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5 Tips for DIY Plumbing

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Clogged toilets and leaky drains and burst pipes, oh my! Plumbing issues strike our homes (and wallets) when we least expect them. But rather than waiting for a repairman to get the job done, why not roll up your sleeves and get to work with a straightforward and inexpensive fix?

Save time, money, and effort on your next plumbing repair with nothing but a bit of elbow grease. Gabriel Building Supply has got five easy tips to get you started with DIY plumbing, including[...]

Building Trends in 2023

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2022 is finally in the rear-view mirror, with 2023 now stretched out before us. Now is a great time to look at what the future holds—which, for Gabriel Building Supply, means exploring building trends for the new year and beyond.

Whether you're constructing a custom home, prepping for some DIY, or remodeling your living space, it pays to know what to expect from another year of building. Here's our top list of 2023 building trends in Louisiana and beyond[...]

Fun Christmas Crafts The Whole Family Will Enjoy

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The holiday season allows us to sit back, relax, and breathe a little. With newfound flexibility and a little extra time to kill, now is the perfect time to try something new—including some Christmas crafts!

Whether you're looking to gift some crafts for the holidays or spend time with the people you love, these five Christmas crafts are the perfect jumping point for giggles, fun, and family memories. Let's get started![...]

5 Staple Tools You Need For Any DIY Project

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Fall is the perfect time for DIY projects. From beautiful decorations to practical shelves and furniture, there's a wide range of projects to fill our more relaxed weekends.

With the right tools, that is. The truth is DIY is 10% imagination, 15% labor, and 75% finding the right tools. 

Whether you're a DIY fanatic or just a learning beginner[...]

5 Fun DIY Projects With Fall Leaves

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The rainy days and cooler nights say it all — fall is now here! This means cozy blankets, backyard bonfires, and, of course, raking up the yard to get rid of falling leaves. 

Instead of bagging or burning all your autumn colors, why not repurpose a little for some DIY fall decorations? As it turns out, there are lots of things you could make with a few leaves, a little glue, and lots of imagination.

Whether you're looking for a creative outlet or just a fun project for your kids, try out one of these beautiful projects[...]