details // Framing, Roofing, WRB & Flashing

Stormproof Roof Deck: Seam Taping Sequence

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

YouTube // Trimwork & Cabinetry, Woodworking

A Master Carpenter's Take on Push Sticks

The absence of an accident does not mean the presence of safety; push sticks are expendable; fingers are not.

Dead Drop Podcast // Business

How to Get A Raise Without Even Asking (Dead Drop: Secrets of El Jefe Podcast)

Build your value, and you will build the company's value. Do that, and you'll be promoted.

Podcasts // HVAC & Mechanicals, Insulation & Air Sealing

Residential Grow Rooms: 7 Minutes of BS

Extreme heat and humidity can drive moisture deep into framing cavities which can cause mold, rot, and structural damage

Article // Safety

Basic Safety Precautions When Using an Aerial Lift

Aerial lifts are a real time-saver on jobsites; with a few basic safety precautions, they can continue to be  

Video // Roofing, WRB & Flashing, HVAC & Mechanicals

The Right Tin Snip for the Job

Left-, right-, and straight-cutting snips with single- and compound-leverage each have their place on a jobsite

Article // Concrete & Masonry, Kitchens & Baths

A Carpenter's First Time Building Concrete Countertops

Guts, grout, and happy accidents make concrete countertops that look like stone—at least to non-geologists

YouTube // Framing, Trimwork & Cabinetry

Yet Another Video About Sturdy Saw Horses

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

Video // Tools

PRO Picks: OLFA Utility Knife Blades

Faster swap-outs, longer reach, and serrated blades for cutting fibrous materials (like insulation)

Article // Business

Mentalizing in Metric

Sometimes its best to close your eyes and jump in

Jobsite Handbook // Kitchens & Baths

Universal Design Handbook

Making a house easy to live in regardless of your age or ability seems like a good idea, but it is rarely done.

Video // HVAC & Mechanicals, Insulation & Air Sealing

Think About Batts When Running Electrical Cable

Your electrician can make the insulation work better and easier to install  

YouTube // Windows & Doors

Cutting Slots in Old Windows for New Weatherstripping

When window replacement is not the best option, you can tighten up old windows with weatherstripping