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

5 Problems with Wood Studs that Steel Studs Fix

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 12, 2018 11:28:41 AM

The path to construction perfection is paved by using the right materials and right tools for the right job. While wood studs are still the favored framing option, steel studs have some clear benefits when you’re comparing apples to apples. Here are five problems with wood studs and how steel ones address them.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Steel Studs, Steel Thread

Building Your Best Intentions: Construction Company Resolutions for the New Year

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 2, 2018 4:34:42 PM

As a new year approaches, everyone begins to think about what they will do differently in the new year, how they can do better. It feels like a fresh start. In construction, this is a great time to take stock and make plans because your schedule is likely to be slower than in the warmer months. Here are some resolutions to consider for the health of your construction business in the new year.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Construction Fasteners, subfloors

When and Why Wooden Crates are Your Best Bet

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 21, 2017 3:26:44 PM

Imagine you’re moving across the country to start a new job, stress surrounding the new opportunity and move begin to consume you. You’ve arrived to your new home and open your cardboard boxes to find some of your most prized posessions shattered and destroyed from the journey. Or imagine you’re a craftsman who has just sent out a product for a client after months of creating and refining the piece. The client calls days later to tell you the piece arrived broken, all your hard work crumbled. Or maybe you’re a shipping company that is struggling to make a profit because more often than not you’re having to pay for the cost of broken items. In a majority of these cases, crisis could’ve been avoided if wooden crates were considered for the job. In this article we will review when and why wooden crates are your best bet.

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Topics: Crate Building, Crate Fasteners

5 Ways Old Man Winter Attacks Your Roof

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 14, 2017 2:42:47 PM

As a child when you thought of old man winter you may have thought of sledding, ice skating and snow days. As a homeowner though, old man winter brings on different thoughts. Snow plowing, shoveling and ice scraping are just a few. One of the biggest threats winter makes to homes is on the roof, and roof problems are every homeowner’s nightmare.

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Topics: Roofing, Roofs

5 Reasons to Repair Your Fence in Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 7, 2017 4:23:28 PM

Winter is clearly the time to move your work indoors, right? Not necessarily! If you’re building structures that live outdoors, like fences, there’s no wrong time (as long as it’s not overly rainy or snowy). We’re not proposing you try to dig post holes while the ground is solid ice. There are plenty of winter weeks with mild temps. Here are five compelling reasons it’s a great idea to do fence work in winter. 

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Topics: Fence Staples, Fence Stapler, Staples


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