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Hardwood Floor Installation Tutorial

Hardwood Floor Installation Tutorial

Whether you opt for light or dark, new or reclaimed, installing hardwood floors in all or a portion of your home is a surefire way to introduce a completely new aesthetic–and test your DIY prowess. It may seem daunting, but installing hardwood floors is certainly feasible as a DIY project. […]

Don’t Try This at Home: Lawnmower on a Stick

Don’t Try This at Home: Lawnmower on a Stick

The worlds strongest redneck turns a mower into an edger.

Find Tools and Materials on DiggersList

Find Tools and Materials on DiggersList

In a response to the amount of waste that many job sites create either through demolition of perfectly good materials or ending up with surplus, the founders of DiggersList wanted to create a free marketplace where people could exchange home improvement supplies and tools with ease. Think of DiggersList as […]

A Day at Black & Decker University: DeWALT 12V MAX Cordless Platform

A Day at Black & Decker University: DeWALT 12V MAX Cordless Platform

We just returned from Black & Decker University in Towson, MD where we were invited to attend the official launch of the DeWALT 12V* MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless power tool system. There were presentations from the design build team and representatives from engineering, industrial design and marketing all on hand to […]

Father’s Day Giveaway from SKIL Tools

Father’s Day Giveaway from SKIL Tools

It’s on now! Our Father’s Day Tool Giveaway from SKIL. Check it out over at our Tools blog.

Sears Blue Crew Goes Star Trek

Sears Blue Crew Goes Star Trek

We just got note that the Sears Blue Crew has launched a new website. It looks like it’s straight out of Starship Enterprise! They are calling it the Sears Blue Crew HQ digital platform where “the Sears experts will come to life in both an entertaining and educational way to […]

Why Are Appliance Repairman So Expensive?

Why Are Appliance Repairman So Expensive?

Great article in the New York Times about why appliance repairman are so expensive. It still doesn’t lessen the blow when you get the final bill but at least this helps explain some of the charges that are passed along to you that you might not realize. 1. Travel and […]

Two-Day DeWALT ToughCase Giveaway

Two-Day DeWALT ToughCase Giveaway

Head over to our Facebook page where we are giving away a DeWALT ToughCase. You’ve got two-days to enter and we pick our winner at Noon Pacific Time on Wednesday June 9th. The DeWALT ToughCase is the perfect companion for your DIY projects as it easily holds drill bits, nails, […]

Last-Minute Products from 2010 National Hardware Show

Last-Minute Products from 2010 National Hardware Show

Here are some new products we saw at this years National Hardware Show that we couldn’t fit time in to review but are worthy of consideration. Click the links for more information Zoomi Tags

Handheld Snow Plow for Deep Snow

Handheld Snow Plow for Deep Snow

Shoveling snow is not only extremely difficult, it can also be hazardous to your deck, patio or walkway surface. Shovels can easily gouge wood and chip stone. The Manplow as seen at the National Hardware Show is a hand held snow plow that works to push snow away in manageable […]

Gifts for the DIY Mom

Gifts for the DIY Mom

Newsflash–Mother’s Day is Sunday! Don’t have a gift? Fear not, friends–Charles & Hudson is here with a DIY-inspired gift guide to help direct your shopping. Whether your mom loves to spend hours in a garden or prefers to tackle even the most daunting DIY project, we’ve got the perfect gift […]

Sears Blue Tool Crew Can Party!

Sears Blue Tool Crew Can Party!

Charles & Hudson was invited along with numerous other media outlets to the Sears Blue Tool Crew media reception after the first day of the National Hardware Show. We headed over to the Renaissance Hotel which is conveniently located next to the Las Vegas Convention center and often holds these […]

Measuring Success at the National Hardware Show

Measuring Success at the National Hardware Show

Our first product roundup from the 2010 National Hardware Show highlights tools that take a slight twist on an enduring product with hopes to make it better. Sketch-it – Straight line drawing tool clipboard Franklin Stud Sensor – Instantly finds hidden studs without sliding across the wall Compass Guide Tape […]

Bags are the New Dumpsters

Bags are the New Dumpsters

When it’s time for a renovation, renting dumpsters can be a pain. Plus they take up space in your driveway or lawn and can take far too long to get hauled away. Waste Management’s Bagster system – an 8x4x2.6 bag- is a super easy way to haul away waste from […]

Giveaway: Craftsman Cordless Multi-Tool

Giveaway: Craftsman Cordless Multi-Tool

One of our favorite all-around tools is the Craftsman 12-volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Multi-Tool which we recently reviewed. It’s capable of cutting, scraping, sanding, grinding, removing grout and more. This do everything cordless multi-tool can now be yours by entering this weeks Giveaway. ****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS FOR […]

Introducing Our New Blogs

Introducing Our New Blogs

We’re pleased to announce the launch of 5 more blogs which will focus on Kitchens, Paint, Green Building, Tools and Home Security. The depth of these categories is huge so we felt they needed their own websites. You can reach these other blogs from the navigation bar at the very […]

Carmix – Your Personal Concrete Mixer Truck

Carmix – Your Personal Concrete Mixer Truck

Out of all the work trucks we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show the Carmix One was the coolest. It’s a self-loading concrete mixer that’s perfect for when you need a lot more concrete than a wheel barrow can provide and you need it in multiple spots quickly. It’s also […]

Trucks of Builders’ Show 2010

Trucks of Builders’ Show 2010

Every builder needs a truck and the big 3 did not disappoint as they had their burliest and baddest trucks on display but none were as cool as the DeWALT Ford F-350 we saw at CES this year. Surprisingly the truck lineup at IBS 2010 didn’t include any foreign options. […]

4 Builders’ Show Booths to Remember

4 Builders’ Show Booths to Remember

Digging a bit deeper and looking beyond the monster displays at the Builders’ Show, we’re looking forward to visiting these 4 booths that might be small on space but deliver big on product. Parasoleil If these architectural panels are as beautiful in person as on their website, we’re sold! RipCart […]

Hide Your Flat Panel TV Behind a Work of Art

Hide Your Flat Panel TV Behind a Work of Art

In the film Thomas Crown Affair, we loved how Pierce Brosnan hid stolen paintings behind an electronically controlled faux piece of art that would raise and lower which provided him access to his secret stash. The Art Screen from Vutec works in a similar way and instead of hiding contraband […]

Ford, DeWALT and Microsoft Build the Ultimate Work Truck

Ford, DeWALT and Microsoft Build the Ultimate Work Truck

The toughest consumer electronic device we saw at CES 2010 came in the form of a beefed up Ford F-350 that was wrapped in DeWALT tools and featured Microsoft’s mobile office as part of Ford’s Work Solutions that’s available in their line of trucks.