September 1, 1983
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.
September 1, 1982
Laying out a roof with this basic tool and a new generation of accessories.
This direct approach involves full-size layouts and stringing rafter lines.
A primer on production cutting and raising a hip and gable roof.
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