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Guide to Roof Construction and Inspection

Guide to Roof Construction and Inspection

  Roof repair or replacement is inevitable for any home owner. It is important to beware of the costs and challenges involved when it comes to repairing or replacing roofs. This post seeks to...

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Garage Door Opener Installation Made Easy

Garage Door Opener Installation Made Easy

  Homeowners are often forced to shell out big bucks to fix broken garage doors because they don't know how to install door hinges or are unfamiliar with garage door openers installation. Follow...

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Inspirational Ideas For A Gorgeous Kitchen Splashback

Inspirational Ideas For A Gorgeous Kitchen Splashback

A kitchen is a gathering place for nice conversation, good fun, and great meals. And as such, you need a design element that is both practical and attractive. Start cooking up splashback ideas...

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Your multi-faceted world at right at your door

Your multi-faceted world at right at your door

A fresh restart  There are many reasons that make our handyman service number one in its class. We bring you the highest quality products and skills that warrant real value for your money...

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Cut Drywall Without a T-Square

Cut Drywall Without a T-Square

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A utility knife and tape measure are all you need to make clean, straight cuts in drywall

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Use a Reciprocating-Saw Blade to Mark Circular Holes

Use a Reciprocating-Saw Blade to Mark Circular Holes

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If you need to cut a round hole in a ceiling for a light fixture but you don't have a compass, you could just hack away at the drywall until your electrical box fits, but there's a better way.

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Gift Guide for Builders

Gift Guide for Builders

Here's a few gifts for the Builder on your list. $10-$$$$. All approved and used by Matt Risinger.

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Make Accurate Inside-Corner Measurements on Mitered Cuts

Make Accurate Inside-Corner Measurements on Mitered Cuts

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If you need to measure a mitered piece of trim from the short point, you could try to hook the end of your tape to a very difficult purchase point and hope to get an accurate measurement, but there's a better way.

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Make a Tape-Measure Note Pad

Make a Tape-Measure Note Pad

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If you are in the habit of marking your measurements on the side of your tape measure you could just buy a sticky pad and be done with it, but there's a better way.

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Lay Out Accurate Stair Stringers with this Custom Tool

Lay Out Accurate Stair Stringers with this Custom Tool

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If you're framing a staircase, you could hope that the stair gauges on your framing square bear against the edge of a nice straight board, but they might not—in that case there's a better way.

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A New Stringline

A New Stringline

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Have you ever gone to wind up your stringline on the spool that comes from the store, or a job-site-made one, only to end up with a 100' of tangled mess due to the braided nature of the string...

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The leveller

The leveller

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I needed to level off an area around a driveway entrance. I was installing sliding gates and the rail the gate was to slide on. So this is my low-tech solution. Cut a few lengths of steel pipe...

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Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing

Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing

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Layout considerations begin before the first board is cut or fastener is driven. Beginning with the end in mind will assure optimal results for your shed project.

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A Step Ahead to Build a Shed

A Step Ahead to Build a Shed

Being a step ahead in building a simple shed can help speed up the process. A SketchUp model can give you that step ahead by clarifying the planning, parts and procedure for a very basic yet functional backyard shed.

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Use a Common Job-Site Tool as a Quick Rip Guide

Use a Common Job-Site Tool as a Quick Rip Guide

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If you need to make a quick rip on a piece of lumber, you could hunt around for your tablesaw, but there's a better way.

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Is Your Future Sketchy?

Is Your Future Sketchy?

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A New Year's resolution to learn how to use SketchUp for tackling project plans and design might be just the motivation needed to make your future a little less sketchy.

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Cool Tools

Cool Tools

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If you love tools, you'll find a lot to like on this site. Its reviews include tools that are wildly inventive, odd, hard to find and, occasionally, hard to imagine.

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Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

What wall gets an accent color? Where should a contrasting stripe go? What color combination works best in a space? Use SketchUp for quick answers to these important questions before dipping a brush.

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Accurately Cut Miter Angles Without Using Measuring Tools

Accurately Cut Miter Angles Without Using Measuring Tools

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If you need to measure an angle that's other than 90 degrees, you could hunt around for your protractor, but there's a better way

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