Measure Twice and Cut Once: Celebrate National Tape Measure Day

With the summer season in full swing, it’s a perfect time to kick off some home renovation projects. Whether you plan to build a deck, remodel your kitchen or install new doors, you need to remember the old adage: measure twice and cut once. As the phrase implies, the key to success in any project is preparation, and National Tape Measure Day on July 14 is the perfect time to recognize that.

 A History of Preparation

Before we emphasize the importance of planning, let’s take a look back at the history of the world’s most helpful tool. On July 14, 1868, Alvin Fellows of New Haven, Connecticut, received a patent for a spring-click tape measure, forever changing the lives of construction workers, engineers and countless other tradesmen and craftsmen. This invention is recognizable for its ability to click in place while measuring and has stood the test of time, sharing similarities with the modern tape measures we use today.

Jump ahead 150 years and, whether you’re a contractor or a DIY pro, you certainly have a tape measure in your toolbox. But why is this tool so important? It all comes back to preparation: measure twice and cut once is a motto that surrounds our work, ensuring planning and accuracy are the focus of any project we assist you with.

We’re a local store that’s big enough to outfit your projects while offering the service and attention of a family-owned business. When you bring your ideas and questions to Boilard, we will work with you to create a design and ensure you have the right materials and tools for the job.

Time to Measure Your Success

We offer power tools and handheld tools, but neither type is going to do you much good without the necessary legwork. Once you’ve done the proper measuring, check out our online store for the right tools to get your job done. You can also contact us today to see how we can help you turn your summer renovation dreams into reality.