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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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Framing Basics: 3 Tips for Laying Out Wall Plates

Framing Basics: 3 Tips for Laying Out Wall Plates

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Larry Haun and Scott Grice share some basic techniques and show off some unique tools in the latest edition of our framing-skills miniseries

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Framing Basics: 6 Tips for Spreading Wall Plates on a Subfloor

Framing Basics: 6 Tips for Spreading Wall Plates on a Subfloor

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Framers Larry Haun and Scott Grice demonstrate how to efficiently lay down, cut to length, and tack down wall plates before assembling new walls

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Fixing Framing Problems: Use Your Eyes to Find Crooked Studs, Headers, and Beams

Fixing Framing Problems: Use Your Eyes to Find Crooked Studs, Headers, and Beams

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In this "Building Skills" video framer Scott Grice demonstrates a few easy ways that you can use line-of-sight to identify serious issues before they're buried under drywall.

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Building Skills: How to Build an Arched Rough Opening

Building Skills: How to Build an Arched Rough Opening

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Carpenter Scott Grice shows how easy it is to frame an arched doorway using a few backer blocks and two plywood arcs.

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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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Framing Tips - How to Straighten a Wall

Framing Tips - How to Straighten a Wall

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Builder Scott Grice shows how to use a 2x4 brace and kicker to get your new framed walls plumb and straight.

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BUILDING SKILLS: Wall Framing Layout

BUILDING SKILLS: Wall Framing Layout

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Remodeler and Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink shows us a straightforward way to measure and mark your plates before framing a wall.

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Fine Homebuilding Live Seminar

Fine Homebuilding Live Seminar

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Watch three Fine Homebuilding authors demonstrate essential building techniques for efficient framing, drywall and, siding techniques.

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IBS 2010: Green Builder Donates 1,000 Homes to Haitians

IBS 2010: Green Builder Donates 1,000 Homes to Haitians

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New building technology firm, InnoVida™, donates 1,000 homes to Haiti using Fiber Composite Structural Insulated panels introduced at IBS.

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How to Install Blocking to Anchor Cabinets Solidly

How to Install Blocking to Anchor Cabinets Solidly

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Horizontal blocking installed between studs makes for a more secure cabinet installation.

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What is Open Building?

What is Open Building?

In the early 1990s that I bumped into a marvelous little book by the Dutch architect John Habraken titled Supports. He argued passionately that the process of making housing must preserve the “natural relationship” that humans need to have with the place where they live. . .

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Help Build an Article on Remodeling

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I’m working on an article about framing interior walls. I plan to make it specific to remodeling, but other than that, I don’t have a particular focus yet. But I need your help. nbspIf...

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Whats the Difference: Vapor Barriers and Vapor Retarders?

What's the Difference: Vapor Barriers and Vapor Retarders?

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You don’t have to be a building-science expert to know that trapped moisture is bad for houses. To help slow moisture diffusion through roof, wall, and floor assemblies, many experts—and in some parts of the country, building codes—demand the use of vapor retarders. Across the building industry, however, the term vapor barrier is commonly used in place of vapor retarder. This misuse raises the question of whether the two terms categorize the same products and whether those products have the same performance traits.

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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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