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Lumber Prices Head Upward Along With Homebuilding

By Bill Esler | Updated: May 24, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Prices for lumber futures contracts are beginning to rise, after drifting down for months. China's homebuilding contraction and a winter hiatus knocked down prices, but they should jump dramatically as U.S. homebuilding surges.

Bill Esler, Woodworking Network

Home Design & Remodel Projects Increasingly Start Out Digitally

By Bill Esler | Updated: May 24, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Remodeling projects, increasingly inspired by online resources, will link ever more closely to design preview software. As consumers pre-shop cabinetry, flooring and countertops online, a national homebuilder crowdsources model home interior choices.


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.

Improveit360, Tim Clark

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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