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
How to draw and manipulate multiple sets of structural engineered lumber
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.
Traditional shipbuilding lives on in coastal homes
Carpenter's squares are ubiquitous on jobsites, but the jumbo-jumbo written on them is Greek to most carpenters. Thanks, calculator.
Recycling revisited and repurposed for reuse
For three years and a day journeymen walk, work, and sleep under the stars
A few really cool tricks and a Master Class at the end
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