Why is a 2×4 Not 2 by 4? | DIY Basics

  • Published on Jun 7, 2015
  • Yes, 2×4 lumber is not actually 2 inches by 4 inches. Learn why in this quick video. Visit Lowe’s how-to library today: http://low.es/1aIOe6f


Checking for Square

  • Uploaded on Feb 10, 2007
  • Checking for square is essential in almost every building and remodeling project. AsktheBuilder.com host Tim Carter demonstrates several ways to check for square to make sure your jobs turn out right.


How to drill pilot holes (pre-drill)

  • Published on Feb 4, 2013
  • Drilling pilot holes before sinking a screw helps prevent the wood from splitting and allows for a stronger bond. Learn how to drill pilot holes in this SKIL Quick Tips video. Learn more at https://skiltools.com


Shop safety


Drafting Standards


Different types of fasteners


Wood working basics


Lumber guide


How To Use Tape Measures and Levels – Ace Hardware


How to Read a Tape Measure


How to Make Accurate Measurements

  • Uploaded on Mar 15, 2009
  • Bob Schmidt shows you how to, while using practical tips and advice, take accurate measurements in your home remodeling projects using a tape measure and a wood rule ordering material advice.
  • Reviews different types of tape measures, burning an inch, measure from corner to corner, and measuring in enclosed spaces.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLWWLNgI-Rw


How To Use Squares – Ace Hardware

  • Published on Aug 7, 2014
  • Learn how to use the different types of squares. Covers framing squares, combination squares, and speed squares. Find out which handy features make common jobs easier like cutting lumber, creating a straight edge, or laying out stair stringer. And, see which new features make your job easier.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWj_4sxL79g


The basics of a Speed Square


Tricks with construction tools


How to Use the 3 4 5 Method to Square Up a Wall Perfectly


How To Make A Perfect Right Angle [3-4-5 Method]


Types of Clamps – Ace Hardware