One of the best sources for the trade-house repair stuff I've ever found, have been books on repairs and remodeling of the house. These books can often be a valuable source filled with incredible tips that can save you time and this precious dollar or money.
If you really want to learn the valuable tricks of the trade, you will probably need to find a professional with experience who is ready to teach you these valuable tips or tricks of the trade. Most of the time, people who have experience do not want to share it with others.
I myself learned a lot of these professional tricks from other professionals with whom I worked, while we were working on homes with other professional woodworking masters. These master carpenters were often reluctant to teach me anything, but by relating me to them, I learned more than I would have ever learned at a university or school .
If you do not know anyone and most owners, we need to refer to books and some of these books are written by experienced master carpenters who understand the value of these strings. Like me, I rarely give them, but I have written quite a few articles about them. From time to time, I leave a coward and you read one at this moment.
These books can be found in your local library or purchased at a community bookstore. They have been a mine of information for me and for others for years now. If you really want to learn the ropes, you can find lots of them by reading home repair and renovation books. If you look hard enough, you will usually find them.