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Drawer hardware, latex vs. oil paint, and roofing tips.
This cedar structure combines the look of traditional joinery with contemporary lines — all built with simple techniques.
A master waller shares how to dry-lay stone walls that hold their ground for centuries.
Portable UV equipment yields a fully cured finish in seconds, not days.
Modern batteries make this problem-solving tool even more useful.
Higher energy bills and lower comfort levels aren’t the worst effects of faulty ducts.
A contractor shares ideas for managing complex design/build projects.
A long-lasting, good-looking floor starts with a smart layout and strong fastening.
This homemade box catches dust and provides power.
New methods and materials produce flatter walls and ceilings, and fewer callbacks.
Lead flashing keeps water out and protects masonry.
If you can solve the geometry, spacing, and proportions of the balustrade along the rise and run of the stair, then the design for a level balustrade is a piece of cake.
A banquette is a great way to efficiently accommodate a table and seating in a space that would otherwise be too cramped for a more conventional dining table and chairs.
A remodel can create an inviting, usable living space under the deck.
Special materials, simple tools, step by step.
Energy Nerd: The cost to make and transport new windows vs better efficiency.
Be inspired by six examples of entertaining outdoor spaces, for parties of six or 60.
A high performance approach to building from the ground up
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Five easy steps to help you get that rail post done right.
This kitchen renovation features a custom island with a maple butcher block top.
Take a look at how trend-setters are experimenting with neutral colors, transitional styles, and innovative kitchen islands and counters.
Look at traffic flow, storage, natural colors, and daylight in this slideshow of design ideas for kitchens and baths.
Back in the '50s, designers were trying to imagine the future — using the materials and building techniques of that day.
Here are a few of our favorite ideas from kitchens that have gone to the dogs.
Brian, Rob, and Justin talk about restoring an 1850s cottage, house flipping, kitchen remodeling, light fixtures, and factors in trim quality.
The next time you are not happy with the results that you achieve on a job, educate yourself on the how and the why.
Some cool tool talk from Patrick McCombe who reports on the real-deal STAFDA convention and much more.
Featuring efficiency, convenience, and high-performance for a tight house.
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