Using the right tool can mean the difference between a great or mediocre result. Sometimes, using the wrong tool is dangerous. Kind of like using a lawnmower to trim your beard...
Get the Right Tool
Many home repair and remodeling projects require you to keep square corners square. A square corner has a 90-degree angle. A perfect square or rectangle has four corners that each measure 90 degrees. If the corner angles shift away from 90 degrees, the shape becomes a parallelogram.
Out of Square Picture Frame
Photo by Christina Duart
Remember wondering why you had to learn geometry in school? This is a trick that carpenters and other trades use to make just about any layout square. You can use this to position perfect garden beds, lay out the posts for a deck, or anything else that needs right-angle corners.
A 3-4-5 Right Triangle
Image by MJ Logan