• Perfect your Deck with Hidden Fasteners 1

    Perfect your Deck with Hidden Fasteners

    Premium decking like select grades of redwood and cedar rate a premium installation with hidden fasteners. They’re more expensive and take longer than nailing. But the result is handsome wood grain unblemished by nails, screws, splits, stray hammer blows, or deep nail holes that collect water and foster rot where contractors use pneumatic guns.

  • 6 Pro Tips for Using a Multi-Tool 1

    6 Pro Tips for Using a Multi-Tool

    The oscillating multi-tool, once considered a specialty item, is now an indispensable part of every pro contractor’s tool arsenal. And while homebuilders and remodelers may have been the first to embrace this versatile power tool, workers across all trades have since discovered the benefits of owning a multi-tool, including tile setters, drywallers, painters, flooring installers, siding and roofing contractors, trim carpenters, cabinetmakers, even plumbers and electricians.

  • Six Fixes for Decks 1

    Six Fixes for Decks

    Unlike sloped roofs and overlapped siding that shed weather, decks take the elements face first. From searing sun to ice and snow, the constant exposure can cause rotting, warping, cupping, and bare-feet hazards like raised nail heads and splinters.

  • How to Prepare for a Fishing Trip 4

    How to Prepare for a Fishing Trip

    by O’Neill Williams You’re the neighbor down the street asking to go fishing and you’re adamant that, since he’s a…

  • Garage Bungee Bin 1

    How to Make a Garage Bungee Bin

    Corral loose balls in your garage with this DIY garage Bungee Bin project!

  • Build your own Garage Storage Bins

    Build your own Garage Storage Bins

    Many garages do more than shelter a car. They’re packed with utilities, washer and dryer, home shop, yard and garden tools, plus overflow storage that won’t fit anywhere else. Building rugged, 3/4-inch plywood storage bins can solve the crowding and clutter. And you can tailor the assembly to build one that’s just right for your space.

  • How to Lay a Laminate Floor 2

    How to Lay a Laminate Floor

    The difficult part with laminates is choosing from a huge range of materials. The easy part, specially with click-together products, is laying the floor. It needs some cutting at the edges, but there’s an impressive list of things you don’t have to do- like nailing, sanding, staining or sealing. It’s down; you’re done.

  • 3 Steps to Saving Duct Energy

    How to Seal Air Ducts

    Saving Duct Energy
    High-efficiency furnaces and AC systems can milk almost every penny from a dollar’s worth of fuel. But to get where you need it, conditioned air has to flow through the duct system, and that’s where losses add up. The Dept. of Energy says typical installations lose from 20 to 40 percent of their energy. The two culprits: direct air leaks, and radiation through duct walls.

  • "Give One, Get One" Sweepstakes 1

    “Give One, Get One” Sweepstakes

    Enter for a chance to win TWO sets of the ultimate Rockwell tool collection. Not only will you win a full collection of awesome Rockwell tools, but you can gift the same incredible set to a person in your life who rocks.

  • Wood Flooring Options

    Wood Flooring Options

    Wood flooring comes in dozens of different styles, sizes and wood species, but there are only two basic types: solid wood and engineered wood.