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Video // Insulation & Air Sealing

Four Smart Energy Upgrades for Compact Houses

Simple upgrades to steps you take anyway can significantly boost the energy performance of a home

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Video // Framing, WRB & Flashing

Decking A StormProof Roof (4 of 4): Sealing the Seams

Tape layers should overlap shingle-style up the roof  

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Video // Framing

Decking a Roof (3): Measuring Hip Panels

The nuances of measuring is what separates the kids from the carpenters

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Video // Framing

Decking a Roof (2): Workflow for Framing Carpenters

  Decking the field and delegating responsibility  

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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.

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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

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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

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Video // HVAC & Mechanicals

Model Remodel Show: Balanced Ventilation System

A simple and affordable balanced ventilation solution for small tight houses

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Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Build A Murphy Bed (7): Hinge Installation

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

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Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Murphy Bed Build (6): Bed Frame Assembly

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

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Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry

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

A strip of hardwood hides the joint and customizes the look

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Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry

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

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

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Video // Trimwork & Cabinetry

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

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

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Video // Roofing, WRB & Flashing, HVAC & Mechanicals

The Right Tin Snip for the Job

Left-, right-, and straight-cutting snips with single- and compound-leverage each have their place on a jobsite

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Video // Tools

PRO Picks: OLFA Utility Knife Blades

Faster swap-outs, longer reach, and serrated blades for cutting fibrous materials (like insulation)

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Video // Plumbing, Electrical, Insulation & Air Sealing

Think About Batts When Running Electrical Cable

Your electrician can make the insulation work better and easier to install  

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Video // Siding & Exterior Trim, WRB & Flashing, Insulation & Air Sealing

Exterior Foam Insulation Retrofit: How To Install Polyiso Panels

The first layer of foam is mostly an insulation layer; the outer layer is the air barrier and drainage plane. This video is about the first layer.

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Video // Tile, Flooring, Drywall

Trim-Out Tip: Cleaner Tile Cuts (Sandpaper for Ceramic)

Diamonds are ceramic tile cutters best friend. Ok, they are not, but they can sure improve a sanding pad.