Building Materials

Planning a Stair Rail

Installing a stair guardrail can be a challenging undertaking. The project is more complicated than tread or riser removal, because you’re dealing with precise angles

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Stair Rail Removal

Getting back to my ongoing staircase remodel… I already replaced the lower flight of the split-level stair treads, but I couldn’t replace the upper flight

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DIY Landscape Edging

(guest post by Sure-Loc Edging) A home’s landscaping should have clean lawn lines with sharp borders and have well defined bed areas and walkways. Sure-loc

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Trends in Tools

I was talking with my good friend Doug Mahoney yesterday. Doug is editor of ToolSnob, and writes the tool columns for Popular Science and Popular

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Copper versus Pex Plumbing

PEX plumbing is being used more frequently in today’s construction, tell us about your experience with it. Have you used it in existing construction or new construction

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Extreme Log Home

Well, I must admit I am a sucker for log homes and log homes that stretch the boundaries of affordability I can’t resist.  When I

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Skil’s New Flooring Saw Is EHT’s Tool of the Day

Several months ago we were asked to test a prototype of Skil’s new flooring saw. I had an installation of 1100 square feet of flooring waiting that I needed to get done before spring 2010, so we agreed to use the new saw and run it through its paces. When the saw arrived, Matt Weber and I both picked up the saw and wondered if maybe the saw had been shipped in two different packages. It was that light. We opened the package and everything was there, but the saw itself was smaller than we expected and Skil used an aluminum base to save weight.

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Bosch Buys CST/Berger

  Bosch is growing….. here’s the Press Release as released by CST Berger: “On June 11, 2008, the Bosch Group announced that it has entered

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New Q&A’s

Q: Our upstairs hardwood floor squeaks in a few places. I can’t access the joists because of the finished ceiling of the first floor. Can

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MULE Garage Fan

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