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6 Common Types of Residential Tile

Tile is a versatile construction material that comes in a variety of materials, shapes, and finishes, and that can be used for both indoor and outdoor projects. Tile...

What Is a Biscuit Joint?

When it comes to woodworking projects and wood construction, there are tons of different methods for joining two pieces of wood. Screws, nails, ages-old techniques with...

What Are Party Walls?

The term “party wall” can be confusing. While it might sound like a fun place to hang out, it’s actually a construction term that describes a wall between two...

A Guide To Dowel Joints & How To Make Them

The dowel joint is one of the most simple (at least in appearance and theory) joints a woodworker or carpenter can make. By drilling a few holes and inserting a few...

What Is a Chevron Tile Pattern?

Tile is one of those home design features that bring personality to any space. But with so many options to choose from, how can you know where to start? Many homeowners...

What are 5 over 1 Buildings?

The phrase 5 over 1 refers wood-framed residential building 5 stories tall which is built over a concrete platform, which typically hosts a commercial space or a parking...

What Is a Pocket Hole in Wood Joinery?

Woodworking is an important part of any contractor’s job, whether you specialize in carpentry or offer general services to clients. Using pocket holes to screw...

What Are European Hinges in Cabinetry?

As your walk clients through a kitchen or bathroom renovation, it’s worth discussing what types of hinges they want on their cabinets. European hinges are a popular...

How to Cut Tongue and Groove Joints

When it comes to versatility for wood joints, the tongue and groove joint might be king of the hill. Made from a dado and two rabbets, this joint is simple and widely...

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