Sometimes that board is just out of reach and you’re in a prone position that makes it difficult to rise and walk (or you just don’t want to waste energy walking over to it). Just flip your tape measure out and pull or push materials up to eight feet or more away.
Cut paper towel tubes lengthwise to keep wrapping paper from unwrapping
Using your finger to trace a line down the length of plywood or other stock is a fast way to make a simple cut. Avoiding splinters is easy. To prevent splinters from getting into the tip of your finger, protect it using a metal sewing thimble.
Make a small ball of aluminum foil and use it to replace dryer sheets to reduce static electricity.
When you’re installing 5/4 deck boards, they are often warped and need to be pulled into place prior to fastening. And pulling boards with one hand while fastening them with the other can really be tough. Make it easier on yourself by driving the flat end of your cat’s paw into the joist next to the 5/4. Pull the cat’s paw towards you to straighten warped deck boards with one hand while you screw off the board with the other.