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Tool companies adopt new torque ratings
Tool companies adopt new torque ratings

A new testing method measures the sustained torque of a tool with 95% accuracy

Frame a Classic Shed DormerOnline Membership Required

If you start with a full-scale layout on the subfloor and plan for the finished details, the framing is relatively painless

New 12-in. miter saw leads the field
New 12-in. miter saw leads the field

12-in. sliding compound-miter saw (6955-20) by Milwaukee

A new home in half the time
A new home in half the time

Study results: Structural insulated panels win out over conventional framing 

Cutting with a worm-drive saw
Cutting with a worm-drive saw

The secret to making accurate cuts while preventing kickback is letting the saw do
half the work 

Top-Down Roofing: How To Install Shingles on a Steep Turret
Video: Top-Down Roofing: How To Install Shingles on a Steep TurretOnline Membership Required

Smart framing and layout make this job seem easy

Frame a Strong, Stable Floor With I-JoistsOnline Membership Required

Engineered floor joists are straighter, faster, and flatter, but they aren't installed the same way as dimensional lumber

Reproducing historic architectural details
Reproducing historic architectural detailsOnline Membership Required

When a train station's 120-year-old roof brackets decay, a carpenter braces the roof and constructs a detailed template to guide the restoration 

Smart Deck-Framing StrategiesOnline Membership Required

Ledger brackets, flexible flashing, and a joist-hanger jig are a few field-tested tricks for overcoming construction challenges

Making the Green-Building Dean's List

LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built?

Math Shortcuts for a Shed
Video: Math Shortcuts for a Shed

Using a construction calculator during planning helps avoid wasting time, money, and materials

Video Roundup: Testing 12-in Sliding Compound-Miter Saws

A carpenter reviews six of these big chopsaws and reveals the positive and negative attributes of each

Ceiling Remodel: From Flat to CathedralOnline Membership Required

Reframing exploits unused attic space and helps to open up a cramped ranch house

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