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More stories about Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

  • Products

    Cordless drywall cutout tool, mortar gun for masonry joints, hammer-in chemical anchors, new roof rail bracket

  • Resources: Tax Planning

    Income tax guides and Web sites

  • For What It's Worth

    Low-temperature paint, mahogany-veneered glulams, antivibration gloves, prefab job-site office

  • For What It's Worth

    Drywall that bends, adjustable spring clamps, portable work table

  • Making Walls Watertight

    Siding sheds water, but it’s not waterproof. A wood construction expert warns against leaks caused by sloppy housewrap and flashing details, and shows how to do it right.

  • Beating the Big Chill

    Productivity drops when it’s cold, and some materials, like caulks, glues, concrete, and plaster, just won’t perform well. We compare features on several types of portable heaters and give tips on how to match the heater to the job.

  • For What It's Worth

    Improved eye protection, new ladder bracket for roof work, airtight can lights, foam vapor barrier seals for plumbing penetrations

  • For What It's Worth

    Microwavable glue, air-sealing tape for exterior sheathing, adjustable corner trowel, tow-behind dump bed

  • Installing Cabinets Solo

    Tools and tips for hanging kitchen cabinets, by a builder who prefers to do it alone.

  • Kitchen & Bath: Custom Cabinets From Stock Parts

    Building cabinets from components