Recycle Your Pallets: Build Compost Boxes

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 11, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Wooden pallets are one of those common mass-manufactured products that have so many possible post-production uses. Nonetheless, once these jobs have been completed and the pallets delivered to their destinations, they're often discarded. This doesn't need to be the case, however, especially for high-quality pallets made from smooth, dense pine joined together by superbly tough crating SCRAIL® fasteners from BECK.

Instead, you can effectively reuse pallets of all kinds for many purposes. One of these is compost boxes. Let's look at how this is possible, as an excellent example of just how versatile pallets can be in their recycled afterlife.

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Topics: Crate Fasteners, lignoloc, Crating Scrail, wood, fastening system, compost boxes, nail screws

What is Mass Timber Construction?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 23, 2022 9:30:00 AM

After years of building taller with steel beams and concrete, a new concept is starting to catch on: Mass timber construction. Up until recently, typical wood-built structures would feature light-frame wood construction. In other words, your usual stick-built home.

These days, mass timber construction is becoming more relevant. Ready to see what’s behind this new trend? Below you can learn all about it—and even about tools and fasteners you can use with mass timber construction, like BECK’s LIGNOLOC® system.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, lignoloc, construction site, mass timber construction

An Overview to Property Fencing Options

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 12, 2022 8:45:00 AM

As most contractors know, market trends easily change from year to year. Even for property fences! So, keeping up is important. With that in mind, here is an overview that includes some of the most popular property fence trends of the last couple of years. We've included a blend of classic fencing options and new spins on enclosing property. And to help you get the job done, two great options to consider are BECK’s Fence Stapling System and BECK’s LignoLoc® Wooden Nails. But first, let’s review your fencing options.

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Topics: Fencing, Fence Stapler, lignoloc

Must Have Tools Builders Want This Holiday Season

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 20, 2021 9:30:00 AM

If you have a builder in your life, you know that receiving a new set of power tools from a solid brand would be the ultimate gift this holiday season. There are some essential power tools that no construction kit is complete without. Luckily, BECK has your needs covered with a wide selection of rugged tools for any construction niche one might have. Let's dive into the details.

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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, building, Tools, Staples, pneumatic tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, Staplers

On Trend: Building with Reclaimed Wood

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 6, 2021 9:15:00 AM

The market and demand for reclaimed lumber has grown over the past few decades since it first sprouted into existence. There are many reasons for this, but one of them must specifically do with literal growth. Old trees with strong, rich grain need centuries to finally reach their maximum quality as lumber, and sources available to commercial use are becoming increasingly scarce.

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Topics: lignoloc

Best Green Building Practices

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

To meet the demands of an environmentally conscious market, the construction industry is adopting practices that minimize the environmental impact of construction, building operation, and demolition. To stay ahead of your competitors, it is essential to follow green construction trends so you can understand the direction of the market.

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Topics: lignoloc

How Mass Timber Construction Stands Up to Fire

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 13, 2021 9:15:00 AM

From an image of a single house fire to memories of historic disasters like the Great Chicago Fire or the 2020 California Wildfires, the danger fire can pose to our homes and businesses is seared into our collective memories. Many people believe that modern construction materials like steel and concrete provide buildings with the utmost fire resistance. But what if we told you that modern construction solutions are beginning to incorporate more wood into new construction?

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Topics: lignoloc

What’s Old is New Again: Sustainable Building with Wood

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 2, 2021 9:15:00 AM

The idea of using wood as a construction material is not new. Indeed, wood has been used for building purposes for thousands of years. But from the late 1800s, there was a transition toward the use of steel, concrete, and bricks as these materials were considered to be safer and more stable. However, in recent years, the use of wood has reemerged on the scene in the construction industry.

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Topics: lignoloc

Benefits of Mass Timber Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 17, 2020 10:49:30 AM

Popular in Canada and Europe, mass timber construction is now gaining a foothold in the U.S. Working with existing code has been one of the challenges for the mass timber construction industry; however, increasing numbers of builders and their investors are turning to mass timber because of its many benefits over alternate building materials. As more construction teams choose to work with mass timber, they will need to rely on a new class of tools and supplies to enhance these building methods.

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Topics: lignoloc

The History and the Future of the Wooden Nail

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 14, 2020 11:41:02 AM

Did you know that fasteners originally were made of wood? Archaeological excavations of early Germanic sites have shown traces of wooden nails used as far into the past as 7,000 years ago. It wasn't until the era of the ancient Egyptians that the first recorded use of bronze nails showed up at around 5,000 years ago. Despite that, wooden nails were still favored throughout antiquity and into the 1600s for wood construction.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails


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