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Tools & Materials
Hands-on guides to some of your favorite tools and materials
How To Turn Your Work Truck Into An Office
Construction pros spend more time than most in their trucks. Turn your truck into a productivity hub with just a few of these handy gadgets.
A Guide to Air Compressors
Drywall As An Art Form? A Craft-minded Contractor Explains
Cordless Brad Nailers Buying Guide
How to Build a Sawhorse in Six Steps
How to Recycle Old Tools
Stay Safe On the Job
Here are a few safety tips to make sure that you make it home every...
Reciprocating Saw Pro Tips
A reciprocating saw is a powerful, versatile tool. We’ll show you a few tricks...
Master Your Bench Grinder
A bench grinder may not be a tool you’ll use every day. However, if...
Five Problem Solving Tools (VIDEO)
Craftsman and trade veteran Scott Wadsworth shares five tools that he has found to be...
Learn to curve your way through all sorts of material with a jigsaw. And learn...
‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips
Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.
Make Your Own Barnwood in Nine Steps
Barn wood is as popular as ever, but it’s expensive, can contain unwelcome bugs...
Three Things to Know About Energy Efficient Roofing
Creating an energy efficient roof will save you money and energy. Here are a few...
Popular Kitchen Cabinet Colors and Trends
Take a look at these popular kitchen cabinet color trends.
Add Solar Power to Your Shed
Do you have a shed that could use light and/or power? Running an underground...
How to Work With Manufactured Stone
Manufactured stone is almost indistinguishable from the real thing these days. Check out these great...
How to Install a Handrail
Handrails can prevent nasty tumbles down the stairs, so it's important that they be sturdy....
Explaining Five Different PEX Connection Methods
Here are the five most commonly used connection methods for the PEX piping system as...
Freezer Testing Flashing Tapes (VIDEO)
In this video, Matt Risinger observes a test specifically designed to see which flashing tape...
Countertop Options: The Pros and Cons of Countertop Materials
In premium kitchen countertops, the most popular choices are solid surface, engineered stone and granite....
How to Use a Bandsaw: Essential Bandsaw Tips & Tricks
Anyone can figure out how to cut simple curves with a bandsaw. But these tips,...
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The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen
What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways...
How To Cope
A coped joint looks better than a mitered joint. Here are some brilliant pointers on...
How To Use A Hot Glue Gun In Construction
Too many people think that hot glue guns are just for arts and crafts. Here...
Flattening Rough-Sawn Wood
Woodworkers all have their own system for flattening wood, some of which are pretty complex....