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Restoring Montpelier's Historic Framing

Another chance for Montpelier's wood beams to shine

Build Like a Pro: Better Staircase Framing
Video: Build Like a Pro: Better Staircase FramingOnline Membership Required

A pro shares a framing method for high-performance stairs that resist cracking, shrinking, and warping

What's the Difference: Structural composite lumberOnline Membership Required

If this product is environmentally friendly and stronger than sawn lumber, what's not to like?

Reconsidering Rot-Resistant Framing MaterialOnline Membership Required

Copper- and borate-based preservative treatments have proven effectiveness, but structural plastics are more durable

Anchoring Wood to a Steel I-BeamOnline Membership Required

Forget about packing the web; fasten wood to the top, and hang the floor framing with top-mount joist hangers

A New Header for an Old WallOnline Membership Required

Forget the jacks and temporary framing; install the two-piece header one half at a time

The Future of Framing Is Here
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The Future of Framing Is Here

Smarter strategies can save money, speed construction, improve energy efficiency, and cut down on job-site waste

LVLs: A Strong Backbone for Floor FramingOnline Membership Required

Laminated-veneer lumber lets you assemble big beams without a big crew

Curved Deck StairsOnline Membership Required

A temporary form and laminated plywood stringers make building these stairs easier than you might think

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

Roof Framing with Engineered LumberOnline Membership Required

Tips from a custom framer make the engineered-lumber learning curve easier to negotiate

Engineered LumberOnline Membership Required

Dramatic strength combined with zero shrinkage puts engineered beams and headers on more and more job sites

Built-up Center BeamsOnline Membership Required

These simple site-built beams are the backbone of the house, so make sure you build them straight and set them level

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