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How To Temporarily Tack Up Trim with a Nail Gun

How To Temporarily Tack Up Trim with a Nail Gun

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If you need to tack a piece of trim in place temporarily so you can remove it later, you could go get your hammer and an old-fashioned nail, and bang that nail part of the way in, but there's a better way.

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Squeak Free Floors - 3 Tips for Strong Sub Floors

Squeak Free Floors - 3 Tips for Strong Sub Floors

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Have you ever walked by a china cabinet and the contents rattled? Or does your house have an annoying squeak in the floor as you walk down the hallway to your baby's bedroom? In this video I’ll give you three tips for framing a sub-floor that’s beefy and squeak-free!

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Using pneumatic nailers

Using pneumatic nailers

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Pneumatic nailers can greatly expedite a roofing installation. Here are a few tips that will help you use them correctly.

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Choosing Trim Nailers: Which Gauge Finish Nailers Should You Own?

Choosing Trim Nailers: Which Gauge Finish Nailers Should You Own?

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Most finish carpenters probably use the full range of pneumatic nail guns, from pin nailers to heavy-gauge trim guns. But can the average carpenter or homeowner get by on one or two sizes?

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Pneumatic Framing Nailers: Why Choose Coil over Stick?

Pneumatic Framing Nailers: Why Choose Coil over Stick?

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On the job site, there's nothing you can do with a coil-style nail gun that you can't do with a stick-style nail gun. So why would you choose one over the other?

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Throw Away Your Hammer Stapler and Get a Pneumatic Cap Fastener

Throw Away Your Hammer Stapler and Get a Pneumatic Cap Fastener

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Installing house-wrap and roofing underlayment with cap nailers is definitely a best practice—but it may even be mandated by code.

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Prevent Pneumatic-Nailer Blowouts When Installing Trim

Prevent Pneumatic-Nailer Blowouts When Installing Trim

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If you're hanging moldings and the nails keep blowing out the side of your trim stock, you could just swear a lot and keep your putty handy, but there's a better way.

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Simple Recessed Panels in our Dining Room

Simple Recessed Panels in our Dining Room

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This simple recessed paneling is constructed using 1x4 poplar wood boards attached directly to the existing drywall, which remains as the center panel. Each panel is trimed with applied panel...

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Coffered Ceiling

Coffered Ceiling

This was a project that would have been more difficult if it were not for the article in Fine Homebuilding on "Coffered Ceilings".  Made of poplar crown, baseboard, finger jointed trim boards...

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4 Season Porch Conversion

4 Season Porch Conversion

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Conversion of screened porch into 4 season room with radiant heat. Framing, electric and plumbing by certified contractors. All finish work done by myself, including all cabinets, trim, desktop and...

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Sencos New Hoseless Trim Nailer is a Game Changer

Senco's New Hoseless Trim Nailer is a Game Changer

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With no gas cartridge to change, and no mechanical flywheel to wait for, this fast and portable trim gun is well worth its premium price.

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Reader Email: Bargain bin flooring nailer?

Reader Email: Bargain bin flooring nailer?

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I got an email this weekend from a reader that had a question about the off-brand flooring nailer pictured in last issue's What's the Difference? on flooring fasteners. Here's the...

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Breaking News: Senco unveils a nitrogen-powered cordless nailer

Breaking News: Senco unveils a nitrogen-powered cordless nailer

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Toss your fuel-cylinders, because Senco just unveiled a completely sealed Nitrogen-fired hoseless nailer.

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Are hoseless nailers worth the hassle?

Are hoseless nailers worth the hassle?

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Gas and flywheel powered nailers allows you to unplug from the compressor, but is the additional cost and maintenance worth the convenience?

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Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry

Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry

Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry was founded upon the dreams and experience of do it yourself home Craftmans, creating, designing. building their own kitchen and bathroom...

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Titanium hammers up for grabs. Want one?

Titanium hammers up for grabs. Want one?

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Do you swing a titanium or a steel hammer? Which do you think performs best and why? Join the debate and you'll be eligible to win one of four titanium hammers that I'm giving away.

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New Nail Gun to Hit the Market?

New Nail Gun to Hit the Market?

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An odd pneumatic nailer creation and a debate on terms.

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The no-swear approach to cutting crown molding

The no-swear approach to cutting crown molding

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I once had a “Do-It-Yourself” type of customer who was remodeling his kitchen and had refinished the floors, installed face-frame cabinets, and set a laminate countertop. But when it came...

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16-g. Nailer Giveaway

16-g. Nailer Giveaway

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We have a winner!!

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Man coughs up nail after 30 years

Man coughs up nail after 30 years

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Now, I've never been one to repost other people's content, but since this is home building related, I thought the above would be of interest to our readers. And, since Fine Woodworking's readers responded highly to a GlueTube blog post featuring a YouTube video on "Tablesaw techniques that (editor Matthew Kenney) wouldn't recommend," I thought I'd give it a try.

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