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When to precut your bottom wall plates Tip: When to precut your bottom wall plates

Build a temporary brace wall
Build a temporary brace wall

Before tearing down a load-bearing wall, you need to adequately support the structure

Frame a door rough opening
Frame a door rough opening

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

Ceiling Remodel: From Flat to CathedralOnline Membership Required

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

Weatherproofing Dormers
Weatherproofing Dormers

Flashing dormers using peel-and-stick bowties

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

A Watertight Second-Story PorchOnline Membership Required

With a rubber membrane and careful flashing, you can create an outdoor room above and shelter the living space below

10 Rules for Framing
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10 Rules for Framing

Guidelines for working efficiently and knowing how good is good enough

Doubling a nailer
Tip: Doubling a nailer

New Window in an Old Wall

Five steps, four hours, one window, zero mess

Raise High the BungalowOnline Membership Required

An architect adds a new first floor under his house to gain space and better views of Puget Sound

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

Framing an Opening in a Bearing WallOnline Membership Required

Before you slice through studs, make sure you've got the weight of the house well supported elsewhere

Q & A: Supporting a half-vaulted ceiling

Framing Floors With I-Joists
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Framing Floors With I-JoistsOnline Membership Required

Whether you're building a new house or remodeling an old one, engineered lumber can give you squeak-free floors with fewer callbacks

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