5 Tips to Revamp Your Patio Furniture

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 6, 2019 12:12:17 PM

Whether you’re enjoying family dinners on your patio or cocktails on the deck, Summer is the time of year when your outdoor spaces get the most use. It’s important your outdoor hangout area be comfortable and enjoyable. Could your furniture use some sprucing up? Do you have that old chair or loveseat that no one wants to sit on? Before you purchase new furniture, consider if your existing furniture is worth saving.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, MiniSCRAIL




Hot or Not: What Clients Want in an All-Season Sunroom Addition

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 30, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Humans feel happier when they get more natural light, vitamin D is a proven mood booster. Porches and decks are lovely sun spots when the weather is good, but you miss some of those indoor comforts like climate control and lack of bugs. In the Winter, decks clearly aren’t an appealing option. Sunrooms are the perfect solution. While they first became an option in the 1960’s, sunrooms have come a long way. Here are the key features of a modern-day sunroom.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners




That's What She Shed! Tips on Building the Perfect "She Shed"

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 26, 2019 9:19:00 AM

With 2018 being loosely dubbed the “Year of the Woman”, it’s no surprise that a female response to the Man Cave cropped up. The hallmarks of a Man Cave: a bar with cold beverage storage, leather furniture (preferably reclining), a flat screen TV, and some sort of gaming option that can be played while watching sports with friends. It’s a place where the men can hang out together. A She Shed, on the other hand, has a very different intent. Instead of a place for people to gather, a She Shed is a place to get away from all the demands in a home. You may choose to include a friend now and then, but it’s more likely you go there for quiet and relaxation. Thoughtfully designing the details can go a long way in making your She Shed Pinterest-worthy. These are some tips on making your She Shed fem-tastic.


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2018 Recap: Top Basement Trends from this Year

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 22, 2018 9:28:00 AM

Before 1950, basements were barely considered part of the home. Most were not even finished with concrete and provided little to no use. Moving forward, basements became a more commonplace. In areas where basements were safe to build, they were finished with concrete and used as a laundry room, for extra storage, or perhaps a wine cellar. Today basements are an extension of the home and are indistinguishable from the living areas above. Modern basements are commonly used as entertaining spaces, game rooms, or home gyms. Here are the top five trends in basements this year. 


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners




The Best Kept Secrets of Steel Studs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 22, 2017 10:47:15 AM

Steel studs have been gaining popularity in both residential and commercial projects. Over the past decade more structures are being built with steel studs and over 500,000 homes have been built using steel studs as opposed to the traditional wood stud. If you’re still not sold on the idea of completing your next project with steel studs, check out the industry’s best-kept secrets about steel studs to convince yourself.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Steel Studs, Steel Thread




Achieving Adirondack Perfection: The Anatomy of the Perfect Summer Seat

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 25, 2017 11:00:14 AM

Summer is on the horizon and homeowners are ready to set up their outdoor spaces for BBQs, family parties and relaxing summer nights. Patios and outdoor furniture have expanded far beyond the old folding chairs set up around a fire. Create the ideal summer seat by achieving Adirondack perfection using these tips.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Building Furniture, MiniSCRAIL




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





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