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Become a more well-rounded professional with these insights into life as a pro in the trades.

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The Pros and Cons to Renovating an Old House

The pros and cons of renovating an old house

Trim Carpentry Tips

Trimming is detailed work that requires patience, skill and just a little bit of a perfectionism. Here are some great...


Five Essential Hand Tools For Trim Carpenters (VIDEO)

Find out which five hand tools you will need while, if you want to be a trim carpenter.


How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...


5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Plumbing Snake

Consistent maintenance of your drain-cleaning equipment reduces effort on site and prolongs its useful lifespan.

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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...

How To Perfect Your Window Trim Installation Process

A long-time carpenter Travis Larson explains how he installs window trim. Check out these simple step-by-step instructions.


Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Drywall taping is one of the most important jobs on any construction site. A skilled taper can hide a lot...


Five Reasons To Apply a Skim Coat

Skim coating rejuvenates old walls, making them look new again.