June 10, 2009
Dangerous work conditions are on the decline. But once in a while I still see something that startles me.
June 1, 2009
When it comes to installing crown molding it's all about seamless transitions. In order to get great looking crown, trim carpenters either miter or cope their inside corners. Two pros…
May 26, 2009
Two easy ways to make crown molding installation go smoother
May 21, 2009
The 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) has a number of big changes when it comes to framing decks. If your state, county or town will be adopting the ’09 IRC…
May 18, 2009
Many driveways are oversized to provide extra room for backing and turning and parking for occasional guests. Excess pavement often overwhelms a small lot and increases storm water runoff. On…
May 1, 2009
Although the terms often are used interchangeably, trellises, arbors, and pergolas are distinctly different structures.
Get the details right, and a small increase in wall thickness can make a big difference in energy performance.
April 29, 2009
A trio of diminutive buildings shows how thoughtful siting and exemplary planning can yield a backyard destination you won’t want to leave.
April 28, 2009
Use a fan-rated outlet box that will support the fan's weight and its motion. Look for the label to be sure.
April 16, 2009
Plastic piers require no concrete or cinder blocks, and they can handle a load of 10,000 lb. as soon as the hole is backfilled.
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