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  • On-Site With Fiber-Cement Siding

    We take a close look at handling, cutting, installing, and painting fiber-cement to see how it compares with traditional lap siding.

  • Pickup Truck Racks

    Compared to the homemade variety, commercially made racks are more durable and more versatile — and they come with a wide selection of handy accessories. Here’s what’s available in both steel and aluminum truck racks.

  • Building Technology: Fifteen Years of Change

    We take a look back at the new products and technologies that have changed the way we build.

  • Products

    New clip provides drywall backing at corners, two-part urethane adhesive for rebar pins, innovative recirculator for hot water on demand, drywall joint tape for outside corners

  • Toolbox: Cordless Recip Saws

    A look at cordless reciprocating saws

  • Choosing High-Performance Caulks

    Confused by the competing claims of manufacturers? Here’s a guide to help you select the right caulk for tough jobs.

  • Truck Bed Toolboxes

    Nothing gets more abuse than the toolbox in your pickup, so you might as well buy smart the first time. We take a close look at the steel and aluminum boxes on the market today, and make recommendations on construction details to look for.

  • Products

    Prefab plumbing access panels, hand-crank fork lift, electric radiant heat panels, nonyellowing clear caulk

  • Contractor Table Saws

    Portable tablesaws are handy, but 10-inch contractor models are the workhorses of most job sites. Our tool editor assembled and tested six new saws; here’s how they stack up.

  • Plywood vs. OSB

    Are these two products really equivalent, as manufacturers and grading agencies claim? A wood technologist puts to rest questions about OSB’s suitability as an economical substitute for plywood.