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How to Make a Twig Picture Frame

How to Make a Twig Picture Frame

Photos that adorn our walls can bring our homes to life. Some of our most prized possessions are family photos, and having them on display can remind us of the love which fills our lives. Often right...

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The Fine Furniture Project: Using your circular saw for long or controlled cuts

The Fine Furniture Project: Using your circular saw for long or controlled cuts

Usually, you will have no issues using your circular saw to perform rough or cross-cuts on a range of materials. While this is fine when cutting lumber frames or borders, however, what happens when...

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Step By Step Guide to Treat and Repair Window and Door Frames

Step By Step Guide to Treat and Repair Window and Door Frames

Below is the steps to take when treating and repaired exterior woodwork that is damaged by dampness and rot. Step 1: Removing Decay Use a wide all-metal chisel to remove all the decay in the wood...

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Replacing a Load Bearing Wall with a Glulam Column and Beam System

Replacing a Load Bearing Wall with a Glulam Column and Beam System

We bought a 1947 vintage ranch in upstate NY for our sons to live in while in university. In addition to the need for upgrading (especially electrical) and catching up on deferred maintenance, the...

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A construction site- A house takes shape

A construction site- A house takes shape

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A visit to a construction site reveals what makes a design possible.

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Our Secret to Getting a Crisp Finish

Our Secret to Getting a "Crisp" Finish

To get the perfectly flat, smooth drywall finish that is so important to the finish of our homes, we use Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) Studs. Read on for my top 4 reasons to use LSL Studs and tips for installation.

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How to dig a post hole

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I was watching a Jacques Cousteau episode about under water archeological excavations where they used a giant vacume to suck up the dirt and artifacts. It struck me that I could use a similar method...

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Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Download a Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan with Step-By-Step Instructions, Easy To Follow Blueprints, Full Blown Diagrams, Detailed Photos & Full Materials List. howbuildshed.com/freeshedplan

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Build Your Shed on a Solid Foundation

Build Your Shed on a Solid Foundation

If you're going to be taking on a shed project, you need to check out these articles that all focus on what's underneath--the flooring and foundation. It's easy to overlook this part of the build...

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Open Concept

Open Concept

Concrete and steel used to open up this old house.

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How You Can Decorate Your Master Bed Room Wall Using Memes Frames

How You Can Decorate Your Master Bed Room Wall Using Memes Frames

Your master bedroom is the place you retreat after all the hectic day's work and one thing you would like to ensure is that you create a calm experience. Decorating your master bedroom with...

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CEO Charts His Companys Path to Net-Zero Homes

CEO Charts His Company's Path to Net-Zero Homes

Two years running Gene Myers has guided his Denver-based home building company to DOE's grand award for housing innovation. What's his secret?

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Sheathing Walls with Zip System

Sheathing Walls with Zip System

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Justin Fink travels to Wellesley, Mass., to watch a production crew frame and skin a house using Zip System sheathing and compatible seam tape.

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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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Time Lapse of an Amish Barn Raising

Time Lapse of an Amish Barn Raising

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This 3-1/2-minute video demonstrates what you can get done in 10 hours if you invite all of your family and friends.

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Necessity is the mother of invention.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

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This unique solution to a "historic" problem is quite a surprise.

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Safer Wall Raising With Steel Strapping

Safer Wall Raising With Steel Strapping

 If you're framing the second-floor walls on the exterior of a house, you could toenail the bottom plate into the deck and hope that the whole wall doesn't slip off the edge when you stand the wall up, but there's a better way         Kevin Ireton is editor-at-large and a good friend and former colleague of Chuck Miller's. Keep your eye out for more Better Way videos from Kevin and several of our other regular...

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I Joist Blocking

I Joist Blocking

I was recently building a house using I joists for the floor system.  I usually cut my joists and blocking with a normal circular saw as the blade is just big enough to cut all the way through, but...

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Squeak Free Floors - 3 Tips for Strong Sub Floors

Squeak Free Floors - 3 Tips for Strong Sub Floors

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Have you ever walked by a china cabinet and the contents rattled? Or does your house have an annoying squeak in the floor as you walk down the hallway to your baby's bedroom? In this video I’ll give you three tips for framing a sub-floor that’s beefy and squeak-free!

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PL400 vs DAP SmartBond SubFloor Glue Strength Test

PL400 vs DAP SmartBond SubFloor Glue Strength Test

PL400 has been the gold standard in SubFloor glue for years, but is it the best choice for Advantech Decking? Watch me put these two glues to the test.

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