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REMODELING SHOW & DECK EXPO 2018 PREVIEW
2018 Remodeling Show

REMODELING SHOW & DECK EXPO 2018 PREVIEW

Professional remodelers and experienced deck builders will convene in Baltimore, Maryland, October 10-11 at the 2018 Remodeling Show & Deck Expo. Whether you’re updating a home or enhancing the back yard, hundreds of tool and material companies will be on site to exhibit and demonstrate the new products that will shape the industry in years to come. The EHT staff […]

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A Great Summertime DIY Welding Project
Construction How-To

A Great Summertime DIY Welding Project

By Blair Weilnau First-time welder? No problem. With some ambition, inspiration and a Forney Easy Weld machine you can create your next backyard project. Having a fire pit, chiminea, smoker and wood-fired pizza oven can take up a lot of space on your back patio. Why not combine all of them and create a chiminea pizza cooker? Not only will […]

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Maintenance Must-dos for Garage Doors
Construction How-To

Maintenance Must-dos for Garage Doors

By Ran Keller Garage doors are opened and closed multiple times a day, yet few homeowners conduct regular checks and inspections on them. In fact, they are often the most neglected part of a house, even though they are frequently used and make up a large portion of a home’s outward appearance. Conducting repeated tests on a garage door and […]

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Design and Build a Wood Deck for a Pergola Base
Construction How-To

Design and Build a Wood Deck for a Pergola Base

Get 10 carpenters in a room and you’ll probably get 10 ways to build and detail a pergola. However, when it comes to the pergola’s base—what our furniture and feet touch every time we enter the cross-hatched shadows of the posts, girders and rafters—it’s safe to say everybody in the pretend group will opt for a hardscape. Cementitious or blue […]

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14 Essential Tools for a Carpenter Helper’s Toolbox
Tool Reviews

14 Essential Tools for a Carpenter Helper’s Toolbox

By Steven Willson Most carpentry contractors need to hire extra employees many times during a typical year, depending on the season or amount of work under contract. It’s helpful if new helpers can bring their own tools — usually hand tools that aren’t too expensive — to a jobsite. As helpers move up the pecking order and assume more responsibilities, […]

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Tree-House Techniques
Construction How-To

Tree-House Techniques

The right way to attach a structure to a tree. Okay, so your kids are begging you to build a treehouse. If you are ready to finally start the big project, here are a few things for you to consider in order to build a strong, lasting and safe treehouse. Before you even begin to plan the treehouse, it’s important […]

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