January 19, 2018
Drain-waste-vent systems, trusses, picking a plumber, and venting bathroom fans.
January 12, 2018
They guys highlight the best products they found at the International Builders' Show. Plus grievous bodily harm, demonstrated.
September 19, 2017
Thick walls designed for continuous, full-depth insulation at the floor joists work well for production building.
January 14, 2009
Available in headers, beams, and posts, iLevel makes Wolmanized PSLs that resist rot and insects
November 1, 2007
A pro shares a framing method for high-performance stairs that resist cracking, shrinking, and warping
July 1, 2007
If this product is environmentally friendly and stronger than sawn lumber, what's not to like?
September 1, 2006
Stainless steel, vinyl, aluminum, and composites are now viable alternatives to wood.
September 1, 2005
Laminated-veneer lumber lets you assemble big beams without a big crew
January 1, 2004
Engineered joists and rafters, which have a cross section akin to an I-beam, present a wrinkle to the carpenter crosscutting them with a circular saw. Because the plane of the…
May 1, 2003
Because my crew and I frame our floors exclusively with I-joists, we needed to find an efficient way to cut them to accurate lengths. Using a regular framing square to…
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