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These tools free you from the tangle of an air hose and let you go right to work with little setup
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The ability to heat-form synthetic boards on site paves the way to designs that can set a deck apart
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In this "How It Works" article, associate editor Rob Yagid takes one model, the Paslode IM250A, and explains what powers it, how its combustion process works, and how it drives a fastener through a piece of trim.
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When editorial adviser Mike Guertin builds a deck with more than 4 ft. of space between the framing and the grade, he installs an underdeck-drainage system. Consisting of a membrane…
Aging baby boomers and multigenerational households are both helping to drive the trend toward building morning kitchens. Kitchen and bath designer Jamie Goldberg discusses how to plan the space for…
In many parts of the United States, it’s becoming common for builders to install rigid-foam sheathing on the exterior of framed walls. However, this raises a potential problem: Because rigid…
For this business owner, the keys to success are a focus on customer service and a crew of well-trained employees.
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