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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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Landscape Equipment
Landscaping

Landscape Equipment

            It’s been a long, cold winter, and the Extreme How-to staff is glad to see it go. As you thaw out and plan this spring’s outdoor projects, take a look at these new lawn and landscape tools for a little inspiration. World’s First Cordless Electric Cut-off Machine, the Stihl TSA 230 There’s something new […]

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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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