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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

New Insulation for Old Walls
New Insulation for Old WallsOnline Membership Required

You can upgrade insulation without gutting your walls, but not until you know what’s in there now

Removing Interior Walls
Removing Interior WallsOnline Membership Required

A step-by-step guide for taking down walls without wrecking the house

Build a temporary brace wall
Build a temporary brace wall

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

Removing Interior Wall Finishes
Removing Interior Wall Finishes

An excerpt from the book Unbuilding by Bob Falk and Brad Guy

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

One Lot, Two HousesOnline Membership Required

A Seattle home expands with a stylish in-law apartment that's environmentally sound and pays for itself over time

New Life Behind Old Walls

A growing family turns a dramatic 19th-century townhouse into a contemporary home filled with natural light

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

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

Repairing plaster walls
Tip: Repairing plaster walls

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

Building a Bow Window From ScratchOnline Membership Required

Lay out the curved plates with a trammel, then use them as a bending form for laminated trim

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