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December 13, 2010
David Gerstel literally wrote the book on how to run a successful construction company. It’s called Running a Successful Construction Company (Taunton, 1991), and it’s arguably the best...
December 12, 2010
Small-space living demands beds that do more than just lie there
Rule-of-thumb deck ledger fastening is out and the code is in. Now the International Residential Code 2009 has a table to follow for bolting and lag screwing.
December 10, 2010
A University of Toronto analysis of smoking-related discussions in Fine Homebuilding’s Breaktime forum cites ongoing tension between smokers and nonsmokers, but also acknowledges that addressing the issues can get complicated
Breaktime contributor Starboardtacker is looking for suggestions on how to attach a deck ledger to his house. Should he use pressure-treated blocks between the ledger and the house? Skip the…
Everything seems normal enough on this bridge construction site until...
December 9, 2010
A Baltimore-area builder with 30 years of experience is discouraged with what he sees in the building industry: strict building codes but poorly trained carpenters.
Milwaukee's M12 Jacket uses an M12 battery to stay warm for up to six hours.
December 8, 2010
Rugged cooperation and shared housing won the West
With help from a friend, I've decided to learn SketchUp and enter the 21st century.
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