Framing

Installing a Roof Deck

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This small video collection covers the basics of installing a roof deck in a place where sideways rain and hurricanes are real. Flashing, taping the seams, and storm-proof shingle starter strips.

Decking a Roof (3): Measuring Hip Panels

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The nuances of measuring is what separates the kids from the carpenters

A Slick Transition from Foundation Insulation to Wall Sheathing

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Outside insulation is an effective way to keep heat in. The devil is in the details, such as this one

Why do Buildings Fall During Earthquakes?

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Brute strength will not win in a war with physics. Smart design predicts the resonance of a building and sidesteps the waves

Stormproof Roof Deck: Seam Taping Sequence

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

Yet Another Video About Sturdy Saw Horses

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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

Traditional Korean Wooden Architecture and Building: Daemokjang

Naturally sloped roof: Daemokjang

"Build it right. If the wood can withstand seven centuries, I would build a house that is so constructed as to withstand a millennium. With this attitude, I would keep woodworking."

—Go Taek Yeong, Skill Holder

Tropical Timbers: From forest-to-framing

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Like farm to table for building materials—a tour of Amazon trees and lumber