Photos // Trimwork, Cabinetry

Start to Finish Stair Trim-Out Project

From sizing up the job to setting the newel posts on a stain-grade set of winders

Video // Framing, Drywall, Tile, Flooring

How to Remove a (really) Difficult Subfloor

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

Video // Framing

A Modified Larsen Truss Using I-Joists on a Passive House Retrofit

Screwing I-joists to the outside of a wall—really—makes a lot more room for insulation on a deep energy retrofit in NW Connecticut  

YouTube Video // Siding, Exterior Trim

Shou-sugi-ban Wood Treatment: Burning the surface

Using fire to make wood beautiful and durable 

Photos // Tools, HVAC, Mechanicals

Trocas de Trabajo, Revisited: Work Bikes

Sometimes a cowboy is better off with a mule...  

Article // WRB, Flashing, HVAC, Mechanicals, Insulation, Air Sealing

Moisture Management Design Rule 2: Manage Condensation

Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.

Video // Sitework

The Model Remodel Show Pilot Episode (Sneak Peek)

When you're in a hole, start digging  

YouTube Video // Roofing, Insulation, Air Sealing

How Ice Dams Form, and How To Stop Them

Four ways to prevent ice dams in three types of roof, for two climates in one video. Boom.  

Photos // Decks, Porches

Courtyards in Latin America

Your own private Idaho—or Argentina—inside the house

BS Podcast // HVAC, Mechanicals

Mechanical Ventilation: 7 Minutes of BS

As houses are built tighter, they exchange less air between inside and outside. This saves energy, but the inside air can get stale if you don't have a fan and a plan

Jobsite Handbook // WRB, Flashing

WRB and House Wrap Installation Guide

House wraps and weather barriers can play a critical role in a high performance wall assembly. In fact, the WRB is a BFD  

YouTube Video // Concrete, Masonry, Framing

Carpentry Hack: Attach Wood to Concrete with Construction Screws

Yup—just drill a hole, add a piece of copper wire and drive the screw home

Video Treats // Framing, Trimwork, Cabinetry, Woodworking

The Woodworker: 1940 Vocational Guidance Film

A film on the many aspects of woodworking that go into building things with wood—including a pre-robot look at technology displacing workers  

YouTube Video // WRB, Flashing, Decks, Porches

Deck Flashing Code Requirements

The IRC covers materials, methods, and expected performance in two little sentences, Glenn sums them up in 10 minutes.