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Pros and Cons of Various Tile Backers
Learn the pros and cons of various tile substrate products so you know which to pick for your next project.
Rough-Sawn Lumber Buying Guide
An expert's guide to selecting and purchasing the rough-sawn lumber for your next project.
Which Wood Substitute Works Best?
Doing some exterior work on a house and trying to decide which material to use? Here's a quick guide on why you probably shouldn't use wood, as well as a look at some of the...
Stuff We Love: Cool Technology (VIDEO)
Check out these three cool pieces of tech for construction pros.
How To Install a Lighted Truck Box
Watch this video to learn the ins-and-outs of installing a lighted truck box from Weather Guard in a full-sized pick up truck.
Create a Better Allen Wrench Set
Don’t throw away those miscellaneous allen wrenches. Instead, use the to create a customized- and better- set of allen wrenches.
Ask the Home Inspector: Can I Join ABS to PVC?
Is it ever ok to join ABS to PVC? Learn what one home inspector has to say here
Stuff We Love: Painting Tools
Be better prepared for anything that comes your way on the job with these three pro painting products we love.
Check it Out: QuickFlash Flashing Panels
QuickFlash panels work in conjunction with the WRB to waterproof gang boxes, plumbing pipes and HVAC vents that are prone to leaks.
How to Work With PVC Conduit
Plastic conduit is less expensive, lighter and much easier to work with than EMT. Here are great installation tips from a long-time commercial electrician.
Cooling Products for Construction Pros
Take the scorch out of summer with these inventive cooling products.
Corner Bead Impact Test
To help clear up the confusion about outside corner beads we spoke with several professional mudslingers and picked the brain of a USG Product Manager
Stuff We Love: Painting Tools (VIDEO)
On this week's episode of Stuff We Love, Marty Dyck showcases three products that should be on every pro painter's tool radar.
Check it Out: Carhartt Seat Covers
Carhartt's new seat covers could save the seats in your truck from the damaging dust and debris of the jobsite. Learn more here.
Stuff We Love: Landscaping Tools (VIDEO)
This week's Stuff We Love features three pro-grade tools for landscapers.
How To Use Wood Clamps
Pro woodworkers share their best tips and tricks for clamping wood whether you are on the worksite or in the workshop
Everything Roofing Pros Should Know About Synthetic Underlayment
Synthetic underlayment is taking over the roofing industry, which comes as no surprise given all the benefits. Find out why roofers love the stuff.
Cordless Circular Saw Buying Guide
Construction Pro Tips takes a look at the pros and cons of different cordless circular saws. Find out which one is best suited for you.
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.
Check Out These All-American Tools
Every single one of these high-quality tools is produced and manufactured right here in America.
How to Re-saw Wood on a Bandsaw
Re-sawing, the process of cutting a board into thinner pieces of the same length and width, opens up a world of woodworking opportunities. Re-sawing allows you to create wide panels from narrow boards, thin pliable...
Made in America: Innovative Companies and Their Inspiring Stories
Many American companies were created by innovative individuals just wanting to solve a problem. Check out these inspiring success stories.
How to Make Safer, Better Cuts on a Miter Saw
Our expert, Jerome Worm, has been using a miter saw every day for 30 years. He explains how to get the most out of your miter saw and shared tips on how to cut small...
Stuff We Love: Woodworking Tools
This week on Stuff We Love, Marty Dyck shares three tools that all woodworkers should have around their workshop.
Stuff We Love: Woodworking Tools (VIDEO)
This week's Stuff We Love showcases three woodworking tools you're going to want to have around.
How to Get Reliable Internet on the Job
Take a look at the best ways for construction pros to get - and stay - connected.
Fantastic Skid Steer Attachments and How to Use Them
If you own a skid steer, have access to one or plan to rent one for an upcoming project, here are some handy attachments you should know about. We couldn’t possibly show you the dozens...
Stuff We Love: Jobsite Gear
Heating and cooling jackets, a magnetic wristband and strapless kneepads are a few of our favorite must-have items for the jobsite.
How To Build Your Own Truck Storage System
Hauling around your tools and equipment just got easier. These field-tested tips from a fellow pro will help turn your truck into a customized, tool-toting, smart-working ride.
Stuff We Love: Jobsite Gear (VIDEO)
This week's Stuff We Love features three great wearable products for pros.
A Pro Tool Sharpening Guide
Tips and gear for keeping your tools at their sharpest.
Tstuds: Will This New Innovation Eliminate House Wrap?
Framing with Tstuds minimizes air infiltration in a home, reduces carbon footprints, and saves on electrical energy costs.
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