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.
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
Yup—just drill a hole, add a piece of copper wire and drive the screw home
A film on the many aspects of woodworking that go into building things with wood—including a pre-robot look at technology displacing workers
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.
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.
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.