Letting ceiling joists cantilever beyond the walls makes this challenging roof detail stronger and easier to build.
Q: I want to increase the R-value of the single- pane windows in my 44-year-old house in New Hampshire. I am considering using movable window insulation. Is this insulation good for…
While all of the thick talk of geometry can make a bow window seem daunting, it's really not that difficult to frame and install.
I was recently faced with installing windows in a new house, all by myself. Here's how I did it, First I cut a couple of 2x4s about 8 in. longer…
Simple joinery, #2 pine and stock sash make inexpensive custom windows.
Bending plywood and joint compound make graceful curves in white walls.
When nailing together built-up window and door headers, I use 1/2-in. foam insulation between the 2x stock instead of 1/2-in. plywood (see drawing). The sheathing -- whether foam board or…
Time-saving lap joints can save money, too.
My partners and I use drywall returns similar to the ones that Dennis Darrah wrote about in his article Drywall Detailing. We found, however, that some of the savings that…
I had to restore an old double-hung window that measured 4 ft. by 6 ft., but only one of the two sash weights remained in its pocket. To make the…
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