The window sill can either interrupt the jack stud, or not
Jul 19 2019
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
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 25 2019
Plumbing the outer wall using a string line, level, and turnbuckles
Mar 24 2019
No I-Joist nailing required
Mar 22 2019
This collection of videos and animations covers basic wall framing as the first stages of a double wall house with 12-inch thick exterior walls. The jobsite was in Scarborough, Maine, climate zone 6A.
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 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
Dec 22 2018
Long wedges cut from 2x4s are extremely effective for removing difficult flooring. Oh yeah, and don't forget the sledgehammer.
Dec 3 2018
Glue and screw the second subfloor layer to make a rock-solid insulated floor in a slab on grade home