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Get a Grip: 8 Clamps to Help You Handle Any Project

Corner clamps help you make corners or T-joints by holding your pieces in place while you work. Smaller sizes are used for jobs like pictures frames, larger sizes for something like a bookcase. They don’t apply force, so they don't actually push two pieces of wood against each other. Rather, they frame and hold your pieces so you can glue and screw them together. Buy them in pairs.

10 National Trust Properties to Visit This Summer

Gain some architectural insight—and a renewed sense of American pride—by visiting one of these 10 National Trust Historic Sites. | By Donna Boyle Schwartz, BobVila.com