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How To CUT STRAIGHT With NO GUIDE

How do professionals make straight circular saw cuts, on the job site, without using a guide?

I get asked this question a lot. People see me cutting freehand on the show, and they say, how do you...

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What CELERY Can Teach You About WOOD

What if I told you that WOOD…is actually an awful lot like CELERY . And that if you’re new to carpentry and woodworking, I think the fastest way to understand the quirks of wood, is to...

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5 Ways To Hang ANYTHING From The Ceiling!

I’ve been asked a hundred times how you can best hang things from the ceiling of a room—including heavier things. This article and video from The Honest Carpenter will explain the 5...

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BAD CONTRACTORS – 5 WAYS THEY CHEAT YOU!

I KNOW THAT THERE ARE GOOD CONTRACTORS OUT THERE

I want to start this article by saying that there are a lot of very good, honest contractors at work out there. I’m lucky enough to know a...

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MY BRICKMOULD DOOR TRIM IS ROTTED! HOW DO I REPAIR IT?

Brickmould–the trim around most doors and windows–is often the first part of a home exterior to rot. The bottom ends of brickmould pieces tend to soak up water sitting on the lower...

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I NEED TO REMOVE POP RIVETS – HOW DO I DO THAT?

Rivets are permanent fasteners often used to pin together gutters, straps, and other pieces of thin-gauge metal around your house. Rivets may seem difficult to remove–but a couple small...

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CAN YOU PAINT TREATED WOOD? YEP, WE SHOW YOU HOW!

Yes, you can paint treated wood! But, the process of painting treated wood is not quite as straightforward as it seems.

This short article and video from The Honest Carpenter will teach...

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MY DECK BOARDS ARE ROTTED! – HOW DO I REPLACE THEM?

Sun, rain, and foot traffic all work together to damage the deck boards of your deck. But, not all decking degrades at the same rate. Inevitably, some boards will show wear and tear early on, while...

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STEP LADDER TIPS – HERE ARE 6 GREAT ONES!

Step ladders have many more functions than most people realize. This short article and video from The Honest Carpenter will teach you 6 of the most helpful step ladder tricks and secrets! (Note: #4...

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CROSS LAP JOINTS – HOW DO I CUT THEM?

Cross lap joints–or “overlapping” joints–are used to create beautiful, continuous lines in wooden structures and furniture. This article will show you how to cut clean cross...

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MY DECK STAIR TREADS ARE ROTTING! CAN I REPLACE THEM?

Deck stair treads–especially FRONT deck stair treads–are prone to coming loose, detaching, and even breaking. This article and video from The Honest Carpenter will show you how to...

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DRYWALL ANCHORS? MOUNTING PLATES ARE MUCH STRONGER!

I’m not a big fan of drywall anchors. Of course, they have their time and place, but I think people use them too often. Or in situations where they’re not really...

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