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
October 14, 2015
Construct a curbless shower quickly and at less cost than the traditional method.
September 16, 2015
Q: I plan to build a small bungalow in the near future. The foundation will be slab-on-grade with in-floor heating. Most of the flooring will be engineered wood except for wet…
July 11, 2015
Uncover the beauty in old hardwood flooring with a little patience and some great professional advice
Because of wood flooring's tongue-and-groove joints, removing a damaged board and replacing it isn't intuitive. However, it's not difficult either. In this article, senior editor Andy Engel demonstrates each step…
July 1, 2015
High yield adhesive
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