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This practical built-in allows you to quickly convert your home office into a bedroom.
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In this Shop Class video series, builder Jake Bruton demonstrates flashing best-practices for installing a flanged window in a wall built with Zip System sheathing.
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In this Shop Class video series, builder Jake Bruton demonstrates durable flashing details for a flanged window in a wall covered in housewrap—in this case, Benjamin Obdyke Hydrogap.
In this Shop Class video series, builder Jake Bruton shows how to flash a flanged window in a wall covered in a self-adhered housewrap, such Henry Blueskin VP100.
In this edition of Shop Class, Builder Jake Bruton demonstrates how to get the flashing details right when installing a flanged window in a wall with a fluid-applied WRB.
Senior editor Chuck Bickford and videographer John Ross travel to Sacramento to visit with electrical contractor, Cliff Popejoy, to learn the ins and outs of rough wiring. This may sound…
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Builder John Spier shares insights about working with this tricky material from his years of experience.
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Builder Mike Norton shares tips for laying out, assembling, and raising walls to make the job easier and the results more professional.
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