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?
How much stronger is a house with key parts glued and nailed together rather than just nailed together?
Make a piece of wood and then manipulate it into four walls
Ten options for framers
Soffits should be tight boxes hidden in your ceiling.