Forget the jacks and temporary framing; install the two-piece header one half at a time
These plastic-based barriers help to keep wind and water at bay, but only if you choose the right product and install it correctly
A smart design, a few jigs, and some tactical advice will maximize output and minimize mistakes
From OSB and cordless drills to The Home Depot and HGTV, here's a look at how the past quarter-century has shaped the home-building industry
Rather than hiding a poured-concrete or block foundation with landscape plantings, show it off with stone veneer
Vague language allows flexibility for inspectors, but it can be confusing to the rest of us. How do you score?
Still driving nails at 75, a veteran framer recalls the postwar housing boom of the 1950s and how it changed the way we build
Winner of a national green-building award, this low-maintenance house should produce as much energy as it uses
With common-sense wiring and the right hardware, you can replace an existing light fixture with a breeze in almost any room in the house
In 25 years, a new house won't look like a spaceship, but appearances can be deceiving
An honorable pursuit After Katrina’s floodwaters finally receded, it suddenly became fashionable, even glamorous, to build a house. Celebrities, movie stars, and politicians all were swinging hammers on TV. It…
A veteran cabinetmaker shows you how to build a Shaker-style cabinet door in six easy steps
Great moments in building history: Dan is your man
A story stick can save time and minimize mistakes during cabinet construction
You can make a plain-looking wall into a great-looking rock wall by veneering it with fieldstone.
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