Even on a limited budget, you can make things right by pouring new footings and replacing the posts
“Use less energy” is the mantra of a stringent German building standard that’s catching on.
Here are the many ways one builder uses a free design program to avoid complications, to plan more efficiently, and to raise the quality of his work.
Understand veneer-grading and plywood-core options to get the best-quality stock for your next project.
Switching to fiberglass-faced drywall makes kitchens, baths, and basements more mold resistant, but it also means adopting some new work habits.
When a pro is set loose in his own kitchen, the results are functional and furniture grade.
These are the first five saws with safety features so well designed that you just might use them.
An L-shaped staircase is less complicated than you might think, and the framing techniques shown here will improve even the most basic set of stairs.
How it works: Learn how to improve the effectiveness of insulation.
What's the Difference: Learn how and when to use these tablesaw safety aids
What's the Difference: Learn how different seasons require different techniques when working with concrete.
What's the Difference: Learn how to select the right epoxy for your application
Building Skills: Any craftsman is only as good as his tools. Learn how to clean and maintain your brushes and rollers covers and ensure professional results.
Learn how to use a router in combination with a simple ramp to produce period-accurate fluted columns.
It was like performing an emergency tracheotomy at base camp on Everest. A surgeon’s crackling voice on the satellite phone was guiding me through the tricky procedure. Everything was going…
When the weather's right, there's no better place than a porch to enjoy a meal, to watch the kids play, or to entertain friends. Done correctly, a screened porch has plenty of daylight, and offers pleasant views and good ventilation.
When finishing a basement, it pays to consider moisture management, air sealing, and insulation
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