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10 Carpentry Tips

  Calibrate Your Tape I'll bet you have dropped your tape measure a time or two. Look at the tip of the blade. See if the little prongs that grab onto the end of a piece of wood are bent. If they are, your tape is going to read wrong when you translate an inside…
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10 TIPS TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF A TERMITE ATTACK

With 1 in 5 homes likely to suffer a termite attack and with termite damage not covered by home insurance, it makes sense to do everything you can to protect your home. Having regular termite inspections by a qualified pest professional and installing a termite management system around the perimeter of the building (liquid soil…
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7 tips to Make Finishing Drywall Less Frustrating

Finishing Drywall is a job that most people hire out. And for good reason. It does take practice to successfully finish drywall without needing to do a massive amount of sanding. And let’s be honest. Sanding drywall is a miserable, messy, frustrating experience. I try to avoid it as much as possible. But, maybe you,…
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Ceramic Tile Flooring Tips

DIY Network experts share 10 tips for installing ceramic tile floors. 1. Bigger isn't necessarily better, but it's definitely easier. Larger tiles are much easier to install than small ones. Larger tiles are commonly used for bathroom walls, but are great for kitchens and other rooms too. The smaller 1x1s are going to take longer to…
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