Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home
What's worse than a plumber with a Sawzall? A carpenter who causes it.
Floor layout and framing, some good news from the building inspector, and a pleasant surprise on the adhesive front
Wet wood is a fact of life. What happens to wood that gets wet, is a whole 'nother story
Why square pencils are better than round ones, and a handful of trick-sharpening methods from a master carpenter
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.
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
Glue the rim joist, caulk the gaps, and overhang the wall sheathing to tighten this leaky building assembly
Tropical hardwood beams, locally-fashioned framing connectors, and mahogany siding. Who needs a view?
Long wedges cut from 2x4s are extremely effective for removing difficult flooring. Oh yeah, and don't forget the sledgehammer.
Whether using roof trusses or stick framing a roof frame, if you make space above the exterior walls, your energy performance will thank you.
Meet code requirements and simplify fastening of siding and trim to plywood or OSB
Construction methods differ from country to country but are especially different in Japan.
I’m kicking myself for not already knowing this amazingly simple trick!
Meet code with the only deck tension tie engineered to adjust