Sharp lines = accurate work
A simple stairway
Answers the question of why.
Old school and new tools on display in a two-video mashup
This first video in the series focuses on the existing conditions and the demolition sequence. Following videos look at the foundation, framing, exterior shell, and exterior finishes.
Just because you draw it doesn't mean they'll build it that way. Know what makes sense, what the framer can execute, and forget about designing in two-foot modules
MiTek offers a complete line of high performance epoxies for applications ranging from heavy industrial seismic and wind applications to household projects.
Glue the rim joist, caulk the gaps, and overhang the wall sheathing to tighten this leaky building assembly
Tropical hardwood beams, locally-fashioned framing connectors, and mahogany siding. Who needs a view?
From the subfloor builders trust, for the flat-out best, quiet, stiff floors.
Long wedges cut from 2x4s are extremely effective for removing difficult flooring. Oh yeah, and don't forget the sledgehammer.
Whether using roof trusses or stick framing a roof frame, if you make space above the exterior walls, your energy performance will thank you.
Meet code requirements and simplify fastening of siding and trim to plywood or OSB
Construction methods differ from country to country but are especially different in Japan.
I’m kicking myself for not already knowing this amazingly simple trick!
Meet code with the only deck tension tie engineered to adjust
Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions
Old-school framing meets new-age materials.
A strong adhesive that's easy to squeeze
Equatorial sun changes the priorities in a construction sequence
Better insulation, drier walls, lower HERS scores, and labor savings.