Video // Framing

Decking a Roof (2): Workflow for Framing Carpenters

Decking the field and delegating responsibility  

Video Treats // Concrete & Masonry

Traditional Old School vs High-Tech New School Brick Walls

Which is better, a brick wall that stands for more than 800 years, or one that lasts 50 years?

Video // Siding & Exterior Trim, Trimwork & Cabinetry

Cutting Just a Smidge from Construction Stock: Deflect the Saw Blade

Sometimes a blade thickness is waaay more than you need to cut off. If you need to take 1/32 off the end of a board, here's how to do it quickly.

Podcasts // Concrete & Masonry, Siding & Exterior Trim

Historic Mortar: 7 Minutes of BS

In short, mortar is a mixture of some or all of the following materials: Portland cement, sand, lime clay, and more modern additives.

Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Murphy Bed Build (9): Final Installation and Adjustments

Adjust the boxes to the hardware, and then to each other. Rotating the panel gives a little extra wiggle room

YouTube // Windows & Doors, Glues, Sealants, Coatings

Setting Window Panes with Silicone

Getting silicone to stick to the window and not your finger  

Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Murphy Bed Build (8): Building the Bed Cabinet

Assembling a big box with a big back that anchors the bed cabinet to the wall

Video // HVAC & Mechanicals

Model Remodel Show: Balanced Ventilation System

A simple and affordable balanced ventilation solution for small tight houses

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