Matthias Wandel has a pretty extensive history devising ways to trap mice. The winters are long in Canada, and Matthias seems to have no shortage of mice in his shop.
Which is better, a brick wall that stands for more than 800 years, or one that lasts 50 years?
There is more to medieval life than swords
Making vinyl siding look great by eliminating ugly J-channel
Frank Howarth needed a new door for his pantry, so he turned to some Sequoia slabs that he and a buddy cut up a few years ago.
And then he made a film about it.
"Build it right. If the wood can withstand seven centuries, I would build a house that is so constructed as to withstand a millennium. With this attitude, I would keep woodworking."
—Go Taek Yeong, Skill Holder
The key to great-looking vinyl is great-looking trimwork (and great-looking vinyl)
Putting a window in the hole means sealing around the edges, too
Raised heel trusses and a sealed roof deck make a fast energy efficient roof system
Do not be a dummy, make sure your tools are solidly secured, and put some protection between you and them—in case they ain't.
Continuous exterior insulation means smaller studs and higher performance