Laying Out Kitchen Cabinets

By Robert Robillard

Tips For Laying Out Kitchen Cabinets Installing Kitchen Cabinets Laying out kitchen cabinets can be a easy or hard, it all depends on the steps you follow. Probably the best tip for laying out kitchen cabinets is to make sure they are all on site prior to removing the existing kitchen, if remodeling, and to…

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Bosch 18 Volt LED Work Light

By Josh Bordenca

Bosch  18 Volt LED Work Light Review BLI18V-420Cost $54.95-62.56 I had the opportunity to look at the Bosch 18 Volt LED Work Light.  Whether you’re a tradesman, DIYer, or weekend warrior you have at one time or another have used so me form of portable lighting.  From power outages, initial stage job sites, camping, or dimly lit closets or…

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Custom Wood Screen and Storm Door

By Robert Robillard

Making A Wood Screen and Storm French Door A storm door is very much part of a home’s curb appeal. We were recently asked to replace an existing combination screen and storm door on a client’s house. The existing door was constructed out of pine and had metal clips that held the screen or storm…

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Shaker Profile Cabinet Doors

By Robert Robillard

Building Cabinet Doors I recently was asked to make a built-in cabinet for a bathroom remodel. The bathroom vanity that the client purchased had Shaker style doors; which featured flat panels and beveled styles and rails I was taught to use cope and stick joinery because it makes a good looking and sturdy frame for…

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Cedar Flower Boxes

By Robert Robillard

Cedar Window Boxes For the last year or so I’ve wanted to replace the old beat up Pine flower boxes hanging on my shed. Today, while cleaning my workshop, I found some scrap cedar which was exactly what I needed to build new cedar flower boxes. Sourcing Material I like using Cedar because it’s naturally insect and…

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Insulation, Ventilation and Vapor Barriers

By Jeff Kirk

Understanding the House as a System When it comes to either new home construction or larger scale renovations, homeowners are not always in tune with the technical side of the house construction process. Many folks tend to focus on the  big scale things that give the wow factor, such as the framing process, drywall, cabinets,…

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Seek CompactPro Thermal Imaging Camera

By Jim Nadeau

Seek CompactPro Thermal Imaging Camera Review We are only able to see Visual light and this makes up just a small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.  All objects reflect, absorb and send of energy in different levels, which can be read by infrared equipment.  Thermal imaging cameras will translate thermal energy coming off these objects…

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Paulk Workbench Review

By Robert Robillard

Solution for A Small Shop I recently took the Paulk Workbench from FastCap into my shop to review and evaluate. The Paulk Workbench is an innovative workbench system with a torsion box-like design. The result of this design is that it is strong, versatile and flexible workshop solution. The Paulk Workbench top measures 3’x6’x10”, completely…

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