The non-structural requirements are pretty simple for guard rails: if there's a fall hazard, make a guard, and keep it such that it will actually stop people from falling.
Framing a roof with I-joists over the existing roof makes a ton of room for insulation and offers a short lesson in vapor movement through assemblies
Long wedges cut from 2x4s are extremely effective for removing difficult flooring. Oh yeah, and don't forget the sledgehammer.
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
Sweep or wet-vac them away. With AdvanTech, puddles are not a problem.
A film on the many aspects of woodworking that go into building things with wood—including a pre-robot look at technology displacing workers
Sharp lines = accurate work
There is a range of coatings choices. Do you know what to ask for by name for your application?
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.
Which will be the brick that broke the camel's back (and by 'camel,' we mean 'OSB' ...)
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
A tight air barrier is the best way to build an energy-efficient house. Outside the sheathing are many chances to make it better.
Wet wood is a fact of life. What happens to wood that gets wet, is a whole 'nother story
It is time to think about the fact that many carpentry jobs may be automated—soon