Jobsite Jig for Cutting a Straight edge on a Crowned Board


An accurate setup made from scraps can help you salvage lumber that is too crooked to frame with but could be great for blocking or furring strips

Why Remodel Instead of Building New? It's More Fun


The truth is, I prefer the problem solving of remodeling. The higher degree of difficulty, the better. Remodeling can be a battle, but that's the beauty of the challenge.

Pour a Concrete Driveway


Tying into an existing driveway involves digging, spec-ing, sloping, pouring, and brooming. 

3 Woodworking Tricks


Marking, cutting, and glue-up tips that you may have forgotten about

Perfect-Width Dadoes: No Math, No Jigs


Use scraps to offset the straight edge allowing you to cut each edge of the dado with opposite edges of a router bit


New Kitchen Addition in Bozeman, MT

"It is so nice to have a new kitchen. I love the quartz countertops. I love the cooktop and range hood. The cabinets are beautiful and functional. It's exactly what we wanted."

—Happy customer.

Modern Trim Means No Casing Around the Door—and Tricky Corner Bead


Rather than cover the joint between drywall and door frame, celebrate the gap with an architectural reglet

Trowel and Error: How to Lay BIG Tile


Sloppy mortar application means sloppy tile that #Fails

How to Attach a Patio Roof to an Existing House

A video about patio roof plans

Two videos cover the design questions and construction process of a post and beam patio roof structure


Drip Edge Installation on an Existing Roof

Video of a man showing how to perform drip edge installation

A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof​

2015 IRC Deck Ledger Bolt Placement

Deck ledger bolting patterns video image

The days of staggering bolts every 16 inches or so are over—especially if you want to step down to the deck


It Takes 10 Minutes to Waterproof a Shampoo Niche #TheRightWay


"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." 

—Michal Mroczko

Deck Flashing Code Requirements

The IRC is a thick book, but there is relatively little aimed at decks. A few sections have a few sentences dedicated to construction of safe and durable decks.

Ladder Safety Best Practices


You can't work faster if you're in the hospital—or worse.

Gang-Cutting Perfect Blocks


Masking tape and a sharp knife are hard to beat for production precision