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Protecting Outdoor Wood

By Matt Weber We’re all aware of the wonders of wood as a building material, but to preserve its natural good looks when used outdoors, it’s necessary to apply a stain/sealer to protect it from Mother Nature. From mold and ultraviolet rays to insect infestation and rot, the threats to wood are plentiful. Choosing the right sealant, prepping the wood […]

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

            It’s that time again—the holidays. As matter of fact, “that time” seems to arrive earlier every year and if retail stores were to have their way we would all be Christmas shopping in July. So it’s never too early to consider gift ideas for your favorite home-improvement enthusiast. The EHT staff has compiled some […]

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November Hot Products

WiseBond Epoxy Kits DeckWise, The Ipe Clip Fastener Company, known for their hidden deck fasteners and hardwood finishes, now offers WiseBond Commercial Grade Epoxy Kits and colorants. WiseBond Deep Pour Epoxy is a premium commercial-grade thick casting resin allowing up to 2 inches of depth in a single pour, perfect for live-edge river tables and large object casting applications. This […]

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Filter Water Throughout Your Home

Does the water in your home have an odor or chlorine taste? Installing a central water filter for your whole house can provide pristine water from every tap. Filtered water is safer for drinking and cooking, and it improves the softness of hair and skin. We recently installed an A. O. Smith Central Water Filter (model AO-WH-FILTER) to reduce chlorine […]

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The Work Sharp Handheld Pivot PRO Knife & Tool Sharpener

The Work Sharp Handheld Pivot PRO Knife & Tool Sharpener quickly and easily restores factory sharpness to knives and a wide range of edge tools. Convex Carbides quickly restore a sharp edge; while the fine grit ceramic rods hone a knife edge to factory sharp results. Pivot Response follows the curve of the blade when sharpening making it easier and […]

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Coating a Countertop

A countertop is among the most prominent features of a kitchen or bathroom, the work surface around which all activities revolve. Because it’s such a central feature of the room, homeowners want a countertop that complements the interior décor. Of course, styles and tastes change over time, and that holds true for countertop designs. Countertops are used on a daily […]

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APEX® u-GUARD™ November 2019 Tool of the Month

   Assembly manufacturing plants around the world know the value of APEX® u-GUARD™ non-marring covered tools, and now that same protection comes to construction, auto body and industrial applications. The APEX Industrial u-GUARD series of non-marring covered tools gives protection and control on the jobsite. These patented tools allow the user to grab directly onto the drive tool while […]

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Rustic Mantels and Floating Shelves Easy DIY Project

    Need more space to display photos and collectibles? Want to customize the look of your fireplace mantel? Looking to upgrade your laundry or mudroom? The easy-to-install Ambrosia Maple Rustic Mantel Shelf solves all these needs. Designed to bring a rustic element to any room, the shelf can be used as both a stand-alone floating shelf and as a […]

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