In this episode of Shadiversity—the guy's name is 'Shad' and he is a walking university of geeky topics, including (but not limited to) swords—Shad diverges from swords to talk about medieval building architecture.
It seemed like a good weekend video treat.
Outside insulation is an effective way to keep heat in. The devil is in the details, such as this one
A bit of history and science explains today’s corrosion issues
Brute strength will not win in a war with physics. Smart design predicts the resonance of a building and sidesteps the waves
Overlapping tapes with gravity in mind keeps water out of the house
Sweep or wet-vac them away. With AdvanTech, puddles are not a problem.
Four straight 2x6s, a lot of glue, a mortiser, planer, sharp chisels, band saw, forstner bits, a block plane, oscillating spindle sander, and a rubber mallet are all you need
"Build it right. If the wood can withstand seven centuries, I would build a house that is so constructed as to withstand a millennium. With this attitude, I would keep woodworking."
—Go Taek Yeong, Skill Holder
Hardware, fasteners, and panels can work together to significantly boost wind resistance of wood-framed structures
Streamline your stringline strategy
Like farm to table for building materials—a tour of Amazon trees and lumber
A primer on how heads, threads, tapers, and drives differ depending on application
It turns out, 5/8 plywood is about the best window insurance you can buy
Raised heel trusses and a sealed roof deck make a fast energy efficient roof system
Questions and answers about the engineering, endurance, and manufacturing of an AdvanTech subfloor
The top reason to study engineering in college: Wall of Wind. Yay Science!
Two videos cover the design questions and construction process of a post and beam patio roof structure
A toolkit of simple solutions to complex wall bracing requirements
Less is more, more or less. And now it is codified.