A collection of details that make sense for most framers to incorporate into their SOP—based on feedback from framers who do it a lot.
Six tips for clean and accurate cuts
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.
The non-structural requirements are pretty simple for guard rails: if there's a fall hazard, make a guard, and keep it such that it will actually stop people from falling.
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
The ongoing saga about designing and constructing a tiny house in Ecuador
Yup—just drill a hole, add a piece of copper wire and drive the screw home
Use SketchUp.com to visually calculate the rise, run, and materials for stairbuilding—or anything else, for that matter
You get paid for what you do and what you know. Turns out, the more you know, the more you can do.
It is time to think about the fact that many carpentry jobs may be automated—soon
A Chinese TV show that never made it on the air—until there was a YouTube.
Tips on engineered wood layout, framing, cantilevers, blocking, web stiffeners, cutting, knockouts, duct runs, rim boards, and beams.
When air sealing a house, begin with the biggest holes and work toward the small ones
A carpenter's take on less wood in walls