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Make a Simple Shim-Measuring Gauge

Make a Simple Shim-Measuring Gauge

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If you need a custom shim that you have to cut to a very specific dimension, you could try to use a tape measure to measure the gap, but there's a better way. Justin Fink of Glastonbury, Conn...

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Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing

Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing

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Layout considerations begin before the first board is cut or fastener is driven. Beginning with the end in mind will assure optimal results for your shed project.

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A Step Ahead to Build a Shed

A Step Ahead to Build a Shed

Being a step ahead in building a simple shed can help speed up the process. A SketchUp model can give you that step ahead by clarifying the planning, parts and procedure for a very basic yet functional backyard shed.

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Simple Steps for Window- and Door-Framing Layout

Simple Steps for Window- and Door-Framing Layout

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Learn a few measuring shortcuts that make accurate rough-opening layouts a snap

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Shoring up a load-bearing wall

Shoring up a load-bearing wall

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When I need to install a header for a new window or door in a bearing wall, I shore up the wall with a temporary row of angled 2x4s alongside the existing wall. As shown in the drawing, the temporary...

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Garage-header installation made easy

Garage-header installation made easy

The Parallam beams used as headers atop Simpson garage-door walls are heavy. They are typically 31/2 in. wide by 16 in. deep by 22 ft. long. I don't want to move one of these beams around any more...

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How to Draw An Arc When Framing an Arched Doorway

How to Draw An Arc When Framing an Arched Doorway

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Cut perfect plywood arcs to frame curved window or door rough openings. All you need is a tape measure, a pencil, and these simple layout tips.

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Jambing with SketchUp: Create and Add an Exterior Door Component

Jambing with SketchUp: Create and Add an Exterior Door Component

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This Digital Jobsite session shows some ideas for using an "outline" method and SketchUp's "follow me" tool to create profiled millwork in an exterior door component for the shed model.

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Modern Makeover - The Living Room

Modern Makeover - The Living Room

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Remodeled Living Room - added fireplace, sustainable cabinetry, new doors and windows.  Reframed roof to increase ceiling height, finished concrete slab.

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Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

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After almost two years of steady work our passive-solar house is now "officially" built. Looking back it hardly seems possible... Thanks to a combination of mutual enthusiasm, several talented...

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Wall Sheathing 101: When to Measure and When to Wing It

Wall Sheathing 101: When to Measure and When to Wing It

Determining what to do with window and door openings

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The Shed

The Shed

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This is where the lawn mower lives. We have never really gotten along, and about a year ago he became really depressed about our relationship. I figured the best way to make amends was with a new...

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