Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home
A rip of plywood, some blocks and a table saw will help you repurpose cruddy lumber from the bone pile into backing
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
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.
Tape layers should overlap shingle-style up the roof
The nuances of measuring is what separates the kids from the carpenters
Decking the field and delegating responsibility
Dial-in your wall bracing requirements as required by your inspector—whichever version of the code you use
There is more to medieval life than swords
Outside insulation is an effective way to keep heat in. The devil is in the details, such as this one
Brute strength will not win in a war with physics. Smart design predicts the resonance of a building and sidesteps the waves
Overlapping tapes with gravity in mind keeps water out of the house
Sweep or wet-vac them away. With AdvanTech, puddles are not a problem.
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
"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