Ever heard of a wooden nail?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 7, 2018 8:49:00 AM

It may sound crazy, but wooden nails are a new solution in the fastener industry! LignoLoc® from the Beck Fastener Group® is the first fireable wooden nail. This new, environmentally friendly solution is perfect for woodworking, but what’s the real advantage? Steel nails are affordable and have been a proven success for years, but despite their popularity, they’re actually not ideal for most woodworking projects.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

5 Keys to a Mother Nature-Proof Deck

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 30, 2018 9:22:00 AM

Decks are known as a fun space to spend time outside and entertain guests. However, they also have a reputation for being difficult to maintain. Without proper TLC, decks can begin to look worse due to wear after a few years. To keep your deck looking as good as new, here are five tips that will protect it from the uncertainties Mother Nature delivers.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Deck Fasteners

6 Best Practices for Construction in Subtropical Climates

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 14, 2018 8:54:00 AM

The subtropical climate in the Southern region of the Unites States poses unique obstacles for construction projects, including: humidity, moisture, heat, high winds, storms, and hurricanes. All of these elements can have an impact on the integrity of a structure. Here are 6 best practices for successful and durable construction in a subtropical climate.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

Protect the Produce! 5 Types of Vegetable Garden Fences and Which to Use

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 9, 2018 10:55:15 AM

Gardening seems like it would be a simple and fruitful hobby. But there’s a reason it’s predominantly taken on by retirees. It takes far more energy, time, and maintenance than a working person can manage if it’s going to be done well. And if you’ve dedicated yourself to successful gardening, you know that protecting all those delicate plants from pests is critical. One overnight visit from a hungry deer can obliterate all your hard work, so fences are commonly used to protect them from harm.  Here we’ll outline five types of garden fences you can build, and describe when each type is most appropriate.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

Modern Methods of Building Insulation

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 31, 2018 10:23:00 AM

When it comes to insulating a structure, there are many things to take into consideration when deciding which type of insulation to use. It is important to consider not just your building’s composition and materials, but also climate and location.  Improperly or insufficiently insulating can result in large amounts of energy loss when trying to heat and cool the structure and can also lead to mold problems when air heats and cools quickly causing moisture to form.  You want to make sure you have built a healthy structure so that the occupants will remain healthy as well.

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Topics: Construction 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

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

7 Signs Your Fixer Upper Is a Money Pit (and Not a Money Maker)

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 23, 2017 2:13:00 PM

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The same can be said for homes. Where one person sees an outdated, rundown home, another may see unlimited potential. But, sometimes that old house isn’t worth trying to recover. It takes a keen eye and a working knowledge of construction to understand what a property will need to be remodeled successfully. Here are seven signs that a home may be more trouble than it’s worth.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Tools, pneumatic tools


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