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




Things You'll Miss When Using Composite Decking and a Hidden Fastening System

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 14, 2017 4:11:11 PM

People have been building decks for hundreds of years. There is something to be said about not reinventing the wheel. While trends towards using composite decking and hidden fasteners have been growing, we wanted to take a minute to remind you what you’ll miss out on by omitting traditional deck construction methods.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, fasteners, Staples




How to Prevent Mother Nature from Wrecking Your Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 8, 2017 12:52:15 PM

In a perfect world, the only thing impacting the life of our construction work would be the quality of the workmanship. But in the real world we have to account for the wear and tear that Mother Nature will inflict upon our work, and the people inside it. Here are a few smart ways to prevent the forces of nature from destroying your hard work.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, fasteners, Staples




Labor Day Weekend Warrior - Quick Fixes in Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 31, 2017 1:55:43 PM

Holiday weekends are the calendar year’s greatest gift to homeowners. With an extra day added to the roster, the possibilities are limitless. This Labor Day weekend, tackle a project that never seems to fit into the standard Friday-Sunday timeline, and still have time for a family BBQ or two.


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Topics: Fencing, Deck, fasteners, Building Furniture, Staples




Fastener Finishes - A Primer

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 24, 2017 1:17:08 PM

In the beginning, there were nails. 3400 BC is the earliest known use of them, in Ancient Egypt. It took 3337 years for screws to become the “next wave” in fasteners, found in 3rd century BC Greece. As you can tell, the innovations in fasteners picked up speed in the last few hundred years. Prior to the 1800s, screws were made by hand specifically for the purpose they were needed for. Then they began to produce them in forms, creating the ability to standardize and reproduce them with ease. Now, there are not only thousands of fastener options, but a wide range of finishes as well, each suited to a specific task. Here is a quick guide to the finishes you’ll see in the market today.


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Topics: fasteners, Staples




6 Projects Where Staples Are Smarter Than Nails

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 29, 2017 12:31:00 PM

Staples can offer superior finishing for projects where nails may not be the right fit. If your project requires quality power for holding two pieces of material together, staples are the way to go. They provide a strong visible grip that will last. The biggest advantages to using staples are that they’re quick and easy. Staple guns can install 4 staples before 1 nail is hammered in. Here are 6 projects where using staples is the smarter approach.


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Topics: Staples





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