Rough framing carpentry for new construction and remodeling. How to frame walls, floors, roofs, decks, porches, window and door rough openings, and stairs. Framing with engineered lumber and solid nominal framing lumber.
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
Mark the trusses before you unbundle them
What's worse than a plumber with a Sawzall? A carpenter who causes it.
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
Tropical hardwood beams, locally-fashioned framing connectors, and mahogany siding. Who needs a view?
Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions