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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

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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

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Shear Wall System

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

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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

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DeWalt DW079LG 20V Green Rotary Tough Laser

Tested in the snow and rain, this IP67-rated laser unit wears the “tough” name well.

Two Wedge-Style Work Boots

Golden Fox and Thorogood are affordable, lesser-known boot brands. Do they stand...

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