Deck Do-Over: When to Repair and When to Replace

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 17, 2018 10:47:00 AM

As the snow starts to melt and there are more warm days than cooler ones, people start to see just what damage old man winter did to their outdoor decks. As you take stock of chipped paint and warped boards, how can you decide if it’s worth repairing or if it’s time to scrap the whole thing and start again?

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Topics: Deck Fasteners

The Rise of the Tiny House Movement

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 14, 2018 11:08:00 AM

When you think of a tiny house, it’s likely you’d think of a one-bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen, and living room setup, each room at least 12’ x 12’. But a true Tiny House, the kind that are sweeping the nation, aren’t even that big. What are Tiny Houses and why are they becoming so popular?

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

PRESS RELEASE - With LignoLoc®, the BECK Fastener Group is heralding a new era in the field of fastening technology.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 12, 2018 1:54:21 PM

P R E S S   R E L E A S E

With LignoLoc®, the BECK Fastener Group is heralding a new era in the field of fastening technology.

quick – ecological – tool-sparing

March 12, 2018

The BECK Fastener Group® is striking a new path in wood-to-wood fastening with the invention of the first collated nail made of wood, LignoLoc®. This outstanding development work was awarded third place for special innovations in the industry at the LIGNA trade fair in Hannover, Germany in May of 2017. Even before its official market launch, the world's first collated wooden nail numbered among all the presented new products as one of the most significant innovations.

The cutting-edge and versatile LignoLoc® system is being introduced successfully into industrial production, ecological timber construction and many other applications. It is already being used worldwide in more than 20 countries and is capturing new markets quickly.

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Topics: lignoloc

5 Tips on Post-Winter Damage Control for Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 3, 2018 9:48:00 AM

We’ve all experienced how harsh the winter weather can be on a house. In the spring, after the cold, snowy weather is finally gone, it’s time to take stock of how well your house and roof fared and address any damage as soon as possible. Even a little damage can result in a major repair if not properly repaired. Water can easily get into the smallest openings and create weaknesses in your structure that can result in costly damage, both externally as well as internally.

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Topics: Roofing

Simple Solutions to Complex Carpentry Finishing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 24, 2018 1:06:00 PM

Ask any seasoned carpenter with an appreciation for their craft, and they will tell you that there is an art to carpentry finishing.  It requires a great eye for detail and specific skills that have been honed over years of project work.  Once a reputation for remarkable work and craftsmanship has been established, an experienced finish carpenter can be in high demand.  Knowing which tools and materials to use to achieve a perfectly completed look is an integral part of this master craftsman’s skillset.

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Topics: Staples

The Biggest Threats to Livestock Fencing and How to Address Them

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 17, 2018 10:48:00 AM

Livestock fencing is a critical barrier you rely on to keep your animals in and threats out. Weaknesses and failures can cause major problems for any farmer. All types of fencing, from hi-tensile to barbed to wire to wood, are susceptible to damage. Here we outline the major categories of threats to your livestock fencing and how to address them.

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Topics: Fence, Wire Fence, Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler

Metal Roofs, How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 10, 2018 11:01:00 AM

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we thought it was time to share our love of metal roofs. While metal roofing hearkens back to country living and farm life of yesteryear, there’s a reason it’s regaining popularity for both residential and commercial use … actually, there are six reasons.

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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Roofing, Roofs, Metal Roofs

Top Trends in Bathroom Flooring

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 3, 2018 11:04:00 AM

The newest looks in bathrooms are a modern take on vintage looks. Gone are the square white tile floors of the last 50 years. And, while the white subway tile remains popular, there are some new players, or new version of old players, coming on the scene. Here is a recap of what’s hot in bathroom flooring for 2018.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors

Sustainable Tips for Shipping & Packing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 25, 2018 12:37:47 PM

Known for durability, crating is the preferred method for shipping overseas or for any journey that requires extra protection. To ensure the contents arrive in the same shape they departed in, there are plenty of materials that can be used. Since these materials only have the job of protection, and aesthetics are irrelevant, this is a great place to use eco-friendly materials. Check out these tips for making your crating a little greener.

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Topics: Crate Building, Crate Fasteners

It's All in the Details - Finishing Tips for Furniture Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 18, 2018 11:22:18 AM

Furniture guides and DIY templates have become popular among novice wood workers or crafty home owners. DIY furniture construction is empowering and a great outlet for creativity, but professionals know that furniture construction is all about the fine details. Here are the latest trends and finishing tips for furniture construction that will make your piece stand out from the rest.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Building Furniture


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