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How to Cut a Tapered Board on a Tablesaw

How to Cut a Tapered Board on a Tablesaw

If you need to make a tapered cut on a piece of wood, you could take it over to the saw horses and try to freehand it with your circular saw, but there's a better way.

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French doors and Silicon Valley brains

French doors and Silicon Valley brains

New GE French Door oven can be operated from your cell phone

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A quiet courtyard in the city

A quiet courtyard in the city

An architect carves out a quiet meditative courtyard in a busy city.

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Self-Taught MBA: Three Desks for Better Organization

Self-Taught MBA: Three Desks for Better Organization

Beyond three hats, I have always separated my workspace into three administrative centers, each with its own files and a separate desk.

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To Infinity and Beyond!​

To Infinity and Beyond!​

Infinity edge (or vanishing edge, zero edge or disappearing edge)​ pools have become all the rage in pool construction over the past few years. They are very dramatic as they tend to blend into the horizon line (especially on seaside locations) and create a fascinating visual sensation.

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Emecos Starck stool is colorful, sustainable

Emeco's Starck stool is colorful, sustainable

It's called the "Broom Stool," but don't sweep this design aside

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Video: Norma and Walters Impressive Backyard Train Set

Video: Norma and Walter's Impressive Backyard Train Set

Get an engineer's-eye view of this unique model railroad

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How To Cut Out a Damaged Piece of Flooring With a Biscuit Joiner

How To Cut Out a Damaged Piece of Flooring With a Biscuit Joiner

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If you have to patch a hardwood floor, you could remove the damaged floor board with a multi-tool, take a half hour in the process, and burn through a couple of expensive blades, but there's a better way.

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Timber Frame Screened-In Porch

Timber Frame Screened-In Porch

A warm fire and the last light of the day make this space the best room in the house.

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How to Finance a New Home

How to Finance a New Home

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Here are a few key things to know about the new world or mortgage lending.

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A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.

A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.

The layout of this home brings the best elements of the outdoors inside. And creates a cozy retreat. A creative floor-plan makes for amazing spaces

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  Where I was on September 11, 2001

Where I was on September 11, 2001

Like most people, it's easy for me to remember where I was and what I was doing on September 11, 2001.

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Department of Energy Seeks Student Designers

Department of Energy Seeks Student Designers

The Race to Zero competition challenges college students and faculty in the U.S. and Canada to design high-performance houses.

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Displaced Construction Workers Are Finding New Jobs

Displaced Construction Workers Are Finding New Jobs

More than half of those who lost their jobs during the recession have been rehired, but the industry still faces a shortage of skilled workers.

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Kids Have the Best Rooms

Kids Have the Best Rooms

Bold accents make an awesome spaces for young ones

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Home Depot Confirms Data Breach

Home Depot Confirms Data Breach

The company says malicious software allowed credit-card data to be stolen and focuses on sales made between April and September.

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Farmhouse Kitchen with Open Shelving

Farmhouse Kitchen with Open Shelving

Classic, functional and beautiful describes this kitchen.

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How to Make Custom Storage Bins for the Drawers in Your Workshop

How to Make Custom Storage Bins for the Drawers in Your Workshop

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If you have a drawer in your garage, basement, or workshop where you keep screws, nails, and other small parts, you could start eating chicken livers until you have enough empty containers to store them all, but there's a better way.

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When is it illegal to call a 2x4 a 2x4? When you're in California of course.

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Link to a story about Lowes being fined for selling 2x4s that actually measured 1 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in.

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A mod bath- with clean lines and shapes

A mod bath- with clean lines and shapes

A modern guest bath with a sleek sink and playful lines create a relaxing and playful space.

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