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Where Do You Want the Blocking? Where Do You Want the Blocking? Online Membership Required

Five tradesmen weigh in on where to put solid blocking for stair skirts, grab-bar anchors, and everything else the code leaves out

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

Q & A: Do precut studs make sense?

Straightening Framed WallsOnline Membership Required

Blame it on sloppy framing or lousy lumber, but many stud walls need some remedial work before the drywall goes on

Don't Forget the BlocksOnline Membership Required

Blocking makes a house more stable and makes it easier to install drywall, plumbing and siding

Return backing
Tip: Return backing

More backing
Tip: More backing

Another corner-framing method
Tip: Another corner-framing method

More corner blocking
Tip: More corner blocking

The Scribed Ellipse

An easy way to lay out elliptical coves

How it Works
How it Works

They say knowing is half the battle so arm yourself with these How it Works articles and be prepared to tackle any job. 

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