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Hardware Storage: DIY Tips and Hints

Save jumbo-sized Nesquik containers to hold nails, lag bolts and extra long drywall screws up to 5 in. long.

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Sawhorse Plans

Go get two 12-ft. 2x4s and one 10-ft. 2x4. Using 16d nails or 3-in. screws, assemble the three boards that make up the I-beam. Attach the legs, using a framing square to square the legs to the beam. Attach the rails last.

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Tips for Easier DIY When You Work by Yourself

Hanging that top course of drywall is challenging when you're alone. Make the…

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Space Saving Wood Trim Drying Rack

Need to finish a lot of trim or woodwork? Instead of spreading it out over the whole garage to dry, set it on a vertical drying rack. One rack can dry as much as a few hundred feet, yet only take up a narrow strip of floor space.

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Simpson Strong-Tie MST48 Strap Tie (Pack of 10) by Simpson Strong-Tie. $72.41. *** (This item sold as a pack of 10) ***Straps are designed to transfer tension loads in a wide variety of applications. Splitting may be a problem with installations on lumber smaller than 3 1/2''; either fill every nail hole with 10d x 1 1/2'' nails or fill every other hole with 16d common nails. Reduce the allowable load based upon the size and quantity of fasteners used. Galvanized steel.

Simpson Strong Tie Deck Joist Tie Djt14z-West Triple Zinc Coated Contruction Hardware by Simpson Strong-Tie. $1.72. DJT14Z, Deck Joist Tie, Ties 2 x Deck Joist To Post, Stronger Alternative To Nailing For Deck Joists, Made For Use With 2x4 Joist & 4x4 Post Minimum, Made With 14 Gauge Z-Max Galvanized Steel, Install With Eight 16D Nails Or 2-5/8" Bolts.

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Sawhorse Plans

Go get two 12-ft. 2x4s and one 10-ft. 2x4. Using 16d nails or 3-in. screws, assemble the three boards that make up the I-beam. Attach the legs, using a framing square to square the legs to the beam. Attach the rails last.