Why square pencils are better than round ones, and a handful of trick-sharpening methods from a master carpenter
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
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