Mastered in a Minute: A honing guide and sandpaper adhered to MDF provide effective, no-frills sharpening
Though it doesn’t have a cord or battery, a block plane is a powerful finish-carpentry tool
Reroofing is the perfect time to lift the hood and make short work of an otherwise awkward venting job
Drywall backing speeds the way to a textured, durable, old-world finish
Rainscreen details that improve the durability of any lap-siding installation.
Back up roof vent boots with flashing, counterflashing, and proper shingling to prevent leaks.
Design/Build: It’s not uncommon to mock up several options before getting the right proportions.
Give a metal chimney a historic look with brick veneer.
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.
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.
Add a distinctive detail to your next kitchen with a curved-hood fan cover
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When you don't want to use screws
Native Trails uses sustainably sourced and manufactured copper in its kitchen and bath product lines.
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.
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