Aug 18 2018

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

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 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

Jul 20 2018

A concrete anchor system with a mechanical connection - not a friction-fit
Jun 21 2018

This small video collection covers the basics of installing a roof deck in a place where sideways rain and hurricanes are real. Flashing, taping the seams, and storm-proof shingle starter strips.

Jun 19 2018

Tape layers should overlap shingle-style up the roof


Jun 19 2018

A strong adhesive that's easy to squeeze

Jun 18 2018

The nuances of measuring is what separates the kids from the carpenters

Jun 13 2018

Decking the field and delegating responsibility


May 15 2018

Dial-in your wall bracing requirements as required by your inspector—whichever version of the code you use

May 12 2018

There is more to medieval life than swords


May 3 2018

Outside insulation is an effective way to keep heat in. The devil is in the details, such as this one

May 1 2018

A bit of history and science explains today’s corrosion issues

Apr 30 2018

Brute strength will not win in a war with physics. Smart design predicts the resonance of a building and sidesteps the waves

Apr 24 2018

Overlapping tapes with gravity in mind keeps water out of the house

Apr 15 2018

Sweep or wet-vac them away. With AdvanTech, puddles are not a problem.

Apr 14 2018

Four straight 2x6s, a lot of glue, a mortiser, planer, sharp chisels, band saw, forstner bits, a block plane, oscillating spindle sander, and a rubber mallet are all you need

Feb 17 2018

"Build it right. If the wood can withstand seven centuries, I would build a house that is so constructed as to withstand a millennium. With this attitude, I would keep woodworking."

—Go Taek Yeong, Skill Holder

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