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Jeff Williams

Contributing Editor Jeff Williams is a carpenter for a commercial General Contractor specializing in concrete, steel, and wood buildings. Jeff comes from a long line of contractors. His parents started a commercial General Contracting firm many years ago and it has afforded him life-long, hands-on learning opportunities from rough and fine carpentry all the way to structural steel and concrete. Jeff has a Construction Management degree and loves the thrill of coordinating and successfully managing large jobs from start to finish. Inspired by the difficulties sometimes encountered to complete punch lists his motto is, "Work hard until the job is done."

How to Build a Pipe Clamp Rack

By Jeff Williams on Woodworking, Workshop

How to Build a Pipe Clamp Rack Recently my family sold our home and we move to a different town. My formerly well set up shop in a two stall garage had to be completely packed up, transported, stored temporarily, and then moved back into the new shop. It was a long, arduous process and…

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Repairing an underground dog fence

By Jeff Williams on Fencing, Landscaping

Repairing an Underground Dog Fence Of all the home improvement projects tackled in the past 5 years the most useful one has been the underground dog fence. It’s a low voltage loop of wire that runs the complete perimeter of the yard. We can just open the sliding glass door on the deck and the…

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New DESIGNRAIL Colors: “Express Yourself By Feeney”

By Jeff Williams on Design & Planning, Product Information

New DESIGNRAIL Colors: “Express Yourself By Feeney” DESIGNRAIL Feeney DESIGNRAIL is a complete railing system for residential and light commercial spaces that make a bold statement. Sleek, modern, and functional; Feeney DESIGNRAIL is the perfect choice for contractors, designers, and homeowners who want to make a bold statement. And making a bold statement just got…

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Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

By Jeff Williams on Home Improvement, Interior Decorating

Getting Your Home Ready To Sell Nine years ago I bought my first home and had all of my college buddies move in. It was awesome. We slapped a little paint on the walls and set up a big TV for sports and video games. That was the end of my project list. Then I got married.…

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Build A Shed Series Part 2| Preparing the Site

By Jeff Williams on Design & Planning, Home Improvement, Shed

Build A Shed Series Part 2| Preparing the Site In part 1 of the Build a Shed series we covered finding out what rules and codes apply in your community, finding a good plan, and getting a permit. In part 2 we’ll cover utility locating, materials ordering, and finally site preparation. To be completely honest,…

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Build A Shed Series Part 1 | Planning The Build

By Jeff Williams on Design & Planning, Home Improvement, Shed

Build A Shed Series Part 1 | Planning The Build In this part of the country spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start thinking about and planning this years outdoor projects. If one of the items on your list is to build a shed than you’re in the right place.…

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AFCI Breaker | How to add one to your panel

By Jeff Williams on Electrical, Home Improvement, Safety

AFCI Breaker | How to add one to your panel An Arc Fault Circuit Interrupt (AFCI) Breaker is a circuit breaker that detects unintentional arcs. In unintentional arc is an arc that occurs outside of the normal operation of electrical devices. Many electrical devices arc, switches, relays, motors, and plugging items into an outlet.  Beginning…

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How to Hang a Large Picture: French Cleat

By Jeff Williams on Design & Planning, Interior Spaces

How to Hang a Large Picture: French Cleat Having a photographer for a wife lends itself to having many beautiful pictures of our family hanging on the walls. As a builder though it pains me every time I put additional holes in the drywall. I remember skim coating those very walls to get them smooth…

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