March 1, 1984
With production techniques and the right materials, a solid, squeakless floor is a day's work
November 1, 1983
The wind can blow up to 100 miles an hour where we live on the Oregon coast, so it's mighty important for a roof to be tied firmly to its foundation.…
September 1, 1983
About 15 years ago, I started using a toenailing trick that makes it easy to start the nail without its slipping. I put the nailhead where I want to toenail,…
Systems for labeling the timbers and adjusting the joinery keep the frame plumb and true despite variations in dimensions.
July 1, 1983
An alternative to conventional framing takes advantage of normally wasted space
January 1, 1983
Learning this traditional method begins with the mortise-and-tenon joint.
How to combine a deck with a roof that won't leak
November 1, 1982
Raising an exterior wall on a second story can be awkward. Here are two tips to make this operation safer. Nail 12-in. 2x4s every 4 ft. to the outside edge…
Cold-weather construction generally means a choice between warm fingers and dexterity. Instead of making frequent trips to the site's trash burner to warm your hands, keep a pail of nails…
An ancient building method made easier by new technology.
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