Plumbing and aligning stud walls can be quite a chore, sometimes involving the better part of a five or six-man crew. On a recent job, I became acquainted with the tool…
Inexpensive, stable and easy to install, steel is becoming popular for interior partitions.
How one builder avoids the drywall doldrums.
Save your mortar for pointing, bed your stones in concrete, and remember there's no substitute for gravity.
Without this final step of straightening the walls, the care taken during framing will have little effect.
Here's an inexpensive way to make the thin, flimsy walls of a fiberglass shower more rigid. Apply expanding urethane foam at several spots up and down the wall studs behind…
With most of the thinking already done, nailing together a tight frame requires equal parts of accuracy and speed.
Until recently, framing walls with 45° angles had been something of a pain. I'd always end up with an odd-shaped void right on the corner on the outside face of…
A production method for translating the blueprints to the wall plates.
When I build stick-framed walls, I precut a portion of the sole plate where it has to be removed for doorways. I use my skillsaw to make kerfs about 3/4…
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