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Upon graduating from Reed College, Scott Grice found that there weren't a lot of top philosophy firms hiring. Thus he found employment with a production framing crew. Soon he was leading the crew, but found the commute to the suburbs exhausting. With a wife, a daughter, and a new baby to support, he did what any sensible person would do: He quit his job and started his own company. Currently, Scott focuses on fences and decks and has a major renovation under way at his own house, a beautiful bungalow that’s gaining a full basement..
Simple details help this low-lying deck make a graceful connection to the outdoors
Even on a limited budget, you can make things right by pouring new footings and replacing the posts
Learn how to replace a wood window in this two-part article with carpenter Scott Grice.
Learn how to replace a wood window in this two-part article with carpenter Scott Grice. This first segment covers removing the old window and flashing.
Before tearing down a load-bearing wall, you need to adequately support the structure
Before tearing down a load-bearing wall, you need to adequately support the structure above.
Scott Grice shares his method for framing rough door openings efficiently
A pro teaches you his three simple rules for framing rough openings efficiently
The secret to making accurate cuts while preventing kickback is letting the saw do
half the work
Ipé decking covers beefed-up stringers and a newel-post assembly that won’t rack
Furniture-grade details dress up a steel-frame fence
Learn how to make curved, plunge, and drop cuts, as well as how to use the weight of a worm-drive saw to your advantage
Still powerful and durable, the newest models have lost weight and gained some useful features
Adding a third floor doesn't always mean on top of the second story
A reliable and back-friendly approach to a common chore
A simple wheelbarrow, a stiff rake, and a reliable process transform the task of mixing concrete from backbreaker to no-brainer
Often overlooked and often regretted, the critical joint between your house and deck must hold fast and shed water
Construction documents are usually more organized than they look. Learn some common symbols and drawing types that will help you find what you're looking for when you pick up a set of plans.
How to frame a curved door using plywood arches
In this Building Skills video framer Scott Grice demonstrates a few easy ways that you can use line-of-sight to identify serious issues before they're buried under drywall.
Marking and cutting a plywood arch is a common task when framing houses. Make a perfect arc everytime by following these (reasonably) simple steps
Learn how to replace a window from start to finish in the latest from our series Build Like a Pro
Framer Scott Grice and veteran builder Larry Haun hash out the the best way to measure and mark wall framing for a new Habitat for Humanity house
Watch the Passive House video series
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