Mar 01 , 2019

25 Handy Measuring Hacks All DIYers Should Know

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Story Pole

A story pole is like Cliffs Notes for your project. Displaying the measurements for a given project in actual size rather than numbers, the story pole is a one-stop resource that saves time and eliminates headaches during layout and measuring. Commonly used by carpenters to mark the height of siding, windows and doors, a story pole can hold dimensions for all kinds of projects, from furniture building to masonry. A close relative of the story pole is the layout stick, frequently used when framing walls. They’re a great time saver and one of the best framing carpentry tips around.

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