Make a pattern using elliptical sticks, and then use a router with flush-cut bit to replicate onto the big stock
As family size contracts, big houses become small hotels
Your own private Idaho—or Argentina—inside the house
A couple of sticks are all you need to scribe smooth arcs that cover wide work pieces
In case you were getting tired of Glulams and LVLs
Score and whack is the basic method, but whacking with a sharp block gets cleaner results
Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions
The days of staggering bolts every 16 inches or so are over—especially if you want to step down to the deck
Going a few steps beyond the usual methods for hiding end-grain.
Luxury housing development in Ecuador
Consistent deck screw placement and spacing between deck boards comes from a system of jigs and spacers
Dope details don't just happen; they are planned and executed
Six tips for clean and accurate cuts
An organic post base connection that sheds water and looks like a million bucks
The non-structural requirements are pretty simple for guard rails: if there's a fall hazard, make a guard, and keep it such that it will actually stop people from falling.
The IRC covers materials, methods, and expected performance in two little sentences, Glenn sums them up in 10 minutes.
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #5. Two videos cover the design questions and construction process of a post and beam patio roof structure
A Mashup of traditional architecture, modern technology, and good old gravity
Seven-part sketchup tutorial with 17 videos covering ground zero (gravel) to final finish. Design on 'paper'—before making sawdust.
Composite decking machines smoothly, joins well, and resists weather with the best of 'em.