Recent Blog Posts

  • Contractor Tips: Get the Remodel You Want for Less

    June 15, 2016
    Who doesn’t want to get the job done while reducing costs is much as possible? A valid question for either contractors or homeowners. Sadly, this is sometimes achieved by cutting corners, resulting in poor craftsmanship, unhappy customers, or for contractors, tarnished reputations.
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  • Tips for Building a Stair Case

    June 1, 2016
    Building a stair case can be an intimidating endeavor, regardless of skill level. Most of the time though, only a simple staircases is needed. No need for elaborate spirals and exotic materials -- just the basics. Any staircase, regardless of design, has certain things in common.
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  • Coping Baseboard with a Miter Saw

    May 15, 2016
    Miter saws do an excellent job at cutting consistent, perfect angles. The problem is, in the real world most walls are not consistent or perfect. To deal with this, rather than using trial and error while trying to get the perfect angle, most carpenters use a technique known as coping.
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  • New Building Coming To Chippewa Falls!

    May 1, 2016
    A historic day at the Chippewa Falls yard as we broke ground on our new building.
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  • Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers

    April 15, 2016
    When doing home improvement projects there are a lot of euphemisms that come with the territory. One that I’m sure we’ve all heard is “measure twice, cut once”. Great advice.
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  • Know Where Your Lumber Comes From

    April 1, 2016
    If you want to know more about the lumber that you purchase, your search doesn’t have to stop with the lumber store. Did you ever wonder what that stamp on the side of your lumber stood for? That tiny stamp holds a wealth of information.
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  • Tips for Taking Down Walls and Creating an Open Layout

    March 15, 2016
    Removing walls and opening up the layout in your home can create a truly remarkable transformation. It is often done on television home improvement shows, because the impact can be so dramatic.
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  • Contractor Tips: Top Home Remodeling Don'ts

    March 1, 2016
    There are a lot of challenges for today’s contractors. Keeping up-to-date with the latest tools and techniques, regulations and codes alone can keep them busy. The challenge of running a business has enough pitfalls on its own.
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  • Choosing the Right Wood for Your Project

    February 15, 2016
    As tempting as it may be, cost should not be the driving factor in choosing the right wood for your project. Typically, softwood such as pine and poplar are less expensive. That’s not a problem, if you’re building a simple shelf or making crown moldings.
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  • What Every Contractor Should do Before Starting a Job

    February 1, 2016
    Okay, let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way. Before starting any job, make sure it is one that you have the knowledge, equipment, manpower and time, to finish safely for both you and the homeowner. Assuming all qualifications, licensing and insurance are in order, what’s left?
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