Cutting A Wall Down To Make A Half Wall

By Robert Robillard

How To Cap A Half Wall With Trim We recently were asked to enclose a covered porch from the garage to the kitchen/ Once this was done, the client wanted us to then remove the old exterior wall and make it a half-wall. Deal With Structural Walls First You cannot cut out a structural wall,…

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Lufkin Shockforce Tape Measure Review

By Robert Robillard

Crecent Lufkin Shockforce Tape Measures By Ralph Mroz A tape measure is of course one of the most used tools for any tradesperson, especially carpenters. Using one that is as close to perfect for your work is one of the little things that make the work go smoothly…while one that is aggravating, even in a…

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Fixing Holes In Floor After Enlarging Door

By Robert Robillard

How To Fix Holes In Bluestone Floor After Enlarging Door We were recently asked by a client to enlarge an existing door. The door was in a newly renovated, mudroom area and exited into a garage. The mudroom floor was 1” Bluestone that was wet-set [cemented] into place. We advised the client that enlarging the…

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Eldorado Stone Infinite Fire Bowl

By Robert Robillard

Eldorado Stone Infinite Fire Bowl Review There’s something entrancing about sitting at a fire, staring into the flames. If you’ve been reading my site for a while, you know that I like to keep busy—but sitting in front of flickering flames and glowing embers, my mind relaxes and I can unwind. On long summer evenings,…

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Sense Home Energy Monitor

By Jeff Deitz

Sense Energy Monitor Review Smart homes run on smart devices powered by electricity.  Perhaps the smartest smart device in my home is the Sense Home Energy Monitor.  I have had a Sense energy monitor installed and running in my home for several month now and it has given me fantastic insight into the energy consumption…

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Contour Sanding Grips

By Robert Robillard

Rockler Double-Ended Contour Sanding Grips I want to share with you a cool tool that I recently grabbed that I wish I had bought these years ago!  They’re called profile or contour sanding grips. To me, sanding is a necessary evil. I don’t know anyone who enjoys sanding.  My carpenter friend George always reminds me to…

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Walls Ditch Digger Stretch Pants

By Robert Robillard

Walls Ditch Digger and “Kick It”Stretch Pants Review Article by Ralph Mroz What’s one tool that you use every day, all day long? Your pants.  Jackets, sweatshirts, and even t-shirts may come off during the day, but your pants stay on (at least I hope they do if you’re doing residential work!) This article is about…

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Craftsman VersaStack Connect Radio and Charger

By John Peachey

Craftsman VersaStack AC/DC Radio and Charger Review The Craftsman VersaStack Connect Radio and Charger contains a great deal of power in a unique design.  The Connect Radio sounds fantastic, it allows for multiple audio sources, and it is durable enough for most job sites.  I would highly recommend it for those that demand quality audio on…

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