July 16, 2017

*This post is not sponsored however Porter-Cable kindly sent us the 20V Cordless 2 Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum for us to try.

When Ian told me that a new (what we refer to as) "shop vac" was coming I really didn't think too much about it. None of Ian's tools really interest m...

February 21, 2017

Here is a short video of Nate and I tiling a bathtub surround in Oakwood Ohio. 

February 1, 2017

1.Baron Fig Confidant Hardcover Notebook- This notebook is my go-to for estimating and taking notes.  Its got a lot of awesome features but these are the two most important to me.  First of all it opens flat.  Seems pretty simple but if you’ve had a non-spiral notebook...

January 16, 2017

I wanted to take a minute to talk about GRK screws versus nails when it comes to building. I believe there is a time and place for both, but the focus of this blog will be screws. Let’s get the nails conversation out of the way first.

If I’m rough framing or sheathing a...

January 10, 2017

Western redcedar (not a typo, I swear) is one of my favorite materials to work with when it comes to exterior work on homes. In my opinion it’s far superior to its counterpart,  pressure-treated pine. There are many reasons for this, such as its friendliness to the env...

August 15, 2016

The Schluter shower system's two-day training course was a great opportunity to learn about some innovative products to apply to future projects.

 Whether it's transitioning from a tile surface to a carpet surface, waterproofing your custom tile shower, or just trying t...

August 6, 2016

We started using G-Tape a few months ago and have found that it works for almost any application. We use it to keep the joists protected from water damage at the screw penetration points.  G-Tape is pressure-sensitive, can be torn by hand. and leaves little or no resid...

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