The Secret to Long-Lasting Outdoor Furniture Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 10, 2017 10:10:00 AM

When you build something you love, the last thing you want is for the piece to fall apart because of poor planning or execution. Building outdoor furniture is an art and can be a fun challenge but it takes more than determination to build long lasting outdoor furniture.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Building Furniture

Tips to Build a Modern & Simple Headboard

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 13, 2017 12:20:40 PM

Clients are always looking for a standout piece, or a feature that is going to set their home apart from the rest. When it comes to redesigning the bedroom, there are many pieces you can offer clients that will define the space, a vanity, dresser or the project we will be focusing on, a modern and simple headboard.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, MiniSCRAIL

Sustainable Living: 7 Steps to Building a Compost Holder with Pallets

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 16, 2017 2:13:31 PM

Gardening has always been a treasured pastime among Americans. We try to reduce our impact on the environment, locally sourcing produce and flowers has become more popular. If “farm-to-table” fresh appeals to you, then “garden-to-table” sounds even better. If you want to grow strong and healthy plants, one of the biggest keys is nutrient-rich compost. Here are the steps to build your own compost holder.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, pallets, SCRAIL KM

Would You Rather Use Your Mouth or a Nail Gun?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 20, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Over the years, construction crews have tried everything in the book when attempting to complete a project on time, whether that be assembly lines or using your mouth to hold your equipment. In Japan, roofers are known to be efficient and skilled, but instead of storing nails in their pockets, Japanese roofers prefer to hold nails in their mouth. And we’re not talking one or two nails, but enough to complete an entire row of assembly. While this technique is certainly one approach, there are high-quality fasteners available to help complete projects fast and without the risk of swallowing nails.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners

7 Tips for Best-in-Class Basement Remodels

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 6, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Remodeling a basement, or renovating an already existing space, will almost always cost less than adding an addition or bonus room. This is why remodels appeal to so many homeowners. Whether your client needs more space or wants to redesign an outdated basement, there are many steps involved in crafting a lower level living area. Basements come with a special set of needs that must be addressed if you want the construction to last. Before you get started on your next remodel, use our 7 tips to guide you in the planning process.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners

4 Tips for Building a Raised Garden Bed

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 4, 2017 11:22:00 AM

Beginner and small-scale gardeners are responsible for the growing popularity of raised bed gardening. Building a raised bed allows you to keep your garden contained while controlling the quality of your soil. If you’re considering building your own raised bed, here are some simple steps to keep in mind.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners

Everything You Need to Know to Build a House in Half the Time

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 23, 2017 4:06:56 PM

What if there was a way to do the same job your competition can do, but in half the time? You get twice the work, twice the income. That sounds promising, right? While there isn’t really a magical solution to give you this ability, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions on how to increase efficiency and speed in your construction. If you apply them, you’re likely to see strong improvements in your finish rate.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, Tools

The Wide World of Fasteners: A Simple Guide to Types and Applications

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 19, 2017 11:11:29 AM

We find fasteners fascinating. There are several categories and then a huge depth and breadth of options available within them. There is an ideal fastener for every job. Are you using the right one for your materials and tasks? Check out this simple guide to the wide world of fasteners.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners

Want More Work in 2017? 9 Ways to Impress Clients

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 22, 2016 9:20:00 AM

You can say it until you’re blue in the face, “The results of your actions speak louder than words.”  You can read motivational business books, post inspiring memes, promise to change or be better… but will all that help?  Maybe for some; Maybe not for others.  If you have made a 2017 goal to impress clients and get more business, here are few tips to get you there.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners

Responsible for Construction Budget? Ways to Spend Wisely …

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 10, 2016 11:37:23 AM

As an independent contractor or a Project Manager (PM) within a large construction company, the goals are the same: produce quality work, on time and on budget. If properly bid out with no surprises along the way, then “on budget” can be more easily accomplished. But it’s construction, and we all know what can and will go wrong. So how can you attempt to keep on schedule and budget? 

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, Fencing, Steel Studs, Crate Fasteners, subfloors, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, Tools


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