A homeowner wonders why local contractors say he needs to skim coat the entire wall, instead of just taping and sanding the joints, to get his wall smooth.
After answering the question "Where has Justin been?", the Fine Homebuilding editors dig into several cases of what happens when wood gets wet.
Strategic use of engineered lumber and steel connectors in this high-performance home allow for open living spaces while also meeting seismic requirements.
The penalty for a durable elevated slab is a time-consuming framed floor assembly
Second-floor framing and the kitchen and living-room lid.
Mastered in a Minute: Use a rafter square to guide cuts through large timbers.
Louisiana-Pacific interview: OSB, siding, sheds, studs, and other structural building products.
The easiest way to quickly assess different cuts of wood is to look at the end grain.
Floating shelves, cabinets, insulation, drywall, miter vs. bevel, structural panels, painting a radiator, decks, and framing.
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