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  • October Letters

    Installing kitchen cabinets in plane, misclassifying workers, Lowe's lumber-sizing lawsuit

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    Contractor education requirements, bolts for attaching sills to foundations, energy-saving tips, sprinkler mandate


In the News

  • Can the Housing Market Recover?

    Sales of newly built homes surged last month to the highest level since 2008. But overall the housing market's slipped.



On the Job

  • A Cabinet Becomes a Door

    The correct hinge and clever carpentry make a closet door disappear into the woodwork.

  • Building a Wooden Storm Door

    How to make a custom storm door out of rot-resistant wood such as white oak or mahogany.

  • Strapping Ceilings

    Strapping serves many purposes both for framers, as well as for many of the subs who follow.





  • Durable Prefinished Flooring

    Oil-look matte styles join Bellawood's prefinished flooring line.

  • Immagini 4704

    Wood-Look Porcelain Tile

    Available in four "species," these tiles mimic the look of wood.

  • Affordable Laser Measurer

    For its small size, the GLM 15 can measure up to 50 feet with 1/8-inch accuracy.

  • Modular Egress Window Well

    Modular units stack together to accommodate a wide range of window depths.

  • Radiant Barrier Roof Panel

    These roof panels can help lower attic temperatures and protect against moisture.

  • M18¢ 1/4" Hex Right Angle Impact Driver

    Pistol-Grip Impact Tools

    A new impact driver and a new impact wrench are designed to reach fasteners in tight places.

  • Dust-Free Jobsites

    This dust-control system pulls air through two filters at a rate of 36,000 cubic feet per hour.

  • Versatile Shower Door Panels

    These shower doors offer an anodized aluminum frame with an oil-rubbed bronze finish.

  • Portable Safety Fencing

    The system includes fencing, posts, and bases that fit together to create a protective barrier.

  • Low-VOC Adhesive

    Latex-based Extreme Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive is gunnable in a wide range of temperatures.

  • Pop-Down Drain

    Rather than the usual protruding stopper and lift rod, this drain has a "pop-down" design.

  • Hand-Crafted Pendants

    These colorful glass pendants are available in a choice of four geometric shapes.

  • OSB App

    A free app helps users troubleshoot OSB problems on the jobsite.

  • Door Saver

    The oversize nickel-plated reinforcing plate, bracket, and screws can be used to repair or prevent damage to the jamb.

  • Knife Groove

    Installs in any countertop to keep sharp blades at hand.

  • Solid Footing

    An extra-large platform allows the user to face in any direction.

  • Polypropylene Deck Ledger Spacer

    Mounted behind the deck ledger, Deck2Wall spacers promote air circulation and prevent debris from collecting.

  • Quad-Glazed Windows

    Several glazing options are available, including R-15 quad glazing.

  • Custom Storage

    Uprights support up to 150 pounds per square foot.

  • Digital Lock

    Let your clients unlock their doors using Bluetooth technology.

  • Hip Vent

    A new low-profile vent is designed for hip roofs.

  • Asphalt-Free Underlayment

    According to its maker, the material helps to prevent wood flooring from cupping and buckling.

  • Light Slide

    Designed for portability, this saw is compact and lightweight.

  • Energy-Efficient Entry

    Thicker headers and side rails, foam-filled channels, and dual perimeter seals improve energy efficiency.

  • Low-Impact Footing

    The Diamond Pier system consists of a precast concrete head, which you install at the ground surface, and steel bearing pins that you drive through the head into the ground.

  • Simplified Soffits

    Simpliframe offers an alternative to wood-framed soffits, allowing you to create a variety of soffit shapes and sizes.

  • PVC Decking Plugs

    A special tool and pre-made plugs help speed up the process of screwing down and plugging PVC deck boards.

  • Lighter Concrete Sinks

    Concrete is reinforced with jute fibers for a lightweight, crack-resistant sink.




  • To the Lighthouse

    It's not your typical summer-home renovation, but you can't beat the view.


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