An easy to make scoop that cleans the bucket as you empty it.
Buenos Aires is an architectural voyeur’s destination, with gothic, and ornate classical buildings that rival Europe in grandeur. There are also a lot of cool homes, and street-level building craft to admire.
Inner tube scraps, clamps, finesse, and patience are all you need for a clean column with four sides of face grain.
Fast-setting glue and sacrificial guides keep your workpiece smooth and snipe-free
A few tips on exterior trim and siding
Thickening the edge with a quarter-inch strip brings the trim back to the door jamb while spanning the rain screen WRB
A household iron re-activates Titebond glue for a goof-proof—and beautiful—veneer job
A fast and inexpensive way to patch stucco walls. Put this in your bag of tricks.
An interesting project that requires redundant water management detailing
Five videos covering framing, flashing, trim-out, and a rainscreen siding system
Getting silicone to stick to the window and not your finger
Paint-on waterproofing membrane, physics, and forethought protect an old window—and allow future maintenance—while sealing a big hole in a wet and windy wall
Make a route for drainage, protect the structure, and use water-tolerant materials to rebuild
"This is the most important part to waterproof because this is the place where all the water will end up and it might leak if not done correctly."
An item on the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. Item 5.1.2, to be exact ...
A secret weapon in the war on loose joints: 2P-10 a two-part glue that dries in ten seconds.
The air sealing process for a high performance home with double-stud walls.
Thermal shorts and good design don't mix
With blower door tests in the building code, it is up to more than just the insulators or the GC to deliver results: many trades have a stake.
The biggest hole in the bathroom