July 8, 2011
Learn a few measuring shortcuts that make accurate rough-opening layouts a snap
June 24, 2011
Larry Haun and Scott Grice share some basic techniques and show off some unique tools in the latest edition of our framing-skills miniseries
June 9, 2011
Framers Larry Haun and Scott Grice demonstrate how to efficiently lay down, cut to length, and tack down wall plates before assembling new walls
May 13, 2011
Electrician Brian Walo shows an easy way to strip non-metallic cable plus a great way to keep track of which wires do what.
May 11, 2011
Building Skills: Seasoned builder Mike Guertin shows a simple way to make a clean, straight cut when trimming a door to height.
Install housewrap right if you want your walls to last. Watch this video and learn how to get your corners tight.
Learn how to seal building paper seams for water-tight exterior walls.
May 10, 2011
Cover all of your framing with housewrap, but watch this video before you cut through to install your windows.
A pencil and a scrap of wood are all you need to mark molding before cutting it to fit flush with an uneven surface
Fitting complex joints in trim and paneling can be easier than it looks if you have a few simple tools.
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