The uneasy relationship between tradespeople and architects is well known, but a bigger challenge many builders face is figuring out how to get along with a structural engineer.
A seasoned carpenter reminisces about the days before fiber-cement siding, but acknowledges that wood clapboards come with plenty of complications.
Builder Scott McBride reminisces about discovering the wonderful qualities of longleaf pine while salvaging lumber from barns on an old estate.
How a stair-parts salesman, some classic how-to books, and steely determination helped one carpenter hone his stairbuilding and handrailing skills.
As-Built: The History of Home Building
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