The Best Rot-Resistant Woods for Outdoor Projects

July 6, 2011

Whether you are building a sandbox for a child, a compost bin for a garden, a bench for a patio, or an entire deck, the wood needs to be carefully selected. An outdoor project requires strong, durable wood that resists rotting as much as possible. Here is a quick guide to the types of woods that

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What is the Right Screw for Your Project?

April 16, 2011

Knowing what screw to use for your specific project can cut cost, minimize the need for renovations and improve durability and longevity in your structure. Machine Screws are threaded along the entire shaft and can be used in conjunction with a nut. Machine Screws work best in pre-drilled holes since they do not create their

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Get Big Returns with Interior Molding Projects

February 16, 2011

Adding interior molding is one of the best ways to get big returns on your home improvement project, according to HGTV’s FrontDoor.com. Homeowners who install molding to increase the aesthetics of their home get maximum value out of their investment.Crown molding is the most popular, followed by baseboard, window, door and chair rail moldings. Some

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Latest Building Products at 2011 International Builders Show

January 14, 2011

There are many reasons to attend the International Builders Show each year, and one of the most popular is the new product releases. This year is no different, as a number of new and innovative building products and technologies are delighting attendees at IBS 2011 in Orlando this week. In keeping with today’s economic climate,

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What Are Your Home Improvement Goals?

December 30, 2010

According to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity, home improvement spending is  expected to increase in 2011 as consumer optimism and savings have risen. That’s great news for those of you who have been hoping to remodel your kitchen or bath or build an addition or new fence! Still, we know many Americans will face

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Cedar Exteriors Create Curb Appeal

July 30, 2010

Whether you’re trying to sell your home or just make it more welcoming, creating curb appeal can help. Popular exterior improvements include painting, replacing doors and windows, adding plants or landscaping, and choosing new lighting. Replacing or installing cedar shingles and panels can have a dramatic impact on the exterior look of your home. Take

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