wood filler and wood glue

How Long Does it Take Wood Putty & Filler to Dry?

When it comes to covering up unsightly blemishes in wood, both wood putty and wood filler can be extraordinarily useful tools to have in your arsenal. While they’re sometimes confused with one another, there are several distinct differences between the two – both in terms of dry times and application.

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lake weeds

Lake Weed Removal: How to Remove Lake and Pond Weeds?

Few things are more frustrating than jumping into a seemingly refreshing lake and coming out tangled in weeds, lily pads, and rotting vegetation. This same issue can arise when you try to boat or fish in weedy waters, as your propeller and fishing line will become entangled no matter how careful you are.

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clearing land

How to Clear Land of Small Trees and Brush?

Clearing a piece of land of small trees and brush is often necessary before you can undertake any number of landscaping or building projects. Whatever you have in mind for the plot of land, be it installing a patio, a firepit, or constructing a shed, you’ll need to clear away any thorny brush, old logs, small trees, and stumps.

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firewood rack outside house

How to Build a Firewood Rack (DIY Firewood Holder)?

If you’ve got a wood-burning stove or fireplace, then you’ll need somewhere to stack your firewood and keep it away from moisture, pests, and other hazards. Learning how to build a firewood rack is the perfect solution for storing large quantities of firewood – and will allow you to stock up on firewood for the entire winter!

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mason using mortar

Mortar vs Grout: What’s the Difference?

You’ve probably heard the terms mortar and grout used interchangeably before, but you may not know these products actually differ significantly.  While mortar and grout are both cement-based construction materials, they differ significantly in terms of usage, makeup, texture, and strength.

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concrete worker wearing boots

Concrete (Cement) Poisoning: Exposure, Treatment & Prevention

If you’re planning a project involving concrete, or maybe your job involves working around concrete or cement, it pays to be aware of the risks of concrete poisoning. While concrete is fairly safe to work with providing you take the necessary precautions, it can cause serious damage if allowed to come in contact with your skin for a prolonged period of time.

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grout vs concrete

Grout vs. Concrete Explained

You’ve probably heard of grout and concrete before, but unless you’re a professional mason, you likely don’t know all the minute differences when it comes to grout vs concrete. Terms like cement, mortar, concrete, and grout are often used interchangeably, although there are actually major differences between the strength and application of these materials.

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quikrete fast setting mix bags

Is Quikrete as Strong as Regular Concrete?

One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to working with concrete is: “Is Quikrete as strong as regular concrete?”

When you’re planning a project involving concrete, whether it’s installing a fencepost or pouring a slab for a garage, the question of whether to go with fast-setting or standard concrete pops comes up. Each type has its relative strengths and weaknesses, so you’ll want to have a good grasp on the merits of different concrete mixes before heading down to the hardware store and stocking up.

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how to shorten a fence panel

How to Cut Down (Shorten) a Fence Panel?

If you’re building a fence in your yard with prefab wood fence panels, one of the most common issues you’re likely to run into is one or more panels that are too long. Standard wood fence panels typically come in 8-foot lengths, so if your desired fence length is 70 feet long, you’ll need to cut down a fence panel section to 3.33 feet long to complete the fence.

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how to install a fence panel

How to Install a Fence Panel?

Installing a prefab panel fence is one of the best options when it comes to DIY fencing. Instead of putting together the entire thing on your own, you’ll be able to choose from several different styles of premade fence panels. These panels come in different heights, woods types, and lattice designs – so you shouldn’t have any problem finding one that meets your privacy and design needs.

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