Why square pencils are better than round ones, and a handful of trick-sharpening methods from a master carpenter
Mark the trusses before you unbundle them
Draw a full-scale mockup and snap a line with fascia in kind
Continuous exterior insulation means smaller studs and higher performance
Floor layout and framing, some good news from the building inspector, and a pleasant surprise on the adhesive front
A simple stairway Answers the question of why. Why regulations?
Old school and new tools on display in a two-video mashup
Just because you draw it doesn't mean they'll build it that way. Know what makes sense, what the framer can execute, and forget about designing in two-foot modules
Whether using roof trusses or stick framing a roof frame, if you make space above the exterior walls, your energy performance will thank you.
Construction methods differ from country to country but are especially different in Japan.