Use SketchUp.com to visually calculate the rise, run, and materials for stairbuilding—or anything else, for that matter
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #1—The most popular page of 2016. Less is more, more or less. And now it is codified.
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #5. Two videos cover the design questions and construction process of a post and beam patio roof structure
You get paid for what you do and what you know. Turns out, the more you know, the more you can do.
MiTek offers a complete line of high performance epoxies for applications ranging from heavy industrial seismic and wind applications to household projects.
Tie the walls to the foundation, the floor to the walls, and add shear strength for lateral support
Wet wood is a fact of life. What happens to wood that gets wet, is a whole 'nother story
A tight air barrier is the best way to build an energy-efficient house. Outside the sheathing are many chances to make it better.
It is time to think about the fact that many carpentry jobs may be automated—soon
What to look for in a Shear Wall System
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes
A Chinese TV show that never made it on the air—until there was a YouTube.
Tips on engineered wood layout, framing, cantilevers, blocking, web stiffeners, cutting, knockouts, duct runs, rim boards, and beams.
When air sealing a house, begin with the biggest holes and work toward the small ones
Questions and answers about the engineering, endurance, and manufacturing of an AdvanTech subfloor
A carpenter's take on less wood in walls
A blowtorch, flexible drive, sheet stock, and a spade bit make a mighty clever solution to running wire around corners in framed houses.
Meet code with the only deck tension tie engineered to adjust
Two Japanese carpenters demonstrate the mortise joinery used to assemble a built-up beam. The claim is that the joined beam is as strong as a solid one.
It depends on a lot, but here are some things to think about