Why square pencils are better than round ones, and a handful of trick-sharpening methods from a master carpenter
Jun 14 2019
A joist hanger that separates floor framing from the wall—before installing drywall
May 30 2019
Everything we've got (so far) on flood resistance, cleanup, and recovery.
Apr 9 2019
Plates define walls, and the marks on the plates illustrate the details
Apr 8 2019
One of the biggest air leaks in a house is where the wood meets the concrete
Apr 7 2019
What to look for in a Shear Wall System
Mar 27 2019
Transfer the layout, and frame the openings a little bigger—just in case
Mar 25 2019
Plumbing the outer wall using a string line, level, and turnbuckles
Mar 24 2019
No I-Joist nailing required
Mar 23 2019
Lift the wall, set it on the line, and tie the corners together
Mar 21 2019
Snap a line, put the panel on the line and nail it, tape the seams, and where to snap that line in the first place.
Mar 13 2019
The first step in a superinsulated house with double stud walls is framing a basic 2x4 exterior wall. So we shot that.
Mar 6 2019
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.
Jan 31 2019
When temperatures drop, propane heaters show up on jobsites. That's when fire danger creeps up ...
Jan 13 2019
The new hardy frame CFS picture frame: no other seismic system stacks up
Dec 29 2018
Like farm to table for building materials—a tour of Amazon trees and lumber