July 11, 2015
I have discovered the best blister-beater ever: kinesiology tape. It’s the stuff all over the shoulders of U.S. Olympic volleyball players. I use it for various muscle aches and pains,…
March 25, 2015
Build a safer deck with the right hardware, codes, and methods
January 7, 2015
Veteran carpenter Mark Clement describes his simple and reliable method of securing loads to his truck using a hank of rope and three simple knots—the bowline, trucker's hitch, and slippery…
October 23, 2013
Watch carpenter Chris Whalen as he devises a creative solutin to a botched skirtbaord
Learn how to connect the top rail to the newel post and balusters
See the correct way to locate and secure balusters for a pleasing and professional look
See how to remove an old railing and reconstruct it, reusing using existing parts when possible
Learn how to position and secure a newel post with recessed hardware
September 12, 2013
Three days’ work and $600 in materials save this deck from a catastrophic ending
A year after superstorm Sandy, this Long Island building educator reflects on the cleanup and recovery from this devastating storm.
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