October 23, 2013
Watch carpenter Chris Whalen as he devises a creative solutin to a botched skirtbaord
Learn how to connect the top rail to the newel post and balusters
See the correct way to locate and secure balusters for a pleasing and professional look
See how to remove an old railing and reconstruct it, reusing using existing parts when possible
Learn how to position and secure a newel post with recessed hardware
September 12, 2013
Three days’ work and $600 in materials save this deck from a catastrophic ending
A year after superstorm Sandy, this Long Island building educator reflects on the cleanup and recovery from this devastating storm.
Q: The exterior of our house is insulated with 2 in. of rigid foam topped with 3⁄4-in.-thick furring strips and clapboard siding. What’s the best way to install a ledger board…
September 4, 2013
Headset sits just in front of your ears
July 11, 2013
We usually build custom homes, but recently, our crew had a different kind of job: replacing 5000 sq. ft. of vertical wood siding with fiber-cement siding on our local firehouse.…
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