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.
Begin with the end in mind. And some construction materials, too.
Here’s how to stiffen walls that are too narrow to resist the force exerted by high winds and earthquakes.
18 Videos, articles, and animations showing you how to get through Section 1 of the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. It is about the continuity between various components of the air barrier system and the thermal envelope.
Framing a roof with I-joists over the existing roof makes a ton of room for insulation and offers a short lesson in vapor movement through assemblies
Screwing I-joists to the outside of a wall—really—makes a lot more room for insulation on a deep energy retrofit in NW Connecticut
Yup—just drill a hole, add a piece of copper wire and drive the screw home
You get paid for what you do and what you know. Turns out, the more you know, the more you can do.