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Factory-Framed Floors Video: Factory-Framed Floors

Go inside a floor-panel factory and outside at a job-site installation

Save Time with Factory-Framed FloorsOnline Membership Required

Crane-hoisted panels get a floor in fast, flat, and cut for ducts and utilities

6 Ways to Stiffen a Bouncy Floor

Too much floor deflection can be troublesome

Lessons from a Suburban Home
Lessons from a Suburban HomeOnline Membership Required

Proof that a home can be more livable and more versatile without more cost

Q & A: White fir for flooring?

Warm Floors Now Easier Than EverOnline Membership Required

Radiant-panel systems a carpenter can install are perfect under a wood floor

Code Check: Framing Guidelines
Code Check: Framing Guidelines

Requirements for floor and wall framing, and more

Champagne House on a Beer Budget
Champagne House on a Beer BudgetOnline Membership Required

Comfortable quarters for a family of five on a postage-stamp lot in Houston, but for only $70 per square foot

The Well-Framed FloorOnline Membership Required

Whether it's the floor of a big house or a small addition, an accurate layout promotes smooth installation

10 Rules for Framing
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10 Rules for Framing

Guidelines for working efficiently and knowing how good is good enough

A Gathering Place for Family
A Gathering Place for Family

A simple palette of natural materials complements a comfortable home in a dramatic setting

Mudsills: Where the Framing Meets the FoundationOnline Membership Required

Even if the foundation is not square or level, getting the mudsills right will get you back on track

Careful Layout for Perfect Walls

Everything from rafters to kitchen cabinets fits better when you get the walls square and the studs in the right places

Building a Deck: Laying Out and Installing Joists
Building a Deck: Laying Out and Installing Joists

For a sturdy, long-lasting deck, size the joists correctly for the anticipated load and space them accordingly

Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House: Foundation Fundamentals
Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House: Foundation Fundamentals

Establishing a sound connection between the house, the foundation, and the earth is crucial. These foundation fundamentals can help get you started.

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