details // Framing, WRB & Flashing, Decks & Porches

Weaving a Deck Ledger into a Wall With Thick ZIP Panels

Peel and stick Z-flashing and some padding pushes a ledger flush with the face of the thick panels. A cover sheet of peel and stick completely waterproof the ledger before the deck is framed 

YouTube // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Jig for Cutting Crown Molding on the Flat

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

YouTube // Safety

Ladder Safety Best Practices

You can't work faster if you're in the hospital—or worse.

Article // Safety, Tools

Tools to Keep on Hand When Hurricanes are in the Forecast

A handful of handies for the tool editor who has (almost) everything

Video // Framing

Framing Tip: Placing Roof Sheathing (snap a line with fascia in mind)

Draw a full-scale mockup and snap a line with fascia in kind

Video Treats // Framing, WRB & Flashing, Insulation & Air Sealing

The Model ReModel Show: Energy Smart Walls on the Skinny

Continuous exterior insulation means smaller studs and higher performance

Video // WRB & Flashing

Flashing Tip: Heat is Your Buddy

Cold tape doesn't stick and hot tape stick like sh—well, you know what it sticks like.

YouTube // Trimwork & Cabinetry, Woodworking

Gang-Cutting Perfect Blocks

Masking tape and a sharp knife are hard to beat for production precision

Video, Photos // Concrete & Masonry

The Tale of a Tropical Terrazzo Driveway as Built in Ecuador

An #oldschool approach to decorative concrete surfaces