for marking cylinders.
Miters Are Hard. Here’s An Easy Fix
Creating perfect miters is hard, but this tip makes it really easy to fix them.
Create a Sanding Station for Small Parts
Try out this easily sanding station for some small projects
Amazing Old Paintbrush Hack
Reincarnate your broken brushes into an entirely new tool!
43 Gluing Tips and Tricks You Won’t Want to Miss
You must check out these 43 awesome tips on the best way to glue up your next workshop project.
Essential Trailer Tips and Tricks
Get the most from your utility trailer with these practical tips and ingenious, hard-working accessories.
Easier Fastening Tips
You can fasten almost anything with precision and confidence using these pro tips. Read on...
What are fire retardant coatings?
Fire retardant coatings applied in homes can save lives. Find out what they are, and...
Air Compressor and Hose Tips for the Pros
You're probably going to be using compressors and hoses frequently while on the job. Read...
Master Your Hole Saw
A good hole saw kit is a staple in every pro's arsenal. Check out these...
14 Crazy Things Plumbers Have Discovered On the Job
If you think pulling a hairy ball of gunk out of your shower drain is...
Garden Shed Framing Tips
In this video, Scott Wadsworth, the Essential Craftsman, shares a collection of handy framing tips...
Painlessly Protecting Stairs From Paint Splatter
In this video, Chris Berry, "The Idaho Painter," shares his slick method for keeping the...
Five Plumbing Tips EVERY Plumber Should Know
Julio from Got2Learn shares 5 indispensable plumbing tips that put the "plumb" in plumbing
The Right Way To Router Drywall Out Of An Opening
Long time drywall hanger demonstrates the proper way to cut openings out with a router