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

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

Wind-Resistant Framing Techniques
Wind-Resistant Framing TechniquesOnline Membership Required

Cost-effective details to help houses weather the storm

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 

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?

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In Search of the Perfect Screened PorchOnline Membership Required

Make the right design choices, and you'll have an outdoor room you can enjoy without battling the bugs

Q & A: Flashing cantilevered joists

Removing a Bearing Wall
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Removing a Bearing WallOnline Membership Required

Hide the new carrying beam in the ceiling, and they'll forget that wall ever existed

Timber-Frame HybridsOnline Membership Required

Adding timber-frame elements to a stick-frame house makes economic and aesthetic sense

Common Engineering Problems in Frame ConstructionOnline Membership Required

From undersize nails to overloaded trusses, here's a look at what builders get wrong when they wing it without an engineer

A Timber-Frame/Modular Hybrid HouseOnline Membership Required

This economical house design features factory-built rooms that surround a post-and-beam core

Energy-Saving DetailsOnline Membership Required

A demonstration house in Canada shows new approaches to energy-efficient, environmentally sensitive construction

Hurricane Warnings

Sifting through the wreckage of Hurricane Andrew to learn why some houses survived and some didn't

Glue-Laminated TimbersOnline Membership Required

Designing and building with engineered beams

Building barrel Vaults Using longitudinal Wood I-BeamsOnline Membership Required

Longitudinal Wood I-Beams

Tip: Documenting projects

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