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2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Ask any home-improvement enthusiast what tops their holiday wish list, and I doubt you’ll hear requests for calling birds or French hens. They’re more into sledge hammers, demo bars, or a steam kit for wood bending… The holiday season is the time for giving gifts, and the EHT staff offers plenty of ideas for the do-it-yourselfer, maker, and craftsman in […]

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How To Build a Code Compliant Deck

Pro Tips on Building a Code-Compliant Deck By Rob Robillard There are approximately 40 million decks in the United States, and only half of those are code-compliant. Deck safety is a real problem. Every year we hear about decks that collapse under the weight of people or snow load.  Improperly built decks can be dangerous.  Local codes were created to […]

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Step-by-Step Outdoor Spiral Staircase Construction

Photo illustrated spiral stair project with 24 step-by-step photos By Matt Weber Constructing a spiral staircase is a daunting task even for experienced carpenters. For this reason, most DIY homeowners either avoid the project or fork over big bucks to pay a pro for a custom build. The manufacturers of the Arké spiral staircases recognized the demand for spiral stairs […]

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Build a Planter Bar from Treated Wood

By Belinda Remley Real Wood Treated to Last and Versatile for Outdoor Projects This isn’t your Grandma’s backyard. That’s right. Gone are the days of cheap folding lawn chairs and rusty tables. The trend toward making outdoor living spaces more luxurious and more livable has steadily increased over the past few years. Homeowners are looking to expand their living and […]

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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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Maine Remodeling Firm Selects Tando’s Beach House Shake® to Recapture Downeast Charm for Vacation Home

Mainely Vinyl, serving Eastern Maine, recently selected Beach House Shake®, an innovative shake material, to recapture Downeast charm for a renovated vacation home. With a 35-year plus track record, Mainely Vinyl is one of the most trusted exterior remodelers in Eastern Maine. With 20 employees, “Mainely Vinyl has been serving Downeast Maine for decades with thousands of satisfied customers,” according […]

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CAMO Launches New ClipDRIVE™

The Better, Faster and Easier Way to Install Grooved Decking with CAMO Universal Deck Clips Grand Rapids, MI — CAMO® ingenuity has done it again. The innovators in deck tools and fasteners introduce the next generation of stand-up fastening with the CAMO ClipDRIVE™. Designed for fastening CAMO Universal Deck Clips, the ergonomic, lightweight tool attaches to any drill and allows […]

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November 2021 Tool of the Month – The Crescent Bolt Biter

The new Crescent Bolt Biter impact nut extractor and driver has an innovative design that grips any nut or bolt no matter how damaged. The revolutionary bi-directional gripping design quickly and easily removes and tightens, eliminating the frustration when working with rusted or ruined hex head fasteners. Bi-directional design for removing or tightening damaged fasteners Up to 50x longer life […]

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November 2021 Featured Product – New AMP™ Advanced Modified Polymer Sealants from DAP®

New AMP™ Advanced Modified Polymer Sealants from DAP® Designed to Outperform Silicone AMP Innovative Hybrid Technology Developed for Maximum Project Performance Professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike will be amped to try DAP’s new advanced hybrid sealants that outperform silicone and provide maximum performance for every project. Combining the best attributes from traditional silicone and polyurethane technologies, the AMP family of sealants […]

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Dutch Boy® Paints Unveils 2022 One-Coat Color of the Year and Color Trends

Day-to-day lives have changed, and our homes have become a place for both work and play where we’ve taken up new hobbies and slowed down to enjoy the simple things again. Embracing the home’s new roles, along with a continued need for calm and serenity in our personal spaces, Dutch Boy® Paints reveals “Cypress Garden,” a beautiful, muted olive green, […]

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How To Use A Kreg Jig

By Rob Robilliard As a young carpenter I was taught to use a tongue and dado joint for the bookcase and cabinet frames. A tongue and dado joint, is a strong, sturdy and simple joint to make on a table saw with a dado blade. While I still like this joint, its tedious to do, ties up the table saw and […]

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LSI Rebrands as Arxada

Basel, Switzerland – 21 October 2021 – LSI, a global specialty chemicals business with leading positions in Microbial Control Solutions (‘MCS’) and Specialty Products Solutions (‘SPS’), today announces that it has rebranded as Arxada, effective from 21 October 2021. The new name follows the Company’s launch as an independent business in July 2021, after the completion of the sale of Lonza […]

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