Adding a Charging Station to My Tool Trailer

By Robert Robillard

Trailer Charging Wall I’ve been using cordless tools for some time now and am probably close to being 95% cordless. That means that I have a lot of cordless batteries to deal with. On most jobs I start my work with my cordless tool and have a charger working getting the next battery up to…

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Making a Carpentry Template

By Robert Robillard

Making and Using Carpentry Patterns and Templates Making and using carpentry patterns and templates help to make woodworking and construction projects efficient, repeatable and accurate. Templates are usually low cost to build, and an accurate way to transfer spatial measurements to any sheet material or flat surface. Once made, a template can be used, over…

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Fireplace Mantle Makeover

By Scott Arnold

Fireplace Mantle Makeover The fireplace is often the most dominant element in any room it’s in. Replacing a fireplace is definitely a cosmetic choice but besides pleasing your eye, an updated fireplace can also add resale value. When the cold winter weather months arrive we welcome interior work with open arms. This December we moved…

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Installing Shaw Epic PLUS Hardwood Flooring

By Phil Benevides

Installing Shaw Epic PLUS Hardwood Flooring Installing Shaw Epic PLUS Hardwood Flooring isn’t much different from traditional hardwood flooring. A couple important items to note when purchasing pre-finished or engineered flooring like this though. First, warranty. For a manufacturer to uphold their warranty, installation must be in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines. Incorrect installation or improper…

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Caring for Shaw Epic PLUS Hardwood Flooring

By Phil Benevides

Caring for Shaw Epic PLUS Hardwood Flooring We’ve used pre-finished flooring, like Shaw Epic PLUS, on projects in the past. Most recently on a third floor renovation. Read more about the hardwood flooring selection process here. Pre-finished or engineered flooring is not the same as traditional wood flooring, so after the installation, we are often…

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Choosing Hardwood Flooring

By Phil Benevides

Choosing Hardwood Flooring and Shaw Epic PLUS with Stabilitek On a recent whole floor remodel we had the challenge of unifying about 800 square feet of space sporting FOUR types of flooring. The final touch on this project would be the continuous hardwood floor. We suggested Shaw Epic PLUS with Stabilitek. So we’ll be discussing choosing hardwood flooring…

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Remodeling Show | Deck Expo 2017

By Rob Foster

Trade shows are a great way to get the scoop on a bunch of new products – all under one roof. To keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest we combed through all of the booths at this year’s Remodeling Show | Deck Expo, and compiled some of the best of the bunch for…

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Preventing Ice Dams

By Robert Robillard

What can be done to prevent ice dams? Preventing Ice Dams falls under two categories: Treating the causes Treating the symptoms Sometimes the solution requires a combination of both. Understanding why the ice dam is forming is critical to preventing it. Ice dams form because snow on the roof melts even though the outside temperatures…

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