DeWALT Gets Ford Tough

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DeWALT went all out with this fully customized Ford F-350 that was on display at the CES 2010 tradeshow this year. This truck features Microsoft’s mobile office as part of Ford’s Work Solutions that’s available in their line of trucks.
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The quarter panel bays featured a bevy of options for storing tools from hand drills to miter saws.
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The truck bed was equipped with an overhead sliding puller system that was supporting a generator but could also hold an engine or anything else that was very heavy and needed to be transported but would otherwise be difficult to lift into the bed.
Needless to say we want one to test out. DeWalt/Ford are you listening???


The quarter panel bays featured a bevy of options for storing tools from hand drills to miter saws.
ford truck tools bed DeWALT Gets Ford Tough
The truck bed was equipped with an overhead sliding puller system that was supporting a generator but could also hold an engine or anything else that was very heavy and needed to be transported but would otherwise be difficult to lift into the bed.
Needless to say we want one to test out. DeWalt/Ford are you listening???

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Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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  • Allison1888

    I’m glad you mentioned cleaning the walls. I was taught to always to this, but have yet to see an official painter EVER clean the walls. It just makes sense that you should start with a clean surface.

  • Kim

    These are good tips. Another tip is if you are going to be painting over darker colors with lighter colors you may want to use a primer first. This works out very well otherwise even two coats may not be enough.

  • http://www.charlesandhudson.com Charles & Hudson

    @Allison It is amazing how many painters I’ve seen not take these simple steps. I think they are often pressed for time so they don’t take the time to set up properly.

    @Kim Thanks for the primer tip. Great advice with darker colors.

  • http://www.meandyourhouse.com Deren Monday

    This probably goes without saying, but priming the surface before painting is critical. Most homeowners know this, but it is easy to forget in certain situations.

    For example, we just removed all shelving from a master closet to prepare for painting.
    Well, the shelving was originally installed before the home was primed, and therefor the walls behind the shelving ledger were not primed. Priming these areas are critical for even paint application and to avoid “flashing” of the non-primed surfaces. Same does for large drywall patches; they need to be primed before you paint…

  • L Hart

    should you paint walls before installing a drop ceiling