A no-nonsense approach to efficient deck building
How to draw and manipulate multiple sets of structural engineered lumber
The lead extends like a razor knife, and stays razor sharp
Traditional shipbuilding lives on in coastal homes
Our Latin America Editor is on the ground in Ecuador and sending updates on construction technology, codes, and temporary housing
Carpenter's squares are ubiquitous on jobsites, but the jumbo-jumbo written on them is Greek to most carpenters. Thanks, calculator.
A short film illustrating the path from forest to finished frame
For three years and a day journeymen walk, work, and sleep under the stars
I spotted this interesting roof construction in Cuenca, Ecuador: Branch logs as rafters; purlins of split branch logs with thin brick overlaid in two strata
The air sealing process for a high performance home with double-stud walls.
Target practice is a favorite desktop diversion of many a desk jockey. Turns out it can be a bench top diversion as well.
Use modeling techniques to put together a 'two-story phone booth'—with cedar fascia?