August 2, 2017
Dense-packed rafter bays need rigid vents.
July 28, 2017
Also, copper wiring vs. aluminum -- and new basement supports in a 280-year-old farmhouse.
July 24, 2017
This framing method helps create a more energy-efficient thermal envelope and air barrier.
July 17, 2017
Details on prepping and pouring the slab.
July 7, 2017
Without modifying the framing, a carpenter tucks storage and style beneath the roof in a second-floor hallway.
June 23, 2017
A shower of information about vermiculite — that’s a literal shower for Justin and Brian, from back before they knew what it was!
November 24, 2016
Dramatic interventions include continuous radial ceiling coves, galvanized steel dormers, and a central bookshelf-stair.
October 21, 2016
As cold weather approaches, these summer houses in Massachusetts ready for another winter.
March 6, 2016
Older Cape Cod–style homes may be charming, but they are often poorly insulated. Most have second-floor bedrooms with 4-ft. kneewalls against the sloped ceilings. This creates triangular attic spaces behind…
November 11, 2015
Q: I’m going to add a dormer to my Cape-style home in plane with the exterior wall and would like to continue the original eave line across the bottom of the…
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