details // Framing

Straightening Jig for Crooked Lumber

A rip of plywood, some blocks and a table saw will help you repurpose cruddy lumber from the bone pile into backing  

YouTube // Glues, Sealants, Coatings, Trimwork & Cabinetry, Woodworking

Two Ways to Eliminate Planer Snipe When Using a Thickness Planer

Fast-setting glue and sacrificial guides keep your workpiece smooth and snipe-free

Article // Editor's Notes

Pro Remodeler Salary Survey: WIN A TABLESAW

Professional Remodeler magazine is launching a new service to the remodeling industry, a salary survey, and we need your help to make it accurate  

YouTube // Safety, Framing, Roofing

A Framer's Take on Fall Protection: #WorthIt

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

Video // Siding & Exterior Trim, Windows & Doors, Glues, Sealants, Coatings

Weather Proof A Garage Door Opening (4/5): Deep Door Trim

Thickening the edge with a quarter-inch strip brings the trim back to the door jamb while spanning the rain screen WRB

Video // WRB & Flashing

Weather Proof A Garage Door Opening (3/5) Rain Screen WRB

  A woven mesh with integrated house wrap allows drainage and drying ​

Video Treats // Siding & Exterior Trim, Insulation & Air Sealing

How Small a Hole Can A Mouse Squeeze Through? A Shrew World Record!

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.

Video // WRB & Flashing, Siding & Exterior Trim

Weather Proof A Garage Door Opening (2/5) Base Flashing

Flashing under an exterior door and along the bottom of a basement wall that used to have an overhead door  

Podcasts // Windows & Doors, Insulation & Air Sealing

Low-E Glass Coatings: 7 Minutes of Building Science

Low-e coatings screen infrared heat from moving through the glass, either inward, outward, or both

YouTube // Safety, Concrete & Masonry

How To Screed Concrete For a Little Patio

A smooth slab begins with a lump of mud and a straight 2x5  

details // Decks & Porches

Drainable Deck Flashing

A 4-Dimensional look at deck flashing that works

YouTube // Concrete & Masonry, Siding & Exterior Trim, Glues, Sealants, Coatings

How To Fix Someone Else's Caulking Repair in Stucco

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

Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry, Woodworking

Router Jig for Clean Dados

Spice up plywood cabinets with solid wood inlays. Spice up solid wood inlays with cleanly cur dado slots