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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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Reversible Stair Risers – Ideal DIY Project

Homeowners can add style to any stairway with new Reversible Risers from Ornamental Mouldings & Millwork. Available in two decorative styles, each easy-to-apply riser comes primed and ready for installation. Two options are available in the Reversible Risers: a shiplap and beaded planking version and an oak and primed smooth version. The primed sides of either version can easily be […]

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Installing an Exterior Foundation Drain

Late one night during a flash flood, the rear basement wall of our house sprung a leak. A steady stream had spouted straight out the face of a cinderblock where it pooled onto the concrete floor, and that pool was growing fast. A crash of thunder woke me up, so I managed to catch the leak before disaster struck, but […]

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Handy Jigs for the Woodworker

Wood jigs help you work smarter instead of harder. A jig is a purpose-built tool accessory that makes it easier to perform a certain woodworking application, from cutting dowels to mitering crown molding, and everything in between. Here’s a look at some handy tool jigs to facilitate your next woodworking project. Kreg Tool Adaptive Cutting System When building wood projects, […]

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SawStop Announces New Model: Jobsite Saw PRO

Tualatin, Oregon – September 4, 2019:  SawStop today announced the launch of their new Jobsite Saw PRO table saw. The upgraded PRO model carries forward all the features that established the original Jobsite Saw as a class leader, including SawStop’s contact detection technology, while adding new capabilities optimized for the construction and woodworking professional. The original Jobsite Saw debuted in […]

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Beyond Paint® – For All Your Home Projects

      Beyond Paint® products are unique and perfect for- Cabinets, Furniture, Countertops, Vanities, Doors, Accessories and more. What makes Beyond Paint® so different from any other paints? With Beyond Paint® not only is there No stripping , No sanding and No priming needed, but there is also a sealer within the formula; that makes it more durable than […]

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September Hot Products

Pac Trim Wall Treatments The clean lines, the versatility, the hand-crafted feel and the flexibility… Shiplap wall treatments add dimension and character to many different design styles. The horizontal, vertical or angled application of shiplap to a wall, or entire room, can create a unique focal point. The Pac Trim product line includes more than 500 moulding profiles of base, […]

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Is Your Swimming Pool Leaking? Here’s how to find out.

By Peter Jones Having a swimming pool is exciting; it’s the dream of many homeowners. However, it also comes with commitment and responsibilities. You’ll need to ensure that the pool is kept clean, that the pH is balanced and more importantly, that your pool isn’t leaking. Pools naturally lose water due to 3 things: 1.Evaporation 2.Backwash wastewater 3.Splash out Repairing […]

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Rok-It Chair from Kijaro

It’s been a long, hot summer, and I’ve been working on a lot of projects outdoors. I needed a handy chair for taking breaks and tried out the new Rok-It chair from Kijaro. This is a compact, lightweight chair that is easy to fold up for transport and storage. The downfall to many similar “umbrella-style” chairs is that comfort is […]

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