Drainage and airspace allows liquid water to drain out and air to circulate
The first sheet sets the layout
A weekend binge-watch for you—clocking in at a little over 18 minutes of master carpentry.
From the subfloor builders trust, for the flat-out best, quiet, stiff floors.
Everything we've got (so far) on flood resistance, cleanup, and recovery.
A jig and a few tricks to help you make shims of any length to straighten crooked framing
What to look for in a Shear Wall System
18 Videos, articles, and animations showing you how to get through Section 1 of the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. It is about the continuity between various components of the air barrier system and the thermal envelope.
Use thick mudsills to span uneven expanses of an old foundation. Fill in with mortar after the sills are flat.
Wet wood is a fact of life. What happens to wood that gets wet, is a whole 'nother story
This small video collection covers the basics of installing a roof deck in a place where sideways rain and hurricanes are real. Flashing, taping the seams, and storm-proof shingle starter strips.
These simple, strong sawhorses incorporate many carpentry skills and structural lessons
Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home
A rip of plywood, some blocks and a table saw will help you repurpose cruddy lumber from the bone pile into backing
A strong adhesive that's easy to squeeze
A few minutes up front can save tons of time when you're in the air—and it can eliminate broken ribs, a broken back, or death
Tape layers should overlap shingle-style up the roof
See how easy it is to avoid the top five hanger errors.
The nuances of measuring is what separates the kids from the carpenters