Most framers prefer to sheathe walls before raising them, and cut rough openings in place, to make the job faster and easier.
Use this fast, foolproof method to deal with problematic framing or depth differences when remodeling.
Builder Mike Guertin outlines fire-safety code requirements and suggests acceptable fireblocking and draftstopping methods and materials.
This method of balloon framing makes constructing gable walls both safe and efficient.
Surface prep determines how well wallcoverings adhere, how good the job looks, and how long it lasts.
Diagonal braces above openings in bearing walls are old-fashioned but still functional solutions.
Straightforward construction, common materials, and low embodied carbon are just some of the benefits of this superinsulated assembly.
With the complicated arrays of wires, ducts, and plumbing pipes they conceal, laundry room walls are common places for building code violations.
Be sure that you have sufficient access to doors or large windows, otherwise removing siding and sheathing might be the only way to get your new wallboard indoors.
Pioneer Millworks offers a wide range of finishes in their line of Shou Sugi Ban–a Japanese method for charring wood siding to preserve it.
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