YouTube // Framing

How to Cut Super Shims for Leveling an Uneven Floor, Ceiling, or Wall

A jig and a few tricks to help you make shims of any length to straighten crooked framing  

Video // Roofing

Model Remodel Show: Metal Roofs are Forever

Watertight membranes and flashings that lock into roof panels mean a durable roof in extreme weather conditions ​

Jobsite Handbook // Concrete & Masonry, Framing, Insulation & Air Sealing

Energy Star Checklist, Section 1: Overall Air Barrier and Thermal Alignment

18 Videos, articles, and animations showing you how to get through Section 1 of the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. It is about the continuity between various components of the air barrier system and the thermal envelope.  

details // Framing

Mud Sill TIP for Humpy Foundations

Use thick mudsills to span uneven expanses of an old foundation. Fill in with mortar after the sills are flat.  

YouTube // Roofing

Replace Tubular Skylights in a Tile Roof

A great-looking method for nestling a tube skylight into a tile roof, without shiny exposed metal flashing

Podcasts // HVAC & Mechanicals, Plumbing, Electrical

Residential Grow Rooms: 7 Minutes of BS

Extreme heat and humidity can drive moisture deep into framing cavities which can cause mold, rot, and structural damage

Article // Tools, Safety

A Bird's Eye View of Personal Fall Arrest Systems

An in-depth look at what is involved with personal fall protection, how to use it, where it's appropriate, and where to get it

Video // Tools, Woodworking

How to Coil a Band Saw Blade

One of those things that you keep forgetting how to do, because you don't do it that often

YouTube // Framing

A Bajillion Carpentry Tips Using Basic Sawhorse Building as an Excuse

These simple, strong sawhorses incorporate many carpentry skills and structural lessons

Video Treats // WRB & Flashing

Junk Design: Ancient Waterproofing Secrets

Compartmentalizing a boat revolutionized the safety of ocean navigation and saved countless lives.  

Video // Plumbing, Electrical

PRO Picks: Airtight Work Boxes

Seal holes in the air barrier with gasketed workboxes

Video // Roofing

Scratch Guard for Metal Roofing Panels

Protect that expensive roof during installation

Video // Concrete & Masonry

Roadside Concrete Block Making

Front-yard factories dot the coast road in Ecuador and Columbia

YouTube // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Jig for Cutting Crown Molding on the Flat

...Works for any spring angle and (almost) any size crown.