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Updates From the Young Tradespeople at unCommon Construction

TOH has become acquainted with so many amazing trade programs all over the nation, especially after launching our Generation NEXT initiative to help close the skills gap. One of our favorite programs is unCommon Construction in New Orleans, Louisiana. unCommon Construction was established in 2015 and “uses the build process to empower youth to lead the workforce after high school or college.”This year, unCommon Construction partnered with The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans to build affordable housing in Tremé, New Orleans. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/updates-young-tradespeople-uncommon-construction

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Trending on The Organized Home: Small-Space Ingenuity

Trending on The Organized Home: Small-Space Ingenuity - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate a close…

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Current Obsessions: In the Green

Current Obsessions: In the Green - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate a close action. Used…

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How to Clean Saw Blades

Matt Jackson has been working in the building trades for nearly 50 years. During that time he’s developed a wide range of tips and tricks, including various ways to use a carpenter's pencil. In this video, Jackson shares his process for cleaning saw blades. Though he’s cleaning a 10” sawblade in this video, the process is the same no matter the blade size and will work for router bits as well as many other blade types. There are three steps to this process: Soak, Scrub, and Shine.Jackson’s Tips: Use a solution designed specifically for cleaning sawblades. Commonly-used oven cleaner may…

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13 Favorite All-Purpose Cleaners, Eco Edition

There’s an ever-growing array of eco-friendly cleaning products on the market, all of which ditch chemicals and harsh scents (remember Pledge?) in favor of natural, plant-derived ingredients and essential oils. We particularly like those that do double (or triple) duty, safe for use all over the house: on counters, tile, floors, and bathrooms, and even (in some cases) dishes and laundry. As one such company says, these solutions leave “a clean you can actually eat off of”—good news for the kitchen in particular. Here are 13 favorite cleanings solutions on the market, eco edition. Above: Our latest discovery: UK-based Kinn,…

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Repairing a Cabinet Frame in the Field

As he was moving through a recent job installing custom kitchen cabinets, master cabinet installer Jon Hilgenberg discovered a crack just to the right of the farmhouse-style sink. The crack happened on a glue line in a vulnerable area of the panel because of the way it was assembled. In this instance, the panel was comprised of glued-up boards and attached to the cabinet. Once installed, the panel was then cut to accept the sink. This approach yielded thin strips with horizontal grain on the sink’s sides.Ideally, Hilgenberg prefers that panels for farmhouse-style sinks be built to have sides wherein the…

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