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Water-Level Issue
Q & A: Water-Level Issue

Cape Dormer Eave
Q & A: Cape Dormer Eave

Is Sheathing Structural?
Q & A: Is Sheathing Structural?

The Precut Porch
The Precut PorchOnline Membership Required

A detailed SketchUp model and cutlist allow much of this portico’s prep work to be done in the shop

Installing a Big Beam
Installing a Big Beam

21st Century Post-and-Beam Barn
21st Century Post-and-Beam BarnOnline Membership Required

Modern hardware takes the place of time-consuming traditional timber-framing joinery in this 14x20 barn

Remove One Wall and Join Two Rooms
Remove One Wall and Join Two RoomsOnline Membership Required

Hanging the ceiling joists from an engineered beam is the fast, simple way to replace a bearing wall

Framing a Grade-Level Deck
Framing a Grade-Level DeckOnline Membership Required

Building close to the ground demands tighter tolerances

Sizing Deck Footings
Sizing Deck FootingsOnline Membership Required

Don’t guess at your deck footings. Dig in and figure it out.

Framing a Deck with Steel
Framing a Deck with SteelOnline Membership Required

Lighter, straighter, and stronger than wood, steel joists and beams can be a long-lasting option

The Passive House Build, Part Four: Framing for Efficiency
The Passive House Build, Part Four: Framing for EfficiencyOnline Membership Required

Double-stud walls and trusses create the ideal shell for an economical and efficient building

Fast and Accurate Wall Framing
Fast and Accurate Wall FramingOnline Membership Required

An experienced builder’s no-nonsense approach to the bones of a house

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