Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Build A Murphy Bed (7): Hinge Installation

A little extra space helps, and can be tightened with a washer if needed

details // Roofing, WRB & Flashing

StormProof Roof 2: Edge Flashing and Starter Strip

Roofs peel off from the edges, so it is critical to hold them tight

YouTube // Sitework

Install A French Drain That Winds its Way to Daylight

Groundwater and surface runoff are just looking for someplace to go; French drains are one option

Dead Drop Podcast // Business

Filling the Pipeline With Side Jobs so You Can Quit Your Day Job

Episode 3 is about lining up enough work so that can confidently quit your day job. Spoiler alert: it is not as soon as you think

Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Murphy Bed Build (6): Bed Frame Assembly

Install the front-facing panel and movable legs to the mattress box 

Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Murphy Bed Build (5): Cherry Inlay on the Face

A strip of hardwood hides the joint and customizes the look

Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Murphy Bed Build (4): Bed Box Sides and Bottom

A lot of pocket screws hold the sides and bottom ribs together  

Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Build A Murphy Bed (3): Bed Bottom Faces Forward

The two-part bottom panel assembly is about aesthetics, not structure

Photos // Framing

Medieval Mysteries What's Up with the Incessant Cantilevers?

  There is more to medieval life than swords  

Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry, Woodworking

A Wall Bed That Even Murphy Can Make

Main sections of the process are broken into 3-5 minute videos and nifty tips are broken out into 30-second - 1-minute video clips below.

YouTube // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Setting Up an Efficient Miter Saw Station

An inexpensive tool, a mid-priced one, and a high-dollar cordless saw combine into a nice little system for clean and accurate mitering

details // Framing, WRB & Flashing, Insulation & Air Sealing

A Slick Transition from Foundation Insulation to Wall Sheathing

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

Podcasts // Roofing, Insulation & Air Sealing

Unvented Roof Assemblies: 7 Minutes of Building Science

Like an out-of-plumb wall, an insulated and unvented roof can work well—or not.