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A Contractor Takes His Tools to Hollywood

The carpenter directs but the truck and tools are the stars of the show. More

Cooked Decking

Reflected sunlight can overheat a deck, but can it lead to premature fading (on composite decks) and coating failure (on wood decks)? More

Padco Crack and Groove Tools

When you need to apply finish between deck boards, a two-sided applicator speeds... More

Table for Two

Accent lighting is provided by a recessed LED fixture tucked under the granite top... More

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Song of the Saw--the Other Life of the Full-Size Hand Saw

Full-size handsaws, once indispensable to the day-to-day business of cutting... More

Dave’s Excellent Adventure: A Trip to the Redwood Mill

See video shot inside the last operating redwood mill on California’s Central Coast. More

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Communities Mandate the Removal of Wood Roofing

In an effort to curb the risk of wildfire destroying homes, more and more western communities push for the removal of existing wood roofing. More

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Gray Water's Time in the Sun

As the California drought grinds on, renewed interest in using grey water heats up. More

Composite Decking Maintenance

Regular cleaning and sealing will keep composite decking looking like new More

PLS Green Beam Lasers

To the human eye, green is three times more visible than red. More

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