Here’s how to stiffen walls that are too narrow to resist the force exerted by high winds and earthquakes.
Going a few steps beyond the usual methods for hiding end-grain.
Use skip sheathing and a ventilation space to extend the life of the shingles
This old-school method kills two birds with one stone.
Furring and foam on the INSIDE for better walls in really cold places.
A woodworker in Belgium goes Festool one better by devising a wheeled folding bench that works with their products.
The most effective (and easiest) time to detail the air barrier is during the framing stage. If it isn't specified during design, ain't no way the framers are gonna get it right.
A simple test to verify that windows are waterproof BEFORE you install them.
Split a detail with the first cut and then inch up to the second cut. Slowly.
First-time attempts at joints this woodworker has never seen before
A quick and dirty crown molding tip
The simplest arch isn't always the best choice
The tablesaw is probably the most dangerous tool in your shop because the blade spins toward you
An organic post base connection that sheds water and looks like a million bucks
The non-structural requirements are pretty simple for guard rails: if there's a fall hazard, make a guard, and keep it such that it will actually stop people from falling.
Using fire to make wood beautiful and durable
Four ways to prevent ice dams in three types of roof, for two climates in one video. Boom.
The IRC covers materials, methods, and expected performance in two little sentences, Glenn sums them up in 10 minutes.
Use scraps to offset the straight edge allowing you to cut each edge of the dado with opposite edges of a router bit