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Video // Concrete, Masonry

Drone Zone 2: Foundation Waterproofing and Drainage Solutions

A peek at interior and exterior foundation waterproofing in one single house  

Video review of the Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander

Video // Tools

Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander Video Review

Ridgid and Ryobi decided to bust through the cordless barrier when it comes to belt sanders  


Video // Framing

Seismic Retrofit: Soft-Story Construction in Berkeley, Calif

Tie the walls to the foundation, the floor to the walls, and add shear strength for lateral support  


Video // Demolition

Demolition Phase of a Foursquare Remodel in Minneapolis

A drone's-eye view of an ongoing remodeling project


Video // Decks, Porches

A Deck Screw Jig for Straight Lines

Consistent deck screw placement and spacing between deck boards comes from a system of jigs and spacers


Video // Tools

Design and Model a Professional Carpenter's Footstool

Sometimes a bench is better than a bucket


Video // Decks, Porches

Notch Like A Boss: Secrets for Cutting Decking Around Deck Posts

Dope details don't just happen; they are planned and executed


Video // Framing, Decks, Porches

How To Cut A Deck Board

Six tips for clean and accurate cuts


Video // Framing, Insulation, Air Sealing

Modified Larsen Truss Retrofit: I-Joists on a Roof

Framing a roof with I-joists over the existing roof makes a ton of room for insulation and offers a short lesson in vapor movement through assemblies


Video // Demolition, Framing, Drywall, Tile, Flooring

How to Remove a (really) Difficult Subfloor

Long wedges cut from 2x4s are extremely effective for removing difficult flooring. Oh yeah, and don't forget the sledgehammer.  

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Video // Framing

A Modified Larsen Truss Using I-Joists on a Passive House Retrofit

Screwing I-joists to the outside of a wall—really—makes a lot more room for insulation on a deep energy retrofit in NW Connecticut  

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Video // Sitework

The Model Remodel Show Pilot Episode (Sneak Peek)

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Video // Framing

Stair Layout with a Visual Construction Calculator

Use to visually calculate the rise, run, and materials for stairbuilding—or anything else, for that matter


Video, Article // Framing

The Best Way to Frame: Less Wood, More Thought

Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #1—The most popular page of 2016. Less is more, more or less. And now it is codified.


Video // Trimwork, Cabinetry

How to Make Millwork—Minus The Molder

Many remodels require matching an existing trim profile for new doors or windows.  When an old profile isn't available, you can make new pieces with a little bit of 'millwork magic'—and a giant pencil


Video // Windows, Doors

#OldSchool Nail Puller Gets Tough Nails Out

The go-to tool for extracting hard-to-remove nails, and when minimal damage is important.