Advantages of Building a Deck in Winter: Why Winter is the Perfect Time to Start Your Deck Project

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 13, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Building a deck in winter allows you to extend your outdoor living space and enjoy the beauty of nature all year round. Imagine sipping hot cocoa on your deck while watching the snowfall or hosting a cozy winter gathering with friends and family. By starting your deck project in winter, you'll have a new space to relax and entertain in the upcoming warmer months. The BECK SCRAIL® InvisiDeck® System can help create a deck that is strong and beautiful!


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck, Tools, wood, scrail, power tools, nail screws, decking, pneumatic system, diamond coated fasteners, decking system, nail system, nails, InvisiDeck system




The Ultimate Guide to Replacing a Subfloor

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 6, 2024 8:15:00 AM

The subfloor is an essential component of any flooring system. It provides a level and stable base for the finished floor materials, such as hardwood, tile, or carpet. Without a properly installed subfloor, your flooring can develop various problems, including sagging, squeaking, and unevenness. Making callbacks and repairs inevitable.

The subfloor also helps to distribute the weight of the occupants and furniture evenly across the floor joists. This prevents excessive stress on the joists and ensures the floor's structural integrity. Additionally, a solid subfloor acts as a barrier against moisture, preventing water damage and mold growth.

To avoid costly and timely callbacks and repairs, consider Beck’s SCRAIL® SubLoc® Pro. This system enables quick and uncomplicated installation of sub-floors and, thanks to the special thread of the SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners, guarantees resilient sub-floors without creaking and squeaking even after years.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Subloc Pro, floors, subfloors, Tools, wood, scrail, power tools, nail screws, home building, flooring, pneumatic system, remodel, nail system, nails




Improve Your Craft: Make Your Furniture Stronger

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 23, 2023 8:15:00 AM

Wooden furniture is eco-friendly and energy-efficient. It's also biodegradable and durable, long-lasting when properly constructed, and it's a better insulator than many other materials. All these features have made wooden furniture in high demand. In fact, the global wooden furniture market is expected to grow in the coming years, from $105.9 billion in 2023 to $133.8 billion in 2027.

For carpenters focused on crafting durable wooden furniture, BECK’s Lignoloc® Wooden Nail System stands out. Tailored to work seamlessly with Lignoloc® wooden nails, these nails are crafted from renewable beech wood, ensuring both ecologically sustainable and aesthetic appeal. This makes them an ideal choice for constructing wooden furniture that is not only environmentally friendly but also showcases natural beauty.

Want to learn additional ways to create stronger furniture? Read on!


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Topics: Building Furniture, Tools, lignoloc, wood, power tools, Eco-Friendly Construction, sustainability, wooden nail system, nail system, beechwood, nails, sustainable building, wooden furniture




The Role of Fastener Selection in Ensuring Structural Integrity

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 18, 2023 10:01:05 AM

When it comes to structural integrity, there are two key components to consider: The actual structural members themselves—like lumber, steel studs, or concrete—and the fasteners that hold it all together. Fasteners are crucial because the wrong fastener can create a weaker structure or one that fails long before it should.

That’s why we’re going to explore how to make the correct fastener choices for different applications. Along the way, we’ll show you many of the fasteners that BECK offers for these purposes.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, mass timber construction, fastening system, construction, fastener system, concrete, diamond coated fasteners, structural integrity, concrete pins




The Advantages of Wood Fencing for Livestock: A Farm Owner’s Guide

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 8, 2023 7:00:00 AM

When it comes to building fences for livestock, wood is a classic and reliable material. Its strength, abundance, natural properties, and aesthetic appeal make it an ideal choice for fence builders, landscapers, and general contractors working on livestock fencing projects.

To construct sturdy and desirable farming fences, using the right materials is crucial. Tools like the FASCO® (a BECK member) F70G FENCE 45-315 Stapler and the FASCO® F46A FENCE 45-315 Stapler are specifically designed for fence building. These staplers are powerful and efficient, allowing professional contractors to quickly and effectively secure fence staples. Before diving into the advantages of these staplers, let's explore the benefits of using wood in livestock fencing and how it can impact your construction projects.


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Topics: Fence, Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples, Fencing, Tools, Fence Stapler, wood, gas fence stapler, power tools, commercial building, construction, nail system, durability, wood fencing, livestock, fence building, farmers




Why Cross-Laminated Timber Panels are the Future of Sustainable Building

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 1, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Today, sustainability is a major focus area in construction, with everyone from builders to manufacturers innovating new, better, more sustainable ways to build. Cross-laminated timber panels are emerging as one of the top new innovations—and there are many reasons why.

We’ll cover those reasons here, and we’re also going to show you some of our own innovations. That includes the patented LIGNOLOC® system, which is the first collated wooden nail system made from renewable compressed beech wood. Adding onto the LIGNOLOC® system, we’ve also developed our own LIGNOLOC® cross-laminated timber panels (LCLT), which represent a sustainable, metal and glue-free option for the architects and builders who are pioneering sustainable construction.


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, mass timber construction, power tools, commercial building, construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, sustainability, wooden nail system, nail system, durability, clt panels, sustainable building, timber panel




The Popularity of Cross-Laminated Timber Facilities

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 15, 2023 7:00:00 AM

Here in the United States, cross-laminated timber (CLT) is in its infancy as an industry. However, if projections hold true, and demand for sustainable building practices continues, it’s an industry that is liable to grow rapidly. In fact, it’s something we’ve seen with the rising demand for the LIGNOLOC® Wooden Nail System from BECK, which is a system of sustainable wood fasteners that is used in cross-laminated timber projects and mass timber construction, as well as many additional uses.

So where is the CLT industry headed? Let’s take a look—and we’ll also show you more about LIGNOLOC® and the automation advantages you can achieve with it.


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, mass timber construction, power tools, construction, concrete, renovation, wooden nail system, automation, nail system




Best Practices for Creating Wooden Walkways on Hiking Trails

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 11, 2023 10:54:26 AM

They may look natural, but hiking trails don't happen without help. Building a hiking trail is a process, one that often involves constructing a wooden walkway or footbridge. Wooden pathways carry hikers along the ground, while footbridges take hikers over small dips. Both can help hikers’ clear tough terrain while enjoying the natural beauty around them. Although they’re simple structures, there's an art to creating hiking paths that will bear the weight of hikers, but that also fit in with the natural surroundings and stay safely in place.

The Splitless.Decking.SCRAIL® system from BECK was designed for projects like this. The cordless equipment allows for construction that occurs off the beaten path (literally). Whether you're deep in the woods or deep in your backyard, the Splitless.Decking.SCRAIL® System gets the job done.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, wood, scrail, power tools, decking, spitless decking scrail, construction, diamond coated fasteners, decking system, bridges, hiking trail




Tips for creating a sustainable Building Design

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 11, 2023 7:30:00 AM

The construction industry hasn't always been good for the environment. In fact, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the buildings and construction sector accounted for 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018. But in recent years, a great shift toward sustainable construction has taken place. Recognizing that buildings can no longer be a source of such harm, many businesses have sought out sustainable construction for their buildings, and many construction firms have turned their sights toward green construction techniques.

Using natural, renewable building materials is a part of this push. The LignoLoc® Wooden Nail System from BECK includes compressed beach wood nails. It's the perfect tool-and-nail system for contractors who are serious about using renewable resources in their construction projects. But there are many methods to creating a more sustainable building design. Here are some tips to consider.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Nailers, building, Tools, lignoloc, wood, construction, sustainability




Essential Mass Timber Building Tips

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 29, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Mass timber construction is booming in popularity—and there are lots of reasons why. Sustainability is a big one, and it can be a great way to design something different from your usual wood, concrete, or steel-framed structure.


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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, mass timber construction, Eco-Friendly Construction





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