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See the construction of the ProHOME foundation, and listen to the builder explain the details of its assembly and describe his approach to product selection.
These tools combine corded performance with cordless convenience
Simple joinery supports inexpensive windows to yield jaw-dropping interior doors
Joint design and prep may matter even more than choosing the right product
Simple calculations make for a much more accurate spacing method
Incorporate the beauty of structural timbers into a stick-frame house
A homemade array of tubing and fittings can rival brand-name water-distribution panels
Save time and money by bending PVC trim with a site-made oven
This practical and healthy home confronts the challenges of location, extreme weather, climate change, and the looming clean-water crisis with noteworthy simplicity
If you choose wisely, your go-to air compressor can be quiet, durable, and easy to operate
A tight building envelope and plenty of insulation mean low energy bills, even for a Minnesota home with electric heat
This retro framing technique is a good fit for today’s superinsulated walls
Rebuilding these stairs in place preserved a finished ceiling below but added other challenges
Get the drainage and base right, and gravel can be an economical alternative to asphalt
Drywall primer/surfacers are the first step in getting the perfect paint job
A look at the forces at work on a deck and the hardware designed to keep things in check
Solar panels might be a wise investment in light of a generous federal tax credit set to expire by 2017
A high performance approach to building from the ground up
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