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August 17, 2016
Subflooring is a key structural component. This video shows how to install it efficiently and accurately, creating a flat and squeak-free base for all the finish floors to come.
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 6, 2016
The ProHOME framing package is a mix of engineered and dimensional lumber. The goal was to reduce the amount of framing lumber in order to improve thermal performance and to…
Incorporate the beauty of structural timbers into a stick-frame house
March 6, 2016
Beams, defined as elongated members that are loaded perpendicular to their long axis, are critical to the structure of a house. The classic example of a double or triple 2x…
Q: I’m building an addition for a customer who insists that there be no floor squeaks, so I’m taking every precaution I can think of. I’m using I-joists for the floor…
January 6, 2016
A second layer of plywood stiffens floors for long-lasting tile installations
The ins and outs of an enduring favorite
November 11, 2015
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