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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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Carpenters Introduction to 3D Modelling

Carpenter's Introduction to 3D Modelling

Are you intimidated by 3D modelling? Get past your initial hesitation and frustration by beginning with some basics. Begin your 3D apprenticeship by building a hundred horses.

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Deck Stair Layout 101

Deck Stair Layout 101

Deck stair layout is simple, right? Probably right, unless it's the first time you've tackled the task. With numerous "stair calculators" available, figuring rise and run dimensions is easy. Applying those dimensions is another matter. Watch this tutorial to see how to layout a basic set of deck stairs.

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Drying Wet Framing Lumber

Drying Wet Framing Lumber

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It's not unusual for a house to get wet during construction before it's "dried in". In this post I'll share some techniques I've used to dry my houses prior to sheetrock. This is a follow up to my last post about using a Moisture Meter.

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Can Steel Framing Be Used in High-Performance Houses?

Can Steel Framing Be Used in High-Performance Houses?

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Light-gauge steel framing has several advantages in residential construction: it's straight, light and cost competitive with dimensional lumber. It's also an excellent heat conductor, and that has a builder wondering whether steel framing has any place in his energy-efficient home.

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What Happens if your Framing Gets Rained on?  (Learn to use a Moisture Meter)

What Happens if your Framing Gets Rained on? (Learn to use a Moisture Meter)

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Rain during framing is hard to avoid, so how do you know the house is dry enough to move ahead with construction? We've all experienced "settlement" cracks in new houses. While cracks and gaps may not be completely avoidable, checking your framing with a moisture meter will te you if the house is "dry" and ready for insulation and drywall.

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Facade renovation

Facade renovation

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This was a full facelift on a house other we just finished 3 weeks ago

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Insulating an Advanced-Framed House - A Hybrid Approach

Insulating an Advanced-Framed House - A Hybrid Approach

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Insulation advertisements would lead you to believe there products are perfect for every situation. In fact a hybrid approach is more likely to yield the high performance home I'm after. See this video to see how I used three types of insulation on this new Advanced Framed House I'm building in Austin Texas. -Matt Risinger

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A Tale of Two Pitches: Exploring Off-Angle Roof Framing

A Tale of Two Pitches: Exploring Off-Angle Roof Framing

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Explore framing complexities that result when roofs of two different pitches intersect. A SketchUp model helps clarify how various rafters and framing components are assembled in an "off angle" hip and valley configuration.

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Advanced vs Traditional Framing

Advanced vs Traditional Framing

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Advanced Framing isn't all that difficult and the benefits can be tremendous. In this video I'll show you a traditionally framed house and compare that to an Advanced Framed house.

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How to Repair a Butchered Floor Joist

How to Repair a Butchered Floor Joist

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There's no question the criticism is often undeserved, but plumbers nonetheless have a reputation for taking a recip saw to studs, joists, and rafters when they get in the way of supply and drain lines. The result, as Tackitybits has discovered, can be tough to fix.

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Flashing A Recessed Window using Liquid Tyvek

Flashing A Recessed Window using Liquid Tyvek

Flashing a recessed window is tricky, this new product from DuPont Tyvek called Fluid Applied (Liquid Tyvek!) makes the process much simpler. In this jobsite video we will take you through the steps to form a water tight, air tight, and vapor permeable window install.

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Energy-efficient framing practices for hurricane and tornado country

Energy-efficient framing practices for hurricane and tornado country

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Builders have been slow to adopt 24" OC 2x6 optimum value framing due to concerns about the strength of the structure. We have adopted several framing techniques that work with OVE to improve storm survivability while also maintaining good energy efficiency and stiffness.

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How To Work With TimberStrand Headers

How To Work With TimberStrand Headers

Window & door headers are typically a large source of thermal bridging. In this video I'll show you how to frame with TimberStrand engineered headers and easily achieve a well-insulated & very strong header.

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How To Prevent Termite Infestion - Using Stainless Steel

How To Prevent Termite Infestion - Using Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel, what builder doesn't love using SS? Check out this video on how to use SS Termite Barriers for a lifetime of protection for Slab Foundations.

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I cant install this - Poka-Yoke on the job site

"I can't install this" - Poka-Yoke on the job site

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How do you prevent job site mistakes? The Japanese Management Technique of Poka-Yoke of course! See how I use this principle on my jobs to ensure we don't cover up a mistake that could cause problems years down the line. -Matt Risinger

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Framing a deck with a radius

Framing a deck with a radius

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Curved deck designs are becoming popular. Composite decking and PVC can be bent to fit the curves, but how do you make pressure-treated framing conform to a radius? Good layout and saw kerfs.

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The Super-Plywood Structure

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NYTimes article discusses a new type of plywood that takes the place of steel and concrete.

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Sustainable Temporary Stairs

Sustainable Temporary Stairs

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New product - temporary stair-system can be re-used over and over. It's safe, elegant and fool-proof.

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Off-The-Grid Straw Bale Getaway

Off-The-Grid Straw Bale Getaway

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An architecture firm known for ecologically sensitive design creates an off-the-grid cabin in the woods of California

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