Deckorators CXT Classic Railing Installation Guide

By Scott Arnold

Deckorators CXT Classic Railing Installation Guide Deckorators CXT Classic Railing system is an extremely durable system that is designed to withstand the toughest of elements. Deckorators CXT Classic Railing system is low maintenance and has the look of real painted wood. The CXT Classic Railing is constructed with co-extruded, 2 layer, scratch and weather resistant material. The…

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Using a Scroll Saw

By Robert Robillard

Using a Scroll Saw to Make a Shop Sign What do you get a guy who has everything? Another tool? Does he really need any more tools (I’ve been in his shop)?  I know! I’ll use the one tool he doesn’t own and make him a gift. Happy Birthday Rob Robillard! Making a Sign With…

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How To Build An Outdoor Shower

By Robert Robillard

Outdoor Showers This article will discuss planning considerations for, and show you how to build an outdoor shower. Days of Old Outdoor Shower Outdoor showers used to be associated just for beach houses, cottages or houses with a pool.  Not anymore, outdoor showers are growing in popularity, and powered by the desire of residents longing…

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Deck Blocking

By Scott Arnold

Installing Joist Blocking on a Deck Joist blocking, also called bridging, can be used for a variety of reasons, such as: Point loads Strengthening guard rail posts Preventing mid-span joist bounce or deflection Preventing joist twisting Adding mid span joist blocking prevents joist bounce and adds rigidity to long joist spans. Blocking additionally prevents joists from…

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Building A Sliding Barn Door

By Robert Robillard

Building and Installing a Sliding Door Today it seems like every home décor magazine and Pinterest board is covered with sliding barn door ideas. Whether it’s a modern, industrial-style door or a more rustic, country design, or something in between, I am seeing more and more interest in this trend from clients. Sliding barn doors…

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Building A Wedding Chest

By Stan Durlacher

The Wedding Chest When she was a kid, Maggie wanted a wedding chest…. The idea of the chest had its genesis when my daughter Maggie was a young girl and liked the wedding chest that my wife had handed down from her mother. It was a fairly non-descript wooden box – rabbeted corners and a…

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How To Build A Laundry Closet

By Robert Robillard

Building A Laundry Room Shelf System for under $200 Laundry Rooms are Moving Up in the World! Growing up the laundry machines were always in the basement, that’s just where they lived! While the basement may have been an afterthought, with the advent of indoor laundry, it did have some benefits, such as, less noise…

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How To Remove Window Film

By Robert Robillard

Removing Window Film Without Damaging the Glass As a re-modeler I often use UV film and safety film to protect glass in danger areas, such as stair wells and bathrooms. Many times in a remodel it makes sense to leave an existing, non-tempered glass window  and the safety film is a less expensive alternative to…

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