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Foundations & Framing

  • Extreme Temperature Formula Low-VOC Subfloor And Deck Construction Adhesive

    Liquid Nails’ new Extreme Temperature Formula low-VOC subfloor and deck construction adhesive can be gunned by hand at temperatures down to 22°F, and will stick to wet, frozen, and treated lumber readily and won’t dissolve foams and plastics.

     
  • Strong-Drive SDW Screws - For Fastening Multiple Trusses

    Made specifically for fastening multiple trusses and engineered-wood assemblies, Strong-Drive SDW screws can be used to join up to four plies of 2-by or 1 3/4-inch-thick materials from one side of the assembly.

     
  • Fiberglass Window Frames

    Fiberglass windows are stronger than vinyl, insulate better than aluminum, and cost less than solid wood, say manufacturers.

     
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    Anthony Forest Products Glulam Beams

    Power Preserved glulam beams are treated with Cop-Guard, a solvent-based copper naphthenate formulation.

     
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    Dry Wall

    Cosella-Dörken’s three-ply Delta Footing Barrier keeps groundwater out of walls by providing a waterproof break between a building’s footing and its foundation

     
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    Rockler Model 31166 Corrugated Fastener Nailer

    Rather than build frames in place stick by stick, some trimmers assemble door and window casings on the floor and shoot them into place on the wall.

     
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    Grabber Joist Jaws

    Framers and deck builders struggling to position long joists can give themselves an extra hand with Joist Jaws by Grabber.

     
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    Bosch SN350-20F Framing Nailer

    When Bosch introduced its first line of pneumatic nailers last spring, it claimed that the tools were 20 percent smaller and 10 percent more powerful than the competition.

     
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    Products

    Toekick drawers; ductless cooktop exhaust; trimmable truss; low-profile smoke alarm; flexible cement board; light MDF; more

     
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    Products

    All-in-one flashing panel; spray-foam insulation; shower seat; lightweight steel beams; grass driveway mats; push-fit fittings; more

     
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    Duo-Fast Paper Tape Framing Nails

    Collated strip nails for 20-degree full round-head framing nailers are typically held together by rigid plastic strips that can transform into mini projectiles and pile up underfoot like so many ball bearings.

     
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    Rod Chomper RCBE-6

    Trade professionals often talk about 'the right tool for the job.' When it comes to cutting and bending rebar, Rod Chomper's hydraulically operated RCBE-6 is that tool.

     
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    Products

    Framing; door hardware

     
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    Paslode PowerFramer 350S

    Paslode has given its new nailer — the PowerFramer 350S — a whole new design.

     
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    New Framing Guns from DeWalt and Senco

    Recently I tested two nailers introduced in 2008. In keeping with the trend toward more compact framing guns, the SN902XP is Senco's smallest, lightest framer yet. DeWalt's D51850, by contrast, is larger and heavier than any of the company's previous models.

     
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    Toolbox

    Festool RO 150 FEQ 6-inch Rotex sander; two ladder-levelers; remodeling; chain saws

     
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    Products

    Engineered lumber; exterior doors

     
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    Products

    Pneumatic fasteners; skylights; instantaneous water heaters

     
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    Products

    Synthetic roof underlayments; deck railings; fireplaces

     
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    Products

    Truck accessories; wood flooring; structural fasteners & connectors

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking