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Screws 101

In the past, nails were used more often as fasteners, but screws – along with drivers and drills – have improved so much in the last few decades. There is such a wide variety of applications and finishes, they can now can be used for almost any application. We all know the miracle of a … Continue reading "Screws

Great YouTube Channels for Craftsmen

There are some really fantastic YouTube videos online that give incredibly useful building project examples and tips from talented craftsmen. Whether you’re searching for some guidance, or just want to be entertained, these are some channels to peek at:   The Essential Craftsman Scott Wadsworth from Roseburg Oregon hosts videos related to blacksmithing, general construction, … Continue reading "Great YouTube Channels for

5 Great Summer Tool Hacks

There’s a ton of great ways to use your tools creatively! Thank goodness, because sometimes you need to modify a tool or use it in the way it wasn’t exactly intended in order to get the job done. Here’s some of our favorite ways to cleverly use your tools this summer: Hole in the Ground … Continue reading "5 Great Summer Tool

Non Residential Lighting Trends

Good lighting is important because it can truly enhance the environment for the inhabitant users. And on the construction side, we need to conform to applicable codes and standards, including any new energy code requirements. More and more research has shown the importance of light to health and productivity. Research shows that LED lighting in … Continue reading "Non Residential Lighting

Why Style Matters

The first impression you make is almost 100% based on your appearance. It’s not because people are shallow, but simply because they don’t know you yet! They can’t judge you on character until they’ve had a chance to interact with you and get to know you more. Until then, style is how you communicate with … Continue reading "Why Style