Aug 27 2018

Protect that expensive roof during installation

Aug 25 2018

Front-yard factories dot the coast road in Ecuador and Columbia

Aug 23 2018

...Works for any spring angle and (almost) any size crown.

Aug 21 2018

An easy to make scoop that cleans the bucket as you empty it.

Aug 20 2018

A set of detailed project specifications, or specs, save time, money, and aggravation by ensuring that everyone works off the same page.

Aug 18 2018

Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home

Aug 16 2018

Buenos Aires is an architectural voyeur’s destination, with gothic, and ornate classical buildings that rival Europe in grandeur. There are also a lot of cool homes, and street-level building craft to admire.

Aug 14 2018

A rip of plywood, some blocks and a table saw will help you repurpose cruddy lumber from the bone pile into backing


Aug 13 2018

Fast-setting glue and sacrificial guides keep your workpiece smooth and snipe-free

Aug 9 2018

A few minutes up front can save tons of time when you're in the air—and it can eliminate broken ribs, a broken back, or death

Aug 7 2018

Thickening the edge with a quarter-inch strip brings the trim back to the door jamb while spanning the rain screen WRB

Aug 6 2018


A woven mesh with integrated house wrap allows drainage and drying

Aug 4 2018

Matthias Wandel has a pretty extensive history devising ways to trap mice. The winters are long in Canada, and Matthias seems to have no shortage of mice in his shop.

Aug 3 2018

Flashing under an exterior door and along the bottom of a basement wall that used to have an overhead door


Aug 1 2018

Low-e coatings screen infrared heat from moving through the glass, either inward, outward, or both

Jul 30 2018

A smooth slab begins with a lump of mud and a straight 2x5


Jul 26 2018

A 4-Dimensional look at deck flashing that works

Jul 23 2018

A fast and inexpensive way to patch stucco walls. Put this in your bag of tricks.

Jul 20 2018

A concrete anchor system with a mechanical connection - not a friction-fit