Diamondback Tool Belt

By Scott Arnold

Diamondback Tool Belt Review The tool belt is a must for keeping essential tools within reach, resulting in a faster work flow. A properly fitted tool bet and suspender rig also can reduce back fatigue and neck strain. We recently took a close look at Diamondback tool belt with the “Elias” and “Wrangell” pouches and suspender…

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Matching Jobs with Prospects in the Lumber Industry

By Robert Robillard

Jobs in the Lumber Industry A four-year college degree isn’t for everyone, and the country is starting to realize that fact. Labor shortage in the building industry is an ongoing issue – we all know that, we’ve all experienced it. And now one wood association is doing something about it: the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association…

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Stanley Fubar

By Robert Robillard

Stanley Fatmax Extreme Fubar III Review by Ralph Mroz You’ve probably seen this Stanley demo bar in ads or at the store and wondered how it wouldvperform. So did I, and a deck demo job came along that let me satisfy my curiosity. Jumping to the bottom line: I liked this bar a whole lot…but for…

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Entryway Makeover

By Robert Robillard

Front Hall Upgrade – Wainscoting Design We recently applied trim and moldings to the front hall walls of a clients 25-year old home.  The goal was to dress up its appearance o the entryway. The entryway had a 24 foot ceiling and was barren, bare and uninviting. This trim and molding technique is sometimes called…

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Router Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Woodworking Router Care and Cleaning As a carpenter I learned early on that tools need maintenance of they will not be ready for you when you need the. Your woodworking router is one of those tools. Regular Routine Checking You should conduct regular checks on the router so as to find out any damages. Ensure…

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Precast Concrete Piers

By Robert Robillard

Precast Footings We recently had the opportunity to try out precast concrete piers on a deck project we were working on. These piers come in round and square and are made from 4000 psi concrete with a 1/2 inch captured bolt provision. embedded in each footing is a (1) 1/2 inch rebar. Precast concrete piers…

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Schluter DITRA-HEAT Heated Bathroom Floor

By Robert Robillard

Schluter DITRA-HEAT Installation and Tips I recently remodeled a 3rdfloor attic for a client. For heating we were only able to get a heat duct on one side of the floor. This heat duct reached every room except  a small bathroom, on the opposite side. To address the lack of heat, we plan to add…

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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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