Brute strength will not win in a war with physics. Smart design predicts the resonance of a building and sidesteps the waves
"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
It turns out, 5/8 plywood is about the best window insurance you can buy
The top reason to study engineering in college: Wall of Wind. Yay Science!
Which will be the brick that broke the camel's back (and by 'camel,' we mean 'OSB' ...)
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
What's worse than a plumber with a Sawzall? A carpenter who causes it.
A simple stairway Answers the question of why. Why regulations?