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Restoring Montpelier's Historic Framing

Another chance for Montpelier's wood beams to shine

5 Roofs That Will Last a LifetimeOnline Membership Required

These premium products offer time-tested longevity, so your choice depends on price, appearance, and installation requirements

Old Barn Inspires New HouseOnline Membership Required

A traditional design adapts nicely to a residential site

Q & A: Bending cedar shingles

Plywood vs. OSB
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Plywood vs. OSBOnline Membership Required

New-generation panels mean decade-old notions are no way to choose sheathing. Here's what you need to know.

Q & A: Layout for laminated shingles

Roof Framing with Engineered LumberOnline Membership Required

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

Q & A: Fire-treating cedar shakes

Flashing Brick-Veneer WallsOnline Membership Required

Good masonry work blocks most rainwater, and proper flashing details expel what does get through

Kitchen Remodel Transforms the HouseOnline Membership Required

An addition creates an ample gourmet kitchen and exciting outdoor spaces while giving this Seattle home a much-needed face-lift

Shingling guide
Tip: Shingling guide

Sheathing a RoofOnline Membership Required

You're 30 ft. in the air, walking on narrow framing members and manhandling sheets of plywood that'll catch the wind like canvas sails. You'd better know what you're doing.

Making Plywood Box BeamsOnline Membership Required

Glue, staples and a little engineering turn sheets of plywood into trusses and columns

Pathway to an Economical HouseOnline Membership Required

An architect explains why good design doesn't have to mean expensive design

Q & A: Reducing noise from above

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