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August 23, 2016
Siding, trim and paint at the uppermost gable peak before the wall is raised = saved time.
August 22, 2016
Leave the heavy wall lifting to Jack - Wall Jack, that is. Stout wall jacks creep up 2x4s and lift walls with pump-jack-like action.
August 21, 2016
Advanced framing, or OVE (optimum value engineering) is a system, a slightly different way to build than standard 16” o.c. stick framing, using similar components. There is more to it…
August 15, 2016
Framing the second floor gable walls on the second floor deck from bottom plate to ridge simplifies the steps
August 11, 2016
Maine Deck Brackets, or MDB’s, work great in many situations. They allow the deck framing to stand off the wall, simplifying waterproofing measures and limiting thermal bridging, especially in a situation…
August 10, 2016
Although grounded in familiar stick-framing principles, this assembly is very progressive.
August 8, 2016
Simple waste management saves the cost of roll-off containers.
August 4, 2016
On the first stairs I built, I sized them for a 1x8 riser and a 2x8 tread. The result was a disastrously uncomfortable stair, with treads too short for adult…
August 2, 2016
Maine Deck Brackets leave plenty of space for exterior insulation behind the deck ledger
August 1, 2016
AdvanTech subfloor adhesive foam/gel works down to 20F, dispenses with the touch of a finger and bonds to wet and frozen lumber
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