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Hi, I'm Dave Osborne. With over 50 years experience as a journeyman carpenter, foreman and contractor in heavy construction I enjoyed working with apprentices and sharing the tricks of the trade that others shared with me. Now I get emails from Members all over the world and we include many of my answers in our Free Monthly Newsletters. Some of my answers include drawings and instructions specific to a project, but may also answer your questions. I use correct construction terminology, so you can confidently inform your building supply dealers or contractors exactly what you need.

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Building Confidence Book Series

Now you can have sections of our site's articles and plans as electronic books (ebooks). Our ebooks range between $3 and $10 each!

Readable on any computer (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc) or smart phone (iPhone, Android, Windows, etc) or device (Kindle, iPad, Touch Pad, laptop, etc), our ebooks are portable, easy to carry around and instantly available.

Read them on your daily commute, print off the plans before constructing your shed, doghouse, gazebo, stairs, picnic table or house!

They make perfect gifts!

  • To a neighbor who wants to build a shed
  • To someone who wants to build a house!
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  • Christmas presents
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To read our books, simply download the free Kindle software for your phone, computer or device. If you have a Kindle it is even easier!





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