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Wind-Resistant Framing Techniques Wind-Resistant Framing Techniques Online Membership Required

Cost-effective details to help houses weather the storm

Q & A: Too much insulation?

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.

10 Rules for Framing
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10 Rules for Framing

Guidelines for working efficiently and knowing how good is good enough

Roof Framing with Engineered LumberOnline Membership Required

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

Common Engineering Problems in Frame ConstructionOnline Membership Required

From undersize nails to overloaded trusses, here's a look at what builders get wrong when they wing it without an engineer

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

Making Plywood Box BeamsOnline Membership Required

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

Straightening crooked lumber
Tip: Straightening crooked lumber

Balloon-Framing a Rake WallOnline Membership Required

How one builder stiffens walls by running studs from floor to roofline

Larry Haun: One Carpenter's Life (1931-2011)
Larry Haun: One Carpenter's Life (1931-2011)

With the passing of Larry Haun, the homebuilding world has lost a legendary carpenter, author, and friend. 

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