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Mudsills: Where the Framing Meets the Foundation Mudsills: Where the Framing Meets the Foundation Online Membership Required

Even if the foundation is not square or level, getting the mudsills right will get you back on track

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

Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House: Foundation Fundamentals
Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House: Foundation Fundamentals

Establishing a sound connection between the house, the foundation, and the earth is crucial. These foundation fundamentals can help get you started.

Powder-Actuated ToolsOnline Membership Required

Available as single-shot, semiautomatic or full automatic, these low-velocity tools are the ones carpenters choose when driving fasteners into concrete or steel

Squaring and Leveling Mudsills
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Squaring and Leveling MudsillsOnline Membership Required

If you assume the foundation is accurate, you may end up custom cutting each rafter and fussing with every miter in your trim

Q & A: Rectifying a rotted girder

Framing a Crawl-Space Foundation

These time-saving tips make short work of setting sills, posts and girders

Tip: Durable chalklines

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