Nov 15 2017

Highlights from the American Wood Council’s Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide 

Nov 3 2017

What's worse than a plumber with a Sawzall? A carpenter who causes it.

Oct 28 2017

Floor layout and framing, some good news from the building inspector, and a pleasant surprise on the adhesive front

Oct 22 2017

A simple stairway Answers the question of why. Why regulations?

Oct 20 2017

Wet wood is a fact of life. What happens to wood that gets wet, is a whole 'nother story

Oct 19 2017

Why square pencils are better than round ones, and a handful of trick-sharpening methods from a master carpenter

Oct 14 2017

Old school and new tools on display in a two-video mashup


Oct 12 2017

This first video in the series focuses on the existing conditions and the demolition sequence. Following videos look at the foundation, framing, exterior shell, and exterior finishes.

Oct 10 2017

Just because you draw it doesn't mean they'll build it that way. Know what makes sense, what the framer can execute, and forget about designing in two-foot modules

Oct 6 2017

MiTek offers a complete line of high performance epoxies for applications ranging from heavy industrial seismic and wind applications to household projects. 

Sep 29 2017

Glue the rim joist, caulk the gaps, and overhang the wall sheathing to tighten this leaky building assembly


Sep 2 2017

Tropical hardwood beams, locally-fashioned framing connectors, and mahogany siding. Who needs a view?

Aug 28 2017

From the subfloor builders trust, for the flat-out best, quiet, stiff floors.​

Aug 24 2017

Long wedges cut from 2x4s are extremely effective for removing difficult flooring. Oh yeah, and don't forget the sledgehammer.


Jul 18 2017

Whether using roof trusses or stick framing a roof frame, if you make space above the exterior walls, your energy performance will thank you.


Jul 17 2017

Meet code requirements and simplify fastening of siding and trim to plywood or OSB

Jul 15 2017

Construction methods differ from country to country but are especially different in Japan.

Jul 13 2017

I’m kicking myself for not already knowing this amazingly simple trick!

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