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The Builder's Journey: Rob Nicely The Builder's Journey: Rob Nicely Online Membership Required

How I came to build Fine Homebuilding’s best new home of the year, and what it taught me

Frame a door rough opening
Frame a door rough opening

A pro teaches you his three simple rules for framing rough openings efficiently

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

Study results: Structural insulated panels win out over conventional framing 

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

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

Factory-Framed Floors
Video: Factory-Framed Floors

Go inside a floor-panel factory and outside at a job-site installation

Save Time with Factory-Framed FloorsOnline Membership Required

Crane-hoisted panels get a floor in fast, flat, and cut for ducts and utilities

Framing a Strong Garage-Door OpeningOnline Membership Required

Site-built shear walls help a building with large openings to stand up to high winds

Immersed in SIPs
Video: Immersed in SIPs

A tour of a SIP manufacturing facility reveals that efficiency begins on the factory floor

Weatherproofing Dormers
Weatherproofing Dormers

Flashing dormers using peel-and-stick bowties

6 Ways to Stiffen a Bouncy Floor

Too much floor deflection can be troublesome

Hip-Roof Framing Made EasierOnline Membership Required

Measure from the rafter's bottom edge for exact layout

Framing Big Gable Walls Safely and EfficientlyOnline Membership Required

Build them on the floor, lift them with specialized jacks, and eliminate extra footsteps wherever possible

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One Carpenter's Life

Still driving nails at 75, a veteran framer recalls the postwar housing boom of the 1950s and how it changed the way we build

Framing a Staircase
Framing a Staircase

34 steps to building cut-stringer stairs

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