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May Hot Products
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May Hot Products

            Bad Dog Biter Sink some teeth into your next project with The Bad Dog Biter. Available from Bad Dog Tools, the Biter attaches to an electric drill to make quick, accurate and versatile cuts in sheet material. This drill-mounted nibbler uses a patented circular cutting head to easily cut as straight as an arrow […]

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2014 National Hardware Show Preview
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2014 National Hardware Show Preview

            Industry insights, product trends, and new technologies—you’ll find it all May 6-8 at the 2014 National Hardware Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The NHS is an enormous trade show where companies such as General Tools and Black+Decker unveil the new products that will soon stock the aisles of your local hardware […]

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Install a Pet Door
Construction How-To

Install a Pet Door

              Give man’s best friend a way to make a grand entrance. By Rob Robillard In a perfect world my two Labrador pups would let themselves in and out of the house as needed—and make their own dinner! Although we don’t live in a perfect world that doesn’t mean we don’t strive for greater […]

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Designing your Patio
Construction How-To

Designing your Patio

Enhance your outdoor living space with a durable hardscape. By Tom Matthews               A hot trend among homeowners is to design an area of the yard as an outdoor living room that’s perfect for relaxing, entertaining and barbecuing. Patios, walkways and even driveways are projects suited for savvy do-it-yourselfers, and they create a strong […]

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Reseal a Stone Countertop
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Reseal a Stone Countertop

              By Matt Weber Countertops made of granite, marble, travertine or other natural stone are popular for their distinct, timeless appearance and durable low-maintenance performance. Available in thousands of colors, natural stone countertops can be polished to a smooth, lustrous finish that holds up well to heat and can potentially last a lifetime. However, […]

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Wainscoting Tips from a Pro
Construction How-To

Wainscoting Tips from a Pro

              Wall Trim Tips from a Professional Carpenter By Robert Robillard One of my favorite finish carpentry activities is to make and install wainscoting. Wainscoting is a broad term referring to trim that is added to the bottom quarter of the wall. Wainscoting helps enhance the structure and design of the room by splitting […]

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