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July 12, 2016
When I was 16, my boss at the time, had two rules for hardwood flooring—no pneumatic flooring guns and the Boot Rule. He felt you lost the “feel” for the…
July 11, 2016
When I first came across an "organic" transition between tile and wood I knew immediately I needed to incorporate this design in my next build. We installed 6" Hickory floor…
July 10, 2016
A General Overview
July 6, 2016
One of our recent projects called for WC (white cedar) shingles with woven and flared corners and while we were familiar with how to install these corners. It was a first…
June 21, 2016
A Flawed System-Shower Pan Liners
June 17, 2016
Using Diamond Pier Footings
June 10, 2016
Experts offer tool reviews, tips and techniques, and a window into the the craft and business of building projects.
June 1, 2016
On all of our remodel projects we heavily stress maintaining a neat and tidy worksite. This is extremely important during the demolition phase of the project. Demo is the messiest portion…
September 8, 2015
The Texas Sun is blazing where I build in Austin Texas. Let me give you four tips for building an efficient home that will stay cool even during the hottest…
September 3, 2015
To get the perfectly flat, smooth drywall finish that is so important to the finish of our homes, we use Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) Studs. Read on for my top…
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