Siding & Exterior Trim

Aug 21 2018

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

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 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


Jul 23 2018

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

Jun 6 2018

Sometimes a blade thickness is waaay more than you need to cut off. If you need to take 1/32 off the end of a board, here's how to do it quickly.

May 31 2018

In short, mortar is a mixture of some or all of the following materials: Portland cement, sand, lime clay, and more modern additives.

Mar 30 2018

Eliminate the need for j-channel while boosting the appearance of vinyl siding

Mar 29 2018

The first layer of foam is mostly an insulation layer; the outer layer is the air barrier and drainage plane. This video is about the first layer.

Feb 11 2018

Simple math, a few tricks, and a couple of rules of thumb make a pretty good checklist​

Feb 10 2018

The key to great-looking vinyl is great-looking trimwork (and great-looking vinyl)

Jan 30 2018

Use real trim stock and give some thought to the layout—it will improve the look of your job 100 percent

Jan 29 2018

A trim edge to dress up the ends of vinyl siding

Jan 26 2018

Work WITH thermal properties of a material, not against them

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