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Fast, Safe, and Accurate Tile Cutting

How to choose and use the right tool for the task


 
 
 

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  • Framing Company Faces $228K in Fines

    A Florida framer faces $228,690 in proposed penalties for failing to provide fall protection, according to federal regulators.

     
  • Reclaimed Wood Walls – 3 Tips for Installing

    There is just something about wood walls that everyone likes. Here are some pictures of a 1930's house my company recently remodeled. We found some beautiful old pine walls and decided to re-use them.

     
  • Portal Frame Holdown Rules Revised

    The “portal frame” method for bracing walls against wind and earthquake is still practical, following a series of changes in the fine points of the code.

     
 

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