July 1, 1995
Q: To build a floor that spans 22 ft., I have received quotes on two types of floor systems: I-beams and parallel-chord 2x3s. What are the pros and cons of these…
January 1, 1995
Q: The traditional carpenters I learned from insist on ripping a sheet of 1/2-in. CDX plywood into 9-1/4 in. strips and sandwiching these strips between the three 2x10s that make up…
May 1, 1994
You can use a story pole and a level to lay out accurate cuts without a tape measure.
July 1, 1993
Q: Shakey, swayey deck I built a deck off the back of my house that stands about 12 ft. above the ground. One end is attached to the house; the other…
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