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
A flexible drill bit you can knock together in your shop
Two Japanese carpenters demonstrate the mortise joinery used to assemble a built-up beam. The claim is that the joined beam is as strong as a solid one.
It depends on a lot, but here are some things to think about
Scouting photos for an upcoming video shoot covering moment frame, walls, foundation, and rim joists.
Wall cabinets have a quiet and important job description: Hold heavy glassware and ceramics up in the air. Do not peel away from the wall—just sit there and look pretty.
The demo digs deep into the house to repair the rubble foundation and rework the workflow
A no-nonsense approach to efficient deck building
If you have kids, build this fort. If you don't have kids, build. Build like crazy because once you have kids, it will take twice as long to build anything.
The lead extends like a razor knife, and stays razor sharp
Plywood and paint make extinguishers what they ain't
Our Latin America Editor is on the ground in Ecuador and sending updates on construction technology, codes, and temporary housing