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Hardware Show Product Preview
National Hardware Show

Hardware Show Product Preview

                  One of the Extreme How-To staff’s favorite conventions kicks off May 5th, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The National Hardware Show is where tool makers from all over roll out the latest gadgets and gizmos for the home-improvement industry. For those who can’t attend, we offer a sneak peek at many […]

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Building Basics for an Open Rail Balustrade
Construction How-To

Building Basics for an Open Rail Balustrade

                    By Larry Walton, Photos by Mark Walton If you’ve ever seen a saloon gunfight in an old western movie, it more than likely involved a couple of cowboys falling through a handrail. In their search for revenge, the next of kin should begin with the carpenter whose guardrail couldn’t withstand […]

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Pipe-bracket Shelving
Construction How-To

Pipe-bracket Shelving

Galvanized pipe and 2x lumber make beefy “industrial” shelves. By Matthew Weber               My four-year-old son may be too young for a man cave, but he’s big on having a “kid cave.” Having outgrown the decorative theme of his baby room (sheep—my wife’s idea), he now favors dinosaurs, Godzilla and other “boyish” things like […]

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Flat TV Screen Frame
Construction How-To

Flat TV Screen Frame

            DIY Frame for your Flat Screen TV. By Danny Lipford A decorative frame for a flat-panel wall-mounted TV is essentially a picture frame for the electronic device. You begin creating it by measuring the dimensions of the television itself. The structural frame is made from 1-by stock. We’re using 1×6, but you can vary […]

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April Hot Products
Hot Products

April Hot Products

                  Versatex PVC Cornerboard for Lap siding Once the cornerboards go on a building, contractors still face the job of hiding the nails or screws that hold them in place. But a new, one-piece Versatex PVC corner eliminates the labor-intensive patching, plugging and touch-up that a smooth, professional installation used to require. […]

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