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A Bizarre Automatic Plastering Machine

It’s hard to believe this thing actually works. Whether it can earn its keep is another matter. More

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Bosch GLL 3-50 Laser

This new combination laser can be used in place of a plumb bob and to project plumb, level, and square layout onto floors, walls, and ceilings. More

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Inspection-Ready Checklist

30 ways to pass your framing inspections. More

A New Kind Of Concrete Code
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A New Kind Of Concrete Code

Construction codes often can be a source of frustration when they're so complex... More

Framing Gable and Shed Dormers
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Framing Gable and Shed Dormers

Whenever adding any type of dormer, it's essential to determine the roof load and... More

Shear Wall System
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Shear Wall System

On one recent project the architect and engineer wrangled about a suitable... More

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Three European-Style Work Pants Reviewed

If you haven't considered wearing European-style construction pants before, Tim...

Festool ETS EC 125/3EQ

After months of testing Festool's new ETS EC 125 sander, finish foreman and...

DeWalt 12” Cordless Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Contributing editor and custom home builder Robert Courtney tested the DHS79 over...

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