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
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 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.
Scouting photos for an upcoming video shoot covering moment frame, walls, foundation, and rim joists.