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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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Pro Tips to Protect your Home from 5 Most Common Natural Disasters

By Casey Murphy When you own a house, you want to protect your investment and those inside from any threat, including Mother Nature. Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, floods, and earthquakes wreak havoc on millions of people and their homes every year. For an event to be characterized as a natural disaster event, at least one of the […]

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Consider a Snow Melting System For Your Driveway Upgrade

   Driveways play a significant role in a home’s curb appeal. If yours  is starting to show signs of wear and tear, it may be time for an update. Besides adding style and functionality, a new driveway can increase the selling price of a home by five percent or more, according to real estate appraisers. Installing a snow melting system […]

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New Purdy® Cub Brush™ Delivers an Excellent Painting Experience

Shorter, ergonomic handle makes it easier to create smooth, sharp lines even in tight spaces CLEVELAND– Delivering precision and control, the Purdy® brand has added three new brushes to its Cub Brush™ line. With short, smooth alder wood handles that wick away moisture and have a comfortable ergonomic fit, the new Cub Brushes—available in 2-inch Nylox™, Clearcut® and Clearcut® Elite™—are lightweight […]

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How to Fix a Warped Cabinet Door

4 Steps to Fixing a Warped Cabinet Door

How To Fix A Warped Cabinet Door Has your cabinet door seemingly taken a trip to a water park? Moisture can warp cabinet doors easily. When wood becomes wet, it acts as a sponge and soaks up the water, causing it to expand and then warp. This leaves you with an aesthetic you didn’t ask for, a door that doesn’t […]

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How to Insulate Your Garage Roof

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Garage Roof Insulation

How To Insulate Your Garage Roof Looking to convert your garage into a more usable space? Tired of the uncomfortable temperatures you experience in there? No matter what your reason is, insulating your garage can be a great move for both the function of the space and the overall value of your home. Not only that, but it is a […]

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December 2021 Tool of the Month – The Hardwood Wrench™ by DeckWise®

1 TOOL + 10 CONFIGURATIONS + 1,100 lbs. BENDING FORCE = The Hardwood Wrench™ is the “Original” patented self-locking deck board straightening tool. Used to hold deck boards straight while hidden deck fasteners are installed, its cam locks into place, transferring a pushing force of around 1,100 lbs. A true “one-man, one-handed installation!” The patented Made in the USA Hardwood […]

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EHT Spotlight – Fontanot Zooom Plus Electric Scissor Loft Ladder

The Fontanot Zooom Plus is an electric scissor loft ladder manufactured entirely in aluminum with treads and levers in die-cast aluminum. A remote-control opens and closes the stair. In case of a power shortage, the stair can be operated manually. It features black carpeted treads, a 3/64-in. thick sheet-steel hatch frame, and the panel is made from high-grade 35/64-in. premium […]

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December 2021 Featured Product – Patio Roof Riser

In the past, attaching an elevated deck patio cover to any structure, required posts mounted through the existing roof.  As roofs run different pitches, these labor intensive post mounts have to be customized for each roof. They also require cutting into the existing roof, increasing home-owner and contractor liability with the risk of possible future roof leaks. Non-elevated patio covers […]

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VERSATEX Offers New Wood-Toned PVC Ceiling Options

VERSATEX EXPANDS ITS RANGE OF WOOD-TONED PVC CEILING OPTIONS WITH NEW MAINTENANCE-FREE CANVAS SERIES™ OUTDOOR PROFILES  ALIQUIPPA, Pa., —Builders, distributors and homeowners are rapidly rediscovering the warm appeal of wood-look porch ceilings, soffits and accent walls. And, in response, VERSATEX Building Products continues to expand its Canvas Series palette of realistic colors and textures, all brought to life in maintenance-free […]

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Wagner SprayTech Announces the PaintStick EZ Roller 

MINNEAPOLIS – Wagner SprayTech, a market leader in advanced paint applicators and tools, announces the new PaintStick® EZ Roller®. The PaintStick EZ Roller eliminates messy roller trays and continually bending over to re-load roller nap covers with paint. It holds 22 oz. of paint, which the user draws up directly into the handle to paint a seven x 10-foot wall […]

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