The boys work through the best way to tie new construction into old, out-of-whack structures. Other topics include roof rafters, job-site tool transport and storage, and whether to paint trim…
Building Skills: Stay sharp for under $200 with the right process and materials.
Design/Build: It’s not uncommon to mock up several options before getting the right proportions.
Jack miters are part butt joint and part miter, and they can be cut by hand or production-style with a router and shop-made jig.
Give a metal chimney a historic look with brick veneer.
Three remodels evoke the spirit and staying power of modernist design.
Cedar rafter tails and trim add a handsome touch to this roofline.
Design/Build: Here are some guidelines for getting your shed dormers right.
Building Skills: Tips for better driving and for a finished look.
Pluses include endless hot water and a compact design, but the installation means a lot of pipes in a small space.
Bucking industry norms, these builders stay on budget with up-front, fixed pricing on every new home and remodel.
This compact, panelized home takes its design inspiration from the vast Western landscape and local building traditions.
Back up roof vent boots with flashing, counterflashing, and proper shingling to prevent leaks.
A neatly wired electrical panel is safer and easier to troubleshoot.
How to break down plywood and other sheet goods efficiently, accurately, and without a tablesaw.
Rainscreen details that improve the durability of any lap-siding installation.
Timeless styling with a modern twist makes this new home stand out in a post-war New England neighborhood.
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Changing the face of roofing: This third-generation contractor has an unrelenting commitment to quality and to doing jobs right the first time.
Install a set of these cast iron swing-away stools to add a classic industrial touch to any room.
Archways, restored glass, hardware, plate racks, cabinets, moisture control, and a broken tablesaw.
A unique twist on poolside indoor-outdoor living space.
Colors and style inspired by scenes of summer camps and lake houses from back in the day.
Modern touches for a new kitchen in a historic home.
Floating shelves, cabinets, insulation, drywall, miter vs bevel, structural panels, painting a radiator, decks, and framing.
This updated Victorian restoration features an original transom window.
This Modern Farmhouse design features a new look at kitchen cabinets.
This addition not only preserved the character of the home, but also included a larger, updated kitchen, a new sitting area, a new master bedroom, and a new porch.
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