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Cookin' With Wood: Plank Steak and Cedar Wraps

By Bill Esler | Updated: May 23, 2015 - 9:07 AM

Lumber and veneer finds a greater purpose on holiday weekends - time to fire up the grill. But not just charcoal, this time - get the wood flavor right on to your plate with hickory, alder, cherry and other food0lovin' wood species.

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Earn More Remodeling Without Spending on Marketing

By Tim Clark | Updated: May 19, 2015 - 8:57 AM

Home Improvement companies have to assess different leads. It is crucial for a business to determine which lead to pursue because they must develop a relationship with the homeowner. Gaining the homeowners trust means they are more willing to to agree to higher quality materials or larger projects.


How To Make a Profile Sanding Pad for a Power Sander

By Bill Esler | Updated: May 8, 2015 - 1:19 AM

Here's a step by step for making a sanding block to match a profile. This is for the snap-on blocks that fit the Festool sander, with air holes to allow sawdust to be vacuumed into a dust collector as you work.


Legal Lottery? Time to Vacate Occupied Construction

By Brooks Gentleman | Updated: May 7, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Restoration work on occupied buildings is becoming increasingly more challenging for the construction team often resulting in legal battles and exorbitant costs to accommodate those occupants.

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How To Build a Sanding Jig for Odd Shaped Work Pieces

By Bernie Bottens | Updated: May 7, 2015 - 4:18 PM

I struggled sanding these tapered wood fixtures. They crawled along table as I apply a random orbital sander, until I learned about this jig. Here's how to do it.


Ashton Kutcher, Houzz Investor, Uses App To Remake Mom's Home

By Denise Butchko | Updated: May 7, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Ashton Kutcher gave his Iowa birthplace - where his parents live and where he was raised - a makeover using the “Houzz” app. Kutcher, who is an investor in Houzz, says he wanted to “build something new,” as a Mother’s Day gift.

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