By paying attention to some basic details, you can avoid the framing mistakes that building inspectors encounter most frequently.
Meticulous layout and milling yield new doors to match the original windows of a 19th-century Greek revival.
Are these electronic stringlines useful tools or high-priced gimmicks?
Longer sheets mean fewer seams and simpler taping and finishing.
Hidden fasteners and integral lighting streamline a contemporary, Craftsman-style deck.
The best ones are sturdy, lightweight and compact.
Today's sheathing materials offer strength, energy efficiency, economy, and fire-and water-resistance — but not all in the same package.
Like the great camps that inspired it, this house endures harsh winters while maintaining a character all its own.
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